News: Royal Ballet star in Phantom

Wednesday 28 September 2011

Sergei Polunin as the Slave Master in 'The Phantom of the Opera'

Royal Ballet Principal Sergei Polunin is taking time out from the Royal Opera House to appear in Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s staging of The Phantom Of The Opera, at The Royal Albert Hall this weekend ( 1st October at 7.30pm and Sunday 2nd October at 1.30pm and 7.00pm). He will be playing the role of Slave Master.

Polunin was born in the Ukraine, and joined The Royal Ballet School aged 13. In 2007, he joined The Royal Ballet and was promoted to Principal in 2010 – the same year in which he won the Outstanding Performance (Classical) award by the Critics’ Circle. His repertory includes ‘Albrecht’, ‘Lensky’, ‘Solor’ and ‘Bronze Idol’, ‘Hans-Peter’/‘Nutcracker’ and ‘The Prince’ (“The Nutcracker”, “Cinderella”, “The Sleeping Beauty”), as well as leading roles in “Dances at a Gathering”,” L’Invitation au Voyage”, “Volunataries”, “DGV: Danse a grande vitesse”, “The Judas Tree”, “Symphony in C” and “Theme and Variations”. He created the role of ‘Jack/the Knave of Hearts’ in Christopher Wheeldon’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”.

This production of The Phantom Of The Opera is directed by Laurence Connor with Musical Staging and Choreography by Gillian Lynne. **”“:

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