The Royal Ballet

Between 18 and the 22 july Teatro Real You will receive the visit of The Royal Ballet, returning to Madrid stage after twenty years of absence, to present its new production Swan Lake, signed by Liam Scarlett, on the original by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, whose premiere last held in London 17 May and will make Madrid the first in the world, after Covent Garden, where you can see this new version.

The functions will include the participation of Head of the Royal Theatre Orchestra directed by Koen Kessels, and the stars of the British company to portray the lead roles, Odette / Odile and Prince Siegfried, interpreted by: Marianela Nunez Y Vadim Muntagirov (18, 22 of July), Yasmine Naghdi y Matthew Ball (19 of July), Sarah Lamb Y Ryoichi Hirano (20 of July), Akane Takada Y William Bracewell (21 of July, 17.00 h) Y Yasmine Naghdi Y Federico Bonelli (21 of July, 22.00).

Liam Scarlett places the action in the late nineteenth century, and its setting has chosen the prestigious British designer, John Macfarlane, responsible for the costumes and scenery, who, while remaining true to tradition, It provides the essential aura of fairytale and privacy or necessary display when the story requires it. Its spectacular third act, squandering of wealth and pomposity, He aroused great admiration in his London premiere starting the applause nothing the curtain rises.

highlights, of this long-awaited new production, the profile of the personalities of each character, Scarlett que define and included humaniza, making the story more understandable and offering new views, especially the role of Von Rothbart. With the same intention rescues passages of the score, which they are normally suppressed, and restructures the fourth act to value its narrative power.

Liam Scarlett's choreography keeps intact the Neapolitan dance Frederick Ashton in the third act, time also garnered ovations on opening day

The Royal Ballet was the first dance company performed at the newly opened Teatro Real, in November 1997, interpreting an unforgettable version Sleeping Beauty. Now he returns with this brilliant proposal, to share with the Royal Bicentennial celebrations and 20 anniversary of its reopening.

Kevin O’Hare, actual director de The Royal Ballet, has declared: “It is an honor for us to return to the Royal Theater after more than twenty years, presenting this exciting new production Swan Lake. Everyone in the company is eager to perform in Madrid, and I am delighted to share this production with the Spanish public after its premiere in London”.

Today, Tuesday, to 20.15 hours, will be a new session approaches, in the Sala Gayarre, around Swan lake, which will include the participation of former dancer, director and dance teacher Arantxa Argüelles, the critic and writer Roger Salas and Joan Matabosch, artistic director of the Teatro Real.