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  1. One of the Irish cinema chains is showing the Paris Opera Ballet's Balanchine/Millepied/Robbins evening live from Paris on 1st October so it clashes with the World Ballet Day livestream. Cinema details: http://moviesatdundrum.admit-one.eu/index.php?s=M-DUNDRUM&p=details&eventCode=20163 Performance Details: https://www.operadeparis.fr/en/season-15-16/ballet/balanchine-millepied-robbins Casting: https://www.operadeparis.fr/saison-15-16/ballet/balanchine-millepied-robbins/distribution It's also being shown in European cinemas (1 Oct.) and in US cinemas in January 2016.
  2. I saw the final performance at The Lowry last night of Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - re-imagined. I loved it! I had seen it a few years ago at the Liverpool Empire but the audience was a terrible distraction throughout so I remembered nothing except the baby! Last night was so much better and a quiet audience. The sets and costumes were fabulous and I especially enjoyed the first half. I felt I lost the story every so slightly in the second half, don't know if that was just me. Anyone who has watched a lot of Matthew Bourne's work will have easily recognised similarities to Swan Lake in the dances moves. I particularly liked the Red Ballroom scene as I call it - the costumes were gorgeous. In the first half the fairies were great and again they had magnificent costumes. The dance employed 2 moving conveyor belts which the dancers were able to stand and move on - these were at the rear of the stage and were used to great effect I felt. I really enjoyed the scenes with the baby which were staged marionette style - very clever. Leo (the Prince) was danced by Dominic North and Aurora by Cordelia Braithwaite . Adam Maskell played Carbosse/Caradoc - and very sinister he was too! Count Lilac was Liam Mower. For anyone considering going to the Sadlers Wells run or any other I would highly recommend it as a great night out - and not too late the show finished at 9.40pm. Would love to hear any other reviews as mine is not very exhaustive, but I wanted to flag up what a great show this is! Some nice production photos in this review http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/theatre-news/matthew-bournes-sleeping-beauty-ballet-10476268
  3. According to a posting on the ROH website, Nutcracker casting has been confirmed/changed (unspecified) here: http://www.roh.org.uk/productions/the-nutcracker-by-peter-wright If anyone can find the Period 1 casting thread (which hasn't been tagged - GRRR), please let me know and I'll move this.
  4. The Royal opera house had announced their cinema season for 2015/2016 which is timetabled as followed; Romeo and Juliet 22 September at 7.15pm The Royal Ballet By Kenneth MacMillan Music: Sergey Prokofiev Le nozze di Figaro, 5 October at 6.45pm The Royal Opera Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Dir: David McVicar Cond: Ivor Bolton Cast includes Erwin Schrott and Anita Hartig Viscera / Afternoon of a Faun / Tchaikovsky pas de deux / Carmen, 12 November at 7.15pm The Royal Ballet By Liam Scarlett / Jerome Robbins / George Balanchine / NEW Carlos Acosta Music: Lowell Liebermann / Claude Debussy / Piotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky / Georges Bizet Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci NEW, 10 December at 7.15pm The Royal Opera Pietro Mascagni / Ruggero Leoncavallo Dir: Damiano Michieletto Cond: Antonio Pappano Cast includes Eva-Maria Westbroek, Dimitri Platanias, Aleksandrs Antonenko and Carmen Giannattasio The Nutcracker, 16 December at 7.15pm The Royal Ballet By Peter Wright, after Lev Ivanov Music: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Rhapsody / The Two Pigeons, 26 January at 7.15pm The Royal Ballet By Frederick Ashton Music: Sergey Rachmaninoff / André Messager, arranged by John Lanchbery La traviata, 4 February at 6.45pm The Royal Opera Giuseppe Verdi Dir: Richard Eyre Cond: Yves Abel Cast includes Venera Gimadieva and Saimir Pirgu Boris Godunov NEW, 21 March at 7.15pm The Royal Opera Modest Musorgsky Dir: Richard Jones Cond: Antonio Pappano Cast includes Bryn Terfel, Kostas Smoriginas and John Tomlinson Giselle, 6 April at 7.15pm The Royal Ballet By Marius Petipa, after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot Music: Adolphe Adam, revised by Joseph Horovitz Lucia di Lammermoor NEW, 25 April at 7.15pm The Royal Opera Gaetano Donizetti Dir: Katie Mitchell Cond: Daniel Oren Cast includes Diana Damrau and Charles Castronovo Frankenstein NEW, 18 May at 7.15pm The Royal Ballet By Liam Scarlett Music: Lowell Liebermann Werther, 27 June at 7.15pm The Royal Opera Jules Massenet Dir: Benoît Jacquot Cond: Antonio Pappano Cast includes Vittorio Grigolo and Joyce DiDonato
  5. Well, the summer booking brochure lets slip the fact (owing to a big screen showing in September) that the RB's next season will begin with Romeo & Juliet. More than that, I don't know. When is the season being announced? It surely can't be long now. (And does that mean there's a Ring Cycle for the RO?)
  6. This was the first day of online booking for the ROH Winter season for Supporting Friends, and once again the website was full of glitches. The operation in response to each seat request was sluggish and often ended in an error report and request to try again. Since booking opened at 9 am there was no one in the box office (opens at 10am) or the Friends office (opens at 9.30) to provide any assistance, although the telephone operator did offer the information that "they" were trying to do something about the problem. Eventually I was able to book all the tickets I wanted, although all insight evenings were fully booked, but I have pretty well given up ever getting in to one of those. However, the process was much slower and more laborious than usual. These problems have been going on ever since the ROH started online booking. Are they ever going to get it right?
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