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Bolshoi at the Met, NYC (July 18/30 '05)


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#1 Natalia

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 09:43 AM

The following is from a 'mass e-mailing' sent by the Metropolitan Opera House's Marketing office to folks who've been inquiring about the upcoming Bolshoi-Met season. It will be followed by a formal press release shortly but, due to the official nature of this communication -- directly from the Met to their regular subscribers & other inquirers -- we are allowed to post it here.

I have deleted the upper part of the e-mail & have kept only the closing words from the Marketing staffer, plus the full schedule. As has been pointed out elsewhere on BalletTalk, tickets go on sale May 1.

This way, everyone who is interested in seeing the Bolshoi at the Met can begin to make 'travel plans' & such!

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...Thank you for your support of The Metropolitan Opera.

Sincerely,

Jennifer McGoldrick
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#2 richard53dog

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 11:20 AM

Thanks Natalia,

I've been waiting for this announcement. I should be getting the mailing, I'm on every possible mailing list from Lincoln Center. I'm curious to see the prices though. But still how broke can you go in just two weeks?

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#3 zerbinetta

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Posted 20 April 2005 - 12:20 AM

I believe the top prices are $95 & $90 for orchestra & grand tier respectively.

Not bad.

#4 nysusan

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 11:30 AM

As has been pointed out elsewhere on BalletTalk, tickets go on sale May 1.

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Don't you think it's pretty strange that tickets are due to go on sale in less than a week and there still hasn't been any official announcement? I couldn't even find anything on the Lincoln Center website. What's up with that?

#5 Natalia

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 02:33 PM

I'm guessing that it took the Russians (Bolshoi management) a longer-than-normal time to give the final schedule of ballets to the Met. Hence, the brochure & all else will not be ready when it should be ready.

Also -- again just guessing -- there may be some sort of agreement between the Met & ABT, that ABT be given an 'exclusive ballet booking period' of some sort. I'm no marketing expert but, perhaps, there's a science to spacing-out the information..."ABT Sales Blitz Period" shouldn't be undercut by a "Bolshoi Sales Blitz Period."

Who knows?

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 09:18 PM

The Grand Tier is now the same price as the orchestra: $95. But the upper tiers are priced higher than would be proportionate.

The ad will run in the Sunday NYTimes, the same day the box office opens for the Bolshoi ticket sales.

The lateness of all the arrangements was due to the lateness of firming the contracts between the Bolshoi/MG (Jane Hermann) & the Met.

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 01:09 PM

Well, thanks to all of you for the info. Now I will be first on line at the box office on Sunday to buy my favorite seats before most of the general public gets there!

#8 zerbinetta

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 09:29 PM

The Bolshoi Met engagement has finally made the Met's website. Phone & online orders begin on May 3.

The brochure may .. or may not .. go out next week.

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 11:30 PM

Thanks, Zerbinetta! :smilie_mondieu:

Here's the link to the press release -- the only announcement I could find on the Met's site.

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Posted 29 April 2005 - 07:39 AM

I picked up a flyer at the Met Box office yesterday - a printed flyer, mind you! Pricing is pretty steep:
Orch prime - $95
Orch balance - $80
Center Parterre Boxes -$150
Side Parterre-Boxes- $80
Center Grand Tier - $95
Grand Tier Boxes - $80
Dress Circle - $80
Dress Circle Boxes- $60
Balcony - $60
Balcony Boxes- $45
Family Circle - $45
Family Circle Boxes - $30

Standing Room (Day of performance)
Orch, Grand Tier & Dress Circle -$20
Family Circle - $15

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Posted 29 April 2005 - 09:34 AM

:) , nysusan. Well, at least they're promising the availability of Standing Room. Last year, when the Royal Ballet visited, they withdrew Standing Room.

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Posted 29 April 2005 - 09:58 AM

I find the prices appalling :) I shall sit this one out and content myself with the new DVD of Phareoh's Daughter. :)

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Posted 29 April 2005 - 10:03 AM

Like the Royal Ballet, the Bolshoi might end up with a ton of empty seats. I think the presenters are really banking on the Russian community here. Maybe they'll come through, but those prices have pretty much cashed me out. Lucky SAB students will probably reap the benefits by grabbing up those comp seats that will come there way if the tickets don't sell.

#14 zerbinetta

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 12:21 AM

The prices are comparable to ABT in the prime orchestra : Bolshoi $95; ABT $92 & Grand Tier: Bolshoi $95; ABT $98.

And they are bringing their own orchestra, which is costly.

#15 Dale

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 04:33 AM

But the balcony prices are almost double than for ABT.


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