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#51 xanderl

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 04:21 PM

I went for the £33 seats near the front in the amphitheater for Ariadne and Moses - having sat in those and in the side stalls circle I've decided I prefer the amphi.
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#52 Dawnstar

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 05:47 PM

Being short sighted I prefer stalls circle. I may only see part of the stage but at least I get to see the acting happening on that part. From the amphitheatre I can't see facial expressions at all.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 06:45 PM

Unfortunately due to illness of elderly Mother looms like I am going to be returning a pair of stalls circle seats and a single stalls seat to the box office for resale. Is for sold out performance of Faust on Monday 14th. If anyone interested let me know.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:43 PM

Booked for La Boheme so pleased as the process went well

#55 Samuel

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 10:37 PM

La Boheme is a fab production, I saw it last year. I believe next year is the last time they will be reviving the current production which has been going strong for more than 40 years!

I've booked to see Faust, Traviata and Tosca. May also be tempted by Maria Stuarda. Prices for Manon Lescaut are ridiculously over-inflated.

The 2014-2015 season looks interesting.





#56 xanderl

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 05:42 AM

View PostDawnstar, on 08 April 2014 - 05:47 PM, said:

Being short sighted I prefer stalls circle. I may only see part of the stage but at least I get to see the acting happening on that part. From the amphitheatre I can't see facial expressions at all.

You have a point ... I had problems in Frau Ohne Schatten as two of the characters were deliberately dressed similarly and I couldn't always work out which was which. Need to invest in some opera glasses!
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#57 jean_hunt

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 11:39 PM

Did those who saw Faust enjoy it? I was there tonight. Struggled a bit to hear Terfel and Calleja over the orchestra to begin with, but that soon settled down. I'd watched the filmed version from a few years ago before I went, so that I knew the story. I have to say I much preferred the live production. Lovely to hear all the "bravos" for Terfel and Keenlyside at curtain call, too.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 01:23 AM

I was at Faust on the 14th and just loved it. I thought the sound from stalls circle was spot on and I was amazed just how clear the vocals were. Thought the whole evening was wonderful and the 3.5 hours just flew by.  A great night.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 06:19 AM

Next season looks really good I may *have* to have become a Friend to the tune of 88 squid

Broadway has been very good to me. But then, I've been very good to broadway.


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 07:04 AM

I too was there last night and found it a bit interminable. I think in future I may have to only go to the ROH when I can get stalls circle seats. From row M amphitheatre last night I felt utterly detached and forget sering facial expressions, I was squinting just to see the surtitles in focus.




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