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  1. Glad the power shortage in the area only applied briefly to ROH (did emergency generators kick in to save the show?). It was a brilliant performance all round, plenty of power generated on stage.
  2. I check every day's links section, many thanks for them, tho sometimes a day late, to get an overall idea of what's being covered, and follow up some. If it's a restricted view one that looks interesting, eg in th Times, I may make a note to check the paper in the library.
  3. Perhaps someone realised it was odd to name the two matadors in Act 1 when it is a different two in Act 3?
  4. I managed to find the 'email us' link to send a few choice comments. First one was "Who the .... tested this?". Included a challenge to book 30 (it could be more of course) rehearsals/performances/events in the 30 minutes alloted time for booking.
  5. I think I heard Leanne Benjamin say, at the RB in Rehearsal on Tuesday, that Ed Watson was working with her coaching Romeo and Juliet. Can anyone else who was there confirm that?
  6. Then you should have come to the Harrow Vue cinema which tried to persuade us to watch the Bolshoi version! From 7.15, when the live relay from the Royal Opera House should have started, we were "treated" to being shown people wandering about in a Bolshoi Theatre anteroom (I assume that is what it was), then a woman speaking in Russian, French, and English from the stage with Boshoi dancers preparing behind her. I wasn't the only one who dashed out to tell management they'd got the wrong one. They eventually managed to switch to the Royal Ballet one just in time to see Don Q, followed by Sancho Panza, exiting his room. As I have seen the ballet a number of times I knew what we had missed in the prologue, although there were a good number in the cinema who hadn't seen it before. I particularly regretted not seeing the intro when I discovered at the interval that Kristen was presenting. Hope it gets put on the ROH website. Well, at least I got my money back so had a free evening.
  7. What is this "system upgrade" banner that has appeared across the top of my balletcoforum page? I do not click on such things without knowing about them. If there's been info on this, my apologies, I haven't noticed it. Info and advice,, please Margaret
  8. For the opening night of New Works I had circle A44, could see about 2/3 of the stage. I was told the right hand end two seats of circle central row B were empty in first half, so went and stood next to them towards end of interval. When Alex Beard and guests returned to take their places in that row he asked me "Are you sitting here?" to which I replied I hoped to be as where I had been sitting I couldn't see. He replied that certainly I may sit there, then. Might this be a case of my action speaking louder than words?
  9. Is it Windows7 or 10 that makes a difference?
  10. Are you sorted, Rob, or not? PM me. Margaret
  11. I can't use my ticket for the Royal Opera Cosi fan tutti, 7pm on 9th March, central balcony standing, D33, £12 Please PM me if interested. Margaret
  12. I can't use my ticket for the Royal Opera Cosi fan tutti, 7pm on 9th March, central balcony standing, D33, £12 Please PM me if interested. Margaret
  13. ROH Linbury Sunday 20th January, 4pm. TRIO ConcertDance. Performance followed by a question and answer session Level LG Circle D23 standing £7 PM me if interested Margaret
  14. I've danced at the ROH partnered by Brandon Lawrence 🙂 (We were standing next to each other in the Balcony for Yasmine Naghdi's Odette Odile debut and, the gentleman that he is, Brandon answered my query on how was it decided when to release hands for Odile's held arabesque by demonstrating it. Don't think my arabesque was as good as Yasmine's.) And no, this dance loving BBC pensioner didn't watch it either. I decided from the trailers that it wasn't for me, and wish it'd been called something else. "Dance for 50 Grand" perhaps?
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