This is an unmissable ballet event, a spectacular non-stop programme of some of the most important, enjoyable and iconic works, dancers and choreographers which make up English National Ballet’s history and ground-breaking repertoire. They will be led by the great Sergio Bernal, considered the finest dancer of his era, and the remarkable prima ballerina Tamara Rojo
The First Night performance is Friday, January 17, 2020, and because we know this will be popular with our Members, and it is already a sell-out gala programme, we have also booked for the following matinee and the final evening performance, on Saturday, January 18
We shall have best seats in the centre of the Dress Circle, and we shall open the evening with a delicious three-course Champagne Dinner at the Savoy Hotel
BEST CENTRE DRESS CIRCLE SEATS IN THE HOUSE AWAIT US.
This will be a very special programme combining history, classical ballet and ballet greats such as Nureyev and Carlos Acosta, Dame Alicia Markova and Sir Anton Dolin, who founded the Company. Dominic Best, who directed BBC documentaries ‘Good Swan, Bad Swan: Dancing Swan Lake’ and ‘Giselle: Belle of the Ballet’, has created a film which will dissolve into live performance on stage, with extracts from such iconic works as Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece ‘The Sleeping Beauty’, Rudolf Nureyev’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’, created for HM The Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977, August Bournonville’s ‘La Sylphide’, Ronald Pettit’s ‘Carmen’ and Akram Khan’s thrilling production of ‘Giselle’.
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DELICIOUS 3-COURSE CHAMPAGNE DINNER AT THE SAVOY HOTEL
As a fitting opening to this glittering First Night event we shall enjoy a Champagne Three-Course Dinner at The Savoy Hotel.
You and your guests will be welcomed with a chilled glass of Champagne to toast the occasion. This will be followed by three courses from the Savoy’s delicious Pre-Theatre menu, each with a choice of dishes, chosen to reflect the season and beautifully prepared under the eye of the Executive Chef Joost Bijster, recently arrived at The Savoy from Michelin Star restaurants.
It is too soon to know the exact menu but were we to dine today the dishes would include, for starters, the delicious Cornish Crab with Avruga caviar, burnt lemon and blinis. Or you might choose Beetroot & Burrata with quinoa, yoghurt, calamansi and walnuts
As for the main course, you might enjoy a delicious Loch Duart Salmon with clams, Irish dulse and Avruga velouté. Or, for a vegetarian option, you might prefer a risotto of seasonal mushrooms, truffle and egg yolk.
To follow in this restaurant once ruled by the great chef Escoffier himself, there may be Peanut and Salted Caramel Gianduja with chocolate ganache and Maldon sea salt caramel ice-cream. Or a delicious Yuzu & Sesame Meringue Tart with Mirliton sponge, toasted tahini, yuzu curd and citrus ice-cream. Or you might prefer the Chef’s choice of ices and sorbets.
Whatever is on the menu, The Savoy will ensure that the cuisine is superb and the service faultless, and a fitting opening to the star-studded performance which lies ahead.