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Royal Ballet

Overview
Works: 1,081 works in 1,945 publications in 5 languages and 22,642 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Children's films  Animated films  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Fantasy films  Nonfiction films  Filmed ballets  Musical films  Televised ballets 
Roles: Performer, Dancer, Editor, Other
Classifications: PN1997.5, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Royal Ballet
 
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Tales of Beatrix Potter by John Lanchbery( Visual )

21 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of storyteller Beatrix Potter comes to life in this ballet through the magic of music and dance
Sleeping Beauty by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

20 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London on December 5, 2006. Features the Royal Ballet, and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House conducted by Valeriy Ovsyanikov. Alina Cojocaru and Federico Bonelli star in the production
Romeo and Juliet : ballet in three acts by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

31 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The famed Royal Ballet production of MacMillan's work, featuring Nureyev and Fonteyn
George Balanchine's The nutcracker by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

24 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chief attraction of this 1968 adaptation is Rudolf Nureyev, who had defected to the West in 1961. This is his adaptation of the work, and the dancing is very classical, the costumes sumptuous, and the orchestra sparkling. The production made ballerina Merle Park a star. At a Christmas party, Clara is presented with the elegant Nutcracker prince by her doting godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer. The Nutcracker is broken and Clara is devastated. That night, Clara dreams about the Nutcracker prince: he comes to life, fights off a Rat King and his minions, and takes her to his kingdom
Swan lake by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Swan Lake is regarded as one of the greatest works in the art of ballet. The magic of Tchaikovsky's music, embodying the love of Prince Siegfried for the enchanted Swan Queen, has greatly contributed to making this the best-loved of all classical ballets ... Prince Siegfried celebrates his twenty-first birthday; his mother tells him it is time to marry, but he prefers to go hunting. Alone, by a lakeside, he sees a swan who turns to human form. She is an enchanted princess who can be saved only by ture love. He promises this, but is tricked by the wicked magician who disguises his own daughter as the swan-maiden"--Container
Ballet spectacular : a young ballet lover's guide and an insight into a magical world by Lisa Miles( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stunning images from the collections at The Royal Ballet are accompanied by informative and fact-filled text to offer a detailed insight into this magical world. Ballet Spectacular is perfect for budding principal dancers, those who love to watch ballet, and anyone with an interest in this beautiful art form
Cinderella by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton's take on Perrault's the timeless fairy tale is captured live at the Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet in this performance starring Dame Margot Fonteyn in the title role. Originally telecast on April 19, 1957 on NBC, this particular incarnation of the Cinderella fable soon became a staple of the Royal Ballet's repertoire, and features Ashton himself in the role of one of the cruel and ugly stepsisters
The firebird ; & Les noces by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La noces: presents the ritual of a Russian folk wedding in dance form
Alice's adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lewis Carroll's ever-popular story provides the basis for a spectacular new work from the Royal Ballet, which features an engaging and passionate score as well as breathtaking choreography
Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dido and Æneas is Purcell's best loved and most frequently performed work today, it is also England's oldest full opera. In this production, the story based on Virgil's Æneid breathes new life thanks to the movements on stage and the settings. Dido, Queen of Carthage, is in love with Æneas, who has sought refuge at her court following the burning of Troy at the end of the Trojan War. Out of loyalty to her dead husband and her country, she is unwilling to declare her love. Her maid Belinda urges her to tell Æneas her feelings and to be happy again in the aria "Shake the cloud from off your brow." When Æneas arrives and expresses his love for Dido, the queen gives way and admits that she loves him. Belinda leads the chorus in a celebration of the couple's betrothal. But the Sorceress gathers all the evil creatures and the witches to draw up a plan to destruct the burgeoning love. One of the Sorceress's minion will go to Æneas disguised as Mercury in order to remind him of his duty and to tell him that he must leave the queen to found a new city in Italy. As the royal couple take a walk, a storm bursts and separates the two lovers. Æneas is visited by the counterfeit messenger of the gods and is told to leave Carthage. Being torn between his love and his duty, he announces to Dido that he must leave her. When she rejects him, Æneas decides to stay with her but it is too late and Dido dismisses him. She prepares for her own death, turning to Belinda again, begging her to remember her but to forget her tragic fate in the lament "When I am laid in earth." Scottish choreographer Wayne McGregor's production of Dido and Æneas is a combination of ballet and opera, which reminds us of the original form of this work. The opera was written for Josiah Priest, a dance master who ran the Chelsea Boarding School for girls in London, where the premiere took place in 1689, with the residents executing the dance movements. In each instrumental intermezzo, the choreography emphasize the emotions of the characters and illustrate the story. Dancers also become part of the chorus at some points, blending movements with voices and instruments
The nutcracker by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tchaikovsky's musical setting of the Christmas fantasy by E.T.A. Hoffmann, with musical scenario revised by Peter Wright
La fille mal gardée by Ferdinand Hérold( Visual )

29 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance of the ballet by Ferdinand Herold at the Covent Garden Opera House. Set in the English countryside, tells how Lise manages to win the hand of the man she loves despite her mother's efforts to marry her off to the son of a vineyard owner
Giselle by Adolphe Adam( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a peasant girl (Giselle) who goes mad and dies of a broken heart when she discovers that her beloved is a nobleman betrothed to another
Mayerling by Franz Liszt( Visual )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance of the tragic ballet set in 19th century Vienna about an unhappily married prince whose love affair causes a royal scandal
Discovering ballet by Robin May( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how ballet began, how ballets are produced, and what is taught in a ballet school. Contrasts modern ballet with classical ballet and introduces all-time favorite ballets
Acis and Galatea by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A filmed performance of Handel's opera based on the Greek tale of Acis and Galatea and celebrating the simplicity of rural life
Tales of Beatrix Potter by John Lanchbery( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some of the best-loved tales of the children's story-teller are presented as a ballet by dancers in costumes and masks that recreate Potter's illustrations
Ballet favourites( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of excerpts from ballets showcases the talents of many of the greatest dancers of recent years
Prima Princessa presents Sleeping beauty by Pei luo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Prima Princessa on a fairy-dust-filled springtime adventure to see excerpts of The Sleeping Beauty performed live by the Royal Ballet in London, England. The animated Prima Princessa narrates the story, and between acts, mini ballet demonstrations from students at the School of American Ballet are featured. After the ballet is over, the adventure continues with a magical tea party and fun floral crafts!
Sylvia by Léo Delibes( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This version of Frederick Ashton's Sylvia has restored the splendour of its elegant and opulent three-act form for the 75th anniversary celebrations of The Royal Ballet. Taken from Greek mythology, it tells the story of Sylvia, loved by Aminta, abducted by Orion and eventually rescued by Eros
 
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Swan lake
Alternative Names

controlled identitySadler's Wells Ballet

London the Royal Ballet

Royal Ballet Covent Garden

Royal Ballet (London)

Royal Opera House (Londyn). Royal Ballet.

Royŏl Balle

Royŏl Palle

Sadler's Wells Ballet

Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet

Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet London

The Royal Ballet.

The Royal Ballet Covent Garden

The Royal Ballet (London)

Vic-Wells Ballet

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Swan lakeCinderellaDido and AeneasAcis and GalateaPas de deux : the Royal Ballet in picturesCome dance with me, a memoir, 1898-1956