"Symphonic Variations" was one of Frederick Ashton's finest works for the Royal Opera House, and became a cornerstone of The Royal Ballet's repertory.
It was written for just six dancers, who never leave the stage, and uses Cesar Franck's brooding 'Variations' for piano and orchestra. The dancers perform a series of quartets, duets, sextets and solos, but always retaining a sense of serenity and spaciousness throughout.
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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)
Iolanthe at London Coliseum – 17th February to 7th April 2018
Lunchtime concerts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields – 2nd March Ó 4th May 2018 (selected dates only)
Vivaldi’s 4 Seasons — with candles and puppets – 9th March to 21st April 2018
La Traviata at London Coliseum – 16th, 22nd, 24th, 28th, 31st March, 3rd, 5th, 8th, 11th and 13th April 2018