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Spring Classics At Storyhouse

“At Storyhouse we’re committed to creating a diverse offer for our audiences. And this season we’re delighted to present a strong programme of opera and dance, both from companies new to us and also returning friends.”

Beautiful ballet, stirring opera and contemporary dance are part of an unmissable cultural programme at Storyhouse this spring. Theatregoers can look forward to the Storyhouse debut for the acclaimed Moscow City Ballet, alongside a return for English Touring Opera and the talented all-male dance company BalletBoyz.

The classics start this month with a double bill from Moscow City Ballet, presenting two of the world’s best loved ballets in classic Russian style and accompanied by a full orchestra. March sees the Olivier Award-winning English Touring Opera make a welcome return to Storyhouse following a successful visit last spring, this time with a season of Kings and Queens in the battle for love, loyalty and power.

Idomeneo explores royalty, high ideals and deep emotions, and remains one the greatest of Mozart’s ‘opera seria’ (serious operas).

Returning from the Trojan War and caught in the midst of a storm, King Idomeneo promises the raging seas that he will sacrifice the first person he meets in return for his safe passage. But cruelly, the first person he encounters is his only son, Idamante. The rivalry between the princesses Ilia and Elettra for the heart of Idamante, coupled with a king’s ill-fated promise provide a rich, emotional drama and unforgettable music.

Applauded across the globe for their stunning live performances, films and television appearances, BalletBoyz return to Storyhouse on Thursday 4 April 2019 with two new works dance enthusiasts, Them & Us are both set to original scores by world-class composers. The performance starts at 7.30pm.

LISTING INFORMATION

MOSCOW CITY BALLET: THE NUTCRACKER

Dates: Thursday 21 February 2019 – Friday 22 February 2019

Time: 7.30pm

MOSCOW CITY BALLET: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Date: Saturday 23 February 2019

Times: 3pm / 7.30pm

ENGLISH TOURING OPERA: MACBETH

Date: Friday 15 March 2019

Time: 7.30pm with a pre-show talk at 6.30pm

Macbeth will be sung in English with English surtitles

Suitable for audiences aged 12 upwards.

ENGLISH TOURING OPERA: IDOMENEO

Date: Saturday 16 March 2019

Time: 7.30pm with a pre-show talk at 6.30pm

Idomeneo will be sung in Italian with English surtitles

Suitable for audiences aged 12 upwards.

BALLETBOYZ: THEM & US

Date: Thursday 4 April 2019

Time: 7.30pm 

STORYHOUSE

Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR

HOW TO BOOK

Online:            Visit www.storyhouse.com

By Phone:       Call 01244 409 113

In person:       Visit the Ticket Kiosks at Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR

 

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