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  1. And here is a link with a long long cast list . https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bwdcvy
  2. You may be right. I'm a potential new opera enthusiast (I went to my first two operas this year) and La Traviata is high on my to-see list but the prices are just too much to justify.
  3. Timmie

    Curtain call photo help needed

    Hi Alice, I’ve got the S9 as well and I’m not too impressed with curtain call pictures either (as you say over exposure is the issue). The way I get round it is to zoom-in and this works to a certain extent but is not great. Another way round it, which I have not yet tried for ballet pictures, but should work, is as follows. In AUTO mode if you tap the screen where your subject is then the camera adjusts the exposure for that small area (until the scene changes). Now take your picture. Best tip I have is to hope Don Q Fan goes to the same performance as you then pinch her pictures when she posts them .
  4. I posted this link on the DVD thread. Looks like the new production . Scroll down a bit to find it. https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/mediapacks/xmas18tv/bbctwo
  5. It does say "The Royal Ballet performs Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet in a brand-new production by young choreographer Liam Scarlett, with sumptuous and evocative designs by John Macfarlane." and "Starring the Argentinian ballerina Marianela Nuñez in the hugely challenging dual-role of Odette/Odile, with Vadim Muntagirov as Prince Siegfried". https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/mediapacks/xmas18tv/bbctwo Edit: since this has gone over a page break I am adding that is for a TV showing not a DVD. Don't get too excited about the DVD release yet .
  6. Timmie

    Dear Mr. Taylor

    Just wanted to add that the main reason for this is the disproportionate increase in the prices of my favourite seats and because matinee prices are now the same as evening prices.
  7. Timmie

    Dear Mr. Taylor

    I totally agree. I used to enjoy the whole ROH experience, I didn’t mind paying the slightly over the top prices in the bar and I’d buy my ballet blu rays in the ROH shop rather than the cheapest online because I felt it was a good way to waste my money. The new management are enthusiastically diminishing the ROH experience whilst openly trying to squeeze as much money from me as they can. They’ve changed the rules of the game so I’ve changed my rules to match. I’ll give the bar a miss, buy my discs online and there’ll be more trips to Sadler’s Wells and the Coliseum and less to ROH. On the way home after last night’s triple bill I reflected on how I feel about the ROH and especially on how to put a positive spin on it. I remain very positive towards the Royal Ballet (how could I feel otherwise after the joy of Symphony in C?) but extremely disappointed with the ROH. The most damning thing I can say is that I am very happy that I’ve only got one more ROH ticket before Christmas and then nothing at Covent Garden until Don Q. Hopefully they’ll have sorted themselves out by next March.
  8. Happy to help . And to stay on topic, how amazing was Anna Rose O'Sullivan last night? And those students livened up the place a bit 🤣.
  9. Timmie

    Dear Mr. Taylor

    Definitely 50ml. You can see it in their online bar menu "our standard measure is 50ml". And as BBB says all quite legitimate. The problem is that it is a change and so could catch the unwary.
  10. Timmie

    Dear Mr. Taylor

    Paying double I'm afraid. You can get a single but you have to ask specifically for a single. I like to get a round of sandwiches and either a cup of tea or a G&T to wash them down. Tonight it'll be Tesco Express for sarnies and a G&T in a can .
  11. Timmie

    Dear Mr. Taylor

    Last week I found yet another irritation with the ROH experience. The standard measure for spirits in ROH bars is now a double (50ml). So if you order ‘a gin and tonic’ you automatically get a double. This is detailed in the small print in the drinks menu but it used to be a single. The bar manager told me they’d had several complaints about this. Be warned.
  12. Timmie

    Dear Mr. Taylor

    Oh, doesn't everyone get that already then? Is it only the Grand Tier?