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Manon casting is now up on the ROH website.

 

so pleased to see Bonelli and Morera cast together after their sensational Mayerling!

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2 minutes ago, penelopesimpson said:

Wonder why that is?

 

Swan Lake rehearsals, I'm sure.

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3 minutes ago, penelopesimpson said:

Looks very much like 'give everyone a go' season!  Still the rest of the Spring programme hardly amounts to anything for RB.  Wonder why that is?

 

Because booking for the season is front loaded.  There were  3 full lengths in the "autumn" period that run through to the middle of January!

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But on the plus side... I'd earmarked three dates as my ideal three dates to see it, and I find that not only do those three dates give me three different casts - they give me the three different casts I'd have chosen!

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I would have loved to have seen Naghdi/Ball on the list as well.   Ah well, I hope that their omission is because they will be preparing for Swan Lake.....  

 

But some interesting casting;  can't wait for Bonelli/Morera, Hayward/Watson and Osipova/Hallberg!  Lamb/Muntagirov were fab last time so fingers crossed it works as well again this time.  

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Just now, Sim said:

I would have loved to have seen Naghdi/Ball on the list as well.   Ah well, I hope that their omission is because they will be preparing for Swan Lake.....  

 

 

me ditto!

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Off topic but prompted by the inclusion of Bolle and Hallberg: Salenko seems to have fallen off the list of guest principals.

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1 hour ago, Sim said:

I would have loved to have seen Naghdi/Ball on the list as well.   Ah well, I hope that their omission is because they will be preparing for Swan Lake.....  

 

 

 

Fingers crossed for Swan Lake!

 

There are 8 Manon casts, it would have been a bit of a squeeze to get Naghdi/Ball in there too. 

At least we get to see her as Mistress in the Osipova/Hallberg cast :) 

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1 hour ago, Lizbie1 said:

Off topic but prompted by the inclusion of Bolle and Hallberg: Salenko seems to have fallen off the list of guest principals.

 

Literally, as I don't see Salenko listed as guest principal anymore.

http://www.roh.org.uk/about/the-royal-ballet/dancers

 

She is a lovely dancer but with young Principals Takada, Naghdi, Hayward needing to be given roles alongside the already established principals it doesn't make much sense for the RB to hire a guest principal.

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44 minutes ago, Nina G. said:

 

Fingers crossed for Swan Lake!

 

There are 8 Manon casts, it would have been a bit of a squeeze to get Naghdi/Ball in there too. 

At least we get to see her as Mistress in the Osipova/Hallberg cast :) 

I guess it is also easier to give the roles to dancers who have done it before, what with the Swan Lake circumstances.....maybe too much for 'newbies' to learn two full-length narrative ballets in not much time.  I am, of course, being positive here and assuming that Naghdi/Ball will be doing it!!  :)   There are a couple of 'newbies' in Manon, but I suppose it's easier just to teach it to one or two than to several.  And maybe they have covered the roles even if they haven't danced them?  Thinking of Reece and Akane here;  not sure if they have performed the roles before?

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Interesting that the RB feels the need to invite 2 male guest principals ..... Bolle, talent though he was, at 42 is surely past his prime for a role like Des Grieux ? 

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17 minutes ago, annamk said:

Interesting that the RB feels the need to invite 2 male guest principals ..... Bolle, talent though he was, at 42 is surely past his prime for a role like Des Grieux ? 

 

I can sort of see the logic with Hallberg, who has been Osipova's favourite partner since she was at ABT, and (correct me if I'm wrong) I think all the male principals on the home team are already involved as either DG or Lescaut except Soares, so I guess it's just a function of having so many casts! Nunez and Bolle are an established partnership at least. 

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9 minutes ago, Lizbie1 said:

I'm sure there are a few round here who are happy to see Shklyarov return in M&A though :)

For me, happy is an understatement!!  I am thrilled!

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4 hours ago, TheaG said:

so pleased to see Bonelli and Morera cast together after their sensational Mayerling!

 

And opening night as well so they'll be reviewed. Can't wait to see this partnership again!

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1 hour ago, Lizbie1 said:

I'm sure there are a few round here who are happy to see Shklyarov return in M&A though :)

 

Yes AND we have Muntagirov and Ball as Armand as well. Oh dear, too many tickets needed.

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Nooooooo! Too many amazing casts, I'll never be able to choose between the Manon dates! 

 

Am thrilled however to see Matthew Ball cast as Armand - think it's a role that will really suit him. 

 

I dont understand the casting for Elite Syncopations. I've never seen the piece before, but notice that only one male and female dancer are listed, but didn't we see three female performers rehearse during World Ballet Day?

 

I understand why, but do get a bit frustrated that we only know limited casting before turning up on the day to see a detailed cast sheet. When given the choice between one principal cast and another, I might like to book a particular date becasuse Yuhui Choe/Matthew Ball/Reece Clarke/a.n.other are performing a supporting role. Ah well. I should be grateful for what info I can get! 

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Bonelli/Morera in Manon my idea of bliss! Saw the Watson/Hayward cast and vs wait to see it again. I find it interesting to see that DeGrieux seems to have become a role favoured by older dancers. I had wondered if we might have seen Alexader Campbell in the role. A pity.

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And Nuñez as Marguerite... a real dilemma for me... I love her with all my heart but can't imagine her (or indeed most other people) in the role.

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8 hours ago, TheaG said:

Manon casting is now up on the ROH website.

 

so pleased to see Bonelli and Morera cast together after their sensational Mayerling!

 

So pleased that other people who missed their only performance 2(?) runs back will now have the opportunity to catch up with what I trust will still be an excellent pairing.  Almost more pleased about that than about the Watson/Hayward pairing :)

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7 hours ago, Jan McNulty said:

Ooooo Mr Campbell as Lescaut!!!

 

Did you miss him last time around, Jan?

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