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Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Pacific Northwest Ballet)

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Pacific Northwest Ballet)

Patricia Barker (Tatania); Paul Gibson (Oberon); Seth Belliston (Puck); Lisa Apple (Helena); Julie Tobiason (Hermia); Ross Yearsley (Lysander); Jeffrey Stanton (Demetrius); Timothy Lynch (Bottom);

"It is a fine company with an enviable reputation and some altogether excellent principal dancers: Lisa Apple's Helena and Julie Tobiason's Hermia are particularly fine, and the scene between Titania and Bottom is most affecting. The fairy scenes are imaginatively handled and staged." (The Penguin Guide)

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));