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Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (The Royal Ballet)

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (The Royal Ballet)

Natalia Osipova (Odette/Odile); Matthew Golding (Prince Siegfried); Elizabeth McGorian (The Princess); Gary Avis (An Evil Spirit); Alastair Marriott (The Tutor); Valeri Hristov (Benno); Pas de Trois (Act I) (Francesca Hayward; Yuhui Choe; Alexander Campbell); Cygnets (Act II) (Francesca Hayward; Meaghan Grace Hinkis; Emma Maguire; Yasmine Naghdi);

"Osipova was riveting throughout... [Golding] demonstrates real brilliance and prowess." (The New York Times)

Tchaikovsky: The Ballets (The Royal Ballet)

Tchaikovsky: The Ballets (The Royal Ballet)

Natalia Osipova (Odette/Odile (Swan Lake)); Matthew Golding (Prince Siegfried (Swan Lake)); Lauren Cuthbertson (The Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker)); Federico Bonelli (The Prince (The Nutcracker)); Francesca Hayward (Clara (The Nutcracker)); Alexander Campbell (Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker); Marianela Nuñez (Princess Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty)); Vadim Muntagirov (Prince Florimund (The Sleeping Beauty)); Claire Calvert (Lilac Fairy (The Sleeping Beauty));

"Osipova was riveting throughout... [Golding] demonstrates real brilliance and prowess." (Swan Lake - The New York Times)

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (The Royal Ballet)

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (The Royal Ballet)

Miyako Yoshida (The Sugar Plum Fairy); Steven McRae (The Prince); Gary Avis (Drosselmeyer); Iohna Loots (Clara); Ricardo Cervera (Nephew / Nutcracker);

"All in all a fine performance of a justified favourite is given the presentation it deserves." (Musicweb International)

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (The Royal Ballet)

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (The Royal Ballet)

Lauren Cuthbertson (The Sugar Plum Fairy); Federico Bonelli (The Prince); Francesca Hayward (Clara); Alexander Campbell (Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker); Gary Avis (Herr Drosselmeyer);

"fresh and reinvigorated - Nutcrackers come and Nutcrackers go but the Royal Ballet's version is a hardy perennial. Peter Wright's version of Lev Ivanov's original 1892 ballet has undergone changes since its debut in 1984 but it remains the one by which all others must be judged." (The Stage ★★★★★)

Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty (Royal Ballet)

Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty (Royal Ballet)

Marianela Nuñez (Princess Aurora); Vadim Muntagirov (Prince Florimund); Kristen McNally (Carabosse); Claire Calvert (Lilac Fairy); Christopher Saunders (King Florestan XXIV); Elizabeth McGorian (The Queen); Alastair Marriott (Cattalabutte);

"Tchaikovsky's most majestic ballet gets the royal treatment - With contributions from no fewer than four choreographers the Royal Ballet's Sleeping Beauty certainly gives you more bang for your bucks. Marius Petipa's original work has been augmented in such a way by Frederick Ashton, Christopher Wheeldon and Anthony Dowell that it seems made of whole cloth. Similarly, Oliver Messel's designs – towering arches, fairytale forests – have been deliciously heightened by Peter Farmer to the point of timelessness. The costumes never fail to amaze, reflecting three different eras with the exception of the Master of Ceremonies who remains above – or beneath - fashion." (The Stage ★★★★★)

Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty (The Royal Ballet)

Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty (The Royal Ballet)

Alina Cojocaru (Aurora); Federico Bonelli (Florimund); Marianela Nuñez (Lilac Fairy); Genesia Rosato (Carabosse);

"Alina Cojocaru’s Aurora was the ballet’s radiant centrepiece, charming, in control and filled with a palpable delight in every pretty step." (The Times)