Posted 30 October 2002 - 04:20 AM
Posted 30 October 2002 - 06:56 AM
Anyone else go?
Posted 30 October 2002 - 09:07 AM
Cope, Rojo, Tapper, Burn, Nunez, Maloney
cast, which should be good. I am especially looking forward to seeing Marianela Nunez and Brian Maloney, so I'll let you how it goes! xx
Posted 02 November 2002 - 05:16 AM
Posted 02 November 2002 - 12:48 PM
I am terribly confused by the relationships all the people have with each other - and there are so many people in it! My friend kindly read me the synopsis substituting the character names with the dancer names, so I would know what was going on! But I think anyone who doesn't recognise the dancers would have a hard time working out who everyone was.
It was a great performance, so grand, gorgeous costumes, great entrance with a procession across the stage. It looked like the whole company were there! Brian Maloney impressed me greatly as Bratfisch (it amused me to read Bratfisch's occupation in the cast sheet - "Rudolf's personal cab driver and popular entertainer" How cool would that look on your CV?!) He looked rather like a lion tamer and seemed expert at tricks with his top hat. And OH! He moves so quickly! And he broke my heart at the end - the look on his face when the coffin was lowered was horrifying.
During the ballet I felt very sorry for all the women who got mixed up with Rudolf and thought they must be very silly. Then at the end I felt sorry for him, it was so sad. But he brought it all on himself! He didn't behave much like a Prince in my opinion.;)
I am very glad I will be seeing it again - I did like it a lot, and I do need another viewing to work out who is who! I can't wait.
Posted 03 November 2002 - 03:23 AM
Posted 03 November 2002 - 03:54 AM
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Posted 11 November 2002 - 02:24 AM
Now I have to admit that I missed the prologue, because it took me a few minutes to work out that the left hand side of the stage was visible only if I knelt up on my seat (gotta love the upper slips). What happened? Or was it exactly the same as the epilogue?
Posted 11 November 2002 - 07:09 AM
Posted 11 November 2002 - 11:19 AM
Posted 17 November 2002 - 03:43 AM
Ricardo Cervera was great as Bratfisch - the part where he tries unsuccessfully to entertain Rudolf and Mary and gets sent away almost broke my heart, he looked so despondent. I think I would like Bratfisch to be my friend - it would be nice to have someone to dance for you and do tricks to cheer you up!
Even after a second viewing I am still confused about who everyone is - but I don't think it matters, I think it adds to the general confusion and unfortunate chaos of the story. It is a bit cluttered though - was it really necessary to have so many people named in the cast sheet? - I didn't notice half of them so they can't have been exactly vital in the plot! The lady sitting next to me asked me several times who various people were and I could only tell her the dancers' names and not the characters'.
I thought it was sad that Robert didn't get a last curtain call on his own - he only had the first one. The lights came up very promptly, and I had been ready to applaud for that performance all night! I am sorry I won't see the Kobborg/Cojocaru cast, it would be nice to have seen them all. Oh well. Hopefully it might be back soon and won't need a significant anniversary to revive it again, as it was very well received. I'll do my homework next time and be sure of what is going on! And goodbye Robert - great performance for his last one here.
Posted 24 November 2002 - 05:37 PM
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