Anastasia, Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful and compelling full length ballet based on the true story of the lost Russian Grand Duchess is screened live into cinemas. Evocative sets and stunning costumes by Bob Crowley will transport audiences to the glittering heart of the Russian royal court and to the stark surroundings of a disturbed mind.

In its first performance by The Royal Ballet in over a decade, the live cinema screening of Anastasia features a stellar cast of critically acclaimed Principal dancers. Russian star Natalia Osipova takes on the title role with Marianela Nuñez as Kschessinksa, Federico Bonelli as ‘Her Partner, Edward Watson as ’The Husband’ and Thiago Soares as the sinister Rasputin.
As war and revolution ravage Russia, the glamorous excesses of the Romanov dynasty cometumbling down around the young Grand Duchess Anastasia. Years later, a woman named Anna Anderson, a disturbed and withdrawn psychiatric patient locked away in an asylum, is haunted by the nightmares of her past. Fact and fantasy become indistinguishable as her conviction of her true identity helps her to survive her grim reality. This heart wrenching three-act ballet will leave audiences to decide for themselves if Anna’s claims are legitimate.

Wednesday  19 April 2017  19.30 hs

Cinema City Gelilot -- Cinema City Jerusalem  Cinema City Rishon Lezion

Tel. 03-6172650 (ticket orders)

http://www.cinema-city.co.il/tickets

Tickets: 170 NIS full price; 130 NIS Senior Citizen

 

 

CAST
TSAR NICHOLAS II CHRISTOPHER SAUNDERS
TSARINA ALEXANDRA FEODOROVNA CHRISTINA ARESTIS
GRAND DUCHESS ANASTASIA / ANNA ANDERSON NATALIA OSIPOVA
RASPUTIN THIAGO SOARES
MATHILDE KSCHESSINSKA MARIANELA NUÑEZ
KSCHESSINSKA’S PARTNER FEDERICO BONELLI
THE HUSBAND EDWARD WATSON

ANASTASIA BALLET IN THREE ACTS
THIS BALLET WAS DEDICATED BY THE CHOREOGRAPHER TO NINETTE DE VALOIS, FOUNDER OF THE ROYAL BALLET
CHOREOGRAPHY KENNETH MACMILLAN MUSIC PYOTR IL’YICH TCHAIKOVSKY AND BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ FANTAISIES SYMPHONIQUES BY ARRANGEMENT WITH BOOSEY & HAWKES MUSIC PUBLISHERS LIMITED ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCED BY THE STUDIO OF
THE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF WEST BERLIN (FRITZ WINCKEL AND RÜDIGER RÜFER)
PRODUCTION REALIZED BY DEBORAH MACMILLAN DESIGNER BOB CROWLEY LIGHTING DESIGNER JOHN B. READ STAGING GARY HARRIS BALLET MASTERS CHRISTOPHER SAUNDERS, GARY AVIS, JONATHAN HOWELLS BALLET MISTRESS SAMANTHA RAINE PRINCIPAL COACHING JONATHAN COPE AND VIVIANA DURANTE
CONDUCTOR SIMON HEWETT

ORCHESTRA OF THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE CO-CONCERT MASTER SERGEY LEVITIN
DIRECTED FOR THE SCREEN BY ROSS MACGIBBON
APPROXIMATE TIMINGS: CINEMA RELAY BEGINS AT 7.30 PM
ACT I 35 MINUTES / INTERVAL 25 MINTUES / ACT II 35 MINUTES / INTERVAL 25 MINUTES /
ACT III 40 MINUTES

 

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