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  1. I’ve suddenly been overtaken with that ‘Cinderella’ feeling 🩰
  2. it was a very short tour, a taster really. Each timeslot had 4 bubbles of up to 6 people who maintained social distancing from each other. There were 3 opera costumes to peruse supervised by a knowledgeable Thurrock archivist in the foyer whilst waiting for the tour to start. Then downstairs into the Linbury for a short video presentation on ROH. After we were led through the Kings room up onto the main stage. Verbal presentation/history of the building (my tour was David Pickering and Christina Arestis) Q&A and selfie moment. Out to ground floor coffee bar and shop. Smooth, efficient an
  3. It was a terrific feeling to be back in the ROH, to be made to be feel welcome by enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff who were proud to show off the building to their visitors. A small movement in the right direction 🙏🏻
  4. Meanwhile I received this re RPO & BRB from the Royal Albert Hall today: ” 21 September 2020 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra presents: The Beauty of Ballet | Wednesday 4 November 2020, 7.30pm | new date confirmed We are writing to inform you that the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s The Beauty of Ballet has been rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic. This event will now take place on Wednesday 10 November 2021
  5. I’ve decided to ditch any expectations and preconceptions that I might have and view this and other ‘live’ streams as a ‘new’ art form and judge them solely on their merits.
  6. thank you so much for flagging this up as it wasn’t on my radar. what a refreshing and inventive perspective on Swan Lake this turned out to be as it unfolded before me. a shot of joy on a lockdown Monday night. gorgeously danced and beautifully staged in a futuristic kingdom. this was also intelligently filmed making it a pleasure to watch on the small screen of my laptop. the only small bone I have to pick is that Odile’s entrance was so subtle I missed it and I had to rewind to watch it again.
  7. sadly you’re right. is there anybody out there who knows how to get round this obstacle?
  8. Paris Opera & Ballet will be screening various operas and ballets in the coming weeks. If I understand correctly available via www.operadeparis.fr https://www.lefigaro.fr/musique/l-opera-de-paris-met-en-ligne-gratuitement-ses-spectacles-pendant-le-confinement-20200316?fbclid=IwAR1g9tgzOGTs8qnxrrnb_tsfVOFfL-yDXGHTC0dFVqgmGKaQkf1r4VlJPq0
  9. Akane & Federico Natalia & Reece Nella & Vadim What a privilege to have seen these pairings dance together during this run, supported by a world-beating cast, corps and off-stage crew both behind and front of house. And, such upcoming riches to anticipate with 7 more, different pairings, all now suspended indefinitely, for the common good, for as long as it takes. I sincerely wish for everyone who works at the ROH and equally everyone who attends too to come out of this crisis healthy and well. Look after yourselves, look out for one another 🩰🤗🙏🏻
  10. I’ve had an email from the Old Vic. The remaining 2 weeks of Endgame have been cancelled.
  11. i agree as I don’t usually get such emails. dare I suggest that the ROH website has a virus? 😉
  12. Received a little over an hour ago: Dear Mr S, The performance for which you booked is happening soon: The Royal Ballet's Swan Lake When: Friday 20 March 2020 at 7.30pm Where: Main Stage, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, WC2E 9DD Approximate performance timings: The performance lasts about 3 hours, including two intervals. Approximate end time: 10.30pm Please Note: Given the developing situation with the COVID-19 virus, customers are reminded to carry tissues with them and to wash their hands regularly as per government guidelines. Please do ask our
  13. I heard it at the ROH last night that Hallberg has confirmed via his social media his next two performances and his Insight. That said however, world events are moving quickly and Hallberg is still in Australia.
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