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Frederick Ashton
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Frederick Ashton

Founder Choreographer of the Royal Ballet

Cristina Franchi
 

The centenary of the birth of Frederick Ashton was marked in 2004. Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet, whose work defined the English style of ballet, was inspired to dance by Anna Pavlova and encouraged by Ninette de Valois (Founder of the Royal Ballet). Ashton's career as dancer, choreographer and director spans the Company's history from its earliest days. His influence is still seen today in the repertory and style that informs the Company, with ballets such as La Fille mal Gardée, Ondine and Façade. This is one of the first of a series of books in the Royal Opera House Heritage Series, featuring a unique collection of images from the Royal Opera House Archives. The Series celebrates some of the legendary figures from the world of ballet and opera who have been associated with the Royal Opera House and its resident Companies, The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera.


Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-461-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Margot Fonteyn
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Margot Fonteyn

Prima Ballerina Assoluta of the Royal Ballet

Cristina Franchi
 

Margot Fonteyn is The Royal Ballet's legendary Prima Ballerina Assoluta, and the company's first ‘home grown' ballerina. Frederick Ashton's first muse, her lyrical style and innate grace were illuminated in the many ballets he created for her. Her Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty reopened the Royal Opera House in 1946 and confirmed The Royal Ballet as the major classical ballet company in the UK. It was also the role in which she conquered American audiences when The Royal Ballet first appeared in New York in 1949. This book brings together for the first time over 120 images which chart the whole of Fonteyn's career with The Royal Ballet, from 1934 until her last appearances in galas in the 1980s. This is the second of a series of books in the Royal Opera House Heritage Series, featuring a unique collection of images from the Royal Opera House Archives.



Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-460-9 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Pas De Deux
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Pas De Deux

The Royal Ballet in Pictures

Cristina Franchi
 

Pas de deux shows dancers of The Royal Ballet in remarkable and beautiful photographs, taken at the Royal Opera House. The images record striking pas de deux moments across The Royal Ballet’s repertory. It includes classic such as Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, masterpieces by Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan, who were instrumental in moulding the company’s repertory, as well as new works by the leading choreographers of today.




Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-777-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | HB
Placido Domingo and The Royal Opera House
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Placido Domingo and The Royal Opera House

Cristina Franchi
 

Arguably the greatest tenor of our time, Domingo is the subject of the first opera book in the Royal Opera House Heritage Series, which focuses on the special relationship he has enjoyed with the Company and with the Royal Opera House since his debut there in 1971. His mastery of the Italian and French dramatic tenor repertory has not stopped him finding fresh challenges, notably as Heldentenor in Wagner and as an orchestral conductor.




Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-622-1 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Rudolf Nureyev and the Royal Ballet
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Rudolf Nureyev and the Royal Ballet

Cristina Franchi
 

This book celebrates the special place Rudolf Nureyev occupies in the history of The Royal Ballet with more than 120 photographs of his roles and productions. The first international ballet superstar, Nureyev defected from Russia in 1961 and first appeared with The Royal Ballet in 1962, partnering Margot Fonteyn in Giselle and the pas de deux from Le Corsaire. These performances saw the start of a legendary partnership that was to enthrall audiences throughout the world. His phenomenal technique, his appetite for new dance experiences, and his flamboyant life-style brought ballet to the attention of a wider audience and raised the status of male dancing for ever.



Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-462-3 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB