An Evening of Music and Dance

A stunning evening of popular orchestral classics alongside highlights from the world of ballet


Birmingham Royal Ballet's popular Evening of Music and Dance returns in January 2018, featuring popular orchestral classics alongside highlights from the world of ballet. Alongside our regular Symphony Hall performance, we are very pleased to be making a long-awaited return to Northampton.

Our acclaimed orchestra, the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, share the stage with our leading dancers for performances that include show-stopping pas de deux and other short excerpts from our repertory, alongside spectacular music.

Amongst others, this year's repertory will include danced excerpts from Hobson's Choice, La Fille mal gardée and The Sleeping Beauty, alongside Humperdinck's overture to Hansel and Gretel, Korngold's suite from the film The Adventures of Robin Hood and Elgar's beautiful miniature, Sospiri.

Humperdinck  Hansel and Gretel Prelude

Tchaikovsky/Petipa  The Sleeping Beauty Act 3 pas de deux.
Princess Aurora: Céline Gittens; Prince Florimund: Tyrone Singleton

Elgar The Wild Bears

Pärt/Wheeldon After the Rain (company premiere)
Jenna Roberts; Iain Mackay

Korngold  Suite from The Adventures of Robin Hood

Herold/Ashton La Fille mal gardée Clog Dance
Widow Simone: James Barton; Yijing Zhang; Maureya Lebowitz; Yvette Knight; Yaoqian Shang


Dvorak  Slavonic Dance Op.48 No.8

Weber/Berlioz/Fokine Le Spectre de la rose
Arancha Baselga; César Morales

Sibelius  Valse Triste

Khachaturian/Bintley  Adagio from Spartacus (world premiere)
Spartacus: Iain Mackay; Phrygia: Jenna Roberts

Falla  The Three Cornered Hat The Miller’s Dance and Final Dance

Minkus/Petipa  Don Quixote grand pas de deux
Momoko Hirata; Mathias Dingman

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