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I thought we already had a thread on this, but can't find it, so if someone remembers where it was, please tell me where!  In the meantime:

 

 

I was at a performance of La Fille Mal Gardée at the Royal Opera House last night.  It was only gradually that I realised that something was up (although admittedly the fact that there was another ballet preceding it and it was followed for good measure(?) by the "gold" pas de deux from the "Orlando" part of Woolf Works should perhaps have alerted me that not all was quite what it should have been!).  They'd cleared all the seats out of the Orchestra Stalls, and the performance was taking place there (although somehow it had changed from a horseshoe-shape to more of a long oval, a bit like when they do performances in the round at the Royal Albert Hall) - although at one point I think it was Lise's friends were dancing in front of the stage curtain as well and distracting me from watching a pas de deux or something.  We had to have an interval between the first couple of scenes, presumably due to the difficulty of manoeuvring the pony and trap (although I don't remember spotting Peregrine). I know I was worried about how it could be financially viable given that they'd got rid of a large number of the most expensive seats!  It had obviously been planned well in advance, so wasn't a last-minute thing, and I think they might have been doing some renovations backstage or something, but I know I hadn't been aware of it.

 

Weird, or what?

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Does this count as a (free) "performance seen"? 

Hopefully this is a premonition of La Fille Mal Gardée  coming back to the ROH next season. I think we should be OK in terms of financial viability for that one, but I am rather worried about Peregrine's absence......

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I dreamed a couple of years ago that the RB had run out of Odettes/Odiles, so in desperation they were getting me ready to go onstage and were giving me final touches to my hair and makeup in the wings, and some final advice about how to do the steps.  At that point I woke up in a cold sweat.....I would have looked like one of the hippos in Fantasia had I gone onstage like that!!  😂

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2 hours ago, Sim said:

I dreamed a couple of years ago that the RB had run out of Odettes/Odiles, so in desperation they were getting me ready to go onstage and were giving me final touches to my hair and makeup in the wings, and some final advice about how to do the steps.  At that point I woke up in a cold sweat.....I would have looked like one of the hippos in Fantasia had I gone onstage like that!!  😂

 

I wonder how they filled the role, after you decided to wake up.....

 

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I once dreamed that I was going to shoved on the ROH to sing in “La Fille du Regiment”. I simply cannot carry a tune in a bucket and the state of sheer panic that I was in woke me up. It isn’t even an opera I know. Heaven knows where that dream originated!

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13 hours ago, Sim said:

I dreamed a couple of years ago that the RB had run out of Odettes/Odiles, so in desperation they were getting me ready to go onstage and were giving me final touches to my hair and makeup in the wings, and some final advice about how to do the steps.  At that point I woke up in a cold sweat.....I would have looked like one of the hippos in Fantasia had I gone onstage like that!!  😂

 

You never know, Sim - if you hadn't woken up you might have gone on and saved the day, including 32 immaculate fouettes! Brava! 👍

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20 hours ago, alison said:

Gulp!  I've never got higher than having to replace one of the corps in Swan Lake :) 

 

For some reason that's scarier.  Dancing a solo, at least you don't have 23 other people around you getting it right in perfect co-ordination with one another, just so everyone can immediately see if you don't know the steps...

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16 hours ago, Fiz said:

I once dreamed that I was going to shoved on the ROH to sing in “La Fille du Regiment”. I simply cannot carry a tune in a bucket and the state of sheer panic that I was in woke me up. It isn’t even an opera I know. Heaven knows where that dream originated!

 

I do sing - professionally as a choral/church singer, and as an amateur in opera choruses - and my standard ROH anxiety dream is being thrown on with no rehearsal in a role for a completely different voice type.

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10 hours ago, bridiem said:

 

You never know, Sim - if you hadn't woken up you might have gone on and saved the day, including 32 immaculate fouettes! Brava! 👍

Ha ha yes.....and this is how it would have looked:   :) 

 

 

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