London Tour This Summer
Posted 31 March 2003 - 01:42 PM
21 - 23 July (including one Matinee performance): Le Corsaire
24 - 26 July (including one Matinee performance): Swan Lake
28 - 30 July (including one Matinee performance): Homage to Diaghilev mix bill*
31 July - 2 August (including one Matinee performance): "London Premiere" New/Old Bayadere
4 - 5 August: Contrasts mix bill**
6 - 8 August: (including one Matinee performance): Swan Lake
9 August (M&E): Le Corsaire
*Diaghilev mix bill to include: Chopiniana; Les Noces; Scheherazade
**Contrasts mix bill to include: Serenade; The Rite of Spring; Etudes
They claim to bring the following dancers: Amosova; Ayupova; Dumchenko; Gonchar; Gumerova; Lopatkina; Makhalina; Nioradze; Pavlenko; Sheshina; Sologub; Tarasova; Vishneva; Zakharova; Zhelonkina; Baranov; Fadeyev; Kolb; Korsakov; Korsuntsev; Kurkov; Merkuriev; Ruzimatov; Sarafanov; Yakovlev; Zelensky.
Question for MarK on 'premier' performances: In the leaflet, referring to this year's special 3-months long White Nights Festival, the impresario mentions the following: "And in honour of the occasion, The Kirov Opera and Ballet will present no fewer than ten premieres, which will include a complete Ring Cycle, The Demon, The Enchantress, Il trittico and Etudes, Les Noces and the Rite of Spring." This has made me confused - has Kirov ever performed these 3 ballets at all?? Or, as to Les Noces and the Rite of Spring, are these identical productions you described as dreadful in another thread?
Posted 31 March 2003 - 02:11 PM
All publicity material should be approached with proper care, as we all know, double care in case of the Kirov-Mariinsky. That said, it seems that "Sacre" and "Les Noces" will be premiered during the White Nights Festival on June 9. These are the scheduled new productions, not the ones they did in 1997.
So, I guess, yes, it could be true about the three new ballets and it could be well in time to bring them to London.
Nice lineup of announced artists there. Seems like they copied the list of principals and soloists again
Posted 01 April 2003 - 11:02 AM
Prices for all evenings & Saturday matinee performances range from 8.50 to 80 quid; mid-week matinees slightly cheaper at 6.5 to 70 quid. There are many layers of the price setting in each level of the theatre (for instance prices for Stalls Circle ranges from 22 pounds to 80 pounds) so be extra alerted when booking your tickets! In my views there's a substantial increase in the price compared to their last visit in 2001 - especially at the lower end. One friend of mine has pointed out that side amphitheatre, where usually are completely occupied by regular ballet-goers who seek a better value for money, now costs 22 pounds - it used to be 12 pounds.... (Oh and just in case you're wondereing, true to the impresario's own traditions, there seems to be a limited number of "Champagne Superseats", costing just 100 pounds!) They open public booking on 20 May.
>>So, I guess, yes, it could be true about the three new ballets and it could be well in time to bring them to London.
Wonderful! Will keep fingers crossed this comes true....
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