World Book Day: Your dream operas and ballets based on literature
From Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas to 1984: The Ballet, your fantasy works.
Storified by Royal Opera House· Thu, Mar 07 2013 03:17:58
@RoyalOperaHouse Orwell's 1984 would be marvellous, and perfect for McGregor. #AllTheVideoScreens #WorldBookDayVampire Soup
@RoyalOperaHouse What about kids books into ballets: Charlie and the Choc Factory, His Dark Materials, Dr Seuss, Charlottes Web,...DaveTriesBallet
@RoyalOperaHouse I would turn Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre into a Ballet... It would be a delight for the senses. #WorldBookDayYo soy Yo
@RoyalOperaHouse I would turn Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood into a ballet :)YI
@RoyalOperaHouse i would turn Tim Burton's Melancholy Death of OysterBoy into a ballet #worldbookdayJD Saladleaf
@RoyalOperaHouse "Fight Club" would be interesting in a ballet ! And for an opera, I would suggest "Requiem for a Dream"Jon Cellar
@RoyalOperaHouse Mario Puzo's The Godfather; Sarah Water's The Little Stranger; Hilary Mantel's Cromwell trilogy. #WorldBookDayPresto Classical
@RoyalOperaHouse Treasure Island. A Tale of Two Cities. Lord of the Flies. More than enough to be thinking about there!Geraint Smith
@RoyalOperaHouse "The Book of Evidence" by John Banville. Or Kate O Brien "As Music and Splendour"! - an opera about . . . opera singersButterfly Wing
@RoyalOperaHouse I would turn Ian McEwan's Atonement into a ballet. #WorldBookDayanna merrick
@RoyalOperaHouse : Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas!Lady Projectionist
@RoyalOperaHouse 50 Shades of Grey as a ballet!Kevin Orgill
@WNOtweet @RoyalOperaHouse Riders by Jilly Cooper. Any of Jilly's novels, in fact. So wrong, yet so right... #worldbookdayNewhaven
If you could turn any book into a ballet or opera, which would you choose?
Those of a literary bent may enjoy Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (16 March - 13 April) The Metamorphosis (16 - 23 March), Kafka Fragments (28 - 30 March), The Firework-Maker's Daughter (3 - 13 April) and Hansel and Gretel (8 - 11 May), and Raven Girl (24 May - 8 June).