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Minkus: Don Quixote (The Royal Ballet)

Minkus: Don Quixote (The Royal Ballet)

Marianela Nuñez (Kitri); Carlos Acosta (Basilio); Christopher Saunders (Don Quixote Christopher Saunders); Philip Mosley (Sancho Panza ); Gary Avis (Lorenzo ); Bennet Gartside (Gamache ); Ryoichi Hirano (Espada ); Laura Morera (Mercedes );

"... when Acosta and Núñez, as the story’s sweethearts, start sparring, they manage a natural, coquettish rapport that’s quite irresistible, Acosta’s megawatt charisma balanced by Núñez’s fizzy, feisty, fan-wielding vigour. This translates seamlessly into their partner work and firecracker solos... Meanwhile, there are terrific supporting character performances from Gary Avis and Bennet Gartside, and a sharp and humorously turbo-machismo turn from Ryoichi Hirano as the toreador Espada." (Metro)

Minkus: La Bayadère (The Royal Ballet)

Minkus: La Bayadère (The Royal Ballet)

Tamara Rojo (Nikiya); Carlos Acosta (Solar); Marianela Nuñez (Gamzatti);

"There wasn’t a single physical gesture that didn’t mean something, that didn’t speak of love trying and failing to blossom." (The Daily Telegraph)

Opera & Ballet - The Blu-ray Experience

Opera & Ballet - The Blu-ray Experience

"…a dazzling evening in the company of a galaxy of stars from The Royal Ballet and the Royal Opera…an unsurpassable celebration of opera and ballet." (The Daily Telegraph)

Pas de deux (The Royal Ballet)

Pas de deux (The Royal Ballet)

Marianela Nuñez (Odette (Swan Lake); Kitri (Don Quixote); Myrtha (Giselle)); Edward Watson (Rudolf (Mayerling)); Sergei Polunin (Jack/Knave of Hearts (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland)); Sarah Lamb (Elite Syncopations; Limen; Perdita (The Winter's Tale)); Mara Galeazzi (Mary Vetsera (Mayerling)); Tamara Rojo (Manon (Manon)); Carlos Acosta (Des Grieux (Manon); Basilio (Don Quixote)); Alina Cojocaru (Giselle (Giselle)); Natalia Osipova (Odile (Swan Lake)); Matthew Golding (Prince Siegfried (Swan Lake)); Roberta Marquez (Lise (La fille mal gardée)); Steven McRae (Colas (La fille mal gardée); Floitzel (The Winter's Tale); The Prince (The Nutcracker));

Prokofiev: Cinderella (Dutch National Ballet)

Prokofiev: Cinderella (Dutch National Ballet)

Anna Tsygankova (Cinderella); Matthew Golding (Prince Guillaume); Larissa Lezhnina (Stepmother Hortensia); Megan Zimny Gray (Stepsister Edwina); Nadia Yanowsky (Stepsister Clementine); Remi Wörtmeye (Benjamin); Alexander Zhembrovskyy (Cinderella's father); Erica Horwood (Cinderella's mother);

"After a convoluted start, Christopher Wheeldon's narrative offers magic in every sphere - design, choreography, and orchestra. Anna Tsyganova's Cinderella is charming." (BBC Music Magazine ★★★★)