Bolshoi's DonQ at Wolf TrapAug 5&6, 2005
Posted 29 July 2005 - 08:28 AM
Casting for DonQ Aug 5-6
Looks like we are in for a treat.
I notice that there is a Evgeniya Volochkova dancing. _The_ Volochkova is Anastasia, right?
Posted 29 July 2005 - 08:54 AM
Posted 29 July 2005 - 09:09 AM
Thanks for this, Kochka. As much as I am leary about seeing yet another Bolshoi DON Q -- at the KennCen-DC only 3-4 years ago & in Boston less than a year ago -- I am thrilled to be catching Ekaterina
You know, I don't even remember the Bolshoi's being here for DonQ that recently...odd.
In any case, IMO there really is no such thing as too much (Minkus) DonQ. :-)
Posted 29 July 2005 - 09:10 AM
Posted 29 July 2005 - 09:21 AM
Posted 29 July 2005 - 10:35 AM
If you get there early enough, they _might_ permit you to have a look around & decide where you want to sit.
The view from the lawn is very good but of course you are more vulnerable to weather there.
Posted 29 July 2005 - 10:49 AM
Yes, I love the production but have been lucky enough to have seen several Bolshoi DQs in the span of one year (I lived in Moscow for 18 mos 'til late July '04...then went to Boston for a weekend's worth, last November). Shoot me.
Hans - At this late date, we'll be lucky to get anything indoors. The front part of the Loge (highest level) is actually pretty good. That's where my friends found seats for the Sat performance, one month ago. Nothing was available in the front two-thirds of the Orchestra level back then; heaven knows what's available now. I'd prefer to sit in the loge & admire the total production, than squint from the very last rows of the Orchestra level...or the Lawn. [Lawn is fun for the picnic-and-friendship element, though!]
Posted 29 July 2005 - 10:50 AM
I'd rather not sit on the lawn, as my back tends to hurt when sitting for long periods of time without any support. I don't mind sitting up high/far away as that generally gives an unobstructed view, so I wonder if the Loge might be the best option. Do you know if the rear orchestra is "stadium style" or whether I'd have heads in front of me? (I'm short.) I've looked at the "views of the stage" on the Wolf Trap site, but couldn't really tell from the picture.
Posted 29 July 2005 - 12:22 PM
In my experience, better tickets seem to be available at the box office at the last minute than in advance. Don't ask me why, but that often seems to be the case. I do also vaguely recall that one is allowed to upgrade on arrival, so you could get best-available now and then see if anything better is available when you get there.
As it is, I will be in the front row on Fri (ticket bought in, oh, April or so) and on the lawn with my dad & sisters (not generally ballet fans but will put up with it) on Sat.
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