Asphodel Meadows/The Two Pigeons

Asphodel Meadows/The Two Pigeons

Royal Opera House

  • Booking from: Friday, 18 January 2019 -
    Booking until: Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Asphodel Meadows/The Two Pigeons description

Ballets by Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton and Royal Ballet Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett share the stage in this mixed programme with music by Messager and Poulenc.

Sheer romantic charm sums up Ashton's version of The Two Pigeons (1961). It has Messager's ever-tuneful score alongside a touching love story of a brief flirtation that threatens a young couple's relationship. The imagery of birds is wittily part of the choreography that contrasts bohemian Paris with the darker passions of a gypsy camp. Liam Scarlett's Asphodel Meadows was enthusiastically acclaimed at its premiere in 2010. Set to music by another French composer, Poulenc, it shows how the line and lyricism of Ashton continue into the contemporary Royal Ballet repertory and defining style.

Playing at Royal Opera House

Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD GB (venue info)

Royal Opera House Directions
Performance Times
Mon - - -
Tue - - -
Wed - - -
Thu - - -
Fri - - 19:00
Sat 12:00 14:00 19:00
Sun - - -
Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD GB
Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD GB
Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD GB
Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD GB
Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD GB
Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD GB