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Visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum
Thursday 04 January 2018

Visit to the V and A 

Opera : Passion, Power and Politics

Society members will have received full details and can use the application form attached to them.

If any non-member wishes to join the visit please use the contact form under the Contact Us tab to get in touch with the organiser.



We invite you to join us for our visit to this prestigious, landmark exhibition exploring a vivid story of opera from its origins in Late-Renaissance Italy to the present day. This immersive, audio visual exhibition which is a collaboration between the V & A and the Royal Opera House, is the first to be staged in the new Sainsbury Gallery, part of the V & A’s Exhibition Quarter. Told through the lens of seven premieres in seven European cities, this exhibition will take you on a journey through nearly 400 years, culminating in the international explosion of opera in the 20th and 21st centuries. 

We will depart from Johnsons Yard at 7.15 am and the Old Sils at 7.45 am in order to arrive in time for morning refreshments, at your own expense, which will be followed by our private introductory talk on the exhibition. You will then be free to make your own arrangements for lunch and afterwards view the exhibition by timed-entry tickets which will be allotted to us. There are various options available for lunch and additional refreshments (not included), in the three cafés on site, either at the V & A Café which offers a wide selection of freshly prepared hot dishes, salads, sandwiches, pasties and home-made cakes as well as hot and cold drinks, wine and beer, or the Garden Café, and the newer Courtyard Café, in the Exhibition Road Quarter, both of which also offer a choice of food and drink. 

The cost of this visit is £43.50 per person to include return coach travel, driver’s gratuity, the introductory talk and entrance to the exhibition. Should time permit, you may also like to visit other galleries within the museum. We will depart from the V & A at 4.30 pm, returning to Solihull for approximately 7.00 pm.