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29 minutes ago, bangorballetboy said:

Full lengths are 

 

Manon

Sleeping Beauty

Coppélia

Onegin

Swan Lake

The Dante Project (new McGregor)

 

And Alice, I think.

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No Fille 🙁 but Coppélia and Beauty will be nice.  I’ll go and see Swan Lake again (and hope, probably unsuccessfully, that the ending has been changed).  

 

Very very happy that Onegin is back! 👏

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On 12/05/2019 at 23:47, Ian Macmillan said:

If I recall aright, in recent years DanceTabs has tweeted the main points as the briefing continued, and I dare say he may do so once again.

 

I was due to be there but alas will not - I got back from Leicester and the Matt Bourne R&J premiere gone 1AM  and too shattered to leave home for ROH at 06:30. Pathetic I know!

 

Good work from 'oncnp' means there is not so much to discover now.  Have tweeted and credited. And included a screenshot for posterity!

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Why does the Royal BALLET celebrate Cunningham, the most 'contemporary', non-balletic choreographer you can imagine, and ignore Balanchine??!

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JohnS found the calendar. More important I think. 

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25 minutes ago, bridiem said:

 

And Alice, I think.

 

Isn't this Alice Opera?

https://www.roh.org.uk/events/4fxcy

 

13 minutes ago, oncnp said:

JohnS found the calendar. More important I think. 

 

I only looked at calendar when you’d posted a link to mixed bills and the programme was being loaded.  I’ve got calendar bookmarked as it’s so useful and I just hope the website eventually provides a direct link.

 

Small point but very welcome to see the Royal Ballet School Annual Performance back to Saturday 12:00 - Sunday travel is hopeless for trying to attend a matinee from Cumbria (and many places I guess).

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Sorry - posts crossed
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10 hours ago, alison said:

I wouldn't hold your breath :( 

 

Just as well I didn't...

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22 minutes ago, bridiem said:

Why does the Royal BALLET celebrate Cunningham, the most 'contemporary', non-balletic choreographer you can imagine, and ignore Balanchine??!

 

Having said which - I can't see that bill mentioned now - ?

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2 minutes ago, bridiem said:

 

Having said which - I can't see that bill mentioned now - ?

 

It's still there, but worth noting it's in the Linbury

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29 minutes ago, JohnS said:

 

Isn't this Alice Opera?

https://www.roh.org.uk/events/4fxcy

 

 

I only looked at calendar when you’d posted a link to mixed bills and the programme was being loaded.  I’ve got calendar bookmarked as it’s so useful and I just hope the website eventually provides a direct link.

 

I think the website lists productions here (with thanks to RichardLH who provided this weblink in another thread):

http://www.roh.org.uk/productions?_ga=2.139804410.835951387.1553237162-1432497339.1553237162

 

 

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Apparently the press embargo will be lifted at 11am - meanwhile it’s all there on their own website.

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Hilarious!

 

ps I got Coppélia right!

 

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2 hours ago, Sim said:

I can’t believe they are reviving the dire Live Fire Excercise.  As it’s with Corybantic Games, unless the tbc is something amazing I will be saving money on this bill!  

 

Very happy about many of the other ones.  

 

I quite like Live Fire! 🙂  Corybantic was OK, apart from the costumes, so I'll have your tickets for this one Sim! 

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14 minutes ago, bangorballetboy said:

 

It's still there, but worth noting it's in the Linbury

 

That gives a slightly better balance to the bills in the main house. The thinking seems to be (to put it crudely): one classical bill, one neo-classical, one contemporary, and one new. Seems a bit formulaic to me, and not a formula I much like. And very disappointed about the comparative lack of Ashton, and the limited range of Ashton and MacMillan one-acters that ever seem to be considered. Very pleased to see Coppélia there, though (as you will have gathered) I would have much preferred Cinderella. And delighted to see Tombeaux. Unlike (it seems) everyone else, I was underwhelmed by Onegin when last seen (though I loved it many years ago when performed by LFB/ENB). I hope my mind will be changed this time; perhaps I was in the wrong frame of mind when it was last performed.

 

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4 minutes ago, Lizbie1 said:

Apparently the press embargo will be lifted at 11am - meanwhile it’s all there on their own website.

 

genius!

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48 minutes ago, bridiem said:

Why does the Royal BALLET celebrate Cunningham, the most 'contemporary', non-balletic choreographer you can imagine, and ignore Balanchine??!

 

to be fair, a few years back they did have a 'Balanchine 100' mixed bill of his works for his 100th birthday - but with you that its disappointing not to have any of his works next season. We'll just have to luxuriate in Symphony in C this season! 🙂

 

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5 minutes ago, zxDaveM said:

 

I quite like Live Fire! 🙂  Corybantic was OK, apart from the costumes, so I'll have your tickets for this one Sim! 

You are most welcome to them Dave!  😃

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7 minutes ago, zxDaveM said:

 

I quite like Live Fire! 🙂  Corybantic was OK, apart from the costumes, so I'll have your tickets for this one Sim! 

 

You can have mine too, zxDaveM! (Unless the tbc is, say, Scènes de Ballet... :D )

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1 hour ago, Bruce Wall said:

Interesting to note that there will be no major guest (Russian or otherwise) ballet company in Summer 2020 ... as opera extends through August (new tradition???).   With the Coliseum showing the musical Hairspray between April and end July 2020 it suggests limited London opportunity for such.  

 

Worrying if true coz I had pencilled in the Mariinsky. I have been trying to check it out but without success. Which opera is extending through August please?

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Nov 5/6/7 looks a bit bonkers! Northern Ballet in the Linbury clashes with the Concerto triple bill, Manon, then Sleeping Beauty. 

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7 minutes ago, David said:

Worrying if true coz I had pencilled in the Mariinsky. I have been trying to check it out but without success. Which opera is extending through August please?

 

I can’t see anything on the main stage after 19th July plus WNO will be doing a few dates after that I think.*

 

*Bluebeard’s Castle with Sir Bryn himself!

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With the Press Embargo and the ROH website seemingly at odds with one another, might there be scope for the recruitment of a Right and Left Hand Coordinator?

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15 hours ago, penelopesimpson said:

limit Sleeping Beauty to less than fifty performances.  Woolf Works please

 

You're in luck! There are only 24, including a 'welcome' (non-bookable that is) show

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1 hour ago, Bruce Wall said:

Wonder if that (e.g., Manon) might mark Watson's farewell?  Assume Oneign will be Soares'.    Wonder too if the latter might mark any other farewells.   Will Osipova dance with Hallberg in that as she did in Munich?  Part of me hopes not - although at the LBC talk last night he seemed to suggest that there would be other such jointures on the horizon.  'The Royal ballet gave me Osipova' he said.  It's just that there are so many fine Company rising talents at the moment.  

 

 

I completely agree, Bruce. I really don't see why the "home team" which labours so wondrously should be denied opportunities because a guest (who has danced a role many times) is brought in. I am thinking of the title role in Onegin particularly here. [Of course, as it happens, Hallberg's presence as Romeo  this season is fortunate but he has been the dancing the MacMillan version for 15 years.......]

 

P.S. Isn't it a bit of a joke that the ROH website (a sluggish news vehicle if ever there was one) has put out the 2019/20 season new ahead of the Press Conference?

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Some price indications are now visible....

Manon up to £110

Sleeping Beauty up to £145

Coppelia up to £120

Concerto/Raymonda III/Enigma Variations up to £75......

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10 minutes ago, Ian Macmillan said:

With the Press Embargo and the ROH website seemingly at odds with one another, might there be scope for the recruitment of a Right and Left Hand Coordinator?

 

My first reaction was that allow the entire programme to go up hours before the official press conference, particularly since it is being widely shared across social media, was breathtakingly incompetent. Now I'm thinking that perhaps it shows a more relaxed approach. If so, I welcome it. After all, this is supposed to be an age of transparency.

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