20 July 2015 at 3.18pm | 3 Comments
‘If classical music comes on, we’re like: “Is this even music?”’ – brothers Ethan and Kian were apathetic (to put it mildly) about classical music, and so it was unsurprising that when it came to opera, they had never seen one before.
Welcome Performances are exclusively for families that have never been to the Royal Opera House before, offering them the opportunity to see an opera or a ballet performance for a fraction of the usual cost priced from just £5.
In addition to the production, Welcome Performances also involve pre-show activities focused around ballet, opera and backstage crafts. With these, Ethan and Kian had the opportunity to play with musical instruments, explore the ROH Armoury and even make their own L’elisir d’amore-inspired potion.
‘How do they hold a note for so long?!’, wondered Kian after the curtain went down on the performance. Reflecting on the day, the boys concluded that they really enjoyed their first opera experience and look forward to seeing a ballet on their next visit.
Welcome Performances are generously supported by Gregory and Regina Annenberg Weingarten through the Annenberg Foundation.