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I don't know if anyone has already talked about the filming arrangement of R&J or not.

 

I am very sure that when I booked the tickets when booking opened for friends, both Naghdi&Ball performance and Osipova&Hallberg performance were marked as "filming". It was known that only Naghdi&Ball show will be broadcast. And we thought there is probably a DVD filming for Osipova&Hallberg.

 

When I checked last week, now no filming label for Osipova&Hallberg show but for Takada&McRae, O'Sullivan&Sambé, Hamilton&Clarke. Anyone with any idea what happens?

 

Personally I like O'Sullivan,Sambé,Clarke and McRae very much. Not a big fan of Takada but no objection on her. I heard good review of Osipova&Hallberg partnership and really wish to see a DVD or broadcast for them, not only speaking for me, but speaking for a group of fans for them two. Many of them cannot come here to London to see the show...

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Would anyone like to take a stab at when we shall hear who McRae's replacement is for next Saturday?

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Just had an email from ROH giving times etc- but not a word about the cast change.

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I'm checking the website every day for fear Clarke might be replaced. The injury rates among the male RB dancers seem to be very high this season. Is it normal or worse than usual?

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I don't know if it's worse than usual but the effects have possibly been more noticeable because of the absence of some dancers on planned absences (such as Cats filming, Matthew Ball appearing in the NAMP Swan Lake and Bonelli's sabbatical).

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It does feel as if more male dancers have been 'off' than usual, with those listed in bold 'missing' or replaced several times.

 

Ball - dancing in Bourne's Swan Lake Dec/Jan

Bonelli - on a Fellowship programme

McRae - off filming Cats Nov/March; now injured

Watson - off injured Nov'17/March - now back on stage

Kish - seemingly dancing more character roles; added 2 of Bracewell's Creature to his own

Muntagirov - substituted for Corrales in Don Q

Soares - reducing his appearances

Campbell -substituted for McRae and Bracewell

Hirano - substituted for McRae as Romeo and ? for Clarke as Espada

 

Bracewell - off injured since Jan.

Corrales - off injured since Nov.

Hay - returned from injury in Feb.

Sambe

Zucchetti - recently replaced as Espada and in other roles

 

Clarke - had extra shows as Espada but was then replaced

Dyer

Edmonds - busy doing a lot of replacing in Don Q

Ella

Montano - on a sabbatical

Richardson

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, alison said:

Would anyone like to take a stab at when we shall hear who McRae's replacement is for next Saturday?

well, I know who I'd like it to be, but even if it was, chances of getting a ticket are slim!

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1 hour ago, alison said:

Would anyone like to take a stab at when we shall hear who McRae's replacement is for next Saturday?

I would have expected an announcement by now. There have been rumours as to who, but still nothing official...

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7 minutes ago, ninamargaret said:

well, I know who I'd like it to be, but even if it was, chances of getting a ticket are slim!

There are currently a few, mainly in the balcony.

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Well, as Dawnstar said it!

 

Without wanting to be accused of speculation, my guess is that they are waiting to announce McRae's replacement until they know whether they need to replace Clarke. One decision might affect the other. Reasonable reason for a delay in my opinion. 

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19 hours ago, Saodan said:

Well, as Dawnstar said it!

 

Without wanting to be accused of speculation, my guess is that they are waiting to announce McRae's replacement until they know whether they need to replace Clarke. One decision might affect the other. Reasonable reason for a delay in my opinion. 

 

You would think they would have changed the website to TBC in the interim though, given it's pretty obvious that a dancer who has just had knee surgery isn't going to be apppearing next week.

 

2 hours ago, penelopesimpson said:

Do we ave any news on Corrales?

 

I haven't seen anything but I'm booked to see him so he'll probably be off! I'm feeling as though I'm cursed with dancers getting injured. Thus far:

 

Mayerling - Watson replaced by Hirano

Les Patineurs - Corrales replaced by Acri

Winter Dreams - Gartside replaced by Avis, Heap replaced by Mendizabel

The Concert - Gartside replaced by Kish

Nutcracker - Bonelli replaced by Bracewell & Hay replaced by Sambe

Asphodel Meadows/Two Pigeons - no major replacements (I probably used up all my bad luck for that day at the ENB Manon matinee when all 3 leads were replacements!)

Two Pigeons - Bracewell replaced by Campbell

Don Quixote - Morera replaced by Mendizabel, Yudes replaced by Mosely, several smaller roles replaced too

Frankenstein - Bracewell replaced by Kish

Don Quixote - Zuchetti replaced by Clarke (Act 1) & Edmonds (Act 3), Whitehead replaced by Gartside

 

For forthcoming performances Clarke, who I'm booked for with both Hamilton & Nunez, is looking doubtful for Romeo & I've just read in the News section that Lantratov has got injured, 3 days after I booked for a Bright Stream with him in the cast. See why I'm feeling cursed? Maybe starting seeing ballet at the ROH this season was a bad idea & I should have stuck to opera!

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I saw Corrales a couple of weeks ago and he told me that he fully intends to dance Romeo, unless the injury flares up again during rehearsals, which he was hoping it won't!  

 

Keeping everything crossed for him;  it would be great to see him onstage again after his one main performance way back in the autumn.  

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54 minutes ago, Dawnstar said:

 

For forthcoming performances Clarke, who I'm booked for with both Hamilton & Nunez, is looking doubtful for Romeo 

 

Is he?  Where did you get this information?

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3 minutes ago, bangorballetboy said:

 

Is he?  Where did you get this information?

 

I was at Don Quixote on Saturday when it was announced that Clarke had been injured in Act 1 & was being replaced by Edmonds for Act 3. Edmonds' Instagram & comments on here showed that he again replaced Clarke in Don Q this week. Given Clarke's first Romeo performance is 3 weeks today I'm therefore worried that he might not recover in time for it.

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Fingers, toes and everything else crossed, then - it's not as if there are a load of alternatives at the moment!

 

Edit: sorry, that was in relation to Corrales (although in fact it applies to Clarke too, for that matter) - my page hadn't refreshed.

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2 hours ago, Dawnstar said:

Maybe starting seeing ballet at the ROH this season was a bad idea & I should have stuck to opera!

 

I'm noting that there are a considerable number of ROH operatic replacements as well at the moment :) 

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23 minutes ago, Bruce Wall said:

 

I'm noting that there are a considerable number of ROH operatic replacements as well at the moment :) 

 

I must be luckier with opera than with ballet then! I've just looked back over my theatregoing list & can think of fewer than a dozen replacement singers I've seen over my last 15 years of ROH operagoing.

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4 hours ago, penelopesimpson said:

Please god not Kaufmann

 

He sang last night. 

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Mr Reece Clarke posted on his Instagram story a video of himself clay pigeon shooting at Luton Hoo Estate. Perhaps he was pulled from the Don Q performances so as not to further aggravate his injury and keep him healthy for R&J? Just my speculation. I look forward to reading all your thoughts on R&J. 

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Jan Parry mentions that Cuthbertson isn't the "headstrong" Juliet of MacMillan's ballet. I'm curious about this comment because I've seen a number of Juliets and it seems that there's always been the "moonlit" Juliet type and then the more headstrong rebellious Juliet. Both can be equally effective.

 

"Moonlit" Juliets - Margot Fonteyn (on film), Alessandra Ferri, Alina Cojocaru, Evgenia Obraztsova

"Rebellious" Juliets - Natalia Osipova, Tamara Rojo, Diana Vishneva

 

I would imagine Lynn Seymour was a rebellious Juliet and Antoinette Sibley a moonlit one? (I never saw either and practically no film exists of them.)

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Posted (edited)

I enjoy reading Jann Parry’s reviews but sometimes I think she mistakes opinion for authority.

 

Edited to add: I know she is an authority on MacMillan but isn’t it a large part of the MacMillan legend that he allows his dancers a great deal of freedom of interpretation?

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"Our records show that you are due to attend a performance of Romeo and Juliet. We are contacting you to let you know that, due to injury, Steven McRae is replaced by Ryoichi Hirano as Romeo on Saturday 13 April and Saturday 27 April".

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Posted (edited)

No surprises there.  If Kaufmann pulls out tomorrow, is Hirano available???

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On 07/04/2019 at 17:00, Lizbie1 said:

I enjoy reading Jann Parry’s reviews but sometimes I think she mistakes opinion for authority.

 

Edited to add: I know she is an authority on MacMillan but isn’t it a large part of the MacMillan legend that he allows his dancers a great deal of freedom of interpretation?

Yes....how dull it would be if they interpreted things the same way.  A bit like Manon;  we can have the naive innocent, or the little vamp who knows just what she is doing.  This is why I go to see many casts in the same ballet, because I expect, and usually get, such varying interpretations of the same characters, so it makes me think.    

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That's good news about Corrales. I believe he had an operation on his foot some time ago but don't know the nature of the injury. Just hope he is now fully recovered anyway. With some injuries you can still keep fairly fit and be quite active .....but just not ballet fit! 

When I had  an Achilles injury once after about six weeks  I was swimming, carefully doing Pilates and yoga .....and starting to walk normally without a limp etc.....but just not back at ballet ....and then after about another three months  did just a couple of classes a week but even then only the barre initially ....and I certainly wasn't jumping again for seven or eight months!! And this was not the most serious Achilles you can have ....where it actually snaps or ruptures. 

The body is totally amazing though as just as you think things might never get back to normal they do! 

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On ‎06‎/‎04‎/‎2019 at 18:30, Dawnstar said:

 

I must be luckier with opera than with ballet then! I've just looked back over my theatregoing list & can think of fewer than a dozen replacement singers I've seen over my last 15 years of ROH operagoing.

 

Perhaps you don't see as much opera as I do, but I can think of individual runs of an opera that have had four or five cast changes over the course of the run!

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