Youthful energy and technical precision are combined in Kenneth MacMillan’s virtuoso ballet, set to Shostakovich’s Second Piano Concerto. Available to watch or share for £3.
This performance will be available to watch from 26 March until 25 April 2021. The performance will last approximately 30 minutes.
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Created in 1966 for Berlin’s Deutsche Opera Ballet and set to Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto no.2 in F, this stunning ballet includes energetic corps de ballet sections as well as lyrical pas de deux that perfectly reflect the contrasting mood of the music. Bright, vivid designs by Jürgen Rose encapsulate the work’s warmth and energy and Concerto remains one of MacMillan’s most celebrated creations. This recording from 2019 features Royal Ballet First Soloist’s Anna Rose O’Sullivan, James Hay and Mayara Magri with Principals Yasmine Naghdi and Ryoichi Hirano.