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  1. ENB is streaming Manon tomorrow as part of their Wednesday Watch Party. Cast: Cojocaru, Calley, Cirio. From ENB’s archives, circa 2016-17. Wednesday 24 June at 7pm BST on Facebook and YouTube. Remains available for several days.
  2. Ms Bouders partner in her Instagram photo looks much like Damien Woetzel who retired ten years ago. Would someone on this Board please enlighten me as to the correct identity? In any case, even one who may have excelled in a role several years ago sometimes “outgrows” it. A somewhat polite way of saying that they just do not look as good as they once did. In the case of SB that means being somewhat able to convince the audience that she is sixteen.Techicnical proficiency is not everything, especially in a story ballet.
  3. Margaret and Kathleen Tracey Zippora and Romy Karz Roy sisters
  4. I still cannot choose Parterre or Orch seats when using an iPad. This is also true for the Met Opera performances.
  5. Someone at ABT must have read Ballet Alert or sales must be abysmal! This is an email I just received from ABT. Note the last paragraph. Sent by: American Ballet Theatre Reply to the sender Dear Subscriber: American Ballet Theatre looks forward to its 2016 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House, and we are very grateful for your support as a subscriber. We hope that you have been able to take advantage of this week's priority subscription exchange privileges continuing through tomorrow, Saturday March 19 at the Met Box Office. Subscribers may exchange subscription tickets for any 2016 Spring Season performance, excluding the Gala on May 16 evening. If you would like, subscribers may also purchase additional individual tickets before the Box Office opens to the general public this Sunday March 20. Additional individual tickets may be purchased at the Met Box Office today or tomorrow from 10am-8pm or by telephone at 212-362-6000. Cordially, American Ballet Theatre
  6. In ye olde days, think the Kirkland, Makarova, Baryshnikov, Gregory , etc, years, ABT would have many shows almost completely sold out before the box office opened.
  7. I think you got a wise guy. I exchanged five tickets, ending up with nine tickets. I "traded down" to less expensive seats and then had a minor additional amount to pay, something like ten dollars. It is a shame they were not helpful, if for no other reason than PR. From what I can see nothing...not Ferri, not Copeland, is well sold, other than center orchestra which has been "pulled" for those performances.
  8. Ms. Lopatkina appeared in Swan Lake in Tokyo with the Mariinsky on 5 December and took a detour through New York on her way back to St Petersburg. The evening, as Alina said in her post performance comments, was truly friends supporting friends. Terribly sad however for both those who, if they only knew about the Gala, would have loved to have seen it, and for the consequential loss of financial support for the ONB that the lack of publicity led to a less than full house.
  9. ABT has finally posted Monotones casting.
  10. ABT has updated its Fall Koch casting. Zhurbin has picked up one of the three previously TBA Green Tables. Lendorf has disappeared from the previously announced casting wiith Whiteside filling in for several of his shows.
  11. There are also orchestra seats (first 8 rows, extreme sides) at $22 after the 25% discount. You do miss the rear corner of the stage on the side where you are seated but they are quite good.
  12. 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.
  13. Has anyone heard who will be replacing Shapran and Bondareva on the NY tour? They are both still listed on the State Theater casting.
  14. I was told by a company administrator that they will be at BAM, doing only Cinderella, the week before the Kennedy Center season, but as we all know too well, nothing about the current Mariinsky is certain until the performance has begun.
  15. I was at a q and a given by Filin when he was in NY for the YAGP. Filin made it very clear that the Lincoln Center Festival people dictated the repertoire and his choices would have been very different.
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