London Royal Opera House Performances to Be Shown in Ukraine

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Ballerina in a tutu

On November 13th, Kenneth McMillan's "Mayerling" ballet will open the season of the London Royal Opera in cinema. The joint project of the British Council and KyivMusicFilm will put classical and new British productions on the screens in Ukraine. The broadcasting season of the Royal Opera 2018 will delight the viewers with the performances of three classical productions with world-famous stars of ballet and opera in the main roles.

Mayerling

Mayerling balletMcMillan's "Mayerling" is a classic piece from the repertoire of the Royal Ballet, full of emotional depth that presented one of the most prominent male roles. From the very beginning of the ballet, the chic of the Austro-Hungarian court contrasts with the hidden sexual and political intrigues that bring history to cruel culmination - double suicide.

When: November 13, 14

You can buy tickets at hkisff.org.

Valkyrie

Valkyrie operaThe next show is Wagner's Valkyrie. This is the second opera of the "Der Ring des Nibelungen", known for the most vivid compositions: the brilliant "Magic Fire Music" and the energetic "Ride of the Valkyries".

Along with the renewed music and Norwegian mythology, the very heart of this opera is taken by complicated relationships of the bright characters like Siegmund twins, Hunding, Wotan and his daughter Valkyrie, Brünnhilde.

When: December 4

La Bayadère

La Bayadère balletLa Bayadère will be out in the cinemas on December 14. The fantasy of Marius Petipa, who takes us in India, tells the story of dancers in the temple and the prince who loves one woman but forced to marry another. The famous "white act", Kingdom of the Shadows, wrapped in the moonlight, is the culmination of the corps de ballet, where the endless thoughts of lost love capture the mind of the prince.

When: December 14

Tickets for Valkyrie and La Bayadère will be sold online soon. Follow up for updates on the British Council website or Facebook pages of the events.

Photo sources: British Council, unsplash.com. All images belong to their rightful authors.

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