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Cast Changes: Serenade / Sweet Violets / DGV Mixed programme

Cast changes announced for performances of Serenade, Sweet Violets and DGV.

By Lottie Butler (Assistant Content Producer)

23 April 2014 at 1.47pm | 12 Comments

Update, 13 May: Cast changes added for DGV (14, 21 and 26 May) and Serenade 17 mat, 24, 26 mat May)

Update, 25 April: Cast change added for DGV on 26 (mat) May

A number of cast changes have been announced for the Serenade / Sweet Violets / DGV Mixed programme.

For the performances of Serenade on 17 (mat), 24 and 26 (mat) May, Valeri Hristov replaces Rupert Pennefather and Eric Underwood replaces Nicol Edmonds (originally Valeri Hristov).

For performances of Sweet Violets on 14, 21 and 26 May, Meaghan Grace Hinkis replaces Leanne Cope in the role of Emily Dimmock, Thomas Whitehead replaces Thiago Soares in the role of Robert Wood, and Thiago Soares replaces Rupert Pennefather in the role of Walter Sickert. Sarah Lamb will perform the role of Marie.

For the performances of Sweet Violets on 17 (mat), 24 and 26 (mat) May, Romany Pajdak replaces Meaghan Grace Hinkis in the role of Emily Dimmock. For the performance on 17 May (mat), Ryoichi Hirano replaces Thomas Whitehead in the role of Robert Wood.

For the performance of DGV on 17 (mat) May, Beatriz Stix-Brunell replaces Itziar Mendizabal and Valentino Zucchetti replaces Nehemiah Kish. For performances on 14, 21 and 26 May, Valeri Hristov replaces Federico Bonelli. For the performance on 26 (mat) May, Matthew Golding replaces Rupert Pennefather.

 

This article has 12 comments

  1. sh responded on 24 April 2014 at 7:54pm Reply

    Just out of curiosity: a similar announcement was made for Tosca on the same day, and Tosca ticket holder were emailed to inform them of the cast changes. Assuming the RB and the Royal Opera use the same client database / systems, would it be possible for ballet ticket holders to also receive an email with cast changes, or are there specific reasons why this would not work for ballet cast changes?

    Tweets are easily missed even by people who check twitter every day, please consider extending the same excellent service you provide to opera visitors to ballet audiences

    • Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News)) responded on 25 April 2014 at 12:38pm

      Hi Sandra,

      Thanks for your comment. With the nature of the artform, cast changes are unfortunately more common with ballet but this is something we're looking into. In the interim, we'd recommend checking these News pages and production pages for any changes.

      Thanks,

      Chris
      ROH Content Producer

  2. Lynne responded on 29 April 2014 at 10:27am Reply

    Could you please clarify whether Rupert Pennefather, Nehemiah Kish and Itziar Mendizabal will be dancing their remaining performances of DGV (i.e. those not specifically mentioned above). Your message seems to suggest this, but I'm wondering if it is actually the case.

    • Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News)) responded on 1 May 2014 at 3:30pm

      Hi Lynne,

      All other performances are due to be performed as previously announced (though they may be subject to subsequent change). Any changes would be communicated via these pages.

      Thanks,

      Chris
      ROH Content Producer

  3. Lynne responded on 1 May 2014 at 11:46pm Reply

    Thanks, Chris. That's really good news. I shall keep everything firmly crossed that we see them all back fit and healthy (but will also keep an eye on this page in the meantime, just in case!).

  4. Pat responded on 8 May 2014 at 8:12pm Reply

    Pennefather is still listed for Sweet Violets on 21st May. Is that a mistake?

    • Ellen West (Head of Online Content) responded on 12 May 2014 at 1:08pm

      It is a mistake Pat, many thanks for alerting us. We have now amended the entry.

      Best wishes

      Ellen

  5. Geoff responded on 14 May 2014 at 12:07pm Reply

    I thought all changes are supposed to go on here
    http://www.roh.org.uk/news/tags/cast-change
    But it seems not?

    • Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News)) responded on 14 May 2014 at 3:35pm

      Hi Geoff,

      The best place to find cast change announcements is on the News and features section of the production page. The tag that pulls the announcement into that page seems to have been removed, though we'll re-add it so it's not missed by anyone else.

      Thanks,

      Chris
      ROH Content Producer

  6. Geoff responded on 14 May 2014 at 10:05pm Reply

    >>the News and features section of the production page

    Sorry to be slow but what exactly do you mean? That any urgent casting changes will be buried a couple of layers deep on your site - or that they will go straight to something known as "the production page" (which maybe means something different to you experts than it might to us website innocents)?

    Not trying to be difficult but I'm really not sure where best to look. Having been caught out in the past I'd like to know that there is one page I can always check before setting off to ROH where the latest casting changes will definitely be found as soon as they are announced.

    • Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News)) responded on 15 May 2014 at 11:27am

      Hi Geoff,

      By production pages, we mean pages like this one: http://www.roh.org.uk/productions/serenade-by-george-balanchine (If you scroll down, there's a section called 'News and Features' which will include any cast change notifications.

      Taking your feedback on board, we'll ensure that in future cast changes are tagged to appear on the page you referenced, so for all still relevant cast changes (ie. for performances still to come), you can check that page.

      Thanks,

      Chris
      ROH Content Producer

  7. Geoff responded on 15 May 2014 at 12:30pm Reply

    Sounds good, thank you!

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