An Interview with Irina Kolesnikova

Can you tell us about Her Name was Carmen? Why did you decide to create a contemporary spin on a classical piece?

As a mother of a young child I was struck by the number of children that are caught up in the refugee crisis. This shocked me and I knew I had to do something for them. As we are a ballet theatre, ballet is our tool. Continue reading “An Interview with Irina Kolesnikova”

Nabucco with Placido Domingo at the Royal Opera House

The 9th June performance of Nabucco at Royal Opera House was a special treat, especially considering Placido Domingo’s age. A giant among tenors and a living operatic legend, Domingo was Nabucco, an aging king betrayed by a domineering adopted daughter, Abigaille. Continue reading “Nabucco with Placido Domingo at the Royal Opera House”

Ballet Folklorico de Mexico De Amalia Hernandez at the London Coliseum

Para bailar la bamba, Se necesita una poca de gracia

The Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez re-visited London after a 20 year hiatus from this city. What did we expect? I’m not sure. What was it like? In a word: sensational.

The programme consisted of 9 sections, each act accompanied with the impressive, live, Mariachi-type musicians, replete with sombreros. Continue reading “Ballet Folklorico de Mexico De Amalia Hernandez at the London Coliseum”

Bel-Ami musical premieres at Charing Cross Theatre: An interview with Alex Loveless

Bel-Ami is Alex’s modern re-telling of this classic story, showing at Charing Cross Theatre from 20th February. A fresh take on the classic Guy de Maupassant novel by award-winning composer Alex Loveless, we ask him several questions on the forthcoming performance.

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