Lastminute.com is offering discounted tickets for all performances of ENO's The Elixir of Love.
Dress Circle seats are £25 and Upper Circle £15 - book here.
Be warned that Lastminute.com seats are normally in the back rows.
(Thanks to reader Shyam for the tip-off).
This looks promising but when you try to book, they give you absolutely no indication where the seats are. Combined with your warning that Lastminute.com seats are normally in the back rows, this is an offer I can definitely refuse.
The Evening Standard offers always allow you to choose the actual seats, much better than Lastminute.com's "offer."
Richard Carter |
13 September 2011 at 06:43 PM
I can't imagine a whole load of people wanting to return to ENO's Elisir to see Sarah Tynan and Andrew Shore in the same roles again. Lucy Crowe, the originally announced Adina, would have been more interesting, but she's pregnant. It also seems a bit quick to revive Elisir when the Royal Opera has also done it a couple of times in the not so distant past. In the old days, ENO would completely change the casts of repertoire revivals to lure back the "regulars" with the chance of seeing different singers. I think they fielded five different Violettas - all from the resident ensemble - in the first three seasons of the old John Copley Traviata. They also used to double cast new productions of popular pieces such as Don Giovanni, Rosenkav and Magic Flute, so that patrons often went twice. I know this is dreary old codger stuff, but just saying....
Nikolaus Vogel |
14 September 2011 at 12:55 AM
These seats at the back of the circles are rubbish and should be sold as such, to save all these discount offers.
Vecchio John |
14 September 2011 at 09:33 AM
The lastminute offers aren't always in the back row. When I booked for Boccanegra on one of their deals we got row B in the Dress Circle. Very good seats (shame about the production though).
I booked for Elixir a few weeks ago through an ENO generated special offer - again Dress Circle tickets for £25. These were offered to the ENO mailing list as 'book early' special offer.
14 September 2011 at 12:54 PM
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