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  1. I am sure that was planned far in advance of the appointment of Waltz and Ohman. These things take years.
  2. Catriona Stewart of The Herald (Scotland) had her visit to Scottish Ballet ruined (quite the read!) https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18173666.lifetime-bans-gobby-cinema-theatre-goers/?fbclid=IwAR18P0Oi9TRtke41xwbwH5snoYUvLHPmqawi_uxmNP4lBwp2Wk7m61tO36g
  3. This was in the links but I think it deserves a bump. Great photos in the link, and if you are near Oxford you can see the entire exhibit (freee!!) 11 February to 7 March https://www.creativeboom.com/inspiration/backstage-at-the-ballet-photographs-by-colin-jones-from-the-1960s-and-1990s/
  4. Thank you for this. I had made a note about this festival back when the entire season was announced months ago, then a couple of weeks ago after the latest "upgrade" of the website, there was no mention of it at all anywhere. So I thought I must have been hallucinating when I first saw it, or confused it with last year or something. Considering I am planning a ballet trip to London in June, I wish the ROH wouldn't do this!!! Back to the drawing board.
  5. With respect, Naomi, I don't agree. Harrison James and Heather Ogden are also a good cast.
  6. Here is the casting for NBOC's upcoming SB shows in Washington DC, which will probably give you a good idea of what it will be like for London. I suspect the choice of SB was also influenced by the fact that they had to prepare it for Washington as well. They just did Merry Widow last spring here in Toronto but that would mean another whole ballet to rehearse again for this coming July, just after they've premiered a new Swan Lake in Toronto in June. Princess Aurora Heather Ogden (January 30, February 1 at 7:30 pm) Jillian Vanstone (January 31 at 7:30 pm/February 2 at 1:30 pm) Emma Hawes* (February 1 at 1:30 pm) Prince Florimund Harrison James (January 30, February 1 at 7:30 pm) Francisco Gabriele Frola (January 31 at 7:30 pm/February 2 at 1:30 pm) Guillaume Côté (February 1 at 1:30 pm) King Florestan Jonathan Renna (January 30, February 1 at 7:30 pm/February 1 at 1:30 pm) Piotr Stanczyk (January 31 at 7:30 pm/February 2 at 1:30 pm) Queen Sophie Letendre+ Catalabutte, Master of Ceremonies Tomas Schramek (January 30, February 1 at 7:30 pm) Hazaros Surmeyan (January 31 at 7:30 pm/February 1, 2 at 1:30 pm) The Lilac Fairy Tanya Howard (January 30, 31, February 1 at 7:30 pm) Stephanie Hutchison (February 1, 2 at 1:30 pm) Carabosse, the Wicked Fairy Rebekah Rimsay (January 30, February 1 at 7:30 pm/February 2 at 1:30 pm) Stephanie Hutchison (January 31 at 7:30 pm) Alejandra Perez-Gomez (February 1 at 1:30 pm) Principal Fairy Emma Hawes (January 30 at 7:30 pm/February 2 at 1:30 pm) Hannah Fischer (January 31, February 1 at 7:30 pm/February 1 at 1:30 pm) Bluebird Naoya Ebe (January 30, February 1 at 7:30 pm) Siphesihle November (January 31 at 7:30 pm/February 2 at 1:30 pm) Skylar Campbell (February 1 at 1:30 pm) Princess Florine Elena Lobsanova (January 30, February 1 at 7:30 pm) Miyoko Koyasu (January 31 at 7:30 pm) Tina Pereira (February 1 at 1:30 pm) Koto Ishihara* (February 2 at 1:30 pm) Diamond Lady Chelsy Meiss (January 30, February 1 at 7:30 pm) Hannah Fischer (January 31 at 7:30 pm/February 2 at 1:30 pm) Jordana Daumec (February 1 at 1:30 pm) Diamond Man Donald Thom (January 30, February 1 at 7:30 pm) Brendan Saye* (January 31 at 7:30 pm/February 2 at 1:30 pm) Jack Bertinshaw (February 1 at 1:30 pm)
  7. could someone please identify her for those of us who are not on facial-recognition or first-name basis with Royal Ballet dancers past and present. Thank you.
  8. You will find the answer here: https://katherinebarber.blogspot.com/2013/11/can-you-buckle-swash.html
  9. Dear Lord, does this mean Rudolf will have even less time to catch his breath between all his pas de deux and solos?
  10. I believe TwoPigeons was giving the price for TWO top price tix.
  11. I'm not comfortable putting all that information (why do they need to know my date of birth?) into a site that my browser is telling me is not secure.
  12. More details here https://toursenlair.blogspot.com/2019/10/karen-kain-to-retire-in-january-2021.html
  13. Just to say, here in Toronto, "Friends" don't have any priority access to tickets. I do "pay several grand a year" (well a couple anyway) and this gives me the same ticket access as someone not donating a cent, i.e. I can book a subscription when they go on sale to everyone in March for the following Sept-June season. And I can buy individual tickets when they go on sale to everyone in September. So if Joe Bloggs gets to the box office before me, more power to Joe. I consider my donation as exactly that, a donation. I don't know that donors can "justifiably expect" benefits like this, but I guess the ROH has trained its Friends to think they can.
  14. I've found with Osipova performances in the past that they're all sold out before general booking and then miraculously a couple of weeks later whole swathes of good seats appear. It's all very mysterious to me.
  15. The great Cuban ballerina died this morning. She was 98 https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/cuba/article236359533.html
  16. https://toursenlair.blogspot.com/2019/10/full-program-world-ballet-day-live-23.html
  17. Countess Sybil de Daurice Ekaterina Barykina Raymonda, сountess' niece Olga Smirnova Andrei II, the King of Hungary Alexander Fadeyechev Knight Jean de Brienne, Raymonda's fiance Artemy Belyakov Abderakhman, Saracen knight Igor Tsvirko Clemence and Henriette, Raymonda's girlfriends Anastasia Denisova Maria Vinogradova Bernard and Beranger, troubadours Klim Efimov Ivan Poddubnyak Seneshal Nikita Elikarov Two Knights Dmitry Efremov Egor Khromushin "Raymonda's daydreams" Bruna Cantanhede Gaglianone Alexandra Trikoz Ana Turazashvili Angelina Vlashinets Victoria Yakusheva Xenia Zhiganshina First Variation ("Raymonda's daydreams") Antonina Chapkina Second Variation ("Raymonda's daydreams") Eleonora Sevenard Saracenic Dance Nina Biryukova Evgeny Triposkiadis Spanish Dance Anastasia Ermolaeva Kristina Karasyova Mazurka Anna Balukova Anton Savichev Hungarian Dance Oxana Sharova Vitaly Biktimirov Grand Pas Olga Barichka Antonina Chapkina Olga Kishnyova Ekaterina Smurova Alexandra Trikoz Victoria Yakusheva Ekaterina Zavadina Xenia Zhiganshina Ivan Alexeyev Batyr Annadurdyev Anton Gaynutdinov Alexei Gaynutdinov Fuad Mamedov Artur Mkrtchyan David Motta Soares Maxim Surov Four Cavaliers' Variation Aleksei Khamzin Ivan Poddubnyak David Motta Soares Denis Zakharov Variation (Grand Pas) Elizaveta Kokoreva Conductor Pavel Klinichev
  18. this is very funny, but be warned: STRONG LANGUAGE
  19. very catty, and that last sentence is completely unjustified.
  20. Robert Tewsley performed Manon many many times: Toronto, Munich, Australia, New National Theatre of Japan, Ballet de Santiago (Chile), Vienna, in addition to the ones mentioned above. He was an absolutely fabulous Des Grieux, and also Lescaut.
  21. In my experience of dynamic pricing for ballet performances in North America, for very popular performances the price can rise quite dramatically. For instance for an Osipova/Vasiliev Don Q at American Ballet Theatre, I booked tickets at $100US a few months in advance, and closer to the performance they had gone up to $150. At the National Ballet of Canada I heard rumours of tickets for Nutcracker going up to $400 (from $200). I have seen price reductions much much less frequently, and this despite the fact that many NBOC performances do not sell out or anything near it.
  22. Livestreams cost 14 euros each and must be booked over https://www.staatsoperlive.com/ They must be watched within 72 hours of curtain time in Vienna. November 22, 2019 19:00 - 21:15 Peer Gynt Choreographie Edward Clug Music: Edvard Grieg Peer Gynt Denys Cherevychko Solveig Nina Poláková Death Eno Peci A Deer Zsolt Török Åse, Peer Gynt's Mother Liudmila Trayan Ingrid, the bride Eszter Ledán The Woman in Green Rebecca Horner Aslak, a blacksmith Alexis Forabosco Mads Moen, the bridegroom James Stephens Anitra, Daughter of a Bedouin chief Céline Janou Weder January 3, 2020 Le Corsaire Choreographie Manuel Legris after Marius Petipa and others May 17, 2020 Sylvia Choreographie Manuel Legris after Louis Mérante and others
  23. for that matter, Coco Chanel herself designed the costumes for Nijinska's Le Train Bleu and Balanchine's Apollo (1929 version, not the premiere)
  24. The point being that unless they were ALSO seen in London, they didn't make the cut. So anything seen in North America, Australia, Europe etc. that wasn't also performed in London is not part of the list.
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