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Your reaction: Wheeldon / Scarlett / McGregor Mixed Bill

Audience tweets and press reviews from the opening night a programme featuring Viscera, Infra and Fool's Paradise.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Online Content)

5 November 2012 at 11.45am | 5 Comments

Your reaction: Royal Ballet Mixed Bill

Audience tweets and press reviews from the opening night a programme featuring Viscera, Infra and Fool's Paradise.

Storified by Royal Opera House · Mon, Nov 05 2012 03:40:30

>A selection of your tweets...
Viscera thrilling - Laura Morera stunning. Fool's Paradise a beautiful lullaby. Infra reaffirmed as a masterpiece. #ROHtripleJSP
Of the #ROHtriple pieces, Fool's has left me feeling the most awe inspired by what is possible from ballet, after watching at close quartersRebecca Jukes
Viscera not as visceral as I'd have expected. #rohtriple. Liked Infra best, but not the Opie figures *distracting technical bit*emma beatty
Marianela Nuñez and Ryoichi Hirano in Viscera. © Andrej Uspenski / ROH 2012Royal Opera House Covent Garden
@RoyalOperaHouse Amazing triple ballet last night #ROHtriple - well worth the train from Suffolk and the additional bus #worksontheline!Sally Ball
Liam Scarlett what a young talent, he is definitely a big part of future ballet choreography #RB #Viscera #talentJenniferC
Loved the ballet last night. Wayne McGregor's post industrial, pre-apocalyptic 'infra' was just sublime.Jason Lamont
Artists of The Royal Ballet in Fool's Paradise. © Andrej Uspenski / ROH 2012Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Just seen #ROHTriple - first mistake of O'Hare reign, variety please. And surely you have more dancers than that dying to get on stage.Pat Heath
@RoyalOperaHouse Fool's Paradise and Infra were out of this world. A dream of a triple bill #ROHtripleJulien
Magnificent night at Royal Ballet's new triple bill. Chris Wheeldon's Fools Paradise is stunning + Wayne McGregor's Infra better than ever!Matthew Cain
Listen to Liam Scarlett talk about Viscera...
Liam Scarlett introduces VisceraChoreographer Liam Scarlett talks about his ballet Viscera, first premiered with Miami City Ballet and now coming to Covent Garden.
Watch Christopher Wheeldon rehearsing Fool's Paradise...
Christopher Wheeldon rehearses Fool's Paradise with Principal Artists of The Royal Balletroyaloperahouse
Watch Wayne McGregor speak about what inspired Infra in this piece from its premiere in 2008...
Wayne McGregor on creating Infra for The Royal Balletroyaloperahouse
What the press had to say...
Viscera/Infra/Fool's Paradise, Royal Ballet | Dance reviews, news & interviews | The Arts DeskHauntingly familiar: Marianela Nuñez and Ryoichi Hirano in Liam Scarlett's new Viscera A new Liam Scarlett ballet has become an event, ev...
Mixed programme, Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, review - TelegraphAnyone wanting to see the state of contemporary ballet could do worse than head quickly for the Royal Opera House - where works by two mo...

What did you think of the Royal Ballet Mixed Bill?

This article has 5 comments

  1. Richard Bolton responded on 6 November 2012 at 10:22am Reply

    Marianela Nunez was the best thing on stage last night. She made Liam Scarlett's ballet for me. And Melissa Hamilton immensely powerful. We'll done ladies. Boys looking good in Fool's Paradise and loved the glittery lighting effects.

  2. Nicolas responded on 6 November 2012 at 8:25pm Reply

    another special evening at the ROH. I loved all the three ballets which provided a contrasting and exilerating evening. Gosh , the dancers are so talented, focused and exciting to watch.

    Another bonus was how the tickets are priced- a real incentive to come and enjoy a special evening in a unique setting.

    Now , back to reality!

  3. Matthew Downie responded on 6 November 2012 at 8:29pm Reply

    Viscera was inspirational. A perfect work to showcase the talent of Scarlett. I look forward to seeing more of his work for the company in the future. Infra although well danced should be laid to rest. Unfortunately it disturbed the balance of the other two magnificent works of the evening.

  4. Catherine responded on 9 November 2012 at 10:55am Reply

    Triple bill last night (Thu 8th Nov) was great. Infra a huge pleasure (I have now seen it several times - the ROH premiere, the night the Opie figures caused trouble and delay, and last night). Each time better than the last. For me this was the stand out of the three. I did think the tenor/tone of the night across all three was much flatter than usual in triple bills, far less variety. Not itself a problem (and sometimes variety is jarring eg I have never found Carmen to sit well next to anything else) but I am struggling now to differentiate Viscera and Fools' Paradise cleary in recollection . . . interesting . . lovely to see so many students/younger audience members for last nights 'student special' - thanks to those who made that happen.

  5. I am taking my sons who 7 and 9 years old, tonight, I'll let you know what we think...really looking forward to it, as it will be their 1st time at The Royal Opera House. Both work hard in their ballet lessons!

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