A Christmas Carol – the new ballet from Sally Beamish

A Christmas Carol – the new ballet from Sally Beamish
© Roosa Okaharju - Finnish National Ballet

The world premiere of a new ballet, A Christmas Carol, with choreography by David Bintley and music by Sally Beamish, opens on 1 December at Finnish National Ballet, with a run of 17 performances. 

This full-length story-ballet, based on the book of the same title by Charles Dickens is the second score Beamish has created with David Bintley, following The Tempest in 2016 for Birmingham Royal Ballet. Beamish has described how bells, street music and dances from the various Christmas parties in the story have given her a rich starting point for the score, not forgetting the darker themes for which she has employed strange harmonics and ghostly percussion techniques to create other-worldly effects in the orchestra. 

You can hear a preview of the music here, or to find out more and get tickets visit A Christmas Carol - Ooppera – Baletti.


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