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Saturday, April 25, 2015


Crown of the Russian Ballet’s 175th Tchaikovsky Anniversary Celebrations comes to Durban on April 28 and 29 at the Playhouse Opera Theatre with performances at 19h30.

The programme has been specially prepared for South African audiences by the company’s artistic director Anatoly Emelianov and is certain to thrill classical ballet enthusiasts of all ages.

The programme opens with the world premiere of Emelianov’s new production of one of Tchaikovsky’s undoubted masterpieces, the one-act ballet, Manfred. The second half features two evergreen favourites - a suite from The Sleeping Beauty featuring the original Marius Petipa choreography and the one-act Romeo and Juliet choreographed by Emelianov.

Crown of the Russian Ballet is proudly presented by impresario Edouard Miasnikov who specialises in sharing Russian culture with South African audiences in the interests of widening cultural exchange and dialogue.

Booking is at Computicket and early booking is advised to avoid disappointment. Tickets priced from R150 to R280.