Royal Moscow Ballet

New SA tour of Russian Ballet for 2019

Playhouse Opera on Saturday 9 March at 2pm and 6pm

Russian cultural impresario, Edouard Miasnikov, has announced the 2019 tour of the Royal Moscow Ballet to South Africa presenting three pieces: Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture: Fantasy; the third movement of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.6 (Pathétique); and excerpts from Carl Orff’s scenic cantanta, Carmina Burana – which comes to the Durban’s Playhouse Opera on Saturday 9 March at 2pm and 6pm.


— Competition Closed —

We are giving away 5 x double tickets to the 6pm show (only) on Saturday.

To enter, comment below. Std. T&C’s apply

Royal Moscow Ballet has toured successfully around the globe presenting more than a thousand performances. The company, which consists of graduates of the best Russian choreography, ballet and dance schools, premiered as the Royal Moscow Ballet on the 12 August 2002, founded by Anatoly Emelianov and Anna Aleksidze. All ballets for this tour are choreographed by Anatoly Emelianov.

This tour continues last year’s theme celebrating great Russian composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsk.. This time two pieces are on the bill: Romeo and Juliet which is one of the best loved one-act ballets, featuring a score by Tchaikovsky, based on Shakespeare’s tragic tale of star-crossed young lovers.

The Symphony No. 6, also known as the Pathétique Symphony, is Tchaikovsky’s final completed symphony. There is much debate as to what inspired this beautiful piece. The composer entitled the work “The Passionate Symphony”, that was then incorrectly translated into French as “pathétique”, meaning “solemn” or “emotive”.

German composer Carl Heinrich Maria Orff, is best known for his distinctive cantata Carmina Burana (1935) based on 24 poems, mostly boisterous and bawdy, from the medieval
collection of texts of the same name. The opening, O Fortuna, was famously used in an iconic advert for Old Spice aftershave and as the X Factor theme. The ballet performed for this tour will be a new production of Carmina Burana.

The tour visits Johannesburg Linder Auditorium on Saturday 2 March at 3pm and 7pm and Sunday 3 March at 2pm; Pretoria’s Atterbury Theatre on 4 and 7 March at 7pm; Gabarone’s International Convention Centre on 5 March at 7pm; Durban’s Playhouse Opera on Saturday 9 March at 2pm and 6pm; the East London Guild Theatre on Monday 11 March at 7pm; and Bloemfontein’s Sand du Plessis Theatre on 12 March at 7pm.

Royal Moscow Ballet

Royal Moscow Ballet

*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. Leave a comment on our competition post to stand a chance of winning one of ten sets of general access tickets to the New SA tour of Russian Ballet for 2019. Tickets are valid for Saturday 9 March 2019 6pm ONLY.
  2. Competition opens on 04 March 2019 and closes at midday on 7 March 2019, South African Standard Time.
  3. Winner/s will be randomly drawn on 7 March 2019. Durbanite reserves the right to change the draw date.
  4. Winner/s will be notified via email and are required to confirm their attendance within 24 hour of notification or redraw will take place.
  5. Durbanite do not accept responsibility for damage to or loss of any personal property at this Event.
  6. Subject to these competition rules, Durbanite’s determination of the winners is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  7. The prizes are non-transferable for cash. If you are the winner, a copy of your South African identity document or passport may be required as proof that you are in fact the winner whose name was drawn.
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  9. Employees, agents of or consultants to Durbanite and, their immediate family members (parents, children, brothers and sisters), spouse(s), life partners, business partners and associates are excluded from this competition.
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