Natalia Osipova and Reece Clarke in The Royal Ballet’s Cinderella _ Photo Credit Royal Ballet
The Royal Ballet has just unveiled its highly anticipated casting lineup for a series of enchanting performances running from September 30, 2023, to January 13, 2024. With a captivating repertoire including beloved classics and innovative contemporary works, ballet lovers are in for a treat. Mark your calendars and prepare to witness extraordinary talent take center stage.
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Don Quixote: Marius Petipa’s Timeless Masterpiece
The mesmerizing ballet, “Don Quixote,” choreographed by Marius Petipa, will kick off the season with several awe-inspiring interpretations of the lead roles. World-renowned ballerina Marianela Nuñez and the virtuosic Vadim Muntagirov will grace the stage as Kitri and Basilio, dazzling the audience with their remarkable artistry on September 30th and October 16th.
In an exciting role debut, Natalia Osipova will partner with the talented Marcelino Sambé on October 4th and October 7th. Anna Rose O’Sullivan, an emerging talent, will also make her role debut alongside the accomplished Steven McRae on October 7th and October 13th. Additionally, Yasmine Naghdi and Matthew Ball, Fumi Kaneko and William Bracewell, and Mayara Magri and Cesar Corrales will enchant audiences with their interpretations on various dates throughout the performance run.
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Anemoi | The Cellist: A Captivating Collaboration
Valentino Zucchetti and Cathy Marston present “Anemoi | The Cellist,” a captivating collaboration that promises to mesmerize audiences. Lauren Cuthbertson, Marcelino Sambé, and Matthew Ball will bring depth and emotion to their roles on October 20th, October 23rd, October 26th, and November 2nd. On October 21st, October 25th, and November 1st, Hanna Park, David Donnelly, Sumina Sasaki, and Daichi Ikarashi will showcase their exceptional talent in the Anemoi section, while Mayara Magri, Calvin Richardson, and Lukas Brendsrod will grace the stage for The Cellist section.
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The Dante Project: Wayne McGregor’s Visionary Creation
Wayne McGregor’s visionary work, “The Dante Project,” is set to take audiences on a mesmerizing journey. The Royal Ballet company will unite their talents to bring this masterpiece to life, with performances scheduled for November 18th, November 22nd, November 25th, November 27th, November 29th, December 1st, December 2nd (matinee and evening). Prepare to be captivated by the sheer artistry and innovative choreography showcased in this groundbreaking production.
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The Nutcracker: A Timeless Holiday Delight
No holiday season is complete without “The Nutcracker.” Choreographed by Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov, this ballet extravaganza will transport audiences to a world of enchantment. Fumi Kaneko and William Bracewell will shine as The Sugar Plum Fairy and The Prince on December 6th and December 9th. Anna Rose O’Sullivan and Marcelino Sambé will grace the stage on December 7th and December 12th for an unforgettable performance. Francesca Hayward and Alexander Campbell will add their magic to the production on December 14th and December 21st, while Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae will delight audiences on December 18th and December 22nd.
Additional performances will feature Yasmine Naghdi and Matthew Ball, Lauren Cuthbertson and William Brace