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I can't find when general public booking opens for Manon anywhere on the website does anyone know? The usual box where it says not on sale used to give you the dates of booking but now just goes into the storyline of the ballet.

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4 minutes ago, LinMM said:

I can't find when general public booking opens for Manon anywhere on the website does anyone know? The usual box where it says not on sale used to give you the dates of booking but now just goes into the storyline of the ballet.

 

I believe the on sale date is 7th August for general booking.

 

Thanks all for very insightful comments. I started out wanting to see Hayward (and still very much do want to, but firstly I can't make any of her dates and secondly as others have pointed out she will dance the role in the future so with limited budget...) and then moved to Lamb as I haven't seen her in a full length before and of course Muntagirov is always top form.

 

But after reading this thread I've decided to book for Morera/Bonelli (I was already lined up to see her in Coppelia but have decided to swap her in for Manon instead as seeing Bonelli sold it for me. I then deliberated between Lamb/Nunez and decided to go for Nunez in the end due to the combination of Bolle, and Sambe/Naghdi as 'supporting' cast selling it for me. As with Hayward, I'm sure I'll get to see Lamb in the role in future too. 

 

But in short I've ended up deciding to book for completely different combinations than initially planned, and also increasing from only one performance to two! This is both the beauty and financial downside to being a follower of this forum I suppose! Now just to wait for general booking to open...and fingers crossed good seats are left!! 

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Thanks JNC I'm sure the date has been mentioned on the Forum somewhere as well but don't know why I can't find it on the ROH website.

Thats a difficult booking date for me online at least as am in London all that week and won't have easy wifi access and don't like using my card online to pay if am in a Neros or Prets!! 

However I will be close to the ROH itself every day that week so may have to go in to book in person so have to hope too that there are some seats left by then! Am after Oct 9th and Oct 29th or 19 th matinee at the moment. 

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15 minutes ago, LinMM said:

Thanks JNC I'm sure the date has been mentioned on the Forum somewhere as well but don't know why I can't find it on the ROH website.

Thats a difficult booking date for me online at least as am in London all that week and won't have easy wifi access and don't like using my card online to pay if am in a Neros or Prets!! 

However I will be close to the ROH itself every day that week so may have to go in to book in person so have to hope too that there are some seats left by then! Am after Oct 9th and Oct 29th or 19 th matinee at the moment. 

 

If you click on an individual performance in the Autumn slot (i.e. a date/time) where it says 'Not on sale/see prices) you not only get the map of seat price bands but also all booking dates for various friends/general etc. 

 

Good luck with general booking! I am still very on the fence about whether to be a Friend or not (had a lot of helpful insight on this Forum) but decided to hold off at least for this period. If it seems a bit of a struggle when I book next month, I may consider Friends for Winter booking. I find it quite annoying booking is staggered and I'm not really an opera goer so priority booking for spring/summer when there are fewer ballets (only one or two in a booking period) doesn't seem like it's worthwhile for me at the moment. 

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22 hours ago, penelopesimpson said:

As someone else said, it is a no-brainer. Hayward, Hayward, Hayward.  The best Manon ever

 

And Campbell’s jump-in Des Grieux was truly wonderful. This could be a magical pairing and it’s certainly my first choice although I will also see Osipova and Hallberg. I understand the concerns re his partnering after the accident at the Fonteyn Gala but I think he’s a most beautiful dancer and that his lyrical, extended style will suit this Dowell role. I also enjoy his stage partnership with Osipova ...

 

Mind you, I’ve never forgotten Sibley as Manon with Dowell and find her Bedroom Pas de Deux with Wall (on YouTube) almost definitive, late as it is in both their careers.

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10 hours ago, Jamesrhblack said:

 

And Campbell’s jump-in Des Grieux was truly wonderful. This could be a magical pairing and it’s certainly my first choice although I will also see Osipova and Hallberg. I understand the concerns re his partnering after the accident at the Fonteyn Gala but I think he’s a most beautiful dancer and that his lyrical, extended style will suit this Dowell role. I also enjoy his stage partnership with Osipova ...

 

Mind you, I’ve never forgotten Sibley as Manon with Dowell and find her Bedroom Pas de Deux with Wall (on YouTube) almost definitive, late as it is in both their careers.

 

Thanks Alison 🙂

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We really are spoiled - I’ve gone for Hayward, Morera, Osipova and Takada (alphabetical order).  If I had to choose just one I think it would have to be Morera but only because there may not be many more opportunities to see her (although I very much hope there’ll be several more years, including another Anastasia run).

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Thank you all so very much.  Still slightly torn between Nuñez/Bolle and Morera/Bonelli but unless I come into some money before 7th August (not going to happen) I *think* I’ll go Morera/Bonelli.  If I need a Bolle fix I guess I can buy the DVD of Aurélie Dupont and Bolle. Not quite the same. 😕

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