Last Wednesday I was treated by my Mum to a night at the ballet. Both my daughter and I are lucky enough to be regularly taken to the ballet by my Mum and have seen performances at the Coliseum and the Royal Opera House in London. For that evening we had tickets for the Royal Ballet's "Sylvia" at the Royal Opera House.
London at this time of year is buzzing and as I came out of Covent Garden Tube Station I was greeted by not only crowds of people but also shining shop fronts with glittering Christmas displays.
These wonderful very expensive shoes caught my eye, well we can dream can't we?!
This window display also caught my eye.
It is only a short walk to the ROH from the tube past the Plaza which again shone out in the darkness, although some of these photos are blurry I actually quite like them....they have feeling of movement to them.
The ROH is a beautiful building and I met my Mum just inside by the shops. We then walked up through the building to our seats up in the "gods" in the upper amphitheater.The seats here have a great view but do not cost hundreds of pounds!
The story of Sylvia is simply "boy loves girl, girl captured by bad man, girl restored to boy by god!"
It is taken from a Greek myth showing the trials of love. This ballet was originally shown in the 19th century with music by Delibes' but it was not until 1952 when Frederick Ashton choreographed it for Magot Fonteyn that it became popular. We thoroughly enjoyed our night at the ballet and the buzzing atmosphere of London on a busy, cold November night. I really felt that this was the beginning of my Christmas festivities!
Bye for now,
(PS don't forget to read my **days til Christmas posts, my countdown to Christmas ...the 3rd post is coming up after the weekend this week. Tomorrow my husband and I are off to York for a long weekend for his work Christmas party...my first party of the season. I am so excited, York near Christmas time is wonderful. I feel a Yuletide York post in the making, camera is packed.......;0) Jx)