Ballet at The Royal Opera House
Last week was a double first: the first time I’d ever been to the ballet and the first time I’d stepped into The Royal Opera House, in the heart of London’s Covent Garden.
It’s never too late to compile a bucket list of things you’ve never done, and I was utterly mesmerised by Woolf Works, an award-winning three-act ballet based on the works of Virginia Woolf. To top it all, the @royaloperahouse Royal Opera House is a stunning piece of architecture. You can pop in (without a ticket) anytime to have a cuppa, drink, or a meal in many of its cafes and restaurants, which open at noon. My favourite is the rooftop terrace bar with its lush planting and a panoramic view of Covent Garden.
Alessandra Ferri, the principal ballerina, came out of retirement at 59 for this show. She and the cast delighted us all, and the stage and audience were incredibly emotional.
Tickets are sold out, but check for returns, especially on a Friday at 1 pm – Friday Rush tickets are released for performances the following week. Prices start from £15. Or, pop in and have a nosy at the beautiful interior design. My lovely Insta pal Lois @the_lois_edit did the filming; please check out her brill account.
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