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Kirov in London, July 18-30Casting & Reports


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#1 Natalia

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 09:19 AM

Just one week to go before the opening night.

This was sent to me by a representative of the presenters, the Hochhauser Organization, so it should be pretty reliable. As usual, this is all subject to change...even if it ends up in the printed programme (playbill). :wallbash: Nothing is sure until the curtain goes up.

VICTOR HOCHHAUSER PRESENTS
INITIAL CASTING FOR KIROV BALLET AT ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, LONDON
18/30 July 2005

18 July Swan Lake
Lopatkina - Korsuntsev

19 July Swan Lake
Tereshkina- Kolb

20 July (mat) Swan Lake
Bolshakova –Ivanchenko

20 July Swan Lake
Somova –Korsuntsev

21 July Swan Lake
Vostrotina –Zelensky

22 July Romeo and Juliet
Vishneva –Fadeyev

23 July (mat.) Romeo and Juliet
Golub –Kuznetsov

23 July Romeo and Juliet
Obraztsova –Kolb

24 July (mat) Forsythe ballets:

Steptext Vishneva –Kolb –Merkuriev –Khrebtov

Approximate Sonata –Obtaztsova –Ivanov ,
Serebryakova – Pukhachev
Petina –Pimonov
Tereshkina –Zuizin

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude
Novikova - Tkachenko –Osmolkina
Sarafanov - Shklyarov
In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated - Pavlenko et. Al.

24 July Forsythe ballets:

Steptext –Pavlenko –Lobukhin –Yachmennikov –Ivanov

Approximate Sonata –Obtaztsova –Ivanov ,
Serebryakova – Pukhachev
Petina –Pimonov
Tereshkina –Zuizin

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude
Novikova - Tkachenko –Osmolkina
Sarafanov - Fadeyev

In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated – Irina Golub et. Al.

25 July Romeo and Juliet
Sologub –Merkuriev

26 July Balanchine ballets:

La Valse - Lopatkina –Shishov
The Prodigal Son –Merkuriev –Pavlenko
Ballet Imperial - Vishneva –Zelensky

27 July Balanchine ballets:

La Valse - Pavlenko –Merkuriev
Prodigal Son –Lobukhin –Kondaurova
Ballet Imperial - Tereshkina –Kolb

28 July Bayadere
Vishneva –Sarafanov –Osmolkina

29 July (mat.) Bayadere
Pavlenko - Fadeyev –Tkachenko

29 July Fri Bayadere
Tereshkina –Korsakov –Golub

30 July (mat) Bayadere
Vishneva –Zelensky –Osmolkina

30 July Bayadere
Lopatkina –Korsuntsev –Tereshkina

CASTING IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Edited by Natalia, 28 July 2005 - 10:44 AM.


#2 Hans

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 11:22 AM

I just saw the Kirov and yet I'm still jealous of Londoners--what a lot of wonderful casts to choose from!

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 11:33 AM

Some of those performances are not going to happen as scheduled.

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 12:13 PM

I know, but the mere possibility that they could happen excites me. :)

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 12:14 PM

Some of those performances are not going to happen as scheduled.

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The performances are not going to take place on the days and times they are scheduled to? Or the dancers scheduled to dance are not going to dance?

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 12:25 PM

I think Thalictum meant that the casts will change, most likely with no notice whatsoever, as happened recently at the Kennedy Center (Natalia provided some of the unpublicized cast changes there on the Kirov Corsaire thread). Such changes are to be expected with the Kirov; it can be extremely frustrating if, for example, you bought tickets to see Ballerina X and then the curtain goes up and Ballerina Y pas de bourrées onto the stage.

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 12:35 PM

Thanks, Natalia. I've got a ticket for Obratzsova's Juliet... I keep my fingers crossed. I'm just so looking forward to it, after having seen the Nureyev's Romeo & Juliet last week !

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 01:20 PM

I think Thalictum meant that the casts will change, most likely with no notice whatsoever, as happened recently at the Kennedy Center (Natalia provided some of the unpublicized cast changes there on the Kirov Corsaire thread).  Such changes are to be expected with the Kirov; it can be extremely frustrating if, for example, you bought tickets to see Ballerina X and then the curtain goes up and Ballerina Y pas de bourrées onto the stage.

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I know how that goes. I paid to see Pavlenko and I got Nioradze in "Bayadere."
Would anyone care to place a wager that Pavlenko's one "Bayadere" will go
to Somova? I wouldn't bet my house that Dasha gets that performance. And she's been benched for "Swan Lake;" not one performance.

#9 Natalia

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 01:53 PM

[......I paid to see Pavlenko and I got Nioradze in "Bayadere."
Would anyone care to place a wager that Pavlenko's one "Bayadere" will go
to Somova? 

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OUCH...Nioradze for Pavlenko! An even swap???

re. Somova - Well, it's not a stretch. Somova *has* recently danced the 'Shades' scene at the Mariinsky causing many of us to wince (including Clement Crisp, in his review of that performance in his Mariinsky Fest overview).

I could almost look at the entire Kirov London schedule and make realistic predictions on what will really happen, e.g., I predict:

Tkachenko *will* dance one of the two Ballet Imperials even though she is not announced.

Lopatkina will dance about 50% of her scheduled performances, if that.

Somova & Sarafanov will almost surely dance more than their publicized ballets.

Sologub may not dance her Juliet, as per information from a reliable StP source.

NN

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 06:24 PM

And a source close to [snip]

Tkachenko was dreadful in Ballet Imperial in her debut several months ago.

How dare they not bring Dumchenko for Juliet?????!!!!!!

How dare they take Ivanova out of the Forsythe????!!!!! After Forsythe picked her for the St. Petersburg opening?

And how sad that London will not see Vishneva's magnificent Odette/Odile!!!!
Let's say that Samova, Bolshakova, and Vostrontina could learn a lot from seeing it.

Edited by Helene, 12 July 2005 - 08:44 AM.


#11 Alexandra

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 08:12 PM

When things like that happened 40 years ago, they were blamed on the Communists :devil:

#12 Thalictum

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 08:32 PM

Well most of the people making decisions there have spent most of their life as Soviets and remain Soviet in their methods and mind sets.

Not that these things don't go on here as well.

#13 Helene

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 08:38 PM

Sources, sources, folks.

#14 Thalictum

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 10:01 PM

No, Helene, I'm not going to tell you exactly who told me what so that I can watch more careers be destroyed. If you don't think what I'm saying is authentic, so be it.

#15 Alexandra

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 10:08 PM

Thalictum, it's not a question of believing you or not, but of the Gossip Rules which, I believe, have been pointed out before. IF IT IS NOT IN PRINT DO NOT POST IT.


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