16 July 2015 at 10.00am | 2 Comments
I very much hope that you enjoyed the 2014/15 Season. My personal Royal Opera highlights included a very funny revival of L’elisir d’amore with Vittorio Grigolo as Nemorino, Lucy Crowe as Adina and Bryn Terfel as Dulcamara; as well as the first production of Szymanowski's Król Roger at the Royal Opera House. The Season also saw the staging of some productions that ignited plenty of discussion and many thanks to everyone who expressed their views about them.
The Royal Ballet has enjoyed a particularly successful Season with popular revivals as well as very varied new works - Wayne McGregor's Woolf Works and the return of Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland wowed audiences and the Company ended 2014/15 with a three-week tour of the United States.
Attendances for our Live Cinema relays have steadily increased over recent Seasons, and 2014/15 was no different with 360,000 people watching our ballets and operas in the UK alone (as well as thousands more watching from 48 other countries around the world).
I am sure you would also like to join me in wishing both resident Companies a great summer and we all very much look forward to welcoming you to our autumn performances, starting with a new production of Orphée et Euridice by Gluck and Le nozze di Figaro with Erwin Schrott as Figaro. The Royal Ballet's Season opens with the 50th Anniversary revival of Romeo and Juliet.