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#46 koshka

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 10:16 AM

Two notes from Washington:
1. I hear that the Kennedy Center has also implemented a "no standing room tickets unless house is sold out" policy, but haven't checked into it myself.

2. Road-tripping DonQ fans should note that lawn tickets for the Bolshoi's 2 performances of DonQ are $18. Hey, it's outdoors, but at least you get to sit. :-)

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 10:35 AM

For those who haven't got tickets and want to get standing room, here're what's sold out and what's not:

Don Q 7/18: Only balcony and family circle are available

Don Q 7/19: Available. Only parterre and grand tier are sold out

Don Q 7/20 & 21: Only orchestra and family circle are available

Spartacus 7/22, 7/23 2pm & 8pm: All sold out

Bright Stream 7/25, 26, 27: Available

Pharaoh's Daughter 7/28: All sold out

Pharaoh's Daughter 7/29: Only orchestra & family circle are available

Pharaoh's Daughter 7/30 2pm & 8pm: Only family circle is available

#48 carbro

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 12:19 PM

I just filed a complaint with the NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs. Consumer Affairs licenses all Box Offices in the city and also enforces fraudulent advertising.

I would encourage all NYC residents (or workers who have access to phones with NYC area codes) to take 10 minutes to call 3-1-1 and file a complaint. Please note that the poster specifically lists Standing Room but has no disclaimer, such as "at mgmt's discretion," "subject to prior sales," etc.

You will be asked for the address of the Metropolitan Opera. The computer does not accept "Lincoln Center" as an address. You'll have to specify Broadway and 64th St. The zip is 10023.

I feel so screwed. :)

Mussel, your listing is beyond value. Thank you very, very much.

I hear that the Kennedy Center has also implemented a "no standing room tickets unless house is sold out" policy, but haven't checked into it myself.

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If that's the case, at least it's consistent. The Met has one policy for the Opera, one for ABT and, apparently, whatever policy strikes the fancy of any particular visiting company.

#49 richard53dog

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 12:29 PM

I just filed a complaint with the NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs.  Consumer Affairs licenses all Box Offices in the city and also enforces fraudulent advertising.


I feel so screwed. :)

Mussel, your listing is beyond value.  Thank you very, very much.

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Even worse is that I'm guessing these stats are for FULL view. So it's possible that , say, Spartacus does still have PARTIAL views available.

Do they mean all seats or just what's listed on the website (the full views)

See my point? If the website says "sold out" but there are still partials at the BO,
will they sell the SRO or not.?
This is really sleazy

Richard

#50 carbro

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 01:48 PM

B R E A K I N G N E W S ! ! !

I was just at the box office, bought a stand for tonight.

The lovely woman asked if I'd been by this morning. No. "We just changed the policy," she said. "For the rest of the run, we'll be selling Standing Room in the morning." :wink:

I have such a warm feeling :D , but maybe it's just the weather.

#51 harpergroup

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 02:18 PM

A question about the possible standing room tickets: does anyone know whether a single individual can buy 2 tickets (assuming ANY are being sold), or is each person limited to one ticket?

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 09:02 PM

Ticket Availability Update:

July 20 Don Quixote Family Circle only

July 21 Don Quixote Family Circle only

July 22, 23 Mat & Eve: Spartacus SOLD OUT


July 25 Bright Stream: Seats in all sections except Side Parterre

July 26 Bright Stream: Seats in all sections except Side Parterre

July27 Bright Stream: Seats in all sections except Side Parterre

July 28-30 Mat & Eve: Pharaoh's Daughter SOLD OUT

#53 FauxPas

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 07:44 AM

Here is the latest update on the "Spartacus" casting:

Friday, July 22, 2005
8:00 pm
Klevtsov, Antonicheva, Volchkov, Allash

Saturday, July 23, 2005
2:00 pm
Vorobiev, Kaptsova, Neporozhny, Shipulina

Saturday, July 23, 2005
8:00 pm
Klevtsov, Lunkina, Volchkov, Allash

Now I know about Lunkina and saw Antonicheva. What about these men? Any comments on these boys?

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 09:13 AM

Klevtsov is the young dancer who was cast in the Donnellan/Poklitaru Romeo and Juliet reworking that the Bolshoi brought on tour last year.

He was tall and thin, and both his looks and dancing were a little pale in R&J; Romeo was rather passive in this conception. Juliet was the focal point. That doesn't necessarily mean he doesn't have the range to dance Spartacus, but he would have to embody a passionate hero, not a de-clawed, neurotic one, and carry an entire ballet. My impression was that he is a very talented young dancer, but I think it might take a prodigy to pull this off.

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 10:03 AM

Here is the latest update on the "Spartacus" casting:

Friday, July 22, 2005
8:00 pm
Klevtsov, Antonicheva, Volchkov, Allash   

Saturday, July 23, 2005
2:00 pm
Vorobiev, Kaptsova, Neporozhny, Shipulina   

Saturday, July 23, 2005
8:00 pm
Klevtsov, Lunkina, Volchkov, Allash 

Now I know about Lunkina and saw Antonicheva.  What about these men?  Any comments on these boys?

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In the Times last week
http://www.nytimes.c...nce/15bols.html
Artistic Director Ratmansky singled out Vorobiev as a young star to see in Spartacus. His Phrygia, Kaptsova, has distinguished herself as Cupid in the first two DQ's (a different role to Phrygia for sure, but she seems to have the right look), as did Shipulina in the undemanding role of Dryad Queen Tuesday. Klevtsov seemed relatively inclined towards virtuosity as Basil. Frankly, given there're no Vasilievs on the scene, all three casts have merit.

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 11:04 AM

YURI KLEVTSOV is hardly young by ballet standards. he joined the troupe in '88, has been seen on previous NY tours; my guess is that he's mid-late 30s.

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 11:32 AM

YURI KLEVTSOV is hardly young by ballet standards. he joined the troupe in '88, has been seen on previous NY tours; my guess is that he's mid-late 30s.

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:jawdrop: :rofl: :wub:
I am so sorry -- Klevtsov was the excellent Mercutio, not Romeo. Romeo was Denis Savin. I would see Klevtsov as Spartacus.

Thank you for correcting me, rg.

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 03:33 PM

So...just to clarify:

Standing room tickets go on sale only the morning of the show, even if it has already been all sold out?

#59 carbro

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 04:03 PM

Yes. You can buy SR tix on the day of perf. only, starting at 10:00 a.m.

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 05:59 AM

With tickets still available for Bright Stream, July 25-27, perhaps some photos of this ballet would prove useful. First, pictures of Maria Alexandrova's Golden Mask (something like an Oscar for ballet) winning performance may be found at
http://www.bolshoi.o...a/photo-eng.htm
by clicking Bright Stream, 'though clicking other ballets will not displease!
Then a fascinating contrite statement by Bright Stream's composer, Shostakovich, may be found at
http://www.bolshoi.o.../page-1-eng.htm
By clicking on Libretto, one may find the libretto, which lead to death in a Gulag for its writer. By clicking on the image of a camera, a large photo set of the ballet will appear.


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