Tuesday 17 June 2014 - 00:00 to Friday 20 June 2014 - 00:00
The Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

The Royal Ballet will perform in The Bolshoi Theatre between Tuesday 17 — Sunday 22 June, presenting a Triple Bill comprising Tetractys by Wayne McGregor, Rhapsody by Frederick Ashton and DGV: Danse à grande vitesse by Christopher Wheeldon.

The Royal Ballet will also perform Manon by Kenneth MacMillan, one of the signature works from the Company’s repertory.

Tetractys, an exhilarating fusion of baroque music and contemporary dance, received its UK premiere in February and is Wayne McGregor’s latest work for The Royal Ballet. Rhapsody was created in 1980 by Frederick Ashton for the 80th birthday of HM The Queen Mother.It is a celebratory showpiece that pays tribute to virtuoso dance, set to sweeping music by Sergey Rachmaninoff. Christopher Wheeldon’s award-winning DGV: Danse à grande vitesse is a high-octane finale to end this bill, set to Michael Nyman’s score, MGV (Musique à Grande Vitesse), which was composed to commemorate the 1993 inauguration by the north European line of the French train TGV.

Manon, Kenneth MacMillan’s acclaimed tragic ballet is a modern masterpiece, telling the story of Manon Lescaut, a young woman longing for love who is corrupted by wealth and luxury in 18th century Paris.


Tetractys / Rhapsody / DGV: Danse à grande vitesse
17 and 18 June 7 pm

    17 and 18 June
    Federico Bonelli, Nicol Edmonds, Paul Kay, Sarah Lamb, Steven McRae, Marianela Nuñez, Natalia Osipova, Thiago Soares, Akane Takada, Eric Underwood, Edward Watson
    17 June Laura Morera, Steven McRae
    18 June Yuhui Choe, Valentino Zucchetti
    17 June Zenaida Yanowsky, Natalia Osipova, Marianela Nuñez, Natalia Osipova, Thiago Soares, Akane Takada, Eric Underwood, Edward Watson
    18 June Tierney Heap, Akane Takada, Melissa Hamilton, Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Ryoichi Hirano, Tristan Dyer, Matthew Golding, Valentino Zucchetti

20 June 7 pm / 21 June 1 pm and 7 pm / 22 June 6 pm

  • 20 June Manon Marianela Nuñez
    Des Grieux Federico Bonelli
  • 21 June (mat) Manon Lauren Cuthbertson
    Des Grieux Matthew Golding
  • 21 June (eve) Manon Sarah Lamb
    Des Grieux Steven McRae
  • 22 June Manon Natalia Osipova
    Des Grieux Carlos Acosta


Based at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, The Royal Ballet is the UK’s most prestigious ballet company and one of the great classical ballet companies of the world. Led by Director Kevin O’Hare, the Company has a wide-ranging repertory that showcases the great 19th century classics alongside heritage works including those of its two great 20th century choreographers Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan. In addition, The Royal Ballet performs new works by Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Royal Ballet Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon