The Royal Ballet: Viscera / Afternoon of a Faun / Tchaikovsky pas de deux / Carmen at the Royal Opera House


Marianela Nuñez and Ryoichi Hirano in Viscera. © Andrej Uspenski / ROH 2012 Pinterest


Catch the latest work of acclaimed dancer Carlos Acosta as Viscera / Afternoon of a Faun / Tchaikovsky pas de deux / Carmen premieres at the Royal Opera House.

The mixed programme narrative features brilliant short ballets from some of the finest talents in dance.

The spectacular launches with Viscera, a brooding piece with a dark edge and sensual flair originally created for Miami City Ballet. Afternoon of a Faun was conjured up in 1953 to the sounds of Debussy. Inspired by watching two dancers rehearsing a pas de deux, it is one of the most enduring pieces created by Jerome Robbins. This is followed by the stylish Tchaikovsky pas de deux, which was inspired by New York City Ballet dancers and set to a newly discovered movement from Swan Lake. Carmen is the formidable climax of the evening, created by Acosta himself, it uses the powerful music and story from Bizet’s Carmen and features the Royal Opera Chorus and flamenco singing.


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Royal Opera House

Covent Garden
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