Royal Ballet


In Cinemas 2, 3, 4 & 7 Dec 2016
Simon Hewett
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Natalia Osipova, Marianela Nuñez, Federico Bonelli, Edward Watson, Thiago Soares
Piotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky & Bohuslav Martinů
Kenneth MacMillan
Bob Cowley
3h4 including 2 intervals
Captured live from Covent Garden, London 2 Nov 2016
Official Event Listing
  • A commanding performance from Natalia Osipova, in emotion as in execution. A staging that reveals the considerable merits of a ballet by a master of choreographic and emotional nuance.
    Clement Crisp, THE FINANCIAL TIMES

The stunning Natalia Osipova dances the title role in Kenneth MacMillan’s compelling exploration of identity in the turbulent wake of the Russian Revolution. When World War 1 is declared, events overtake the young Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov and her family: and the Russian Revolution brings their privileged lives to an end. Afterwards a young woman appears – apparently the surviving royal princess. Known as 'Anna Anderson', she can’t remember her past.

Set to music by Tchaikovsky and Martinů, this is a powerful, psychological challenge for the principal ballerina, and a rare opportunity to see a landmark ballet by a major choreographer.

Screening at all locations, excl. Riverside. Balwyn will screen 12pm Sat/Sun only, due to ongoing venue refurbishment works.