ROH Live: Like Water For Chocolate (12A)

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Next event: Thursday 19 January 2023 at 7.15pm
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Part of: Stage on Screen

A modern Mexican classic of magic realism provides the basis for The Royal Ballet’s new full-length work, reuniting Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon with the creative team who transformed Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and The Winter’s Tale into dance, composer Joby Talbot and designer Bob Crowley. 

The ballet is inspired by Laura Esquivel’s novel – a captivating family saga where the central character’s emotions spill out through cooking to influence everyone around her in startling and dramatic ways. In this co-production with American Ballet Theatre, Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra also acts as musical consultant for Talbot’s newly commissioned score, and Wheeldon has worked closely with Esquivel to reshape her richly layered story into an entertaining and engrossing new ballet.  

 

Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon 

Music: Joby Talbot 

Designer: Bob Crowley 

Lighting designer: Natasha Katz 

Video designer: Luke Halls 

Music consultant: Alondra de la Parra 

Inspired by the book by: Laura Esquivel 

Associate set designer: Jaimie Todd 

Associate costume designer: Lynette Mauro 

Conducted by: Alondra de la Parra 

 

Tita: Francesca Hayward 

Pedro: Marcelino Sambé 

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House 

Certificate:

12A

Duration

Approx 190 mins

Time details

Including an interval

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