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Sad not to see Cesar Corrales' name in listings for Symphony in C. 

 

I wonder who will play Vera in Month? Hayward/Hinkis/O'Sullivan/Gasparini?  

Hope to see Yudes as Kolia. Can't remember if Kay danced it last time around. I expect Acri will be doing again. 

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Vera isn't usually cast at Principal level, is she?  I would very much hope to see Hayward, though.

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2 hours ago, Bluebird said:

Edited to add that I don't know how to shorten the link. Maybe a moderator could do so?
 

 

Just click on the icon that looks a bit like a chain link, insert the URL into that field, and put some appropriate text in the field below to click on in the post (I only worked this out the other week myself!  :) )

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3 minutes ago, RuthE said:

Vera isn't usually cast at Principal level, is she? 

 

She has been, I think, although not that often.  Cojocaru did it just after her promotion (possibly because she was effectively ruled out of doing much else after her expected mid-season promotion).  Possibly Viviana Durante?

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34 minutes ago, alison said:

 

She has been, I think, although not that often.  Cojocaru did it just after her promotion (possibly because she was effectively ruled out of doing much else after her expected mid-season promotion).  Possibly Viviana Durante?

And Karen Paisey. As O'Sullivan is not doing the 4th movement in Symphony in C, I hope she will be Vera. Hayward was very good in the role so I hope she has another chance  before they cast it with more junior members. 

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The official website still seems a mess, so thank you Bluebird for your valiant transcription work above.

The website still doesn't have a Firebird for the first night and on the 7th we are apparently going to have a Neumeier type performance with two casts on stage at the same time!

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5 hours ago, Xandra Newman said:

 

I assume it's Osipova demanding to dance with Hallberg! (little Mr O'Hare can do about that)

 

There is. She is a company member just like anyone else. Unless she has negotiated a special clause in her contract, of course.

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5 hours ago, LinMM said:

Thanks for that Bluebird .....looking at overall casting for each ballet looks like June 12 th for me!!

 

After some consideration I think I'll be aiming for 12th June too, as it has the casts I'd most like to see for Firebird and Month in the Country so at least that's a 2 out of 3 majority!

 

Bracewell seems to be getting quite a lot of "principal" roles this season. I don't know if O'Hare operates the one leaves, another one gets promoted system but if he does then, given Soares' announcement, would I be right in thinking that Bracewell must be a strong contender for promotion?

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This could be because Corrales is injured still.

As he is not in any of this casting I am really worried about him ....it looks like he could be out for the whole season.

He is still down to do the R and J 's but now I'm not so sure.

I would have loved to have seen him in this as the tutor setting all the ladies hearts alight!!

 

Also .....sorry blathering on about the website again it annoys me that when you click on the red button which tells you you can't book yet .....it used to come up with all the new booking dates but now just takes you to the more about the ballet bit so completely stupid I'm afraid.

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4 hours ago, Dawnstar said:

.................would I be right in thinking that Bracewell must be a strong contender for promotion?

 

 He certainly is, in my opinion, irrespective of who is leaving.

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18 hours ago, alison said:

 

She has been, I think, although not that often.  Cojocaru did it just after her promotion (possibly because she was effectively ruled out of doing much else after her expected mid-season promotion).  Possibly Viviana Durante?

Wendy Ellis definitely danced it 

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Love the look of all the casts although not bothered about O/H in Month and it would be the matinee when I'd rather see Muntagirov in it. The real tragedy here is the tiny number of performances, will we actually be able to get/afford tickets on general booking,  and it not being filmed for cinema. I doubt there's any point lobbying for a relay? 

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On 21/01/2019 at 22:55, Xandra Newman said:

 

I assume it's Osipova demanding to dance with Hallberg! (little Mr O'Hare can do about that)

 

On 22/01/2019 at 04:49, capybara said:

 

There is. She is a company member just like anyone else. Unless she has negotiated a special clause in her contract, of course.

 

I can see no reason why Miss Osipova should not have negotiated a clause in her contract reserving her right to her choice of partner if available - it's demonstrably the case with Messrs Hallberg and Shklyarov, after all - I mean, it's not as if she joined the company as an unknown, and wasn't one of the reasons she and Vasiliev went freelance in the first place for more artistic freedom?

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I'm probably the umpteenth person to say this, but the casting for Symphony in C looks very muddled (I'm assuming it is correct) with dancers never appearing alongside the same line-up twice.  By the looks of it, just depending on which principals have or haven't been in Month in the Country on the same night...

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Indeed, I'm now wondering whether nights when (for example, but I'd say the most likely candidate) Hayward is not listed in Symphony in C might mean she could be Vera in Month on some of those dates...

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1 hour ago, RuthE said:

Indeed, I'm now wondering whether nights when (for example, but I'd say the most likely candidate) Hayward is not listed in Symphony in C might mean she could be Vera in Month on some of those dates...

I am hoping so, Ruth, she is a fabulous Vera.

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You mean she is listed in SinC on other nights?  I hadn't registered that.

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The website at  https://www.roh.org.uk/productions/a-month-in-the-country-by-frederick-ashton still isn't showing the other ballets correctly for all dates either. When I look at the first night, 4th June, on the Overview page Naghdi is the first dancer listed followed by Nunez, Osipova, Watson & Bracewell, a random jumble of names from all 3 ballets. Then when I click on the See Prices button, to try to see the casts separated out, Naghdi isn't there at all, only Watson, Arestis & Avis are listed under The Firebird.

 

5th June is even more confusing but in a different way: there are 2 casts listed under each of the 3 ballets, except for The Firebird where Naghdi is the only one listed in the title role. The 16-dancer line-up for Symphony In C would certainly be a dream cast if it were to actually happen!

 

7th June has no casts listed for Month or Symphony & no title role for Firebird. I can only guess that the website has somehow managed to list the 7th June cast members under 5th June.

 

12th June has no dancers listed for any of the 3 ballets.

 

13th June is, like 4th June, missing the title role for Firebird.

 

14th June is missing the title role for Firebird, has 2 casts for Month & 10 dancers listed under Symphony.

 

While noting the above from the individual See Prices pages, I've realised that the 5 names given for each date on the Overview keep changing as I click in & out. For instance the first night went from Naghdi, Nunez, Osipova, Watson, Bracewell to Naghdi, Nunez, Osipova, Watson, Watson & then back to the original. Cuthbertson, Hirano & Crawford are all duplicating on other dates.

 

I have no technical knowledge of websites so I don't know how it's managed to do this but didn't anyone from the ROH's website team check that everything was displaying correctly once they had added the casts to the site? They must have the correct cast lists because if you look up each performance individually by date then those cast lists are correct, e.g. 12th June has everyone listed at https://www.roh.org.uk/events/blh5n. So why are they so odd on the overview page & the See Prices sub-pages?

 

For comparison, I am signed in to the site but I don't have any sort of membership. On previous discussions of the website displaying casts wrongly, people signed in with various levels of Friends have said that they can see it correctly. That's all very well but if the ROH is trying to encourage new audiences then surely it's important to have it displaying for people who aren't signed in, or who only have a general public account, as well as for Friends.

 

Sorry, this has ended up longer than I intended but the more I looked the more errors I saw!

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3 minutes ago, Dawnstar said:

The website at  https://www.roh.org.uk/productions/a-month-in-the-country-by-frederick-ashton still isn't showing the other ballets correctly for all dates either. When I look at the first night, 4th June, on the Overview page Naghdi is the first dancer listed followed by Nunez, Osipova, Watson & Bracewell, a random jumble of names from all 3 ballets. Then when I click on the See Prices button, to try to see the casts separated out, Naghdi isn't there at all, only Watson, Arestis & Avis are listed under The Firebird.

 

5th June is even more confusing but in a different way: there are 2 casts listed under each of the 3 ballets, except for The Firebird where Naghdi is the only one listed in the title role. The 16-dancer line-up for Symphony In C would certainly be a dream cast if it were to actually happen!

 

7th June has no casts listed for Month or Symphony & no title role for Firebird. I can only guess that the website has somehow managed to list the 7th June cast members under 5th June.

 

12th June has no dancers listed for any of the 3 ballets.

 

13th June is, like 4th June, missing the title role for Firebird.

 

14th June is missing the title role for Firebird, has 2 casts for Month & 10 dancers listed under Symphony.

 

While noting the above from the individual See Prices pages, I've realised that the 5 names given for each date on the Overview keep changing as I click in & out. For instance the first night went from Naghdi, Nunez, Osipova, Watson, Bracewell to Naghdi, Nunez, Osipova, Watson, Watson & then back to the original. Cuthbertson, Hirano & Crawford are all duplicating on other dates.

 

I have no technical knowledge of websites so I don't know how it's managed to do this but didn't anyone from the ROH's website team check that everything was displaying correctly once they had added the casts to the site? They must have the correct cast lists because if you look up each performance individually by date then those cast lists are correct, e.g. 12th June has everyone listed at https://www.roh.org.uk/events/blh5n. So why are they so odd on the overview page & the See Prices sub-pages?

 

For comparison, I am signed in to the site but I don't have any sort of membership. On previous discussions of the website displaying casts wrongly, people signed in with various levels of Friends have said that they can see it correctly. That's all very well but if the ROH is trying to encourage new audiences then surely it's important to have it displaying for people who aren't signed in, or who only have a general public account, as well as for Friends.

 

Sorry, this has ended up longer than I intended but the more I looked the more errors I saw!

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