"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)
La Traviata at Holland Park Opera – 29th May to 23rd June 2018
Cosi Fan Tutte at Holland Park Opera – 31st May to 22nd June 2018
Turn Of The Screw at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 26th, 27th, 29th and 30th June 2018
Hampton Court Festival — Fanfare & Fireworks – 23rd June 2018