However we do know it's a collaborative piece with costumes designed by Burberry's chief creative officer Daniel Lee. The score is by the Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir, with lighting design by regular McGregor collaborator Lucy Carter and set design by the late Cuban-born American artist Carmen Herrera, whom McGregor describes as 'a great minimalist artist.'
The second piece in the programme is Royal Ballet artistic associate Christopher Wheeldon’s supremely elegant Corybantic Games (pictured top).
Created in 2018 as part of the commemorations of Leonard Bernstein’s centenary, and set to Bernstein’s Serenade after Plato’s 'Symposium', it goes back to ancient Greece, referencing classical athletes and lovers, presided over by a benign goddess.
Corybantic Games features an award-winning collaboration with the dress designer Erdem Moralioglu, and is framed by Jean-Marc Puissant’s set, an abstract classical temple structure.
It is a beautiful work, showing the Royal Ballet dancers at their best.
The final piece is Kenneth MacMillan's intense Anastasia Act III.
Natalia Osipova as Anna Anderson in Anastasia, The Royal Ballet ©2016 ROH. Photo: Tristram Kenton
Set to music by Bohuslav Martinů, it's inspired by the story of the woman who believed she was the Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov, sole survivor of Tsar Nicholas II's family, who were killed by Bolsheviks. The central role, an interpretative challenge for any ballerina, will alternate between the Russian superstar Natalia Osipova and Royal Ballet stalwart Laura Morera.
The Saturday 17 June performance will mark Laura Morera's retirement after a remarkable career with The Royal Ballet.
Read our end-of-career interview with Laura Morera HERE
Age guidance: 12+
|What||The Royal Ballet, McGregor/Wheeldon/ MacMillan, ROH|
|Where||Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Covent Garden (underground)|
09 Jun 23 – 17 Jun 23, 19:30 Sat 10 June at 19:00 Dur.: TBC
|Website||Click here to book|