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Summer 2009 at the Mariinsky TheaterWhite Nights, debuts, premieres, etc.


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#1 Natalia

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 01:58 PM

The lone Juliet in May will be Irina Golub on the 20th, making us wonder when Somova may be making her debut as Juliet. June 6 will be the very last R&J back home before the London tour, as the Mariinsky website now lists all performances between now and July 31. So either "Ms X" debuts on June 6 or she may be debuting in London, at the start of the tour.

The biggest recent news, as far as I'm concerned, is Tatyana Tkachenko having replaced -- at the 11th hour --Irma Nioradze in one of last week's two Raymondas. (Kolegova danced the 2nd performance.) Tkachenko is really making a move. It's been a long time coming. She also essays Zarema in Bakh Fontan this Sunday, opposite Dumchenko.

More justice prevailing: Tonight Yana Selina finally debuts in a leading classical role in a full-evening ballet -- La Sylphide! She graduated the Vaganova Academy in '96 or '97 and had been confined to "Chorypheeland" for at least a decade, before being promoted to 2nd Soloist last fall. It's about time. She's the Mariinsky's long-time counterpart to POB's Thibault.

Then Ekaterina Osmolkina debuts as the Tsar Maiden in Ratmansky's Little Humpbacked Horse on the 10th.

Admirers of Vikharev's reconstructions can take heart that Flora's Awakening will reawaken on June 11. (However, it's still the 1952 Soviet Beauty being presented at the Mariinsky, sorry to report. EXTRA! Edited on May 18 when the playbill was changed to show that the 1890 version of Beauty would be presented on June 18.)

The highly-anticipated Vaganova Academy Graduation Performances commence June 20.

The premiere of a new production of Yakobsen's full-length Shuraleh takes place on June 29, repeated June 30.

The announcement for the annual three-month Stars of the White Nights Festival is found here:

http://www.mariinsky...iwnf_programme/

#2 Natalia

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 09:36 AM

[carrying over from the Amsterdam tour thread]

Casting now up for most of June (though not yet for the two Shurales on the 29th & 30th):

Viktoria Terioshkina -- not Alina Somova, as many of us speculated -- will debut as Juliet on June 6:
http://www.mariinsky...009/6/6/1_1900/

Maya Dumchenko's debut as Zarema -- yes, you read correctly; not her usual role of Maria -- in Fountains of Bakhshiserai:
http://www.mariinsky...009/6/9/1_1900/

Obraztsova in 1st mvt of In the Night (her 2nd perf in the role) & 'Big Red' in Symph in C-2nd mvt:
http://www.mariinsky...09/6/11/1_1900/

Daria Pavlenko returns to Emeralds; Denis Matvienko debuts in Rubies:
http://www.mariinsky...09/6/12/1_1900/

Oksana Skorik debuts as Queen of Dryads in Don Q!
http://www.mariinsky...09/6/14/1_1900/

***EXTRA! EXTRA! The return of Sleeping Beauty 1890 production, with a bunch of debuts, incl the Matvienkos as Aurora/Desire and young, tall beauty Lilia Lischuk as Lilac Fairy:
http://www.mariinsky...09/6/18/1_1900/

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:29 AM

The premiere of a new production of Yakobsen's full-length Shuraleh takes place on June 29, repeated June 30.

http://www.mariinsky...iwnf_programme/


Casting is now up.

June 28
Siyumbike: Yevgenia Obraztsova
Ali-Batyr: Mikhail Lobukhin
Shurale: Leonid Sarafanov

http://www.mariinsky...09/6/28/1_2000/

June 29
Siyumbike: Yekaterina Osmolkina
Ali-Batyr: Denis Matvienko
Shurale: to be announced

http://www.mariinsky...09/6/29/1_1900/

#4 Natalia

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:52 AM

Niiiice!!!!! Thank you, Rosa! Yahooooo!!!!!!!! :D :clapping: :clapping:

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 12:47 PM

Niiiice!!!!! Thank you, Rosa! Yahooooo!!!!!!!! :huh: :clapping: :clapping:

Thanks Rosa! Congratulations to both Genichka and Katya 'O'! :D

#6 Natalia

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 10:48 AM

Earlier, I had reported:

***EXTRA! EXTRA! The return of Sleeping Beauty 1890 production, with a bunch of debuts, incl the Matvienkos as Aurora/Desire and young, tall beauty Lilia Lischuk as Lilac Fairy



That's just been reversed. It will be the Soviet 1952 version after all. The Mariinsky-KIROV Powers have prevailed:

http://www.mariinsky...09/6/18/1_1900/

So much for that.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 12:54 PM

The Shurale casting for both performances has been removed.

#8 Natalia

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 01:07 PM

Rosa, well-well-well...if the name of a certain someone with flexible joints appears, then I smell a political rat.

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 12:46 PM

Uh oh. I'm having another Charlie Brown moment. Here it is: :thumbsup:.

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 03:44 PM

just came across with it ;-))
sorry that it's all in russian, but great dancing, and on OFFICIAL site of Mariinski.
Adore Tereshkina's interpretation of Juliet and how she prepared, got tears in my eyes at the end.
Loved the words of their coach "I teach them not to dance with the music, but to DANCE THE MUSIC"
http://www.mariinsky.ru/news1/media/
and Lopatkina with Chistyakova
http://www.mariinsky...media/lopatkina
Humpback rehearsals -
http://www.mariinsky...s1/media/konyok

Enjoy, i surely DID

#11 Natalia

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 03:35 AM

It's just one day before the big ballet premiere of the White Nights -- the revival of Yakobsen's SHURALE -- and still no casting announcements on the Mariinsky website or the posters in front of the theater. An earlier (June 2) announcement of Evgenia Obraztsova (Simbiuke, the bird maiden), Mikhail Lobukhin (Ali Batir, the hero) and Leonid Sarafanov (Shurale, the monster) as the opening night stars was retracted within days that it went up, you may recall, as per Rosa's posts, above. Also, the lovely Ekaterina Osmolkina and Denis Matvienko had earlier been announced as the leads of the 2nd cast and that, too, was retracted. [However, reliable sources say that Obraztsova may still be the opening Siumbike...was seen in the costume shop, being fitted with the Siumbike costumes. Ditto Osmolkina, for 2nd cast. No flexible gymnast was seen in the costume shop that day.]

Ninel Kurgapkina -- coach of Obraztsova -- who passed away a month ago, was the leading stager, along with Tatyana Terekhova -- coach of Somova and, I think, Osmolkina. After Kurgapkina's death, Terekhova took over as leading stager. Whose charge will show up on the stage tomorrow night, for the honor of the opening night? It's the biggest mystery in the St. Petersburg ballet world.

Link to story of ballet:

http://www.mariinsky...09/6/28/1_2000/

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 04:07 AM

It's just one day before the big ballet premiere of the White Nights -- the revival of Yakobsen's SHURALE -- and still no casting announcements on the Mariinsky website or the posters in front of the theater. An earlier (June 2) announcement of Evgenia Obraztsova (Simbiuke, the bird maiden), Mikhail Lobukhin (Ali Batir, the hero) and Leonid Sarafanov (Shurale, the monster) as the opening night stars was retracted within days that it went up, you may recall, as per Rosa's posts, above. Also, the lovely Ekaterina Osmolkina and Denis Matvienko had earlier been announced as the leads of the 2nd cast and that, too, was retracted. [However, reliable sources say that Obraztsova may still be the opening Siumbike...was seen in the costume shop, being fitted with the Siumbike costumes. Ditto Osmolkina, for 2nd cast. No flexible gymnast was seen in the costume shop that day.]

Ninel Kurgapkina -- coach of Obraztsova -- who passed away a month ago, was the leading stager, along with Tatyana Terekhova -- coach of Somova and, I think, Osmolkina. After Kurgapkina's death, Terekhova took over as leading stager. Whose charge will show up on the stage tomorrow night, for the honor of the opening night? It's the biggest mystery in the St. Petersburg ballet world.

Link to story of ballet:

http://www.mariinsky...09/6/28/1_2000/


In the link to Maryinsky-Playbill you provided, Obsbratsova,D Matvienko and A Sergeyev are listed for the openning night.

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 04:55 AM

Natalia, I believe Osmolkina is actually injured - one Russian board reports that Irina Golub will be second-cast Siyumbike in her absence, but since the Mariinsky website now signals the first cast, the second will likely be up soon.

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 12:17 PM

Obsbratsova,D Matvienko and A Sergeyev are listed for the openning night.

Thanks. When I checked this morning it was still "TBA".

Looking forward to seeing both Yevgeniya and D. Matvienko tomorrow :wink:

#15 Natalia

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 01:06 PM

Thanks. Just checked now, too. No 2nd cast yet. This is particularly nice for Alexander Sergeev; a feather in his cap to be named to the opening night cast. However, I wonder what happened with Sarafanov, who had originally been listed to dance the title role of the forest monster.

Very sad news about Osmolkina, if so...but great news for Golub. Let's hope that it materializes. (wink)


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