Royal Ballet

A Diamond Celebration

In Cinemas 10, 11 & 14 Dec 2022
Koen Kessels
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Matthew Ball, Sarah Lamb, Natalia Osipova, Vadim Muntagirov, Anna Rose O'Sullivan, Marcelino Sambé, Francesca Hayward, Steven McRae, Fumi Kaneko, Mayara Magri, Yasmine Naghdi, Calvin Richardson, William Bracewell, Marianela Nuñez, Reece Clarke, with Principal Guest Concert Master Vasko Vassilev
Jules Massenet, Scanner, Franz Schubert, Michael Asante, Ted Hearne, Saint-Preux, Camille Saint-Saëns, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Kenneth MacMillan, Wayne McGregor, Christopher Wheeldon, Joseph Toonga, Pam Tanowitz, Benoit Swan Pouffer, Valentino Zucchetti, George Balanchine
3h08, incl. 2 intervals
Captured live from Covent Garden, London, 16 Nov 2022
Official Event Listing

Gala Ballet Event

Special Presentation! A stunning roster of Royal Ballet Principals dancers lead a gala performance not to be missed, their sparkling talents a perfect fit for a diamond anniversary. Celebrating 60 years of The Friends of Covent Garden, this showcase will demonstrate the breadth and diversity of The Royal Ballet’s repertory in classical, contemporary and heritage works.

The programme includes world premieres of short ballets by choreographers Pam TanowitzJoseph Toonga and Royal Ballet First Soloist Valentino Zucchetti, as well as The Royal Ballet’s first performance of Christopher Wheeldon's virtuosic pas de quatre For Four (2006) set to Schubert, and a performance of George Balanchine’s elegant Diamonds (1967) set to Tchaikovsky.