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Production Gallery: The Royal Ballet's Asphodel Meadows | reviews, news & interviews

Production Gallery: The Royal Ballet's Asphodel Meadows

Production Gallery: The Royal Ballet's Asphodel Meadows

Photos by Johan Persson of Liam Scarlett's beautiful premiere at Covent Garden

Photographs by Johan Persson

Johan Persson took the photographs for The Royal Ballet's world premiere of Liam Scarlett's Asphodel Meadows, which opened on 5 May 2010. Read theartsdesk's review of the ballet here.

The music is Francis Poulenc's 1932 Concerto for Two Pianos; design is by John Macfarlane, and lighting by Jennifer Tipton. The Royal Opera House Orchestra was conducted by Barry Wordsworth, with pianists Robert Clark and Kate Shipway.

Click on a photo to enter the full view and slideshow.

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  1. Opening tableau: Marianela Nuñez, Tamara Rojo and Laura Morera
  2. Artists of The Royal Ballet: 1st movement
  3. Rupert Pennefather and Marianela Nuñez
  4. Rupert Pennefather and Marianela Nuñez
  5. Rupert Pennefather and Marianela Nuñez
  6. Rupert Pennefather and Marianela Nuñez
  7. Artists of The Royal Ballet: 2nd movement
  8. Tamara Rojo and ensemble
  9. Tamara Rojo and Bennet Gartside
  10. Tamara Rojo and Bennet Gartside
  11. Laura Morera and Ricardo Cervera: 3rd movement

Watch Francis Poulenc play in his own double piano concerto with Jacques Février and Orchestra National de la RTF conducted by Georges Prêtre:





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Thank you so much for the photos and the recording of the concerto. What a wonderful idea to link the photos to a recording of the music - by the composer no less. Fascinating to watch and hear Poulenc play. This is great for those of us who can't get to London to see the ballet.

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