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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Ballet trip to London May 2017

The itinerary for this trip is beginning to shape up.


Ballet in
10 – 19 May 2017

10 days, 9 nights

6 performances

escorted by

Canada's Word Lady,

Katherine Barber

The Royal Ballet at the

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Wednesday 10 May: LONDON (B)

Arrive London. Check in to 4-star Citadines Holborn, ten minutes walk from Royal Opera House

Thursday 11 May: LONDON (B,D)

Evening: welcome dinner then Royal Ballet: Mayerling (MacMillan).
Cast (subject to change):
Crown Prince Rudolf
Edward Watson
Baroness Mary Vetsera
Natalia Osipova
Countess Marie Larisch
Sarah Lamb
Empress Elisabeth
Zenaida Yanowsky
Princess Stephanie
Francesca Hayward
Mitzi Caspar
Marianela Nuñez
Alexander Campbell

Friday 12 May: LONDON (B,D)

Morning: Private guided tour of Royal Opera House. Rest of day at leisure

Saturday 13 May: LONDON (B)

Morning at leisure. Midday: Watch Northern Ballet company class. Afternoon: Northern Ballet: Casanova (Tindall). Evening at leisure.

Rest of day at leisure

Sunday 14 May: LONDON (B)

Day at leisure. Optional day trip to Oxford.

Monday 15 May: LONDON (B)

Day at leisure. Optional day trip to Winchester for Jane Austen fans. Evening: An American in Paris 

Tuesday 16 May: LONDON (B)

Morning: Guided visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum Dance Collection. Evening: Rambert: Ghost Dances (Bruce), The 3 Dancers (Veldman), new work by Aletta Collins

Wednesday 17 May: LONDON (B, L)

Daytrip by train to Nottingham. Afternoon: afternoon tea and performance by Birmingham Royal Ballet: Solitaire (MacMillan), Five Tangos (Van Manen), Pineapple Poll (Cranko).

Thursday 18 May: LONDON (B,D)

Day at leisure. Evening: farewell dinner before Royal Ballet mixed program: The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude (Forsythe), Tarantella (Balanchine), Strapless (Wheeldon), New Liam Scarlett

Friday 19 May: LONDON (B)

Check out of hotel and depart London.

The price and full package details will be available in early January, at which time booking will open, with a signup deadline a couple of weeks later. Booking will be open to those who have expressed a tentative interest in the trip (currently about 25 people) before being opened to my general mailing list. If you want to have first dibs on signing up for this trip (and the opportunity to be consulted on components of the itinerary before it is finalized), please send me an email at to be added to the priority booking list. This is not a commitment.

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