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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
Yasmine Naghdi, Matthew Ball

20 July
Sarah Lamb, Ryoichi Hirano

21 July, 5pm
Akane Takada, William Bracewell

21 July, 10pm
Yasmine Naghdi, Federico Bonelli

Programme of show

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Performance Dates

  • 18 JUL (W) 22:00h
  • 19 JUL (T) 22:00h
  • 20 JUL (F) 22:00h
  • 21 JUL (S) 19:00h
  • 22 JUL (S) 00:00h
  • 22 JUL (S) 20:00h
  • Place: Main Auditorium

Approximate running time

3 horas
Act I: 1 hour and 5 minutes
Intermission: 20 minutes
Act II: 40 minutes
Intermission: 20 minutes
Act III: 25 minutes