"Tarantella" is an exuberant pas de deux by George Balanchine, full of brilliant swagger and charm, and loosely inspired by the energy and lively rhythms of southern Italy.
The dancers are required to show speed, precision and athleticism, but mixed in with the pyrotechnics are some witty and cheeky steps, to give it a feeling of open-hearted, good natured fun.
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More classical music · More events at Royal Opera House
If you enjoy classical concerts at Royal Opera House, then here are some other events you might like…
Guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall – Every day
Sunday organ recitals at St Paul’s Cathedral – Every Sunday (apart from the last Sunday of the month)
Lunchtime concerts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields – 15th January Ó 30th April 2018 (selected dates only)
Iolanthe at London Coliseum – 17th February to 7th April 2018
Myths and Fairytales — Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – 27th February 2018
A Midsummer Nights Dream at London Coliseum – 1st, 4th, 8th, 10th, 14th and 15th March 2018