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Queen Elizabeth attends opera
Oct 31, 2012, 16:01 GMT
Queen Elizabeth attended the Royal Opera in London last night (30.10.12).
The British monarch was at the city's Royal Opera House (ROH) with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, for a gala Diamond Jubilee celebration.
The performance staged was 'Extraordinary World' - a mix of opera, ballet and music - featuring Daniel Oren and Barry Wordsworth with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
The queen wore a white and silver lace bodice, designed by Angela Kelly, and was welcomed to the venue by chief executive Lord Hall, chairman Simon Robey, Director of Opera Kasper Holten and the Royal Ballet Director Kevin O'Hare.
Her Majesty was then presented with a posy by nine-year-old Rashema Brissett, who is on the 'Chance to Dance' programme, which helps primary-school aged children by giving them classical ballet training at weekly classes.
The Queen thanked Rashema for the flowers before heading into the ballroom for the performances.
Among highlights of the show were The Royal Opera Chorus performing 'Va, pensiero,' from Verdi's 'Nabucco', Roberto Alagna singing an aria from 'Le Cid', Angela Gheorghiu singing 'Habanera' from Carmen, and Bryn Terfel taking on the powerful 'Te Deum' from 'Tosca'.
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