Posted 29 August 2003 - 10:32 AM
Posted 29 August 2003 - 01:21 PM
Posted 29 August 2003 - 02:25 PM
he was balletmaster under the general directorship of vasiliev. he brought his father in to help mount the most recent bolshoi staging of lavrovsky's 'romeo and juliet' and he, alexei f. staged the co's then recent after-gorsky 'don quixote' during his tenure.
i THINK he resigned in the wake of vasiliev's being sacked in good part over the outrage expressed by some music folk, most notably the conductor w/ a name like rodzhesnensky - but i am no doubt butchering it badly, who found the vasiliev/fadeyechev administration's 'fille du pharaon' appalling, largely because of its pugni score.
the, a.f. went off i think to do what might be called free-lance balletmastering but i could be far off the mark here as well as above.
in any case, as alexandra wisely noted marc h. would know the full story.
Posted 29 August 2003 - 02:30 PM
It was all a rather dismal episode. Alexei Fadeyechev had been leading the ballet company since 1998 and as we all could appreciate the artistic progress that was made during his tenure was truly significant.
As Robert mentioned there was indeed a lot to do about the score of "Fille du Pharaon". Maestro Rozhdestvensky for one didn't think much of it and allegedly decided to dump the ballet because of that. Of course, this one fact is only part of a much more general feeling of discontent from the opera people in the Bolshoi who must have felt sidelined by the ballet-minded Vasiliev.
Posted 29 August 2003 - 02:48 PM
Any word on what AF will be doing next season?
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