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Christmas Backstage at the Opera Sarah Lenton Monday 25 November 2019

How does the Royal Opera House cope at Christmas? 12 Bohèmes, 15 Hansel and Gretels and 24 Nutcrackers? Sarah Lenton’s first-hand account takes us into the wings, into the dressing rooms, up in the flys and onto the stage. Using clips, photos and interviews, we’ll enjoy a virtual reality trip around the theatre as the festive season swings into action. Sarah lifts the curtain on how everyone works together to make sure that those in the spotlight can give a world class performance.

Sarah Lenton has spent her working life in the theatre, principally at the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne and English National Opera. She writes and gives lectures on operas and ballet alongside live opera broadcasts and podcasts for BBC Radios 3 and 4. She has written and directed many shows, including more than 20 for the Royal Opera House Linbury Studio Theatre and for Glyndebourne Touring Opera. Sarah is ordained and has recently been licensed as a West End Theatre Chaplain.

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