Opened 11 Aug 2014
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
A spectacular programme of three great ballets. The powerful splendour of Mikhail Fokine's The Firebird, to Stravinsky's glittering score, vividly evokes the mystery and colour of mediaeval Russia. Marguerite and Armand is Frederick Ashton's celebrated version of Duma fils's tale of passion and loss. Set to Liszt's romantic music, the ballet contains two of the greatest roles in the ballet repertory. Enthralling, tender, exhilarating, Alexei Ratmansky's acclaimed Concerto DSCH, to a thrilling score by Shostakovich, displays the breathtaking versatility of the Mariinsky dancers.