Pronunciation of Ballet Names
Posted 04 March 2005 - 03:03 PM
HY-beh, you say?
Posted 04 March 2005 - 06:32 PM
Posted 01 May 2005 - 10:34 AM
Posted 02 May 2005 - 08:14 AM
In anticipation of the Bolshoi's North American tour this summer, can anyone guide me on the pronounciation of Tsiskaridze, Belogolovtsev and Antonicheva?
I have just consulted with my girlfriend who listened to me saying those names in Russian several times and after that she kindly transcribed for me what she's heard (rigid rules of Russian spelling and Russian-to-English transcription left aside):
Tsiskaridze - Tiz-ca-ri'ze (with the emphasis on the third syllable "RI")
Belogolovtsev - Bella-ga-loaf'-tef (with the emphasis on 'loaf' part )
Antonicheva - An-to'-ni-chi-va (with the emphasis on the second syllable)
Lucky you nysusan!
You will get to see all those dancers!
Hoping to read later about their performance!
Posted 02 May 2005 - 02:20 PM
I may have to subsist on bread & water this summer to make up for all the money I've spent on NYCB,ABT & now the Bolshoi. Then again, I might lose some weight on a bread & water diet so it's all good!
Posted 06 May 2005 - 08:08 AM
Posted 05 June 2005 - 03:47 PM
Posted 05 June 2005 - 06:19 PM
And, I'm not sure if this was covered before, but what about Xiomara?
Posted 06 June 2005 - 06:45 AM
Angel and Carmen are Ko-RAY-yah. (In Spanish, a double "L" makes the sound of a "Y", as in "yes.")
This is true for Latin America. In much of Spain there's a hint of the "L" -- along with the "y" -- in the pronunciation of the LL.
However, in contemporary Spain, as in Britain, it's increasingly okay to utilize pronunciations based on region, class, age, and attitude.
Posted 06 June 2005 - 01:26 PM
Posted 07 June 2005 - 10:42 AM
Solymosi? I've heard people pronounce it so that it sounds like the surname of NYCB's Jennie.
Did it sound like Sho-li-mosh-i?
From my miniscule knowledge of Hungarian pronunciation, that's my thought.
I also have a BBC documentary where they make an announcement from the ROH about him and I seem to remember them using a pronunciation something like that.
I also remember hearing the name of the Hungarian soprano Sylvia Sass as
But I can't claim to be enything like an expert here
Posted 07 June 2005 - 10:50 AM
Posted 07 June 2005 - 11:40 AM
Here's a pronunciation guide to Hungarian:
Oh, the mess I used to make out of trying to pronounce the name "György," when "gy" is a simple "j" sound (as in "judge").
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