Lilley & Gillie, over 25 years experience of corporate hospitality and event management
Friday 18 January 2008 – Monday 31 March 2008
Introduction and prices
Ashton’s Sylvia was restored to the splendour of its
elegant and oppulent three-act form for the 75th anniversary
celebrations of The Royal Ballet and it is now firmly back in the
Company’s repertory. Its story, from Greek myth, tells of
Sylvia, whose vows of chastity mean she cannot return the love of
the shepherd Aminta. Eros, up to his tricks, intervenes, only to
see Sylvia abducted by the hunter Orion. Rescuing her, Eros finally
brings the lovers together.
Ashton was inspired by the music of Leo Délibes to create
such great choreographic sequences as the famous Act III pas de
deux and the role of the mischievous Eros, one of those delightful,
darkly comic characterizations for which Ashton became known and
loved. With Margot Fonteyn as his original Sylvia, Ashton made the
title role a wonderful showcase for virtuosity, invention and
classical beauty. And it is indeed a beautiful ballet to look at
– the epitome of Ashton style in stage settings of great
detail and painterly splendour.
|Cost per person|
|£265 + 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.
- Top priced stall seats for Sylvia at the Royal Opera House
- 3 course seated dinner in the Paul Hamlyn Hall Balconies
- Drinks throughout the evening to the value of £30 per
- Souvenir programme
- Event manager in attendance