Mikhailovsky Ballet’s summer 2010 to London: Discounts available for multiple shows


If you haven’t grabbed a copy of the Mikhailovsy’s brochure for their July visit to the London Coliseum, you may have missed that there is a discount being offered when you purchase tickets to multiple shows. If you buy tickets for three ballets, you get 10% off; 15% for four ballets and 20% off if you go to all five. With an embarassment of riches over their visit (July 13-25th), it’s really easy to fill that basket with three shows at once. I’m not sure about going to see Swan Lake (I try to see this just once a year and I already saw ENO do it), but kids’ ballet Cipollino is a must and I’ll absolutely be at Laurencia, which is a world premiere … well, of its revival, and it’s not really a world premiere as it’s debuting in St. Petersburg beforehand, but I don’t care. It’s certainly a ballet that I’ve never seen before and I absolutely wil be there. I’m also excited about the Triple Bill, which I think will be fun. However, even though tickets can be had for as little as £15, I think I’ll be skipping Giselle, which I saw them perform two years ago. It was a good show, mind, but I’m planning on sneaking off to the Royal Opera House to see the hideously overpriced Bolshoi version. Given that top priced tickets for the Bolshoi are £122 and the same show can be seen at the London Coliseum for £75 before the 20% discount (if you buy tickets for all five Mikhailovsky shows), I’d say for the person who wants to see all of the Russian ballet they can this summer, the Mikhailovsky series at the London Coliseum can’t be beat.


3 Responses to “Mikhailovsky Ballet’s summer 2010 to London: Discounts available for multiple shows”

  1. Clive Burton Says:

    I agree that the Mikhailovsky are well worth seeing at the Coli but don’t understand Webcowgirl’s reluctance – apart from budgetary constraints – about booking for Swan Lake. This ballet is a calling card for so many international companies that it demands to be seen on every occasion as it gives an indication of the shape a company is in by how well the orchestra plays the score, the quality of the set designs and costumes, the ‘pecking order of its soloists on a global scale and – of course – the accomplishment of the corps and the effectiveness of the dancers in pas de trois and pas de quatre. With judicious buying, Bolshoi stalls (NOT the over-priced ‘Champagne’ seats) can be had for a similar price to their Royal Ballet counterparts during their ROH season. However you cut it, Londoners are in for a vibrant summer of ballet with the opportunity to see several new productions of classics and lesser-known works. And, for once – and at long last – at the ROH, the Royal Ballet is to be presented on equall terms with its opera counterpart in the upcoming 2010/2011 season.

    • webcowgirl Says:

      Seriously, Swan Lake four times in one year is TOO MUCH. And I have to make budget choices, too, so I want to pick something I’ve never seen before or will only rarely have a chance to see: thus Laurencia and Cipollino both beat out Swan Lake. That said, we are blessed with options this summer and I’ll take advantage of it to the best of my wallet’s abilities to manage.

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