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Press Release: Royal Ballet Summer Season 2013

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Wayne McGregor / George Balanchine

Conductor: Koen Kessels / Georges Bizet


Evening Performances at 7.30pm: Friday 24, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29 May, Monday 3 June, Saturday 8 June

Matinee performances: Wednesday 29 May 2pm, Saturday 8 June 1.30pm  


Raven Girl is Wayne McGregor’s latest work for The Royal Ballet and receives its world premiere at the Royal Opera House in May. Raven Girl is an intriguing collaboration with artist and award-winning writer Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife. This unique modern day fairytale tells the story of the extraordinary raven girl who is trapped in a human body and longs to fly. For this production Wayne McGregor also collaborates with celebrated, Oscar winning composer Gabriel Yared (The English Patient) with costumes by Vicki Mortimer, lighting by Lucy Carter and film projections by Ravi Deepres.


George Balanchine’s masterpiece, Symphony in C, provides a grand finale to The Royal Ballet’s Season at Covent Garden. Originally choreographed for the Paris Opera Ballet in 1947 the ballet was first performed by The Royal Ballet in 1991. Symphony in C
is set to Bizet’s Symphony No 1 in C major and is a work for the entire Company with a pair of Principal dancers leading each of its four movements. Its ebullient finale brings the Season to a glittering close.


Raven Girl

Choreography                                     Wayne McGregor

Author and collaborator                      Audrey Niffenegger

Music                                                  Gabriel Yarde

Designs                                              Vicki Mortimer

Lighting design                                   Lucy Carter

Projection design                                Ravi Deepres

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Symphony in C

Choreography                                     George Balanchine

Music                                                   Georges Bizet

Designs                                               Anthony Dowell

Lighting design                                   John B Read





Raven Girl

Friday 24 May 7.30pm / Wednesday 29 May 2pm / Monday 3 June 7.30pm / Saturday 8 June 7.30pm

Lamb*,Takada*, Watson*, Kay*, Soares*, Underwood*


Tuesday 28 May 7.30pm / Wednesday  29 May 7.30pm / Saturday 8 June Matinee 1.30pm                  

Hamilton*, Cowley*, Bonelli*, Campbell*, Gartside*, Hirano*


* Role debut

Symphony in C

Friday 24 May 7.30pm / Wednesday 29 May Matinee 2pm

Cuthbertson*, Nunez, Choe, Morera, Bonelli*, Kish*, McRae, Cervera


Monday 3 June 7.30pm / Saturday 8 June 7pm

Cuthbertson, Nunez, Marquez, Morera, Bonelli, Kish, Campbell, Cervera


Tuesday 28 May 7.30pm

Lamb, Cojocaru, Choe, Mendizabal*, Hristov*, Pennefather, McRae, Trzensimiech*


Wednesday 29 May 7.30pm  

Lamb, Cojocaru, Marquez, Mendizabal, Hristov, Pennefather, Campbell*, Trzensimiech


Saturday 8 June Matinee 1.30pm

Lamb, Cojocaru, Marquez, Mendizabal, Hristov, Pennefather, Campbell, Trzensimiech


* Role debut



As part of its annual international tour The Royal Ballet will perform in Monaco and Japan.  In Monaco The Royal Ballet will perform Manon at The Grimaldi Forum from 25 – 29 June.  The Company will also perform at The Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo from 5 – 14 July with performances of Swan Lake and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.  The Japan tour will also include a special Gala Evening with The Royal Ballet on 10 July.




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