About The Royal Ballet: The Winter's Tale
King Leontes of Sicilia is crippled with an all-consuming jealousy when his friend, King Polixenes of Bohemia, stays with him and his wife Hermione. What follows is a tale where a marriage is destroyed, a child is abandoned and all hope is seemingly lost for two lovers.
Celebrating its tenth anniversary, The Winter's Tale is an award-winning modern ballet classic, packed with emotional turmoil heightened by Joby Talbot’s compelling score and Bob Crowley’s atmospheric designs.
Running time: 3 hours and 20 minutes (including two intervals)
Choreography Christopher Wheeldon
Scenario Christopher Wheeldon and Joby Talbot
Music Joby Talbot
Designer Bob Crowley
Lighting Designer Natasha Katz
Projection Designer Daniel Brodie
Silk Effects Designer Basil Twist
Conductor Koen Kessels
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
A co-production between The Royal Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada