Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians
Directed and choreographed by former Bolshoi Ballet Soloist, Konstantin Uralsky, The Russian State Ballet and Opera House is coming to the UK in Autumn 2017.
Swan Lake is a tale of two young women, Odette and Odile, who resemble each other so closely one can easily be mistaken for the other. It is a compelling legend of a tragic romance in which a princess, Odette, is turned into a swan by an evil curse. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful young woman he is instantly captivated – will his love prove strong enough to break the evil spell that she is under?
Swan Lake captures, like no other, the full range of human emotions – from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy.
Nutcracker Ballet – a timeless classic of festive season
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip to your local theatre for a dazzling production of the most famous Ballet in the world – The Nutcracker.
Based on “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” written by E.T.A. Hoffmann, it tells the story of Marie, a rather sad little girl, whose godfather Drosselmeyer gives her a nutcracker doll as a present on
Christmas Eve, which turns into a prince.
When midnight strikes, the world turns all magical in the wintry glitter of Christmas Eve. Toys come alive, the Mouse-king and his mouse-army battle with the Nutcracker Prince and we travel through the Land of Snow to an enchanted place where the magic really begins….
Snow flurries, sweets, princes, magic, love, victories and defeats, and Tchaikovsky’s rousing score, are just some of the ingredients that will be brought together by this renowned Russian State Ballet.
The Russian State Ballet and Opera House is a gem for the Russian cultural traditions, bringing as they do the passion and vibrancy of Russian character to this well-known ballet. It has built an international reputation for delivering performances of outstanding quality, and never fails to delight audiences.
Selection of Quotes:
– ‘A superb performance which lived up to the mystery of the charming Russian classic’ – The Argus
– ‘The whole company is to be congratulated for its versatility in performing both classical and robust character dances with vigour and enjoyment.’ Margaret Willis – DanceTabs
– ‘By far the best company to bring Russian ballet to British audiences’ – Stage Talk Magazine
Producer Alexej Ignatow, of Amande Concerts Ltd, who has co-ordinated the UK tour, said: “We are constantly on the lookout for new challenges, to ensure that our opera and ballet audiences get a chance to experience a wide spectrum of various classic pieces.
With extensive national tours that get our productions seen the length and breadth of the country, we are able to offer national audiences in various theatres an unforgettable experience at a fraction of the price, all without sacrificing quality. So, it is very close to our heart to continue working with theatres all over the UK to deliver top quality productions every year and make new converts wherever we go”.
No experience is needed to enjoy these classics. Our sets and costume designs, as well as the informative programmes make the productions very accessible and most of all, enjoyable.
Tickets for performances are available at local theatres and further information and tickets are also available at: www.russian-state-ballet.co.uk
Notes to editors:
Amande Concerts, producer of The Russian State Ballet and Opera House is a company that is dedicated to delivering productions of the highest quality to British and European regional audience.
With over 15 years of experience, we specialise in promoting Russian culture and aim to bring a vast variety of shows from the most popular repertoire of classical ballet and opera.
Over the years we have entertained audiences in London and all over the UK with performances by world-class dancers and singers. Since 2001 we have presented the ballets Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Giselle, Romeo & Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote and operas such as Carmen, La Traviata, Madama Butterfly, La Boheme and Rigoletto as well as shows like Big Ballet, Russian Cossacks and many more.
More information about Amande Concerts can be found at: www.russian-state-ballet.co.uk
THE NUTCRACKER Friday 1 December 2017 7.30pm
SWAN LAKE Sunday 3 December 2017 7.30pm
Pricing £25.00 £29.00 £33.00
Theatrecard £5.00 off* per ticket
Seniors £3.00 off **
Treat yourself to both Russian State ballets and save money!
See both The Nutcracker (Friday 1 December) and Swan Lake (Sunday 3 December) and save £10.00 off the ticket price in one transaction. To receive this offer both shows must be purchased at the same time and the booking can only be made by calling the box office or booking in person at the box office.
Groups 10+ £4.00 off per ticket*
*(Price Band A only) ** (Price Band A & B only)