Ondine

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Created in 1958 for Margot Fonteyn by Frederick Ashton, Ondine combines a star role for a ballerina with enchanting choreography from a master. Read More >

Created in 1958 for Margot Fonteyn by Frederick Ashton, Ondine combines a star role for a ballerina with enchanting choreography from a master.

This 50th anniversary revival by The Royal Ballet brings new stars as the water sprite Ondine and the young mortal Palemon with whom she falls in love to tragic ends. The whole Company takes part in bringing to life the sea spirits and sailors of this Romantic story, with its scenes beneath the sea, in a Gothic castle and onboard a storm-tossed ship, all magically staged in Lila de Nobili’s impressionistic designs.

Through the ballet’s three acts the watery imagery pervades the choreography, and Hans Werner Henze’s specially commissioned score complements it perfectly with its rippling, flowing textures and translucent orchestrations, here under the baton of The Royal Ballet’s Music Director, Barry Wordsworth.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 29/11/2008

Closing Night: 06/06/2009

Running time: 2h40

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Miyako Yoshida/Alexandra Ansanelli/Alina Cojocaru/Tamara Rojo, Valeri Hristov/Edward Watson/Federico Bonelli

Creative

Producer - Royal Ballet

Designer - Lila de Nobili

Choreographer - Frederick Ashton

Conductor - Barry Wordsworth

Lighting Designer - John B Read

Music By - Hans Werner Henze

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