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This is the best thing ENO have done in years, so don't miss it.
I agree that this is one of the best shows ENO has done in a long time, however I wonder whether the cinema will be able to capture it completely. Anyone who is able to get to a live performance shold try to do so.
16 June 2014 at 03:43 PM
Love to!! But by presing on any of thelinks it doesnt say exactly how to get the offer!!!
16 June 2014 at 05:04 PM
You need to submit your email address where it says 'submit' and wait for the voucher code to appear in your inbox, as it says.
inter mezzo |
16 June 2014 at 07:15 PM
Sadly not showing either Devon or Cornwall.
mark rochester |
16 June 2014 at 10:10 PM
I think you are not looking hard enough Mark, but it might be better if the list was in alphabetical order of places. Anyway amongst the Vue cinemas I can see Paignton and Plymouth listed, and there is also Exeter Picturehouse. All of those places were in Devon last time I visited them.
17 June 2014 at 09:47 AM
thank you, dear IM, for reminding me of "Benvenuto Cellini" ... have just listened to "Les belles fleurs" by A.Netrebko once more time ... what a wonderful rendition ... hopefully ENO's performance will be wonderful also ...
17 June 2014 at 11:08 AM
BC is certainly worth seeing: I'm going to go more than once. A tip: Balcony seats at £25 offer a very acceptable view, particularly if you sit in the middle and right at the back. Of course, you can't see all the stage action, particularly the stage action in the stalls - which means that people in the Balcony were standing up all the time to try to see what is happening - but the sound is very good. The night I went there were no TKTs or ENO standbys and ticket prices in all other parts were too much for me, so I reluctantly settled for the Balcony, which was much better than I had expected, surtitles fully visible and only half full, so I could move around the seats.
17 June 2014 at 01:46 PM
I have already seen it twice live, and would have considered going to the cinema screening as well if I was not otherwise engaged tonight. I am rather sorry to see that my local cinema (where one can select exact seats) is very empty for this, I wish there was a way I could tell all the opera lovers in the area what a good show they are missing. OTOH the ROH Manon Lescaut is fairly full, and that production is a pile of pants.
17 June 2014 at 02:42 PM
Thanks, I must look again, and get my eyes tested obviously!!
mark rochester |
17 June 2014 at 09:44 PM
Yes, foolish me didn't scroll down far enough for some reason
mark rochester |
17 June 2014 at 09:49 PM
Miriam, could you expand on 'a pile of pants?'
18 June 2014 at 10:30 AM
So did you manage to go and see it, or was it already too late?
18 June 2014 at 11:46 AM
If you go to the comments under the Two Tenors posting you will find some exchanges about the production between Siggy and myself, plus one from SJT. The first sentence of SJT's comment is approximately what I meant by 'pile of pants'.
18 June 2014 at 02:11 PM
More discounts and today the beginning of the end of the company as the Arts Council cuts ENO's annual grant by a staggering 29%, and keeps the cut in place till at least 2017-18.
ENO says it will carry on with its management, its Board and its failed artistic strategy regardless of the biggest grant cut any National Arts Company has ever suffered.
ENO claims that West End musicals (not even Lloyd Webber can guarantee their success), all-day cafes in the Coli (the West End is saturated with them already) and a new rehearsal space (they don't have anywhere near the money to build it) will save the day.
The executive management should resign immediately along with most of the Board. The Arts Council, and the public, have no confidence in them. How can the people who caused this crisis be given the responsibility to solve it?
The only glimmer of hope for ENO is a radical change of artistic and marketing direction. But who has the guts to make that change?
Today the Arts Council began to close the door on the Coliseum and an opera tradition going back to Lilian Baylis, Sadler's Wells and even the Old Vic. It is staggering, and devastating, that a collection of incompetents have been allowed to ruin a major national institution.
Susan Whitman |
02 July 2014 at 01:53 AM
God knows I hold no brief for ENO, its management or its preposterous agenda. But your last sentence could just as easily be thought to refer to the Arts Council itself, now in the grip of that eminent scion of sewage Bazalgette, who'd have done better to stick to keeping the nation entertained with his family's traditional effluent product as raked over by his company Endemol...
02 July 2014 at 06:17 PM
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