Anastasia (The Royal Ballet)



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Royal Ballet Principal Natalia Osipova dances the title role in Kenneth MacMillan’s haunting ballet, to atmospheric music by Tchaikovsky and Martinů. Anastasia tells the story of Anna Anderson who, following the Russian Revolution and the murder of the royal family, claimed she was the surviving Grand Duchess Anastasia.

Many believed her to be an imposter; others hoped she was Anastasia, a remnant of a lost world. A powerful, psychological challenge for the lead dancer, Anastasia explores one of the great historical mysteries of the 20th century, only recently solved, and the distorting mirror of memory, time and place.

Anastasia/Anna Anderson – Natalia Osipova
Mathilde Kschessinska – Marianela Nuñez
Kschessinska’s Partner – Federico Bonelli
The Husband – Edward Watson
Rasputin – Thiago Soares
Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna – Christina Arestis
Tsar Nicholas II – Christopher Saunders

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor – Simon Hewett
Choreography – Kenneth Macmillan
Music – Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky and Bohuslav Martinů
Electronic Music – Fritz Winckel and Rüdiger Rüfer

Release Date – September 2017

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2 Responses

  1. shale wagman says:

    she's fabulous

  2. noor.ducrot says:

    She makes me very scared

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