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Royal Ballet All-Star Gala

The stars of the Royal Ballet perform a feast of ballet favourites, including Francesca Hayward in Romeo and Juliet and Natalia Osipova as The Dying Swan.

The stars of the Royal Ballet perform a very special selection of the best of ballet.

From the ultra-contemporary Untouchable by Hofesh Schechter to the Hollywood glitz of Carousel, there is something for everyone in this glorious gala. The stellar partnership of Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov tackle one of the great classical pas de deux from Don Quixote, and the larger forces of the whole company are seen in Elite Syncopations. Natalia Osipova dances the famous Dying Swan, and choreographers including Wayne McGregor, Christopher Wheeldon and Cathy Marston rub shoulders with Frederick Ashton and Kenneth Macmillan.

The orchestra of the Royal Opera House is conducted by Jonathan Lo.

Presented by Anita Rani.

1 hour, 29 minutes

Last on

Boxing Day 2020 19:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:04

    Scott Joplin

    Elite Syncopations

  • 00:18

    Russell Watson, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, John Lubbock

    Bohemian Rhapsody

  • 00:18

    Orchestra of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden: Richard Bonynge

    Jules Massenet: Manon: Act One: Scene II

  • 00:39

    Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, John Mauceri

    Rodgers: Carousel - Carousel Waltz

  • 00:52

    Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg, Robert Ziegler, Hila Karni

    03 Richter War Anthem

  • 00:56

    Czech Philharmonic Orchestra: Karel Ancerl

    Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet

  • 00:56

    Mark Ermler, The Orchestra of The Royal Ope

    Balcony Scene

  • 00:59

    The Orchestra of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Mark Ermler

    Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: No. 21 Love Dance

  • 01:06

    Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt

    Le Carneval Des Animaux: Le Cygne

  • 01:17

    Gigi D’Agostino

    Silence (Vision 2)


Role Contributor
Presenter Anita Rani
Interviewed Guest Kevin O'Hare
Interviewed Guest Wayne McGregor
Dancer Francesca Hayward
Dancer Marianela Nunez
Dancer Vadim Muntagirov
Dancer Natalia Osipova
Dancer Artists of the Royal Ballet
Conductor Jonathan Lo
Director Peter Jones


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