Zenaida Yanowsky in Variation 6, Nureyev’s version of Petipa’s Raymonda, Act 3. Royal Ballet, December 2012. Photo © Dave Morgan.

There was a joyous account of Raymonda herself from Yanowsky. It’s a role that she so very obviously enjoys – she does the hand-clapping solo with such relish, and she projects so well that the people on the back row of the amphitheatre must get as much pleasure from it as those downstairs.