Culture: Triple bill of ballet favourites
THE RUSSIAN STATE BALLET OF SIBERIA: Three favourite ballets can be seen at De Montfort Hall when Sergei Bobrov brings his acclaimed company back to the UK.
The Nutcracker, Coppélia and Swan Lake will be performed in Leicester as The Russian State Ballet of Siberia arrive, accompanied by their own orchestra.
Based in Krasnoyarsk, the 2012-13 tour will be the company's eleventh visit to the UK.
The Nutcracker, by Tchaikovsky, is the most famous of fantasy ballets and is popular for its family-friendly story and Christmas themes.
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Coppélia is a comedy of errors set in a doll maker's workshop with an animated score from Delibes. Meanwhile, Swan Lake is considered the greatest romantic ballet of all time and features Tchaikovsky's most memorable score.
The company take up residence at De Montfort Hall from January 18-20. Coppélia is on Friday, January 18, at 7.30pm, The Nutcracker on Saturday, January 19, at 2.30pm and 7.30pm, and Swan Lake on Sunday, January 20, at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets are priced from £18-50 £34. Call the box office on 0116 233 3111.