Promo MOP The winter's tale


The Winter's Tale

Joby Talbot

2h 10 min
Sin subtítulos

Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.


The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is a masterful modern narrative ballet.


Con la colaboración de Naxos

The Royal Ballet

Music by Joby Talbot

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Artistic team

Choreographer | Christopher Wheeldon

Designer | Bob Crowley

Conductor | Tom Seligman



Leontes | Ryoichi Hirano

Hermione | Lauren Cuthbertson

Perdita | Sarah Lamb

Florizel | Vadim Muntagirov

Paulina | Laura Morera

Polixenes | Matthew Ball


Royal Opera House
Joby Talbot
Christopher Wheeldon, The Royal Ballet

Christopher Wheeldon has magically captured the twists and turns of Lewis Carroll's classic story, The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland, in his 2011 ballet. Bob Crowley's vivid outfits and costumes take us down the rabbit hole in a world full of color, curious creatures, and captivating characters.


Joby Talbot's original score is full of radical melodies and contemporary sounds. Lauren Cuthbertson stars as the inquisitive Alice, with Federico Bonelli as the charming Jack of Hearts, Steven McRae as the Mad Hatter dancing tap dance, and Laura Morera as the formidable Queen of Hearts. This lush and attractive ballet is spectacular entertainment for the whole family.


With the collaboration of Naxos

Bolshoi Theatre
Piotr I. Tchaïkovsky / A. Webern
Roland Petit, Bolshoi Ballet

"Cards are everywhere: they are not only in people’s hands, they are on the ceiling, the walls and, most importantly, they are in their minds and hearts. They are the fate of each man, holding out the promise of success or despair and madness. How to get the better of the verdict of fate? How to become the master of your own life? How to learn to sacrifice that simple happiness that you already possess for the sake of an unrealistic love? Love of gambling that, maybe, will make you into a superman." Roland Petit


Roland Petit was not satisfied of his version of Pushkin’s master piece The Queen of Spades he created 25 years ago for Mikhaïl Baryschnikov. When the direction of the Bolshoi Ballet asked him a new version of this ballet, Roland Petit read again the novel and wrote a new libretto. For the music, he chose a russian musical monument Symphony n°6 “Pathétique” by Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky.


And so Roland Petit created for the two best dancers around the world (Nikolay Tsikaridze et Ilze Liepa) magnificient and dramatic duets wich are the central episodes of the ballet. For the choreographer, their dance gives rise to a remarkable effect: "it will seem to you that Tchaikovsky’s music itself becomes especially pure and penetrating". La Dame de Pique reminds him of "a corrida during which both parties die – the bull and the toreador."


With the collaboration of Naxos

Mariinsky Theatre
Igor Stravinsky
Valery Gergiev, Michel Fokine, Vaslav Nijinsky

In celebration of the venue of the Ballets Russes in Paris in 1909, a wonderful Stravinsky night at the Mariinsky (ex-Kirov) with the original Nijinsky version of the Rite of Spring for the first time on DVD and the Firebird both conducted by Valery Gergiev.


The Firebird is a Russian folk tale in two scenes commissionned at the young Stravinsky by Diaghilev and premiered at the Paris Opera House in 1910. The ballet was an immediate success. The Ballets Russes enabled the choreographer Fokine could bring his enterprise the right amount of novelty needed to captivate but not clash with the audience.


The premiere of The Rite of Spring at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, on May 1913 caused a veritable scandal. The audience was shocked by the primitive violence of the ballet. It was so radically rejected that the ballet was taken off after eight perfomrances. Although long forgotten, thanks to the relentless work of Millicent Hodson, Nijinsky’s original choreography was recreated.


With the collaboration of Naxos

Southbank centre
Frank Moon & Dave Price
Arthur Pita, Natalia Osipova

A powerful narrative dance production based on Hans Christian Andersen’s dark tale, choreographed by Arthur Pita and starring Natalia Osipova.
International dance superstar Osipova, principal of the Royal Ballet, stars alongside multi-award winning dancer Jonathan Goddard. The Mother is set to original live music by Frank Moon and Dave Price and is choreographed by Arthur Pita, the choreographer of critically acclaimed productions The Metamorphosis and The Glass Menagerie.


As a young single mother sets out to save her child, she must face fantastic creatures, impossible trials and cross the line between life and death itself. Will she succumb to the forces of evil, or will the power of motherhood prevail?


With the collaboration of Naxos