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#16 volcanohunter

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 01:35 PM

The POB used to perform Swan Lake more frequently than it does now. The company's online archive shows that the ballet was performed during the following seasons, since the mid-1980s:

 

1984-85
1985-86
1987-88
1989-90
1991-92
1992-93
1994-95
1997-98
1998-99
1999-2000

2002-03
2005-06
2010-11

 

http://www.memopera.fr 



#17 sasark

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 02:06 PM

Oh wow -- thanks for the great info!



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 08:30 AM

Holy moly. The POB has posted casting for it's Christmas marathon: The Nutcracker and La Source this year. I was so struck that it should be published so far in advance by POB standards, that I actually felt compelled to post the links here.

 

http://www.operadepa...-rudolf-noureev

http://www.operadepa...-guillaume-bart



#19 cinnamonswirl

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 04:34 PM

That is remarkably far in advance. Maybe something to do with Millepied?



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 08:44 PM

For many years the POB casting was listed very far ahead. If I recall it was for each on sale period. Then injuries became a problem and for the past few years casting was last minute. The principals, however, have always know their dates months ahead, except for injuries/replacements.

#21 silvermash

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 09:28 PM

For many years the POB casting was listed very far ahead. If I recall it was for each on sale period. Then injuries became a problem and for the past few years casting was last minute. The principals, however, have always know their dates months ahead, except for injuries/replacements.

The casting has never been really known that much in advance, but it was common years ago to know the principals at least before the tickets were on sale, but I also remember that tickets were not that much sold in advance as now (this year for example, all the season will be on sale in January!!!) 

 

As for the Etoiles themselves, they are treated just like us!!! They know which ballet they are going to dance for the season but they don't know the dates.   



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Posted 18 September 2014 - 06:15 AM

 

The casting has never been really known that much in advance, but it was common years ago to know the principals at least before the tickets were on sale, but I also remember that tickets were not that much sold in advance as now (this year for example, all the season will be on sale in January!!!) 

 

 

A lot of organizations have started to do this (Met Opera, New York City Ballet) because they make more money the earlier they can sell tickets.   It makes things crazy on the day tickets go on sale at the box office, but that's a small price to pay in view of the financial benefits to be reaped by the company. 



#23 silvermash

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 06:34 AM

Well, in Paris, they did it progressively. I first noticed it last year because they changed some dates without any announcement in the middle of the season (there is a schedule of sales dates -internet, phone and box office- per show published at the beginning of each season)

The new direction seems to be advertising they have chosen to publish early casting (Millepied himself but also the deputy director of the Opera have tweeted in that sense). We will see if they keep going on, at least for the traditional ballets of the repertoire: It seems trickier with contemporary repertoire and when choreographers are still alive. Rain casting is not up yet and Première is October 21st. But I don't think there is any Etoile dancing this ballet, it might be of importance.



#24 sasark

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 02:02 AM

The casting has never been really known that much in advance, but it was common years ago to know the principals at least before the tickets were on sale, but I also remember that tickets were not that much sold in advance as now (this year for example, all the season will be on sale in January!!!) 

 

 

A lot of organizations have started to do this (Met Opera, New York City Ballet) because they make more money the earlier they can sell tickets.   It makes things crazy on the day tickets go on sale at the box office, but that's a small price to pay in view of the financial benefits to be reaped by the company. 

 

 

Does this mean that, for any given performance, no seats are held in reserve for selling at a later time?

 

When I emailed the theater a few weeks ago, I was assured that  "All tickets will be on sale [at the same time] except those which have been sold during the subscription period." I assume that's probably true, but I just wondered if anyone has heard anything different. I saw in an earlier thread that tickets for Opera Bastille performances are released in blocks, with a small number being made available at the theater the day of the event. That might be obsolete guidance, but I was curious about it.

 

My reason for asking -- I've been trying to book tickets for Swan Lake, which just became available for Internet sale today. I got tickets for one evening that I wanted, but another is already shown as sold out. I am just wondering if there is any reason to keep checking back to see if tickets come available.

 

thanks a lot,

Sasha



#25 silvermash

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 02:35 AM

Well, everything is unclear about the tickets sales policy! With the new direction, perhaps it will change? All I can tell is what I have observed the last few years. And indeed, they are sometimes releasing tickets after the saling date, so if you can check regularly, don't hesitate. Sometimes, few tickets are reappearing the week before the shows, it's returns from agencies.

Also, tomorrow, the box office and phone sales begin so you may give a try, although I believe the sold out dates will be difficult to get, especially the unique Friday and Saturday shows this season!!!



#26 sasark

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 02:56 AM

Thank you so much silvermash!! I am going to keep trying. 



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Posted 17 November 2014 - 03:03 AM

you may also try the second hand official market called "ticket exchange" on the official POB website. it works quite well.



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Posted 17 November 2014 - 10:11 AM

Swan Lake casting is online : Emilie Cozette and Stéphane Bullion got the Première

http://www.operadepa...noureev?genre=2

Tickets went on sale this morning but it's already sold out on the web site...



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Posted 17 November 2014 - 10:28 AM

There are still some tickets but they're hard to get.

I couldn't get two next to each other for my friend and me but at least we will both get to see Aurelie Dupont (fingers crossed the casting doesn't change).



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Posted 17 November 2014 - 01:53 PM

you may also try the second hand official market called "ticket exchange" on the official POB website. it works quite well.

I also have used this "Bourse" successfully, but you really have to be quick draw McGraw on nabbing a ticket when it comes available. You can set up an alert for the performance(s) you're interested in and you get an email as soon as someone posts a ticket to sell. You have to decide whether you'll take the first ticket that comes available or hold off in the hope that something else better comes along.


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