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Thursday, December 15, 2022



Coming up in the Rhumbelow Theatre’s Classic Cinema series will be THE ROYAL BALLET: A DIAMOND CELEBRATION on December 31, 2022, at 14h00. (The film was live streamed on November 16, 2022)

This film is part of the Royal Opera House Season 2022/2023, these presentations are live streamed events, with intervals, starring some of the world’s top performers. They are also recorded for venues such as The Rhumbelow Theatre.

“We are proud to bring you this series of Cinema experiences, as we endeavour to provide entertainment to appeal to everyone,” says Roland Stansell, who runs the Rhumbelow circuit.

The Royal Ballet’s dazzling principals lead an evening not to be missed, their sparkling talents a perfect fit for a diamond anniversary. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of The Friends of Covent Garden, this programme recognises the amazing support of all ROH Friends past and present.

The showcase will demonstrate the breadth and diversity of The Royal Ballet’s repertory in classical, contemporary and heritage works. It will also include world premieres of short ballets by choreographers Pam Tanowitz, Joseph Toonga and Valentino Zucchetti as well as The Royal Ballet’s first performance of For Four by Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon and a performance of George Balanchine’s Diamonds.


Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan

Music: Franz Liszt

Arrangement and orchestration: John Lanchbery

Designer: Nicholas Georgiadis

Scenario: Gillian Freeman

Lighting designer: John B. Read

Conducted by: Koen Kessels

Crown Prince Rudolf: Ryoichi Hirano

Baroness Mary Vetsera: Natalia Osipova

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


The Royal Ballet: A Diamond Celebration will be shown on December 31, 2022, at 14h00. Running time: 2 hours and 50 minutes, including two intervals. (Venue opens 60 minutes before show for snacks/drinks).

Tickets R125. Booking is essential on email: or Computicket at

Food is available at the venue. There is a bar (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). Limited secure parking available.

For more information contact 0824998636 or visit