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The Royal Ballet returns to the Teatro Real this summer to join the 20th anniversary celebrations of the theatre’s reopening. The Company performed The Sleeping Beauty when the theatre reopened in November 1997 and now returns with Liam Scarlett’s new production of Swan Lake.
Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, said: “It’s an honour for us to be returning to the Teatro Real after over twenty years, presenting this hugely exciting new production of Swan Lake. Everyone in the Company is very much looking forward to performing in Madrid, and I'm thrilled to be able to share this production with Spanish audiences after it receives its premiere in London in May.”



The Royal Ballet
Director: Kevin O'Hare

Swan Lake

Original choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Additional choreography: Liam Scarlett and Frederick Ashton
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Production: Liam Scarlett
Designer: John Macfarlane
Lighting designer: David Finn
Conductor: Koen Kessels

Principal Orchestra of the Teatro Real
(Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid)


(Odette/Odile, Prince Siegfried)

18, 22 July
Marianela Núñez, Vadim Muntagirov

19 July
Natalia Osipova, Matthew Ball

20 July
Sarah Lamb, Ryoichi Hirano

21 July, 5pm
Akane Takada, Steven McRae

21 July, 10pm
Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli

Performance Dates

  • 18 JUL (W) 20:00h
    Turn Ballet Première
  • 19 JUL (T) 20:00h
    Turn Ballet A
  • 20 JUL (F) 20:00h
    Turn Ballet B
  • 21 JUL (S) 17:00h
    Abono Selección I
  • 21 JUL (S) 22:00h
    Abono Selección II
  • 22 JUL (S) 18:00h
    Turn Ballet C
  • Place: Main Auditorium