Emerging Pictures Live Ballet in Cinemas
Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:19 PM
This is probably why the Met's live transmissions have been so successful while the Opera in Cinema series (as opposed to the Metropolitan Opera) has been less successful. Lots of people go to the Met transmissions b/c they are live. Mistakes can happen, and that gives a slight more excitement to it. When Opera in Cinema first started it was more pre-recorded transmissions, so they did not take off in popularity like the Met operas.
So I was glad when the Ballet in Cinema always had a "live" transmission and a repeat. Now it appears there will be two pre-recorded transmissions at least here in Florida.
Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:11 PM
Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:42 PM
Posted 06 September 2012 - 08:25 PM
I'm fairly certain that in Europe, they're being shown live. There's only a few hour time difference, depending on the country.
Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:34 AM
Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:42 AM
Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:03 AM
Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:46 PM
It was an enjoyable show overall; I know that I've read much complaining about the costumes but (aside from the swan tutus which I still despise) I thought everything looked very lovely. Though I also liked the designs of Dowell's Sleeping Beauty and that was apparently very hated by many who frequent the RB.
The pd3 was Yuhui Choe (who is lovely), Alexander Campbell (also lovely and better here than as the Bluebird in the broadcast last year, though not quite as good as his Mercutio from the R&J); and Helen Crawford I THINK, who was techically good, if a little rushed but looked very aged with new blonde hair. Bad makeup also maybe?
I've never seen Yanowsky live, but have seen bits online. Honestly I was expecting to enjoy her more than I did. I found her arms and upper back to be really unexpressive, which is a crucial skill in Swan Lake (may have been spoiled by all those Mariinsky SLs I just saw though). I thought she played Odile a little too girlish, for her height and age. I wanted more delicious evil. In acts 2 and 3, she seemed a little tentative technically speaking (she fell out of the fouettes at the end of pdd and also fell out of one of her attitude turns). I know she's recently had two children so I assume that has something to do with it. Her best go was in Act IV which overall was infinitely more fulfilling than the Mariinsky production. I quite liked her there. Kish was a good Siegfried, though he had a few technical issues in act 3 as well. He was a good partner and generally charismatic.
In the swan corps special mentions go to Hikaru Kobayashi who was one of the big swans. She practically floated every time she was in movement. Really beautiful. Also Emma Maguire, who has stood out in every RB broadcast I've seen for her really crisp and clean dancing. She lead the swan corps out, as well as the cygnets, and also was one of the princesses in Act 3. I hope there are opportunities down the pipeline because she is/was wonderful. Head scratching was Laura Morera, a principal, in one of the Act 3 diverts.
This repeats in theaters on Nov 6 in the evening, I believe.
Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:33 AM
Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:58 AM
I would like to add I really enjoyed the behind the scenes videos, especially the one for the corps. Overall the RB continues to be great at these broadcasts, though they do run a bit long. Since we aren't getting them live, it'd be great if they could TRIM the intermissions and play those behind the scenes videos through them, rather than having the broadcast run for 3 hr 22 minutes. My theater doesn't turn on the lights during intermission, so sitting in the dark for 2 x 15 minutes gets a little old.
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