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The nutcracker by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

45 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tchaikovsky's musical setting of the Christmas fantasy by E.T.A. Hoffmann, with musical scenario revised by Peter Wright
Tales of Beatrix Potter by John Lanchbery( Visual )

24 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of storyteller Beatrix Potter comes to life in this ballet through the magic of music and dance
Ballet spectacular : a young ballet lover's guide and an insight into a magical world by Lisa Miles( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and Japanese and held by 571 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
Romeo and Juliet : ballet in three acts by Sergej Sergeevič Prokofʹev( Visual )

17 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The famed Royal Ballet production of MacMillan's work, featuring Nureyev and Fonteyn
Swan lake by P'otr Iljic Cajkovskij( Visual )

18 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 458 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 sleeping beauty by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 438 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
Mayerling by Franz Liszt( Visual )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 358 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
Giselle by Adolphe Adam( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 345 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
Tales of Beatrix Potter by John Lanchbery( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 316 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
Acis and Galatea by Georg Friedrich Händel( Visual )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, on 8th April 2009. Christopher Hogwood conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and a distinguished cast including Danielle de Niese and Charles Workman in Wayne McGregor's new production of Handel's opera in which The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet appear in a rare and beautifully crafted collaboration. Galatea, a nymph and demi-goddess: Danielle de Niese; Acis, a shepherd: Charles Workman; Damon, a shepherd: Paul Agnew; Polyphemus, a giant: Matthew Rose; Coridon, a shepherd: Ji-Min Park; Dancers of The Royal Ballet: Galatea: Lauren Cuthbertson; Acis: Edward Watson; Damon: Steven McRae; Polyphemus: Eric Underwood; Coridon: Paul Kay; The Royal Opera Extra Chorus; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Conductor: Christopher Hogwood; Director: Wayne McGregor"--Alexander Street, resource website
The firebird ; & Les noces by Igor Féodorovitch Stravinski( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La noces: presents the ritual of a Russian folk wedding in dance form
Cinderella by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 290 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
La bayadère by L Minkus( Visual )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ballet, set in 19th century India, tells the story of the doomed love affair between a warrior and a bayadère, who is later killed by her rival
Discovering ballet by Robin May( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 270 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
Three ballets by Wayne McGregor : Chroma ; Infra ; Limen by Margaret Williams( Visual )

5 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The diversity of Wayne McGregor's astonishing talent is demonstrated through Chroma, Infra and Limen, each created for The Royal Ballet, for whom he is resident choreographer. Intimate yet universal, light yet dark, frenetic yet lyrical, McGregor pursues his passion for exploring the inner workings of the human body and mind, his many-layered and beautiful dances providing visual, sensual and kinaesthetic stimulus for the viewer"--Container
Ballet favourites( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of excerpts from ballets showcases the talents of many of the greatest dancers of recent years
Cinderella by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The acclaimed historic performance of Cinderella from 1969 featuring the memorable cast of Anthony Dowell, Antoinette Sibley, Frederick Ashton and Robert Helpmann"--Container box
Still life at the Penguin Cafe by Simon Jeffes( Visual )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This programme celebrates the music of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra which, in the words of Simon Jeffres caters for an audience "capable of enjoying Wilson Picket, Beethoven, the Rolling Stones, choral music from West Africa, Bach" and others. Includes both a ballet set to Jeffes's music, in performance with the Royal Ballet, and a documentary about the Orchestra
Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 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
Cherevichki : the Tsarina's Slippers by Pjotr Iljitsj Tsjaikovski( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Russian and English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Gogol's fantastical and comic story of the Devil's antics on Christmas Eve, this magical opera is brought vividly to life in Francesca Zambello's vibrant production
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Swan lake
Swan lakeThe sleeping beautyAcis and GalateaCinderellaDido and Aeneas
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Königliches Opernhaus Covent Garden Royal Ballet

London the Royal Ballet

Royal Ballet

Royal Ballet Compagnia di danza inglese

Royal Ballet Covent Garden

Royal Ballet (London)

Royal Opera House Ballet

Royal Opera House Covent Garden Ballet

Royal Opera House (Londyn). Royal Ballet.

Royŏl Balle

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Sadler's Wells Ballet

Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet

Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet London

The Royal Ballet.

The Royal Ballet ballet company in the United Kingdom

The Royal Ballet Covent Garden

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Vic-Wells Ballet

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