June 2006

  1. Royal Ballet in Triple Bill at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 12 June 2006Performance 5-9 June

    ‘The season ends.Seventy-five years have passed. Glories there have been, and are, and – please Heaven – will continue to be. To our national ballet, admiration, love, gratitude. Onward!’ 

  2. Royal Ballet in Royal Ballet Gala at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 12 June 2006Performance 8 June

    ‘A series of divertissements followed for the Queen, and again these contained changes from the current programme. Satan’s solo from Job had gone, as had Wayne McGregor’s idiosyncratic Qualia pas de deux…’ 

  3. De La Guarda in Fuerzabruta at Roundhouse

    Press Review Kate Bassett, Independent, Monday 12 June 2006Performance 1 June - 30 July

    ‘…there are images here which will live in your mind for years.’ 

  4. Royal Ballet in Triple Bill at Royal Opera House

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 12 June 2006Performance 5-9 June

    ‘Apart from the artistic heritage of the ballets themselves — all of them native, made by British choreographers — what this mixed programme offered was a magnificent parade of outstanding dancers in stunning performances.’ 

  5. Royal Ballet in Triple Bill at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 12 June 2006Performance 5-9 June

    ‘There was no template for British ballet. No one had used those two words together before. So the fact that, 75 years on, that company’s distinct British take on classical dance is globally recognised and admired is an achievement to toast in style.’ 

  6. De La Guarda in Fuerzabruta at Roundhouse

    Press Review Sarah Hemming, Financial Times, Friday 9 June 2006Performance 1 June - 30 July

    ‘This playfulness is extremely attractive, the daring and skill of the performers are astonishing and the images they create are beautiful, brutal or both.’ 

  7. De La Guarda in Fuerzabruta at Roundhouse

    Press Review Michael Bilington, Guardian, Friday 9 June 2006Performance 1 June - 30 July

    ‘To put it simply, this is the art of the circus and the fairground raised to the highest level: a series of phantasmagoric stunts celebrating acrobatic daring.’  

  8. De La Guarda in Fuerzabruta at Roundhouse

    Press Review Charles Spencer, Telegraph, Friday 9 June 2006Performance 1 June - 30 July

    “We are simply there to be stunned, to have our senses seduced, teased and battered.” 

  9. De La Guarda in Fuerzabruta at Roundhouse

    Press Review Sam Marlowe, Times, Friday 9 June 2006Performance 1 June - 30 July

    ‘The show’s inventiveness and daring impress, yet, significantly, its most affecting sequence is also one of its simplest. A vast, undulating metallic sheet unfurls over the audience; rising and crashing down like an enormous wave, it has a thrilling, elem… 

  10. De La Guarda in Fuerzabruta at Roundhouse

    Press Review Paul Taylor, Independent, Friday 9 June 2006Performance 1 June - 30 July

    ‘astounding aerobatics with ravishing imagery and an atmosphere that owes more to clubbing than to sedate theatre-going.’  

  11. Royal Ballet in Royal Ballet Gala at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoë Anderson, Independent, Friday 9 June 2006Performance

    “The hit of the evening was the duet from Le Corsaire. Carlos Acosta comes bounding on, his jumps high, the landings as soft as velvet.” 

  12. Royal Ballet in Triple Bill at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoë Anderson , Independent, Friday 9 June 2006Performance 5-9 June

    ‘The Betrayed Girl is Laura Morera, dancing superbly this season. Each thought is vividly portrayed, with a directness that makes the ballet spontaneous.’  

  13. Royal Ballet in Triple Bill at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Friday 9 June 2006 — Performance: 5-9 June

    This final week of the Royal Ballet’s Season is devoted to a mixed bill that celebrates the company’s 75th anniversary by featuring work from each decade of its life so far. Rolling back these years … Continue Reading

  14. Royal Ballet in Triple Bill at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 9 June 2006Performance 5-9 June

    “There are some stellar moments: Carlos Acosta and Tamara Rojo making time stand still in the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet, Edward Watson and Leanne Benjamin taut, implacable and sexy in Wayne McGregor’s Qualia.”  

  15. Saving The House

    Friday 9 June 2006

    Five years ago Tony Hall took over as chief executive of the Royal Opera House. Having just renewed his contract he reflects back on his successes so far.“The ROH has now balanced its books for the seventh… Continue Reading

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