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  1. Bluebird

    ENB's Emerging Dancer 2018

    I think you might have the wrong date down for your Lohengrin. Emerging Dancer clashes with Yasmine Nagdhi's second Swan Lake (June 11). Your Lohengrin is, presumably, the day before (June 10)
  2. I'm afraid it's a matter of trial and error, Alison. You just go to the year in question, work out which available date is closest to the item you're looking for and 'cross your fingers'! Edited to add the link to the Wayback Machine: http://web.archive.org/web/*/ballet.co.uk
  3. If you look at Ian Palmer's contributions to the old ballet.co.uk ENB thread I quoted above, he goes into many details of the production. For ease of reference, here's the link again: http://web.archive.org/web/20060214150136/http://www.ballet.co.uk:80/dcforum/happening/5281.html It's a very long thread but the Sleeping Beauty posts are clearly indicated. Edited to add that Ian's most detailed posts are Posts 60 and 66 in that thread
  4. It was, indeed, the ABT production that ENB bought in 2005. I have been to many performances since they acquired it and have found it to be a beautiful production with many exquisite costumes. When they first performed it, Sky Arts (or Artsworld as it was then known) did a 15 minute feature on the production. I kept a recording of this feature and just watched it again. Peter Farmer is interviewed and says that he created completely new sets for the ENB production. He says that he wanted to make the sets slightly more romantic. Matz Skook (the ENB director at the time) comments that all the sets are in a garden like setting and that we’re never inside the palace itself. They did, however, use the original ABT costumes but these required extensive refurbishment as they were almost 20 years old at the time. I've just managed to find a ballet.co.uk ENB thread from 2005. It includes many reactions to the first season of ENB performances of this production: http://web.archive.org/web/20060214150136/http://www.ballet.co.uk:80/dcforum/happening/5281.html
  5. Bluebird

    Something less tragic?

    Asphodel Meadows? (Scarlett)
  6. The cast for the June 10 Coppelia is now on the Bolshoi website: https://www.bolshoi.ru/en/performances/3333/roles/#20180610180000 10 June 2018 Swanilda Margarita Shrainer Frantz Artem Ovcharenko Coppelius Alexei Loparevich Friends to Swanilda Daria Bochkova Antonina Chapkina Anastasia Denisova Elizaveta Kruteleva Daria Lovtsova Svetlana Pavlova Eleonora Sevenard Yulia Skvortsova Lord of the Manor Alexander Fadeyechev Burgomaster Yuri Ostrovsky Mazurka Ekaterina Besedina Oxana Sharova Dmitry Ekaterinin Alexander Vodopetov Czardas Kristina Karasyova Vitaly Biktimirov L'Aurore (Dawn) Anastasia Denisova La Priere (Prayer) Antonina Chapkina Le Travail (Work) Daria Bochkova Xenia Averina Maria Mishina Stanislava Postnova Tatiana Tiliguzova Folie (Folly) Elizaveta Kruteleva Conductor Pavel Sorokin
  7. I'm double booked for the Cuthbertson/Bonelli Swan Lake (next Tuesday, May 22 at 7.30pm) so am selling amphitheatre L48 (£17) L48 is the aisle seat behind the staircase (i.e. no heads in front of it). It's marked as restricted view because of the ledge in front of it but I've never known this to be a problem for anybody. If interested, please send me a PM and post here to let me know that you've done so.
  8. The offer came in an email from Official London Theatre and I copied and pasted it in above. I just tried the code and it doesn't work for me either. Although I put in OLTENB, a message comes up saying that I'd put in ENB OLT. Strange! Maybe it's not yet set up? Might be worth phoning them or going into the Coliseum Box Office in person when you're in the area.
  9. Use the promo code OLTENB onlineor call 020 7845 9300 and quote "Official London Theatre"£60.50 tickets now £46.50* £46.50 tickets now £31.50* Balcony tickets (normally £20.50 or £15.50) now £11.50*Valid for Tuesday – Thursday performances*Prices include booking fees
  10. This 'resurrected' music may not have been used in previous Royal Ballet productions of Swan Lake but I've certainly heard it in at least one, if not more, productions by other companies.
  11. The March 7 Manon Insight is still only available on Facebook:
  12. Here are the details: http://www.roh.org.uk/news/watch-insights-into-the-royal-ballets-new-swan-lake
  13. We are, at least, scheduled to get Morera's Larisch in the cinema broadcast
  14. ........and last December's Nutcracker + next October's Mayerling.