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Kirov - North American Tour, Autumn 2006Orange Cty., Chicago, Ottawa, Boston


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#1 Dale

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 12:44 PM

Moderator's note: This thread combines the earlier thread for the Kirov in OC and the Kirov in Boston. BT-ers should feel free to post any news regarding any of the four venues, as well as news about the tour in general in this spot. We'll open a thread for tour reviews next month.


Good news:

Kirov Ballet and Orchestra
Swan Lake

Following their triumphant 2003 Boston appearance, The Kirov Ballet returns for their only east coast engagement to showcase their incomparable production of Swan Lake. With Tchaikovsky's masterpiece score, and Marius Petipa's and Lev Ivanov's classic original choreography, Swan Lake is one of The Kirov Ballet's signature works.

November 9-12 | The Wang Theatre

http://www.celebrity.../06_07_home.htm

Edited by carbro, 19 September 2006 - 08:06 PM.


#2 Marc Haegeman

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 05:55 AM

Good news:

Kirov Ballet and Orchestra
Swan Lake

Following their triumphant 2003 Boston appearance, The Kirov Ballet returns for their only east coast engagement to showcase their incomparable production of Swan Lake. With Tchaikovsky's masterpiece score, and Marius Petipa's and Lev Ivanov's classic original choreography, Swan Lake is one of The Kirov Ballet's signature works.

November 9-12 | The Wang Theatre

http://www.celebrity.../06_07_home.htm



Thanks, Dale. That is right after their appearances in Ottawa and Chicago. All links on For Ballet Lovers Only

#3 canbelto

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 04:28 PM

Wow Kirov coming to Chicago with their Swan Lake. Let's hope Lopatkina, Vishneva, and Pavlenko all show up.

#4 Natalia

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 07:23 AM

Lopatkina perhaps, for the opening night. After that, don't be surprised to see Somova, Gumerova, another Somova, then Vostrotina, and finally a third Somova. The usual pattern.

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 11:54 AM

Lopatkina perhaps, for the opening night. After that, don't be surprised to see Somova, Gumerova, another Somova, then Vostrotina, and finally a third Somova. The usual pattern.


Natalia you're depressing me and I'm trying to think positive because this is definitely a road trip I will make! :blink: At least it could be someone like Tereshkina! Or Bolshakova! Knock on wood ...

#6 nysusan

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 01:57 PM

Lopatkina perhaps, for the opening night. After that, don't be surprised to see Somova, Gumerova, another Somova, then Vostrotina, and finally a third Somova. The usual pattern.


I'm hoping for Lopatkina and also hoping that they'll repeat the leading cast twice. They have done that recently with Pavlenko scheduled twice in Giselle at the Ken Center and the Vishneva/Lopatkina cast of Sleeping Beauty performed twice at every venue on that tour. I have 2 nephews in the Chicago area who've never been to the ballet so I may make a weekend trip, but there's no way I can go from Wed - Sunday. I have so overspent my budget this year that I might wind up just taking the bus to Boston for a Sunday matinee & coming right back home Sunday night. We'll see...

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 02:06 PM

and the Vishneva/Lopatkina cast of Sleeping Beauty performed twice at every venue on that tour.



nysusan,

Do you mean last Fall's MT Sleeping Beauty tour in La, Bay Area, and Detroit?

Even though they announced Vishneva for Detroit, she said repeatedly on her web site that she would do the 2 California locations, but not Detroit; she had another committment.

So for particular dancers (especially ones without web sites), you have to watch very closely.

I was toying with going to Detroit, really for Vishneva, when it was clear that she wasn't going I gave up the idea.

Richard

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 07:47 PM


and the Vishneva/Lopatkina cast of Sleeping Beauty performed twice at every venue on that tour.



nysusan,

Do you mean last Fall's MT Sleeping Beauty tour in La, Bay Area, and Detroit?

Even though they announced Vishneva for Detroit, she said repeatedly on her web site that she would do the 2 California locations, but not Detroit; she had another committment.

So for particular dancers (especially ones without web sites), you have to watch very closely.

I was toying with going to Detroit, really for Vishneva, when it was clear that she wasn't going I gave up the idea.

Richard


Yes Richard, that's the tour I was talking about and of course you're right about Vishneva. I went to the LA performances and I'd forgotten that they'd advertised her as appearing in all 3 cities even though she kept saying that she wasn't going to dance in Detroit. Well, I'll still keep my fingers crossed & hope to catch Lopatkina on a Sunday matinee. It's just too inconvenient (and too costly) to travel for a mid week opening night this time. Actually what I may do is head out to Chicago to see them over the weekend with my nephews and just pick up a last minute ticket for Boston if Lopatkina winds up only dancing the opening nights. That's if she makes the trip at all!

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 12:00 PM

Lopatkina perhaps, for the opening night. After that, don't be surprised to see Somova, Gumerova, another Somova, then Vostrotina, and finally a third Somova. The usual pattern.



IMO, the Boston casting is, to put it mildly, very disturbing. I think it's interesting that Mlles. Somova,
Gumerova and Vostrotina are all in Madame Vazieva's stable of proteges - and that crew is below standard. Obviously, there's some lofty strategic plan going on with the casting policies; and what that is exactly, I can't put my finger on. I've given up trying to figure it out. If this holds, the only P.D. cast as Odette/Odile will be Lopatkina. IMO, this is no way to treat international audiences. If I book for the East it will be the Royal at Kennedy.

#10 Dale

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 12:32 PM

Cygnet, no casting for this engagement has been announced yet. We were speculating.

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 12:33 PM

IMO, the Boston casting is, to put it mildly, very disturbing.


Just checking here ... the "Boston casting" is still speculative, is it not? And if the actual casting is posted somewhere, is it also posted for Chicago?

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 01:44 PM

Indeed, we are still guessing but those were the Odette/Odiles in recent London & Paris tours. Maybe Boston & Chicago will top London & Paris? :cool:

Maybe the Kirov will shock us and present the worthiest-possible lineup: Lopatkina, Vishneva & Pavlenko alternating evenings; Tereshkina at a matinee. That's it - that's all. Who wants to place bets on that happening? Going once - going twice? :)

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 02:34 PM

Indeed, we are still guessing but those were the Odette/Odiles in recent London & Paris tours. Maybe Boston & Chicago will top London & Paris? :cool:

Maybe the Kirov will shock us and present the worthiest-possible lineup: Lopatkina, Vishneva & Pavlenko alternating evenings; Tereshkina at a matinee. That's it - that's all. Who wants to place bets on that happening? Going once - going twice? :)


Since this is multiple choice, I predict the management will pick the London/Paris lineup - in the same order.

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 03:14 PM

In Paris we got : Lopatkina for the opening night, then Somova and Bolshakova.
I saw Bolshakova while Lopatkina had been announced (on a matinee), and I so regretted it that I would recommend booking for the opening night if you can make it... Although promising, she's indeed below standard, and I was much happier when I saw the POB do the ballet a couple of months later. ;)

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 09:21 AM

Indeed, we are still guessing but those were the Odette/Odiles in recent London & Paris tours. Maybe Boston & Chicago will top London & Paris? :cool:

Maybe the Kirov will shock us and present the worthiest-possible lineup: Lopatkina, Vishneva & Pavlenko alternating evenings; Tereshkina at a matinee. That's it - that's all. Who wants to place bets on that happening? Going once - going twice? :wub:


Some bits off news from Vishneva's site. Evidently the tour will include Ottawa as well as Boston and Chicago.

Per Vishneva's performance schedule she lists "Oct 24 Swan Lake Chicago Boston, Ottawa, Mariinsky"
Surely not all three on the same date.

She also list Costa Mesa, Oct 2 R&J, Swan Lake, Mariinsky.

Obviously this is all a bit sketchy.

But she seems to be very good about updating the performance schedule on her site so I guess for us here in the US and Canada, the thing to do is wait and see.

Richard


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