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#31 Natalia

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 07:13 AM

I hope not either, Treefrog. If I had my 'druthers' we could etch the original casting into stone!

#32 Natalia

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 10:43 AM

Here's the latest Boston casting, from our friends at the Wang Center. Alas, Stepanenko is out. On the plus side, Boston will now be treated to Gracheva's stunning Raymonda. Incidentally, Gracheva was given the honor of the Opening Night 'Swan lake' at the Bolshoi Theater, last month. In Russia, it is truly a huge deal to be given the honor of opening either the Bolshoi or the Mariinsky ballet seasons...almost an unofficial title of 'Prima Ballerina of the Year.'

Casting for Boston, October 6-10:

10/6, 7:30pm - Raymonda
Raymonda: Nadezhda Gracheva
Jean de Brienne: Sergey Filin
Abderakhman: Dmitri Belogolovtsev

10/7, 7:30pm - Raymonda
Raymonda: Mariya Allash
Jean de Brienne: Volchkov
Abderakhman: Renat Arifulin

10/8, 7:30pm - Don Quixote
Kitri: Maria Alexandrova
Basil: Yuri Klevtsov

10/9, 7:30pm - Don Quixote
Kitri: Nadezhda Gracheva
Basil: Sergey Filin

10/10, 3pm - Don Quixote
Kitri: Anna Antonicheva
Basil: Dmitri Belogolovtsev

More to come.

#33 Treefrog

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 07:08 PM

Then here's a double hope that things don't change too much -- I also got tickets for Gracheva's "stunning" Raymonda!

#34 Mikhail

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 07:35 AM

Hi to everybody.
I received a slightly different version of the cast.

Boston
1. 6 oct "Raymonda" - Gracheva-Filin-Belogolovtsev
2. 7 oct "Raymonda" - Allash-Volchkov-Arifulin
3. 8 oct "Don Quixote" - Alexandrova-Filin
4. 9 oct "Don Quixote" - Gracheva-Klevtsov
5. 10 oct "Don Quixote" - Antonicheva-Belogolovtsev

Mexico City
6. 13 oct "Giselle" - Gracheva-Filin
7. 14 oct "Giselle" - Antonicheva-Skvortsov
8. 15 oct "Giselle" - Gracheva-Filin
9. 16 oct "Raymonda" - Allash-Volchkov-Belogolovtsev
10. 17 oct, mat "Raymonda" - Antonicheva-Filin-Klevtsov
11. 17 oct "Raymonda" - Allash-Volchkov-Belogolovtsev
12. 18 oct "Raymonda" - Gracheva-Skvortsov-Klevtsov
13. 19 oct "Giselle" - Antonicheva-Volchkov

Minneapolis
14. 22 oct "Romeo" - Mes'kova-Godovsky
15. 23 oct "Don Quixote" - Alexandrova-Filin
16. 24 oct, mat "Don Quixote"- Shipulina-Belogolovtsev
17. 24 oct "Don Quixote" - Antonicheva-Klevtsov

Seattle
18. 27 oct "Romeo" - Alexandrova-Savin
19. 28 oct "Romeo" - Mes'kova-Godovsky
20. 29 oct "Don Quixote" - Gracheva-Belogolovtsev
21. 30 oct, mat "Don Quixote" - Antonicheva-Klevtsov
22. 30 oct "Don Quixote" - Alexandrova-Filin
23. 31 oct "Don Quixote" - Shipulina-Belogolovtsev

Berkeley
24. 3 nov "Romeo" - Alexandrova-Savin
25. 4 nov "Romeo" - Mes'kova-Godovsky
26. 5 nov "Raymonda" - Antonicheva-Filin-Belogolovtsev
27. 6 nov, mat "Raymonda" - Allash-Volchkov-Arifulin
28. 6 nov "Raymonda" - Gracheva-Skvortsov-Klevtsov
29. 7 nov, mat "Raymonda" - Antonicheva-Filin-Belogolovtsev

Chicago
30. 10 nov "Don Quixote" - Alexandrova-Filin
31. 11 nov "Don Quixote" - Shipulina-Klevtsov
32. 12 nov "Raymonda" - Gracheva-Skvortsov-Belogolovtsev
33. 13 nov, mat "Raymonda" - Allash-Volchkov-Arifulin
34. 13 nov "Raymonda" - Antonicheva-Filin-Klevtsov
35. 14 nov "Raymonda" - Gracheva-Skvortsov-Belogolovtsev

#35 Natalia

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 08:03 AM

Спасибо .... thanks for this updated list, Mikhail! - Natalia

#36 Natalia

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Posted 13 October 2004 - 06:37 AM

"Por fin!" is one headline....At last! The Bolshoi returns to Mexico after a 20-yr absence. For those who read Spanish, here is a preview piece on the Bolshoi's appearances in Mexico City, from the local newspaper El Universal:

http://estadis.eluni...tura/37888.html

This is the only stop on the tour where 'Giselle' will be performed.

Another piece...with historical factoids:

http://www.elunivers...?p_nota_id=5058

#37 Natalia

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Posted 22 October 2004 - 01:22 PM

The 3rd stop on the tour is Minneapolis...beginning tonight with the (tah-dah!) Poklitaru Romeo & Juliet. Here are the 'season preview' pieces from the local press.

Minnesota Daily:

http://www.mndaily.c...004/10/22/10815

Minneapolis City Pages:

http://www.citypages....asp?EID=103769


Here are two previews from Seattle, the 4th stop on the tour (beg. Oct. 27):

Seattle Times:

http://seattletimes...._bolshoi22.html

Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

http://seattlepi.nws...html?source=rss

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 12:10 AM

I have a favor to ask: would someone in Seattle who is seeing the Don Q & someone in Berkeley who is seeing the Raymonda look at his/her watch at the end of the performance & tell me the running times, please?

I don't like to eat before the performance as I tend to get all snoozy & Chicago isn't loaded with late dining choices except for room service so I'd need to call around & reserve.

Thank you in advance.

#39 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 06:32 AM

In Boston, Don Q was just about 2:50 running time.

#40 zerbinetta

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 07:30 PM

Gracias, Don Leigh.

#41 Giannina

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 06:09 AM

Raymonda was about the same. A very long first act...almost an hour. Then 2 more acts. I went yesterday afternoon (Sunday) and didn't care for it much except the last act which is glorious. Took my 13 year old grandson: his first ballet. Bad choice.

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#42 Natalia

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 08:43 AM

Raymonda was about the same.  A very long first act...almost an hour.  Then 2 more acts.  I went yesterday afternoon (Sunday) and didn't care for it much except the last act which is glorious.  Took my 13 year old grandson:  his first ballet.  Bad choice. 

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Giannina -

Oh dear...well, at least it wasn't 'Romeo & Juliet'!

Yes - the Russian companies use practically every note of Glazunov's score...a very long ballet, indeed, unless you've seen it enough times to relish all of the choreographic set pieces in Acts I & II. My personal fave is the classical pas de six in the middle of Act II that includes a majestic adage for Raymonda, her four friends & Abderakhman; Raymonda is lifted in a 'sitting' position near the end of this adagio...it brings chills to me! This section in Act II also includes the delightful solos for Raymonda's female friends, Henriette & Clemence. Unfortunately, there is too much 'stage business' in between the pure-dance moments!

Have you seen ABT's newest version? I haven't yet...but heard that it is condensed into two mostly-dancing acts. That may be a better intro to 'Raymonda' for American audiences. Just guessing.

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 04:37 PM

<<Oh dear...well, at least it wasn't 'Romeo & Juliet'! >>

Yes, there IS that!!

Giannina

#44 Alexandra

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 06:04 PM

Your grandson may have liked R and J -- I just saw a photo!! Sorry it was a disappointment.


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