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Supporter’s Tale: Louise Sheaves

Ballet fan Louise on her highlights of being a Friend of Covent Garden.

By Sacha Glasgow-Smith (Fundraising Campaigns and Communications Manager)

27 February 2014 at 1.56pm | Comment on this article

Louise Sheaves has been a Joint Friend of Covent Garden with her husband since 2006. As Joint Friends, they receive priority booking, the opportunity to book tickets for dress rehearsals and backstage news and information.

Covent Garden regulars may recognize Louise as one of three supporters who have featured in our posters highlighting the support of the Friends of Covent Garden.

‘No matter how often I come to the Royal Opera House, and at times I have come very frequently indeed, it always feels like a special occasion,’ said Louise. ‘Being in the auditorium, surrounded by the beauty of the theatre and the anticipation and excitement of the audience, is wonderful.’

By being a Friend of Covent Garden, Louise is able to book tickets for performances ahead of general booking. She regularly brings friends and family with her so they can share the joy of live performance.

Louise will soon be coming to see The Sleeping Beauty on 15 March, where she is looking forward to seeing Lauren Cuthbertson and Rupert Pennefather dance together: ‘My daughter and I saw their debut together in Swan Lake back in 2007, so we love watching them dance together now. I’m so excited to see Lauren dance the Rose Adagio; it’s such an important moment for every dancer. And of course, Tchaikovsky’s music is just so beautiful.’

If you’re a Friend, what have been your highlights – on stage and off – of your involvement with the ROH?

Friends and Patrons of Covent Garden support our extraordinary performances, intricate craftsmanship and inspiring learning and participation projects by paying an annual membership fee and making donations. Find out more about becoming a Friend.

Please note: Since publishing this article, a cast change has been announced meaning that Lauren Cuthbertson and Rupert Pennefather will no longer be performing together on 15 March.

By Sacha Glasgow-Smith (Fundraising Campaigns and Communications Manager)

27 February 2014 at 1.56pm

This article has been categorised Off stage and tagged friends, Friends of Covent Garden, membership, Support, supporting

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