Anna Karenina at Royal Opera House - London

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(The Observer - by Kate Kellaway)  -  The Mariinsky company – formerly the Kirov ballet – unveils the fifth production of its Covent Garden season (celebrating the 50th anniversary of its first visit to London) with what is perhaps its most high-risk piece: Anna Karenina. Who would convert Tolstoy's novel into a ballet? The idea seems audaciously doomed: how could the story possibly survive without words? But from the moment the curtain goes up, it is clear that Alexei Ratmansky... περισσότερα

Kate Kellaway