Saturday lunchtime performances at the Royal Opera House return for 2017 with this landmark production of three-act ballet 'Woolf Works'.
Inspired by the life and novels of Virginia Woolf, this was the first full length ballet created for the Royal Ballet by its Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor.
Greeted with unanimous praise in 2015, 'Woolf Works' won the Critics’ Circle Award along with the Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production.
Our members were amongst the early audiences to experience 'Woolf Works' and it was one of the most popular performances we've attended at the Opera House with a wonderful score and inventive staging
'A compellingly moving experience.’ The Observer
‘Glows with ambition; a brave, thoughtful work.’ The Independent
'It takes the concept of the three-act ballet to a brave and entirely exhilarating new place’. The Guardian
Our seats are the best in their band, chosen before they go on general sale, alongside others costing far more. With unrestricted views, we are sat around halfway up the amphitheatre, no seat further back than row M.
Running time: 2 hours 35 minutes
Ticket value: £21
Cost to join this event: £18.50
This includes 25% off the ticket price and a meetup fee to cover paypal/admin.
Group size - up to 20 places
Laser lighting effects are used in this performance.
The ballet has three acts. Each springs from one of Woolf’s landmark novels: Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves.
These inspirations are also enmeshed with elements from her letters, essays and diaries.
Woolf Works expresses the heart of an artistic life driven to discover a freer, uniquely modern realism, and brings to life a world where human beings are at once both physical body and uncontained essence.
What our members said in 2015
'Mesmerising, so beautiful!'
'Thoroughly enjoyed this.'
'I feel privileged to have been able to experience this. What a spectacular enthralling thing.'
'Enthralling, mesmerising - the score was something else!'
'Excellent, loved everything about it.'
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
The Royal Opera, under the direction of Antonio Pappano, is one of the world’s leading opera companies. Based in the iconic Covent Garden theatre, it is renowned both for its outstanding performances of traditional opera and for commissioning new works by today’s leading composers, such as Harrison Birtwistle, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Thomas Adès.
The theatre is also home to The Royal Ballet, one of the great ballet companies of the world. Under the leadership of Director Kevin O’Hare, grand balletic tradition and an illustrious heritage are united with innovation, daring and exceptional standards of artistry, creativity and stagecraft to produce supreme theatre.
The extensive repertory of The Royal Ballet follows a unique trajectory from 19th-century classics to the singular legacy of works by Frederick Ashton and the compelling new canon of work by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor.
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.