need help picking casts, seating for CInderella ar
Posted 14 November 2003 - 12:07 AM
She writes me, "we are looking at horrendous prices (84 pounds for evenings, 55 for matinee). Do you have any suggestions about casts or seats in the Opera House? Last time I was there was in 1969. I can scarcely remember, but I saw an opera from what I think were the balcony sides. The casts are different, too. I'm thinking about a matinee on Jan. 2 to save money."
WHen I was aat Oxford, you could get into Covent Garden for a half a crown , get a cheap seat upstairs, identify vacancies in the orchestra, and run down and grab them without the ushers doing anything but smiling. SO I can't help much. Any of you Londoners/RB buffs enough up on the situation to give her some help?
My friends are new to ballet, are seeing everything they can, utterly smitten -- both are musical, one was once a child prodigy, played a piano concerto with the LA Symphony when she was like 14... so you would be helping someone who is really a great maven....
Posted 14 November 2003 - 01:29 AM
When I visited in March, 2002, my seat was Grand Tier, Row A, number 44, and my shoulders were completely perpendicular to the stage. I had a stiff neck for days afterwards. :angry:
A friend about to go to London just mentioned that the rebuilt ROH orchestra level is not very raked, so visibility depends on the person in front of you (or your friend). :angry:
On the other hand, placing my phone order could not have been a more efficient or pleasant experience.
I'm sure London-based BA'niks will chime in with more specific suggestions.
Posted 14 November 2003 - 01:57 AM
And the ushers did change a bit since the days you are describing, Paul
Hope this helps.
Posted 14 November 2003 - 04:08 AM
Posted 14 November 2003 - 03:40 PM
Please, everybody, feel free to give more tips on seating -- but how about casting? WHo do you like in Cindreella? I saw Sibley, and AShton and Helpman (sp?), myself -- which was ideal... WHo do you like now, and do they dance matinees?
Posted 15 November 2003 - 03:30 AM
I would recommend -without doubt !- the stellar-cast on 30-12 matinée : Alina Cojocaru & Johan Kobborg, but it's very unlikely that there will be tickets left
1st January, matinée : Leanne Benjamin & V.Samodurov, can be interesting although Somodurov is a new principal at the RB and have been distrubed very little so far !.
2nd January, matinée : Yoshida & Bonelli. I not a big fan of Yoshida, Bonelli (another new principal) can be interesting 'if' he has settled down with his new company in the mean time.
Posted 15 November 2003 - 05:25 AM
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