Bolshoi on Tour 04-05
Posted 23 September 2004 - 08:06 AM
I have tickets for the Chicago 11/11 and 11/12 performances
and am delighted to see Alexandrova and Filin for the 11th DQ.
I can only hope there are no principal changes for that performance.
Posted 23 September 2004 - 08:30 AM
I'm also surprised that neither Zakharova nor Lunkina is on the roster. Perhaps Zakharova is guesting elsewhere and Lunkina is not quite back in shape following maternity leave?
No, it's not as if part of the 'A-list' company is being kept back home. This is a full-scale major tour, with the bulk of the company in the USA. No major ballets are scheduled at the Bolshoi during October. Instead, it's the usual 'Sylphides' and 'Chippolinos' that require much smaller corps, with the leading roles danced by guests from other Moscow troupes.
Posted 23 September 2004 - 10:47 AM
***updated by Wang Center since my original posting
Casting for Boston, October 6-10:
10/6, 7:30pm - Raymonda
Raymonda: Galina Stepanenko
Jean de Brienne: Sergey Filin
*Abderakhman: Dmitry Belogolovtsev
10/7, 7:30pm - Raymonda
*Raymonda: Maria Allash
*Jean de Brienne: Alexander Volchkov
*Abderakhman: Rinat Arifulin
10/8, 7:30pm - Don Quixote
Kitri: Maria Alexandrova
*Basil: Yury Klevtsov
10/9, 7:30pm - Don Quixote
Kitri: Nadezhda Gracheva
Basil: Sergey Filin
10/10, 3pm - Don Quixote
Kitri: Anna Antonicheva
*Basil: Dmitry Belogolovtsev
*Note change from original announcement.
All casting is subject to change.
This last line makes me chuckle. Judging by the history of past Bolshoi (or Kirov-Mariinsky) tours, I would venture to guess that some casting is GUARANTEED to change. Hopefully not. This is a fine line-up of stars.
Posted 23 September 2004 - 12:46 PM
Posted 23 September 2004 - 09:22 PM
"7 Nov Raymonda-mat Stepanenko-Filin-Belogolovtsev" -- worth a trip from Seattle to Berkeley?
(I'm going to see the company perform Romeo and Juliet and Don Q in Seattle, and Stepanenko-Klevtsov are the intended cast in the latter.)
Posted 24 September 2004 - 06:28 AM
Posted 24 September 2004 - 08:44 AM
When part of the company will be in USA, in Moscow the Bolshoi will show “small” ballets, but there will not be any guests from other Moscow troupes as far as I know. Whom do you mean? The only guest will be POB’s etoile Laurent Hilaire who will dance Giselle with Zakharova.
Posted 24 September 2004 - 01:40 PM
A similar thing occurred last August in St Petersburg, when some friends of mine felt robbed when they paid to see the Kirov-Mariinsky in their home theater and ended up seeing the Yuri Grigorovich troupe -- which isn't even a Petersburg company -- instead.
Posted 24 September 2004 - 08:54 PM
nysusan, on Sep 24 2004, 02:28 PM, said:
Posted 25 September 2004 - 07:34 AM
The same with Grigorovitch Ballet in Mariinsky Theatre – the tour of Grigorovitch Company was advertised long before it take place, so it was clear what company will dance.
In the case of foreigners who cannot understand Russian the mistakes is quite possible of course.
Posted 25 September 2004 - 07:57 AM
Posted 28 September 2004 - 06:49 AM
Posted 05 October 2004 - 06:48 AM
I've asked the good folks at the Wang Center's press office for an update, which I'll share with you, if I get it before traveling to Boston.
Posted 05 October 2004 - 06:53 AM
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