Mariinsky Ballet in Amsterdam22nd July - 1st August
Posted 08 May 2009 - 01:50 PM
I suppose it is possible that Alina Somova will make her debut as Juliet in Amsterdam.. But, I just can't seem to find out the cast. If anyone could help; I would like to know before ordering any tickets. (I know the Mariinsky's castings have last-minute changes quite often, but still..)
Posted 09 May 2009 - 08:03 AM
Posted 12 May 2009 - 07:49 AM
No, they wouldn't dare. They may believe that an Amsterdam debut isn't "big" enough for her. My bet is either June 6, or August 3 at Covent Garden - sight unseen, no test drive.
Perhaps that will be Ms XXX's "try-out" as Juliet.
. . . They wouldn't dare wait until Amsterdam to try her out before unleashing her to the London public, would they?
Posted 15 May 2009 - 06:36 PM
The Mariinsky has one more R&J -- on June 6 -- before the sets leave St. Petersburg for the European tour. Cast is yet to be named. Perhaps that will be Ms XXX's "try-out" as Juliet
Well, for now June 6th will be Viktoria Tereshkina (her debut?) with Yevgeny Ivanchenko. But you never know...
Posted 18 May 2009 - 08:16 AM
If it happens, yes. To date, she's only danced Juliet's Friend.
. . . for now June 6th will be Viktoria Tereshkina (her debut?)
True. Since Novikova and Vishneva won't be coming, Vicky may be "Plan B" for August 3. My guess
But you never know...
is that Vicky is Novikova's sub for August 4, with Osmolkina as "Plan C" and Obratzova as "Plan D," as cast.
Fateev should seriously consider reversing order, from D - A, and pair V. Shklyarov with Obratzova.
Posted 18 May 2009 - 09:09 AM
Other interesting casting news for June:
Maya Dumchenko's debut as Zarema -- yes, you read correctly; not as Maria -- in Fountains of Bakhshiserai:
Obraztsova in 1st mvt of In the Night (her 2nd perf in the role) & 'Big Red' in Symph in C-2nd mvt:
Daria Pavlenko returns to Emeralds; Denis Matvienko debuts in Rubies:
Oksana Skorik debuts as Queen of Dryads in Don Q!
***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:
Posted 20 June 2009 - 05:06 AM
Posted 24 July 2009 - 08:53 AM
I'm very excited! Will Ulyana Lopatkina be dancing as well? It's really bad, the website of the venue (Carré Amsterdam) won't show any more information like the casting list.
Hi 'hydraulix' ! Lopatkina isn't in Amsterdam; she's scheduled to dance Giselle July 27 in Petersburg. She'll join the company at Covent Garden starting August 3. The Carré site is wonderful - except for cast omissions. According to my source, the (most current) Amsterdam lineup is as follows. *(Siegfrieds "TBA")
July 22, Romeo & Juliet - Obratzova/Shklyarov
July 23, Romeo & Juliet - Tereshkina/Matvienko
July 24, Romeo & Juliet - Vishneva/Kolb
July 25, Swan Lake - Somova/*
July 26, Swan Lake - Kondaurova/*
July 28, Sleeping Beauty - Tereshkina/Sarafanov
July 29, Sleeping Beauty - Kolegova/Ivanchenko
July 30, Sleeping Beauty - Matvienko/Shklyarov
July 31, Don Quixote - Somova/Ivanchenko
August 1m, Don Quixote - Kolegova/Lobhukin
August 1e Don Quixote - Matvienko/Matvienko
Posted 24 July 2009 - 10:58 AM
Too bad Obraztsova won't dance Aurora in Amsterdam, but then I don't have to be dissappointed to miss her, since I know I can't go to any evening performances..
Well, I'll tell you guys all about it on Monday.
Posted 27 July 2009 - 05:34 AM
I'll just tell you in short what I thought about the performance.
Ekaterina Kondaurova and Igor Kolb brought a Swan Lake as it should be, in my opinion. Odette was gorgeous and still had some personality (unlike Lopatkina's, imo), and her Odile was fierce! Her only flaw was that her fouettés were a bit wobbly, but that is easily forgiven seeing what a great overall performance she gave. The soloists were very fine as well, especially Tatiana Tkachenko as pas de trois girl and one of the big swans.
One dancer also caught my eye: a tiny, thin blonde girl I saw many times in the corps de ballet, and as one of the little swans; could this perhaps be Valeria Martynyuk? (the other little swans on the cast list were Elena Chmil, Elizaveta Cheprasova and Elena Vasyukovich..)
Forgive me my (perhaps a bit overdone) enthousiasm, but it was my first time to see the Mariinsky.
edited to add: And her gorgeous red hair!!
Posted 27 July 2009 - 06:36 AM
Thanks for the report, Lidewij!
The "tiny thin blonde" among the named Cygnets must be Elena Vasyukovich. It is hard to believe that she graduated in 1995 -- same class as Vishneva, Dumchenko, Gumerova, Iosifidi, etc.
Posted 27 July 2009 - 08:26 AM
I forgot to mention that I crossed Viktoria Terioshkina on the street when I was walking to the theatre. I wouldn't dare to bother her, though. And I was almost late for the performance already..
Posted 27 July 2009 - 08:40 AM
Kondaurova and Kolb as the leads I'm especially glad to hear that Tatiana Tkachenko
was showcased in the pdt and big swans, and that Elena Chmil was brought forward in the little swans dance.
Chmil was an outstanding young pupil. She was filmed while she was a 3rd year student in the "Nutcracker" pdt
in both the 1994 Vainonen dvd with Lezhnina as Masha, and the 1992 "Welcome Back St. Petersburg" dvd filmed
at Covent Garden.
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