puppytreats, on 16 July 2012 - 08:46 AM, said:
Fourth ring aficianados, please explain the appeal. I want to see faces!
2. Ability to see the entire stage action (Big picture), including patterns of corps
3. Possession of strong opera glasses/binoculars to allow us to see faces up-close when necessary...so we are not losing out at all and, in fact, feel that we gain a lot by being up higher, especially if the seat is towards the middle, not cutting-off the stage floor.
My experience with Bolero
was 10,000-x better from high up yesterday than it was when I sat in the stalls/orchestra at the Cairo Opera House 20 yrs ago.
Mussell: Thanks for the info on the corps vs supers in Bolero
. WOW - I counted about 50 men during the bows, so that would mean about 30 supers. That partly explains why the "cheapies" at the Kennedy Center did not program this. Heck, they did not want to pay 6 child supers for the Bolshoi Coppelia
(to surround Old Father Time in Act III); Bolero
would have broken the bank!