Sleeping BeautyMay 5-15, 2005
Posted 05 May 2005 - 11:26 AM
Other major role casting (as of now) is:
Aurora: Lorna Feijoo
Desire: Nelson Madrigal
Carabosse: Jennifer Glaze
Aurora: Larissa Ponomorenko
Desire: Roman Rykine
Carabosse: Viktor Plotnikov
Full cast list for the two performances is posted to the Boston Ballet site at:
Posted 11 May 2005 - 03:48 AM
I believe this may have been Beppu's first performance as Aurora, at least for Boston Ballet.
Melanie Atkins was the Lilac Fairy.
Posted 11 May 2005 - 07:37 AM
Posted 11 May 2005 - 08:14 AM
its the mom, on May 11 2005, 03:37 PM, said:
That's lovely. Did she get a lot of laughs? Does she wear a mask in this production, or does she get to show her face?
You probably know Tchaikovsky hand-picked the original White Cat, Maria Anderson, after having spotted her in another ballet. So he must have had special feelings for this episode.
Maria Anderson later wrote a memoir, and the bit about Tchaikovsky and Petipa discussing Beauty on the stage of the Mariinsky during rehearsals and asking her to step closer so as to be introduced to the composer - just imagine! - is translated in R.J. Wiley's Tchaikovsky's Ballets, p.158-159.
Posted 11 May 2005 - 08:25 AM
We are also going back this coming Saturday night, and as much as we enjoyed Lorna are hoping for a different cast.
Posted 11 May 2005 - 10:32 AM
Puss N' Boots, the White Cat, the Wolf and the Beast all wear masks in this production.
We were sorry not to see Pollyana Ribeiro as Princess Florine. How did she do?
Also, the peasant dance with garlands was performed by company dancers in this production. Isn't this generally performed by children?
Posted 11 May 2005 - 11:27 AM
Posted 11 May 2005 - 01:11 PM
fendrock, on May 11 2005, 02:32 PM, said:
I think the inclusion of children in this ballet is especially appropriate and sweet, given that it's about hope and the future. (They wouldn't be right in Swan Lake, for the opposite reason.) And the sight of a full company joined by students from the school at all levels -- the youngest kids as pages and garland dancers, older children as supers and ensemble-swellers -- emphasizes the continuity of the classical tradition. I love it.
Were there any children in this production?
Posted 11 May 2005 - 07:19 PM
Posted 12 May 2005 - 07:08 AM
I think I may have recognized one of the older students as a (non-dancing) lady-in-waiting in the wedding scene.
Does anyone else have the impression that Pollyana Ribeiro is dancing less these days than before Nissenen's arrival?
She's one of my favorites, and I'm worried that she won't get to do enough dancing and will leave.
Posted 12 May 2005 - 01:08 PM
Posted 12 May 2005 - 03:41 PM
Did it say where Pollyana was going?
Posted 12 May 2005 - 04:49 PM
Posted 13 May 2005 - 05:23 AM
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