Monthly Archives: February 2021

Virtual Guided Historical Tour of Pompeii Italy

Founded in the 8th Century by the Oscans, Pompeii was the home of the ancient Italians people who settled on these southern slopes of Mount Vesuvius along the banks of the Sarno River.

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Virtual Guided Historical Tour of Pompeii Italy on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM EST

Despite so much history to restore the city from earthquakes and personal troubles, on August 24t of 79 AD, Pompeii fell to the disastrous eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Since then, it has been a heavily visited area by travelers from all over the worked.

Take a virtual guided experience of the archaeological site of Pompeii. See the ruins of location such as the Forum, Thermal Bathes, the Garden of the Fugitives, the Basilica and much more!

Note: Our live guide will be using photos, art (and perhaps other media) during the tour. He will cover the history and modern significance of each location. we visit.

How to Stream The Royal Ballet’s Raymonda Act III online

Join The Royal Ballet for a special Friday Premiere stream of Raymonda Act III.

Raymonda was created by Marius Petipa in 1898 for the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg. It contains some of his most spectacular choreography and a magnificent score by Alexander Glazunov, full of spirited rhythms and lilting waltzes – George Balanchine called it ‘some of the finest ballet music we have’.


Raymonda Act III (2019) • 39m To access technical help, please complete this technical assistance form.

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This event is scheduled to begin at 7pm GMT on 12 February 2021. If the event does not begin automatically, please refresh the page. The performance lasts for about 40 minutes.

Following the live stream, a film of the performance will be available to watch On Demand until 14 March 2021.

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Raymonda was created by Marius Petipa in 1898 for the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg. It contains some of his most spectacular choreography and a magnificent score by Alexander Glazunov, full of spirited rhythms and lilting waltzes – George Balanchine called it ‘some of the finest ballet music we have’. Rudolf Nureyev had an intimate knowledge of Raymonda: he performed in the ballet as a young dancer with the Kirov Theatre and staged a full-length version for The Royal Ballet in 1964, reviving many of the dances from memory.

Nureyev presented an adapted version of Act III at Covent Garden in 1969. Against an opulent setting created by Barry Kay, a Hungarian folkdance opens the wedding celebrations for a ballerina and her cavalier. A lively male pas de quatre is followed by the famous grand pas hongrois, which contains ensembles for all 10 dancers, who wear radiant white costumes. Act III of Raymonda was performed as part of a tribute to Nureyev at the Royal Opera House in 2003.

Recovery Campaign
Live performance is a shared experience, and our audiences are at the heart of what we do on our stages, backstage, online, in cinemas and in our communities. This year’s global pandemic has affected all arts organisations across the world. We have lost £3 in every £5 of our income, and any Government loan will take us only part of the way. We need your help to bring artists back to our stages. Please consider making a donation to the Royal Opera House Recovery Campaign.

You can make a donation here.

The 2020/21 Ballet Season is generously supported by Aud Jebsen.

Streaming generously supported by The Foyle Foundation.