Captivating, breath-taking storytelling through music and dance.

From Tchaikovsky to Massenet, tonight we explore some of ballet’s most entrancing scores. In an evening presented by Zenaida Yanowsky, former Principal Dancer of the Royal Ballet, we invite you to fall in love with Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, to be enchanted by Stravinsky's The Firebird, and to discover some of the most beautiful music ever written.

About Best of Ballet

Where Have I Heard it Before?

Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker is a favourite for film scores. Waltz of the Flowers can be heard in Laydbird, A Princess for Christmas, and Lady Gaga and The Muppets' Christmas Spectacular.

The Nutcracker, Waltz of the Flowers Tchaikovsky

Programme to include music from:

  • Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake 
  • Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet and Cinderella 
  • Stravinsky, The Firebird 
  • Massenet, Manon 


  • Headshot of Martin Yates

    Martin Yates

  • Photograph of ballerina Zenaida Yanowsky

    Zenaida Yanowsky