Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Royal Opera House - Tickets for Troops

Now, HERE is something you don't see in the United States.

The BBC is reporting from London:
The Royal Opera House has announced it is to stage a special free evening of opera and ballet for members of the armed forces.

The venue will be opened to veterans and serving soldiers in support of the new Tickets for Troops charity.

Actress Joanna Lumley
[of Absolutely Fabulous] will host the event on the 14 February, which will feature excerpts from opera La Boheme and a performance by the Royal Ballet.

Tony Hall, ROH chief executive, said he was "delighted" by the initiative.

The performance of
La Boheme will feature internationally acclaimed opera singers Charles Castronovo and [his wife] Ekaterina Siurina.
So, why don't we have something like this in the United States?


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To see the article in it's entirety, please visit the BBC.

[Photo: Personal photo of Castronovo and Siurina courtesy of charlescastronovo.com.]

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