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If while staying at the Montcalm Hotel you’re looking to enjoy a sophisticated evening out in London, then there can be no better destination than the Royal Opera House.
Not only is this one of the top attractions in the capital, but it has also just been announced that an exciting series of new productions will be staged here during the 2014/15 season.
Perhaps the most eagerly-anticipated of these will be a new ballet inspired by the life of acclaimed writer Virginia Woolf. Entitled Woolf Works, the show is based both on her life and the novels Orlando, The Waves and Mrs Dalloway.
It has been confirmed that the production will be choreographed by Wayne McGregor. Speaking to the BBC, he said that the show will “break the rules” of narrative ballet, adding that he is excited by the prospect of trying to bring Woolf’s distinctive narrative style to a full-length production. “Her writing lends itself to the breaking of rules, in terms of how words are organised, or thoughts are organised.
I thought that was a perfect filter to create something new,” McGregor said. “We’re going to be able to find a way of mashing up, splicing and going back-and-forward through periods of time in a way that will hopefully be really evocative, and a different way of experiencing ballet. “What’s more, it has been confirmed that the new season will also include productions by Hofesh Shechter and Philip Glass, whose new show The Trial is based on the Kafka novel of the same name.
Explaining to fans what they can expect, Glass remarked: “I think of my pocket operas as neutron bombs – small, but packing a terrific punch. “The Royal Opera House is a top London attraction and is within reachable walking distance from Covent Garden tube station, meaning you can get from the Montcalm Hotel to the site in a short space of time.