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Cast Change: The Prince of Pagodas

Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Itziar Mendizabal and Ryoichi Hirano to dance in Thursday 21 June performance.

By Ellen West (Head of Online Content)

19 June 2012 at 6.30pm | 8 Comments


The Royal Ballet dancers dancing the roles of Princess Rose (Sarah Lamb), Princess Epine (Laura Morera) and the Prince (Federico Bonelli) will be replaced for the performance of The Prince of the Pagodas on Thursday 21 June.

The casting is now as follows:

  • Belle Rose - Beatriz Stix-Brunell
  • Belle Epine - Itziar Mendizabal
  • The Prince - Ryoichi Hirano

You can see some short background information on the new cast on this blog post.
The Prince of the Pagodas continues at the Royal Opera House until Friday 29 June.

By Ellen West (Head of Online Content)

19 June 2012 at 6.30pm

This article has been categorised Ballet and tagged cast change

This article has 8 comments

  1. Jay responded on 20 June 2012 at 9:45am Reply

    What's the reason for replacing the whole cast?

  2. J Gingell responded on 20 June 2012 at 1:17pm Reply

    Is it possible for you to tell us why this substitution has been made?

  3. londonkings responded on 20 June 2012 at 8:30pm Reply

    Again, why? We really need an explanation so that we have the reassurance that changes are necessary not capricious and that ticket holders are respected.

  4. KC responded on 21 June 2012 at 1:17pm Reply

    With only 2 days' notice it would be polite if a reason was given for this...:-(
    I booked specifically to see Lamb/Bonelli and am bringing friends to see them (well, I was)...

    • Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News)) responded on 21 June 2012 at 2:45pm

      Thanks for your comments. Due to the nature of the art form it is sometimes necessary to change casts at short notice. We flag up on the website and elsewhere that casts are subject to change. We hope that everyone attending the performance will enjoy the casting featuring Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Itziar Mendizabal and Ryoichi Hirano.

      Chris
      Social Media Manager

  5. J Gingell responded on 21 June 2012 at 3:02pm Reply

    Is that an explanation? If so, I don't understand it. It's not usual to replace a whole cast. Can you try explaining again, please? There have been a lot of changes on the Pagodas schedule, and ticket holders are unhappy and feel they are not being duly considered.

    • Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News)) responded on 21 June 2012 at 3:37pm

      Unfortunately cast changes may occasionally be required for any of a number of reasons, such is the nature of dance as a live art form. If you'd like to contact the Box Office about your booking, they'll be happy to discuss ticket options with you. They can be emailed at onlinebooking@roh.org.uk or called on +44(0)20 7304 4000

  6. Beatriz Stix-Brunell was brilliant on the 21st June performance. Ryoichi Hirano was equally amazing, both as Prince and as Salamander.

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