If i remember correctly, at the opening performance, i was sat front row orchestra stalls in the ROH , dead centre. If my memory further serves me correct , after about ten minutes of the performance one of the leads, ( I think it may have been A Dowell) whilst he was sat on a throne , facing away from the stage , started signalling with his left arm to bring the curtain down .
It was finally announced a few minutes later , that he had been injured , and he was to be replaced.
A buzz of anticiaption went round the auditorium .
The performance continued , twenty minutes or so later.
One thing that sticks out in my mind , was that the music for Beauty and the Beast played at the performance was electronic, on tape , and when the orchestra came out for the next ballet on the triple bill, the applause and bravos were quite loud .It was vey much appreciated by the orchesra , people perferring live music to taped.
No need saying that the last ballet on the triple bill that evening ( La Fin Da Jour , a revival at that time ) finished exceedingly late about 11.00pm , the latest ever i have been in the Royal Opera House for a ballet performance.
I must admit i enjoyed the ballet , but as with the other Eagling ballets , none have been repeated at the ROH.