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  1. There are 3 ways to watch "Raymonda", Alison. Check if they work for you. The first one is of much better quality. 😍 https://yadi.sk/i/20jE-KsmBtd-Rg http://media.bolshoi.ru/play/#/channel/play/464 http://media.bolshoi.ru/play/#/vod/mcat/5 If you are still struggling, try to re-register. On the Bolshoi website, in the top right corner, there is a little icon - "You Tube". Click it, then click “Subscribe” and it will let you watch …
  2. Alison: It was doing that in the cinema, too It was a flawless transmission of "Raymonda" at Clapham Picturehouse from the beginning to the end! Neither glitches no frozen picture and no darkened screen. Just perfect. I always watch ballets there and don't remember if any problems ever occur. Unfortunately, 60% of the seats were unoccupied.
  3. Dear FionaE, the name of a former Principal and now a répétiteur at Bolshoi Ballet is Maria Allash. (Incidentally, the word you wrote means "a habitual drunkard" in Russian.😜)
  4. Before the Grigorovich's production (1984), for almost 40 years Bolshoi was performing "Raymonda" by Leonid Lavrovsky. I remember the remarkable Alexei Yermolaev as Abderahman. In the link below we can find several recordings of that "Raymonda", some done in a studio. There are variations there danced by Maya Plisetskaya and various scenes, including Grand Pas, with Nikolai Fadeyechev: https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ACYBGNQi5DqWkSSYopyOiw7m4te_a5MGjQ%3A1572018403333&source=hp&ei=4xizXaXbEcPVkwWNtIvAAg&q=потсецкая+раймонда&oq=потсецкая+раймонда&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0i19.13695.20620..21693...0.0..0.113.1577.14j4......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i131j0j35i39j0i10j0i10i203j0i13i30i19j0i13i5i30i19j0i8i13i30i19.r4bw---LAgw&ved=0ahUKEwjl2Ij04LflAhXD6qQKHQ3aAigQ4dUDCAs&uact=5
  5. The young boy rehearsing with Masha Vinogradova is Ivan Poddubnyak, a 2019 graduate of Vaganova, joined the Bolshoi's corps in September: https://www.bolshoi.ru/en/persons/ballet/chorus/ The principals and soloists are here: https://www.bolshoi.ru/en/persons/ballet/soloist/
  6. For those who are sitll struggling I recommend the link advised by Odyssey: https://worldballetday.com/ You can watch there the continued streaming of the Australian Ballet and the Bolshoi Ballet as well as the Royal Ballet live. After watching the RB live for one hour I received now a message from the RB with an invitation to watch it. It looks they reacted to criticism on the forum.
  7. I just copied it from the Bolshoi's site. Thank you, Minder, for keeping a watchful eye!
  8. 23.10.2019. Bolshoi Ballet will gather all its friends and admirers in front of the screen at 9 pm Moscow local time and will host 4 hours talk show session. Australian Ballet, due to time zones difference – will start first (4 pm – 8 pm, Moscow time), whereas The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, will end up the broadcast (1 pm – 5 pm, Moscow time). https://www.bolshoi.ru/en/about/press/articles/announce/World-Ballet-day-2019/ Moscow is 2 hours ahead of London.
  9. It is disappointing but depends on the preceding events. The visitors/tourists have to leave the Abbey by 4.30 pm. Evening prayer normally said on Wednesday at 5.00pm. That is why the photography will be allowed only at 5.30 pm.
  10. Thank you, Billboyd, I am clearing the message box now and will send you a pm soon.
  11. Hi, billboyd. I want your ticket for a friend. Thank you.
  12. It began much earlier. As far as I remember no other RB member was ‘marketed’ by the company with greater vigor than Darcey Bussell. ************** Very upset to hear about McRae's injury. Best wishes to him for speedy recovery.
  13. For the first time ever, Westminster Abbey is allowing photography within its building by members of the public. It will be a one-off event on 23 October: https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2019/10/14/tickets-alert-opportunity-to-photograph-inside-westminster-abbey/?fbclid=IwAR2-9yWN5VwY7EL1z9cCysoie0LHMthMJfZ2FzZ3jcCcSrxelJ2j-t2R5n4 It can be of interest for those who would like to take a photo of a memorial stone to four founders of the Royal Ballet In the Poets’ Corner and of a window with Margot Fonteyn in the passage between the Dean’s Yard and the Cloisters: https://www.westminster-abbey.org/abbey-commemorations/commemorations/royal-ballet-founders:
  14. Thank you, Buddy, it is an interesting interview but there are two inaccuracies there. Gustav Legat went to Moscow not for the purpose “to set up the Bolshoi Theatre and the Moscow School of Ballet.” Tatiana said that her grandfather was sent to Moscow in order “to make improvements to the Bolshoi Theatre and the Moscow ballet school.” (The Bolshoi company was founded in 1776 and the school was set up in 1773, a century before Gustav Legat was working there in 1872-1874.) Nikolai Legat is not buried in London but at Kent and Sussex Cemetery and Crematorium in Tunbridge Wells. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/32471259/nikolay-gustavovich-legat
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