The Royal Bal­let live from the Royal Opera House

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The Royal Bal­let’s live cin­ema slate will be in­tro­duced through Ken­neth MacMil­lan’s full length bal­let, Anas­ta­sia. Watch the world-fa­mous com­pany per­form the well-known reper­toire live at Eden Cin­e­mas on Wed­nes­day 2 Novem­ber at 8.15pm.

Ken­neth MacMil­lan’s ful­l­length bal­let is a com­pelling ex­plo­ration of iden­tity in the tur­bu­lent wake of the Rus­sian revo­lu­tion. Anas­ta­sia is a bal­let about one of the great his­tor­i­cal mys­ter­ies of the 20th cen­tury, only re­cently solved. At the height of the Rus­sian Revo­lu­tion the royal fam­ily were ex­e­cuted, but af­ter­wards a young woman ap­peared – ap­par­ently a sur­viv­ing royal princess, the Grand Duchess Anas­ta­sia. Known as ‘Anna An­der­son’, she couldn’t re­mem­ber her past and she was pre­sumed to be an im­poster.

This pro­duc­tion is one of Ken­neth MacMil­lan’s first cre­ations on be­com­ing di­rec­tor of The Royal Bal­let in 1970, and is per­formed to mu­sic by Tchaikovsky and Mart­inu. The pow­er­ful melodies help the au­di­ence fol­low the events lead­ing to the mur­der of a fam­ily, and Anna’s con­fused dreams – or mem­o­ries.

Natalia Osipova will be performing the role of Anas­ta­sia in this cin­ema live broad­cast. The char­ac­ter presents a pow­er­ful and psy­cho­log­i­cal chal­lenge for the prin­ci­pal bal­le­rina, which is a rare op­por­tu­nity to see a land­mark bal­let by a ma­jor chore­og­ra­pher.

This dra­matic and haunt­ing pro­duc­tion of the ex­plo­ration of Anna’s night­mare of iden­tity is avail­able to watch at a frac­tion of the over­seas prices. Be part of the global au­di­ence by view­ing the Royal Bal­let live broad­cast for one night only. Tick­ets for the live broad­cast are avail­able at €18 for adults and €10 for chil­dren and un­der 16. This in­cludes a com­pli­men­tary glass of wine and com­pli­men­tary park­ing at the Eden Leisure Car park. If you’re un­able to at­tend the live show, an en­core screen­ing will be held on Sun­day 6 Novem­ber at 3pm. Tick­ets for this are priced at €15 for adults and €10 for chil­dren, in­clud­ing free park­ing.

Tick­ets may be pur­chased from the Eden Cin­ema box of­fice or on­line at www.edencin­e­mas.com.mt.

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