An early New Years treat will be a family outing to see The Firebird in a triple bill at the ROH on December 29th. Mara Galeazzi and Edward Watson are cast in the lead roles and I am looking forward to seeing this unique ballet come alive after watching it with interest on DVD. It will be one of Mara’s first performances following the birth of a daughter earlier this year.
In 2010 we went on a school trip to see Edward and Mara perform Romeo and Juliet in Macmillan’s interpretation of this classic. I remember being completely enchanted by the emotional Balcony Scene, which to me is the most stunning Pas de Deux ever created.
Mara was born in Brescia, Italy and trained at La Scala in Milan before joining the Royal Ballet where she was promoted to Principal in 2003. In 2007 she established the charity foundation ‘Dancing for the Children’ and in 2009 she was awarded the Cavaliere del Lavoro knighthood by the President of Italy.
Visit Mara’s official website for beautiful pictures and more.