As I won't have been vaccinated when the ROH re-opens, and so won't be able to attend, I'm very pleased to see they'll be opening the ballet with Within The Golden Hour and two Pite works: I was lukewarm about the former and, after spending one of the longest half an hours I've ever spent in a theatre suffering Flight Pattern, have no desire to ever again see anything by Pite! As for La Clemenza di Tito, I find that depends so much on the production. I've found it gripping, dull, and several variations in between when seeing various different live and recorded productions.
I'm really missing the ROH but I can't see any of this tempting me back. The one thing that might have, the Weill, is online only. La Clemenza di Tito is not top-drawer Mozart; I've tried many times over the years with live performances, even including the great Janet Baker, but I've always found it pretty turgid (plus it's directed by the overrated Richard Jones.) And, regarding ballet, I'm with Dawnstar - anything by Crystal Pite is a complete yawnathon.
Also, with social distancing, I can't see there being many affordable seats. They'll have a token few which will be snapped up immediately.
I've spent a truly horrendous amount of money on Royal Ballet tickets. Now I have to hope covid rates will be low enough for me to actually attend any of the performances I've booked. I've not booked any opera performances however. Either the directors put me off (Rigoletto, Jenufa, Macbeth) or the casts don't include any singers I'm interested enough in to re-see productions I've already seen (Zauberflote, Traviata). Also is it just me or is it, with the exception of Zauberflote, a really depressing selection of operas?
Post by londonpostie on Sept 19, 2021 11:58:11 GMT
I found the ROH terribly flat during the bubbling, no ones fault just the price for having less than half an audience, half an orchestra and a basic cast. But never mind all that - last night it was back, bouncing out the blocks, full to the rafters and fabulous!