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By Prospect   July 2010

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SUMMER BALLET

Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Opera House; Mikhailovsky Ballet, Carlos Acosta and guest artists, London Coliseum; Sylvie Guillem, Sadler’s Wells

London’s balletomanes are going to need a bus pass or a bicycle—and deep pockets—to stay ahead of the game this month.

The Bolshoi, still awaiting completion of their Moscow home’s £500m refit, are back at the Royal Opera House (19th July-8th August) with bankable favourites, an eagerly awaited revival of Coppélia by Sergei Vikharev and firecracker virtuosity from the young Natalia Osipova.

Undaunted by the competition, the dancers…

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