Sofia National Ballet UK Tour – July 2013

Sofia National Ballet in <I>Don Quixote</I>.<br />© Sofia National Ballet. (Click image for larger version)

Sofia National Ballet in Don Quixote.
© Sofia National Ballet. (Click image for larger version)

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Raymond Gubbay presents

SOFIA NATIONAL BALLET

The Sofia National Ballet has announced an exclusive debut UK summer tour for 2013, performing in nine venues around the country.

Formed in 1928 and steeped in the Russian classical tradition for over 80 years, Sofia National Ballet has become a national cultural institution in Bulgaria and is now fast developing an international reputation for its remarkable and breath-taking performances. Featuring a company of 90 performers including an acclaimed corps de ballet and a full orchestra, their outstanding talent is perfectly showcased as they delight audiences with their magnificent artistry, elaborate sets and beautiful costumes.

Don Quixote
Giselle
Swan Lake

Performed by
Sofia National Ballet
Accompanied by the Orchestra of Sofia National Ballet
General Director – Professor Plamen Kartaloff
Artistic Director / Prima ballerina – Sara-Nora Krysteva
 

Don Quixote
No ballet can equal this Russian showpiece of thrilling technique, pure panache and explosive balletic fireworks. This is the enchanting story of an eccentric, yet noble old gentleman Don Quixote. His dreams of a fantasy world full of brave knights and beautiful ladies take us on a chivalrous adventure with his trusty servant. Love, duels and spectacular choreography combine with a dash of Spanish passion in one of the most beautiful and moving of all ballets.
 

Sofia National Ballet in <I>Swan Lake</I>.<br />© Zaharkin Igor. (Click image for larger version)

Sofia National Ballet in Swan Lake.
© Zaharkin Igor. (Click image for larger version)

Swan Lake
The most romantic ballet of all time tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. The contrasting backdrops of scenes by a moon-lit lakeside and the opulent splendour of a Palace ballroom are enriched by Tchaikovsky’s superbly orchestrated musical narrative flowing seamlessly as the performance unfolds.
 

Sofia National Ballet in <I>Giselle</I>.<br />© Zaharkin Igor. (Click image for larger version)

Sofia National Ballet in Giselle.
© Zaharkin Igor. (Click image for larger version)

Giselle
The most poignant of all classical ballets combines powerful emotions and visual splendour in a chilling and heart-rending tale of love, treachery and forgiveness from beyond the grave. The story of Giselle and her aristocratic but duplicitous lover Albrecht is set to a glorious score and brought to life by the virtuoso performances of Sofia National Ballet.
 

Dates/venues:

1 – 3 July LIVERPOOL Empire Theatre tel 0844 871 3017
Giselle 01 July – 19:30
Don Quixote 02 July – 19:30
Swan Lake 03 July – 19:30
Tickets: £10.00, £18.50, £24.00, £29.50, £34.00, £38.00

4 – 6 July READING The Hexagon tel 0118 960 6060
Don Quixote 04 July – 19:30
Giselle 05 July – 19:30
Swan Lake 06 July – 14:30 & 19:30
Tickets: £29.50, £32.50, £34.50

8 – 10 July AYLESBURY Waterside Theatre tel 0844 871 7607
Don Quixote 08 July – 19:30
Giselle 09 July – 19:30
Swan Lake 10 July – 14:30 & 19:30
Eves: £16.00, £20.00, £24.00, £28.00, £31.00, £36.00
Mats: £13.00, £17.00, £21.00, £25.00, £29.00, £32.00

11 – 13 July GLASGOW King’s Theatre tel 0844 871 7648
Don Quixote 11 July – 19:30
Giselle 12 July – 19:30
Swan Lake 13 July – 14:30 & 19:30
Tickets: £15.00, £19.50, £25.00, £28.00, £31.00, £36.00

15 – 17 July EDINBURGH Playhouse tel 0844 871 3014
Don Quixote 15 July – 19:30
Giselle 16 July – 19:30
Swan Lake – 17 July – 19:30
Tickets: £17.50, £22.50, £26.50, £32.50, £34.50, £39.50

19 – 21 July BRISTOL Hippodrome tel 0844 871 3012
Giselle 19 July -19.30
Swan Lake 20 July – 14:30 & 19:30
Swan Lake 21 July – 14:30
Eves: £14.00, £26.00, £31.00, £36.50, £40.50
Mats: £11.00, £14.00, £18.00, £25.00, £30.00

22 – 24 July MANCHESTER Palace Theatre tel 0844 871 7627
Don Quixote 22 July – 19:30
Giselle 23 July – 19:30
Swan Lake 24 July – 14:30 & 19:30
Tickets: £15.00, £19.50, £26.00, £32.00, £37.00

25 – 27 July WOKING Victoria Theatre tel 0844 871 7645
Don Quixote 25 July – 19:30
Giselle 26 July – 19:30
Swan Lake – 27 July – 14:30 & 19:30
Tickets: £17.00, £21.00, £26.00, £31.00, £37.00

29 – 31 July MILTON KEYNES Theatre tel 0844 871 7652
Giselle 29 July – 19:30
Don Quixote 30 July – 19:30
Swan Lake 31 July – 14:30 & 19:30
Tickets: £15.00, £24.00, £29.00, £33.00, £36.00, £41.00
 

Tickets are subject to booking fee. For further information and to book tickets online go to: www.raymondgubbay.co.uk/SofiaBallet

Video footage of Sofia National Ballet can be viewed: http://youtu.be/GDT8JICH5co
 

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