Reviews for The Dream / Song of the Earth

  1. Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House 'The Dream' Alina Cojocaru as Titania. Photo: Johan Persson

    Review: Royal Ballet in The Dream/Song of the Earth at the Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 14 February 2012— Performance: in rep until 5 March 2012

    American Ballet Theatre's Marcelo Gomes makes a guest apperance in 'The Dream' & Marianela Nunez debuts in 'Song of the Earth' Continue Reading

  2. Royal Ballet Alina Cojocaru in 'The Dream' Photo: Dee Conway, ROH.

    Review: Royal Ballet in The Dream/Song of the Earth at the Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Thursday 2 February 2012— Performance: in rep until 5 March 2012

    Steven McRae amply demonstrated why he was recently voted the best male dancer of 2011 by the UK dance critics with a well-paced performance of great maturity in 'The Dream' Continue Reading

  3. Royal Ballet in The Dream/Song of the Earth at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 12 February 2012Performance in rep until 5 March 2012

    Carlos Acosta has been refining his portrayal of the Messenger of Death for more than a decade now, and the result is baleful, sadly amused and utterly implacable.  

  4. Royal Ballet in The Dream/Song of the Earth at Royal Opera House

    Press Review 5Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 10 February 2012Performance in rep until 5 March 2012

    It was a noble evening at the ballet on Wednesday, noble and, I fear, not as commercially satisfying as it deserved.  

  5. Royal Ballet in The Dream/Song of the Earth at Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Louise Levene, The Telegraph, Seven Magazine, Friday 10 February 2012Performance in rep until 5 March 2012

    The Australian [Steven McRae] star’s superhuman mastery of time and space makes short work of Oberon’s mercurial solos, his port de bras embellishing the scherzo’s cyclonic pirouettes like a fantastical gyroscope.  

  6. Royal Ballet in The Dream/Song of the Earth at Royal Opera House

    Press Review 5Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 3 February 2012Performance in rep until 5 March 2012

    With Song of the Earth, our national ballet is at its most serious and profoundly expressive.  

  7. Royal Ballet in The Dream/Song of the Earth at Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Laura Thompson, Telegraph, Friday 3 February 2012Performance in rep until 5 March 2012

    By miraculously simple means the work [Song of the Earth] engages with the great themes of death and renewal, and in Carlos Acosta as the Messenger of Death and Tamara Rojo as the Woman, it has interpreters who allow those themes to permeate their every movement.  

  8. Royal Ballet in The Dream/Song of the Earth at Royal Opera House

    Press Review 5Zoe Anderson, Independent, Thursday 2 February 2012Performance in rep until 5 March 2012

    Frederick Ashton’s The Dream and Kenneth MacMillan’s Song of the Earth are two of The Royal Ballet’s most-loved classics, making a terrific double bill.  

  9. Royal Ballet in The Dream/Song of the Earth at Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Clifford Bishop, Evening Standard, Thursday 2 February 2012Performance in rep until 5 March 2012

    Alina Cojocaru has a defter touch, bringing a wit to her interpretation of Titania that matches Ashton’s own  

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