Watch in full on YouTube - two tales of outsiders, mortality and sacrifice, set to magnificent live scores

We have a treat for you! We're releasing Christopher Hampson's The Rite of Spring and Sir Kenneth MacMillan's The Fairy's Kiss for audiences around the world to enjoy for free.

The Rite of Spring – available from 7pm Wed 27 May

The Fairy's Kiss - available from 7pm Wed 10 June

Both will be available to stream until 30 June 2020.


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Delve deeper into The Rite of Spring

Feel the raw energy of Stravinsky's score and the anguish of moral conflict, brought to an end through violent sacrifice.

Picture a perfect evening in Paris, 29 May 1913 – the world premiere of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. Turns out it didn’t go quite so perfectly as planned. Its pulsating rhythms were considered so outrageous and avant-garde that it caused a riot in the auditorium. There was complete pandemonium and it's rumoured the police were even called to calm the enraged crowd. 

Christopher Hampson's The Rite of Spring made waves of its own with audiences and critics alike. The Herald says 'go see for yourself how [Hampson] uses the familiar Stravinsky score to power a bruising broth of sibling rivalry.'

Delve deeper into The Fairy's Kiss

A boy cursed with a kiss, destined for immortality.

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale 'The Ice Maiden', The Fairy's Kiss is a one-act ballet composed by Igor Stravinsky in 1928. Scottish Ballet brought new life to the production in Autumn 2017 to mark the 25th anniversary of the death of its choreographer, Sir Kenneth MacMillan.

The Fairy's Kiss toured the UK to wide acclaim, including Scottish Ballet's debut performance at the Royal Opera House, London, as part of Kenneth MacMillan: A National Celebration.