Royal Opera House 2019-20 – THE CELLIST / DANCES AT A GATHERING


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Live: Tuesday 25 February 2020, 19:15 UK time
Encore: Sunday 1 March 2020, 14:00 UK time
DCP Window: 18 March – 17 April
Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes, including one interval

Choreography Jerome Robbins
Music Fryderyk Chopin
Costume Designer Joe Eula

Choreography Cathy Marston
Music Philip Feeney
Scenario Cathy Marston and
Edward Kemp
Set designer Hildegard Bechtler
Costume designer Bregje van Balen
Lighting designer Jon Clark
Conductor Andrea Molino

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Cathy Marston has previously been an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and is much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. Jerome Robbins’s elegant and elegiac classic forms the second part of the programme. This exercise in pure dance for five couples, set to music by Chopin, is a masterpiece of subtlety and invention.