11 February - 4 March
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium
2:30, incl. 2 intermissions
Famous ballet classic, now in The Netherlands!
For the first time in the Netherlands, we are presenting our own production of Marius Petipa’s legendary ballet Raymonda; a sample sheet of classical ballet technique, which is famed for its wonderful character dances. Associate artistic director Rachel Beaujean – assisted by a team that includes Ted Brandsen and Grigori Tchitcherine – is creating a completely new version of this masterpiece of the Russian ballet. The choreographic splendour will be retained, but the story will have an exciting new twist.
Choreography Marius Petipa
Production, concept and
additional choreography Rachel Beaujean
Music Aleksandr Glazoenov
Assistant for research,
and character dance rehearsals Grigori Tchitcherine
Musical accompaniment Dutch National Ballet Orchestra conducted by Boris Gruzin
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‘I am really looking forward to my debut as Raymonda’
Principal dancer Maia Makhateli:
“Raymonda is one of the purest of all the classical ballets and therefore one of my absolute favourites. We’ve already been working on it throughout the past corona year. Rachel is keeping the style and choreography, but adding changes to make it more relevant to today. The production is going to be magnificent and I’m really looking forward to this world premiere.”
Dutch National Ballet Orchestra
conducted by Boris Gruzin
Since its inception in 1965, the orchestra has been proud to accompany its partners, Dutch National Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater. The working method is unique in the Netherlands.
Almost every performance at Dutch National Opera & Ballet is preceded by an introduction, with background information that can deepen your theater visit. The introductions are in Dutch and admission is free by showing a valid ticket.
Time: 45 minutes before the start of each performance
Location: Odeonzaal; entrance between the even and odd cloakrooms