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Update for Friends of Covent Garden: July 2015

A look back on the 2014/15 Season from our Head of Friends and Patrons.

By Susan Fisher (Head of Membership)

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.

Tonight we say goodbye to John Copley's production of La bohème. It is wonderful to have Plácido Domingo returning, this time as a conductor and I am sure the staging will go out on a high.

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.

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By Susan Fisher (Head of Membership)

16 July 2015 at 10.00am

This article has been categorised Off stage and tagged Friends of Covent Garden

This article has 2 comments

  1. Lizromanovitch responded on 17 July 2015 at 4:33pm Reply

    I wish you would get more productions put as weekend matinees as evenings are too difficult for us to attend. I wish......

  2. Juliet Chaplin responded on 8 September 2015 at 7:49pm Reply

    It was really good to see Krol Roger. I saw the dress rehearsal, a performance, and the live streamed performance and enjoyed it all very much. Staging a bit odd but wonderful musically.

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