Birmingham Royal Ballet returns to the Grand Opera House with two shows for ballet and music lovers of all ages.
Music and Dance showcases the Birmingham Royal Ballet's world-class orchestra, the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, under the baton of Northern Ireland's own Paul Murphy, alongside the Company's internationally acclaimed dancers who are joined for these performances by Belfast-born Melissa Hamilton, rising star of sister company The Royal Ballet. These sparkling performances, compèred by BBC Northern Ireland’s Noel Thompson, will include classical pas de deux from The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, and orchestral highlights such as Vaughan Williams's The Lark Ascendingand Saint-Saëns' Danse Macabre.
For younger audiences the Company are performing Peter and the Wolf, a family adventure, a programme that includes a danced performance of Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, and an orchestral performance of Tubby the Tuba - introduced and narrated by our storyteller Owen Young. Find out more here.
Mikhail Glinka : Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture
Adolphe Adam: Giselle: Harvest pas de deux
Dancers: Miki Mizutani and Tzu-Chao Chou
Giuseppe Verdi: Prelude to Act 1 of La Traviata
Felix Mendelssohn: The Dreampas de deux
Dancers: Melissa Hamilton as Titania and Brandon Lawrence as Oberon
Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty: Bluebird pas de deux
Dancers: Yaoqian Shang as Princess Florine and Lachlan Monaghan as the Bluebird
Antonín Leopold Dvořák: Slavonic Dance Op 46 No 1 in C
Adolphe Adam: Giselle Act 2 pas de deux
Dancers: Delia Mathews as Giselle and Tyrone Singleton as Albrecht
Camille Saint Saens: Danse Macabre
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Act 2 Grand pas de deux
Dancers: Samara Downs as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Yasuo Atsuji as the Prince
Bedřich Smetana: Vltava
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Tchaikovsky pas de deux
Dancers: Momoko Hirata and Mathias Dingman