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Christmas at Covent Garden: 300 years of Christmas Shows Sarah Lenton Monday 03 December 2018

The London Christmas season was invented at Covent Garden.  The first theatre on the site was the home of Harlequin and Columbine.  Most of what we now consider to be quintessential pantomime - principal boy, fairy tales and the Dame, can be traced back to the operas and ballets put on at Covent Garden during its first 200 years. 

Lecturer : Sarah Lenton has spent her working life in the theatre, principally at the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne and the English National Opera.  She writes programme articles and websites and gives lectures on the operas and ballets in the rep. She does live opera broadcasts and podcasts for the Royal Opera House, Linbury Studio Theatre and for Glyndebourne Touring Opera.