Tue 9 Apr 2024, 7.15pm.
Live Broadcast from The Royal Opera House shown on our Cinema Screen.
Danses Concertantes, commissioned by Ninette de Valois in 1955, was MacMillan’s first major work. An early sign of the incredible artistic output that would follow, the work’s critical success spurred MacMillan to abandon performing in favour of choreography. It is followed by Different Drummer, MacMillan’s complex and haunting balletic interpretation of Woyzeck, Georg Büchner’s play about a soldier’s descent into madness. The mixed programme concludes with Requiem, his 1976 work for Stuttgart Ballet, created in memory of its late artistic director, MacMillan’s friend and former Royal Ballet dancer and choreographer John Cranko.
Danses Concertantes – Music Igor Stravinsky Designer Nicholas Georgiadis Lighting Designer John B. Read
Different Drummer – Music Anton Webern/ Arnold Schoenberg Set designs Kenneth Macmillan Costume designs Yolanda Sonnabend in association with Peter Farley Lighting design John B. Read
Requiem – Music Gabriel Fauré Designs Yolanda Sonnabend in association with Peter Farley Lighting design John B. Read
Conductor Koen Kessels
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Running time 195 minutes (including two intervals)
Tickets: Full Price: £18, Concession £16, Child/Student £10