15 October 2015 at 9.00am | Comment on this article
Priority booking for the Friends for the Winter Season is still open, so if you have not had yet the opportunity to purchase your tickets, there is still time to do so. Personally, I am very much looking forward to the return of Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Eugene Onegin, and the revival of Il trittico, with Ermonela Jaho repeating her role as Sister Angelica. L’Etoile by Emmanuel Chabrier is not well known, however, according to Mariame Clément, who is directing the piece, it is hugely enjoyable and not to be missed. You can listen to an interview with Mariame Clément here.
There are significant developments happening at our Thurrock site, which you may be interested in. The new Bob and Tamar Manoukian Costume Centre was opened by Rt Hon Greg Clark MP just this morning. The Costume Centre is home to more than 20,000 costumes from the current ROH repertory, as well as historic costumes, musical instruments and furniture from the archive collection. It is also playing host to a new BA (Hons.) Costume Construction degree course, in partnership with the ROH, South Essex College and the University of the Arts London.
I would also be very grateful if you could take part in our little survey included in the enews about your most recent booking experience. Your view is going to assist us in planning any future website development.
The Spring Season issue of the Royal Opera House magazine is on its way to you. While the ballet casting is not included in the magazine, I am very pleased to include a link to Principal casting here.
You may have already received this year’s Pointe Shoes Appeal signed by Lauren Cuthbertson, which this year gives you the opportunity to write a personal message. All of our sparkling pointe shoe messages will be hung on our Christmas tree in the Paul Hamlyn Hall.
As always, I would like to stress how grateful we all are for your support as a Friend. We could not do it without you!