Royal Ballet's 2006-07 Season to Feature New British Works

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The Royal Ballet's upcoming season will include the premieres of new short works by British choreographers Christopher Wheeldon, Wayne McGregor, Alastair Marriott, and Will Tuckett, the company announced.

Tuckett will create a new ballet version of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's Seven Deadly Sins, to appear on a mixed program in April and May 2007. McGregor and Wheeldon's works will be seen on a program in November; neither title has been announced, but McGregor's piece will be set to music by Jobie Talbot. Marriott's unnamed work will be seen on a mixed bill in March.

The season also includes revivals of six full-length ballets: Ninette de Valois' version of Copp_lia, Monica Mason and Christopher Newton's new staging of The Sleeping Beauty (which debuts at the end of the current season), Peter Wright's The Nutcracker, Anthony Dowell's Swan Lake, John Cranko's Onegin, and Kenneth MacMillan's Mayerling.

The season opens on October 5 with a program of works by Balanchine, Glen Tetley, and Jir‹ Kyl‹an, conducted by Antonio Pappano, the music director of the Royal Opera. Other highlights include a new staging of Bournonville's Napoli Divertissements by Royal Ballet principal dancer Johan Kobborg.

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