Ballet triple bill at The Congress

The Russian State Ballet & Opera House
The Russian State Ballet & Opera House

After last year’s success, The Russian State Ballet and Opera House return to the Congress Theatre with three new and vibrant classical ballets which are being performed in the first week of December.

On the three-day menu will be The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, the greatest of romantic ballets, and the intimate and moving Romeo & Juliet – all family orientated productions.

Accompanying these stunning performances will be large live orchestra of with more than 30 musicians, making this an unforgettable journey in the run-up to Christmas and a treat for all ages.

The Nutcracker (Monday, December 2) ballet story is based on The Nutcracker and the Mouse King tells the story of Marie, a sad little girl, whose godfather gives her a Nutcracker doll as a present on Christmas Eve which turns into a Prince, and the magic begins.

The story of Swan Lake (Tuesday, December 3) is woven around two girls, Odette and Odile, who resemble each other so closely they can easily be mistaken for the other.

A compelling legend of tragic romance tells story of Odette, a Princess turned into a swan by an evil curse.

Romeo and Juliet (Wednesday, December 4) is an all-time favourite.

William Shakespeare’s classic love story was one of the first works of literature to inspire ballet choreographers - so perfectly suited to dance are its drama, romance and tragedy.

Set to one of Prokofiev’s most evocative scores, this production is filled with beautiful dance, riveting battles, and compelling drama, all amidst stunning production designs.

Performances are nightly at 7.30pm.