Saturday lunchtime performances at the Royal Opera House return next year with landmark production, 'Woolf Works'.
Inspired by the life and novels of Virginia Woolf, this full-length ballet was greeted with unanimous praise in 2015.
Created by the Royal Ballet's Resident Choreographer, Wayne McGregor, 'Woolf Works' won the Critics’ Circle Award for Best Classical Choreography and the Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production.
Our members were amongst the early audiences to experience this adventurous ballet and it was amongst the most popular we've attended with a wonderful score and contemporary 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
Side slip seats are high and near the stage. Reserving early, we obtain better sight lines than are generally available to the public. Numbers are strictly limited to the seats that I consider excellent value.
A restricted view of the stage BUT all the atmosphere of the venue and a great way to sample a performance at this legendary Opera House for minimal cost.
These tickets are subsidised to allow access to all and thus at way under £20 they offer incredible value.
From The Guardian on the Opera House side slip experience: "I pick up on the hidden advantages of this high spot where, if I stood up and stretched, I could almost touch the ceiling. From up here, the epic scale of the building is revealed in all its multi-tiered, maroon-and-gold glory…. "
NOTE: We have unrestricted view seats for this performance as well with discounts (click here).
Ticket costs £6
Cost to join this event: £8 including booking / paypal fee
30 places only
Running time: around 2 hours 35 minutes
Note: 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 opera 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.