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Richard LH

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  1. Just a point to note for any "Friends+" looking to book packages: the website currently indicates these will be available for Friends+ to book from 13 August, but that would be a day after normal booking opens for this class of member, which is not supposed to be the case. I queried this with the Box Office today and had the following speedy and helpful reply: "The packages will be indeed available on the same day as booking, on the 12 August . We will pass the message to the IT department to correct the message online".
  2. From ROH re. greyed-out seats "To answer your query, The seat price map is still in the process of updating the price map. What is up on our website are just a brief outlook for anyone that wants to get a rough idea at the moment. Before the booking period opens in August, it should all be updated. Please keep an eye out on our websites then".
  3. From ROH...."The seat price map is still in the process of updating the price map. What is up on our website are just a brief outlook for anyone that wants to get a rough idea at the moment. Before the booking period opens in August, it should all be updated. Please keep an eye out on our websites then".
  4. From ROH re. my query as to what the greyed-out seats represent.... "To answer your query, The seat price map is still in the process of updating the price map. What is up on our website are just a brief outlook for anyone that wants to get a rough idea at the moment. Before the booking period opens in August, it should all be updated. Please keep an eye out on our websites then".
  5. Maybe...but would not a background in learning and dancing classical ballet be hugely preferable, if not a prerequisite, for any new choreographer wishing to create ballet? (My knowledge on this is limited - others will be able to put me right as to the extent to which this has been true, to date, with successful ballet choreographers).
  6. She reports on the NBA website that the withdrawal is due to an injury during the (Dracula) rehearsal. Whether this is a resurgence of whatever she suffered at the end of May, or something new, is not clear.
  7. Hoping Akane will still be OK for this, and indeed for next season at the RB ....she has now had to pull out of Dracula in August in Japan, which will be a great disappointment for herself and her Japanese fans. She is replaced there by Momoko Hirata , BRB principal.
  8. Yes, thanks. Sorry I was confused as I didn't clock that oncnp's post was correcting an earlier post as to the casting for the current mixed programme.
  9. I don't see those listings...are you referring to Sky Arts Freeview or something else?...also do you mean Kaneko, rather than Naghdi, with Bonelli, as per the last offering?
  10. Nevertheless I very much enjoyed seeing Anemoi again with this same cast, all brilliant dancers. I hope this work is kept in the rep. as it is very elegant and joyful, romantic at times, thrilling at other times, with great choreography and lovely music. Towards the end, several couples are seen as silhouettes as they stand near the backdrop at the rear of the stage, which is very effective in showing some wonderful outlines, but would be rather unforgiving if anyone was slightly out of position with the others! Beatriz S-B got a particularly good response from the audience for After The Rain, so perhaps many attendees were aware of her forthcoming departure. Act 3 of The Sleeping Beauty came across better than Monday I thought, with Osipova very sprightly and Clarke very elegant for a tall fellow. I can see why these two are being partnered more and more. Gasparini and Sissens made a charming Princess Florine and Bluebird.
  11. Very much agree...indeed the very diverse "Divertissements" were probably my favourite section of this programme; I also enjoyed "Anemoi" very much and it was good to see how Zucchetti has developed this from the earlier shorter concept piece. I am afraid Act 3 of The Sleeping Beauty felt a bit flat, probably for the reasons expounded by Lizbie1 and Floss above; also I was looking forward to seeing Hayward as Aurora for the first time but somehow, for me at least, she didn't have quite the sparkle which I was expecting and which she usually presents.
  12. What was the amount subsequently charged? Was it the full price, or that less the pre-charge of £.72
  13. Yes Takada /Hay would have been wonderful but unless she is picking up, say, a Princess Florine in SB Act 3, it now seems she won't be appearing for the rest of the Spring/Summer RB programme.😕 She is scheduled for Dracula in Japan in August and for Athelhampton in September, so hopefully she expects to be fully fit again for those.
  14. Very interesting ideas about how many people may view ballet, which I hadn't really considered before....thanks Rina
  15. Dawnstar the ROH box office have told me there is no decision on the availability of packages for the Autumn season yet, pending confirmation of the Covid measures that may apply at the time. Apparently the website hasn't been fully updated in this respect so what you have found may not be accurate for the Autumn.
  16. Glad people enjoyed it, but for me, Khan's Giselle is the sort of example of modern dance that has "reimagined" (or plagiarised) a wonderful classical ballet and made it into something pretty horrible! I don't like Bourne's work for the same reason. This is the very trend I hope Acosta, the BRB and other ballet companies are not going to follow.
  17. I was thinking the same...I had wondered if the 3 additions had been made in anticipation of others moving on, but it seems not.
  18. Is this still the case Lizbie? They seem to be loading fine for me, and it's great to be able immediately to see all the seats for each performance with filters for date, seat price and type, and views of/from all the seats in advance of booking. Fingers crossed that it all works well at booking.
  19. I thought Clarke/Osipova in Onegin (Jan 2020) worked very well (he stood in for Muntagirov, after the latter decided the role was not for him at that time). Clarke did also perform Des Grieux, albeit briefly, in Oct 2019 when he stood in for McRae after the latter's horrible injury, to complete the performance with Takada. He was excellent, especially given the circumstances.
  20. Fascinating...where is this info. from, please, oncnp..? Ah, sorry...just got the email...much to study!
  21. ....but they now seem to be available again, if anyone is feeling particularly flush.
  22. Booking opened early...the £200 seats for Saturday were already gone so that temptation was fortunately removed....! Athelhampton Instagram post states: Lots of amazing dancers and some TBC...to name a few -Miss Marianela NuñezMr. Marcelino SambeMiss Akane TakadaMr. William BracewellMiss Anna Rose O’SullivanMr. Reece ClarkeMiss Fumi Kaneko and MORE!!! Prices will be the same as last year. ❤️Audience will now be covered so we can proceed rain or shine and the stage will be raised for better sight lines
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