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Royal Ballet

Overview
Works: 1,099 works in 2,048 publications in 5 languages and 22,454 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Children's films  Animated films  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Nonfiction films  Filmed ballets  Fantasy films  Musical films  Televised ballets 
Roles: Performer, Dancer, Editor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 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 )

31 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,105 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 )

24 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the magical tale of the beautiful Princess Aurora, condemned to sleep for one hundred years under a spell of a wicked fairy
Romeo and Juliet : ballet in three acts by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

32 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 749 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 )

28 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 675 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 640 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
The nutcracker by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tchaikovsky's musical setting of the Christmas fantasy by E.T.A. Hoffmann, with musical scenario revised by Peter Wright
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 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to ballet features facts on the dance discipline's history, basic steps, costumes, and famous dancers, and includes details of iconic performances from the Royal Ballet
Cinderella by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 523 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
Mayerling by Franz Liszt( Visual )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Watson takes the role of Crown Prince Rudolf in Kenneth MacMillan's compelling ballet which lives out the final eight years of Rudolf's life with its relentless downward spiral of political intrigue, drugs and murder. It culminates with the suicide pact at the hunting lodge - known as Mayerling - between Rudolf and his 17-year-old mistress, Mary Vetsera (Mara Galeazzi)
The firebird ; & Les noces by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firebird: Prince Ivan goes into an enchanted garden where he surprises the firebird and catches her. He agrees to release her in return for a feather and a promise that she will return if he should need help. Twelve princesses come into the garden. The prince's favorite, Tsarevna tells him that they are held captive by Kostcheï. Ivan confronts Kostcheï, who tries to turn him to stone. Using his promise, Ivan has the firebird use her powers to make Kostcheï's henchman dance to exhaustion. Ivan steals a magical egg that he breaks open, ending the spell keeping the princesses imprisoned. Ivan takes Tsarevna back to his city
La bayadère by L Minkus( Visual )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Members of the British Royal Ballet perform the ballet La Bayadere, the tragic love story, set in India, of a temple dancer and a warrior. Based on an ancient Indian poem, Śakuntalā, by Kālidāsa
La fille mal gardée by Ferdinand Hérold( Visual )

33 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 331 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
Alice's adventures in wonderland by Michael Crawford( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 324 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
Giselle by Adolphe Adam( Visual )

18 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 316 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
Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic Dido and Aeneas combines traditional performances of the opera singers with contemporary dance. Dido, the noble queen of Carthage, has fallen in love with the Trojan Prince Aeneas. While the court celebrates the imminent union of the two monarchs, the evil sorceress with her coven of witches plots their downfall. Romance leads to heartbreak and tragedy
Discovering ballet by Robin May( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 281 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 258 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
Manon : opéra comique en 5 actes et 6 tableaux by Jules Massenet( Visual )

25 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of Massenet's ballet by the Royal Ballet, accompanied by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. The theme is that of a young woman who does not realize that true love is more valuable than riches until it is too late
Sylvia by Léo Delibes( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 242 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
Prima Princessa presents Sleeping beauty by Pi ka er( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 238 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!
 
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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 picturesIn good company : sixty years with the Royal BalletCome dance with me, a memoir, 1898-1956