Lilley & Gillie, over 25 years experience of corporate hospitality and event management
Saturday 11 October 2008 – Thursday 27 November 2008
Introduction and prices
Kenneth MacMillan’s three-act ballet Manon is not just one of
the great showpieces of The Royal Ballet, for whom it was created,
but also now of the classical ballet repertory worldwide. The
famous story follows the young girl Manon, torn between her
impetuous love for the student Des Grieux and her desire for wealth
and comfort as a kept woman of a rich man.
These two central roles are showcases for the skill and dramatic
power of any dancers, and this time round there will be the extra
thrill of catching several debuts from up-and-coming young stars of
The Royal Ballet. The stage picture brings to life the 18th
century – from the bustling courtyard of an inn where the
couple first meet to the louche atmosphere of a Parisian house of
‘entertainment’ and its courtesans. Expressive music drawn from
Massenet has been skilfully woven into a ballet score that
alternates the sensuous and the dramatic to match the adult themes
of a world-class ballet.
|Date||Cost per person|
|11th October – 27th November 2008||£246 + VAT|
The Balconies Restaurant opens with the House an hour and a half
before the curtain rises.
The ultimate complement to the very best in ballet and opera with
tables for dinner just a few paces from the auditorium on the
spectacular balconies. A two or three course meal served with the
buzz of the bar below and the amazing domed roof overhead.
This grand, majestic venue is ideally suited to business
entertaining or any other special occasion.
For a leisurely dinner we recommend you dine pre-performance,
have your starter and main courses and return to the same table at
the interval for your dessert.
Your package will include:
– Top priced stall seats for Manon at the Royal Opera
– 3 course seated dinner in the Floral Hall Balconies
– Drinks throughout the evening to the value of £30 per
– Souvenir programme
– Event manager in attendance