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#16 ksk04

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 08:36 PM

Well casts for Anna Karenina are surely Vishneva, Lopatkina, or Kondourova...they are the only ones dancing it currently. LLHH is usually Somova or Tereshkina (though I think Obratzsova recently debuted?). Carmen has been Lopatkina, Vishneva, or Kondourova so far. Luckily for NYers these are some of the harder ballets for Mariinsky management to mess around with!



What a great rep to bring over. Very jealous.

#17 Natalia

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 06:16 AM

These are wonderful developments. It would have been great to have seen a Petipa-era classic but that would have meant dealing with more elaborate sets, paying higher union wages, etc. More importantly, we will be assured of seeing the very finest dancers, with the announced works. I can see now that I won't be saving money over the summer. :)

re. Casting - Adding to what ksk04 has cited, the Matvienki have also danced in LHH and Carmen Suite, though not this season, so far. Following is the casting for these ballets since the season began, in Sept 2010:

LHH - Somova/Sarafanov (the latter has since left);
Terioshkina/Schklyarov
Obraztsova/Matvienko (or Obraztsova/Sergeev later on)
Matvienko & Matvienko scheduled for May but danced it prior season
NOTE: Kondaurova or Tkachenko usually dance the Mare

Carmen Suite - Vishneva/Kuznetsov/Matvienko;
Lopatkina/Ermakov/Zverev; (Korsuntsev in place of Ermakov in Baden-Baden)
Golub/Ivanchenko/Kuznetsov (or Ivanchenko);
Kondaurova/Smekalov/Kuznetsov
Nioradze/Kuznetsov/Korsakov (or Kolb) NOTE: Nioradze has danced this A LOT recently.

Anna K - Vishneva/Baimuradov/Zverev/Ivanova/Ostreikovskaya/Gumerova;
Lopatkina/Berezhnoi/Smekalov/Obraztsova/Kasenkova/Iosifidi;
Kondaurova led a 3rd cast last season...haven't seen her leading one this season, so far

Symphony in C - Going back to the 2009/10 season, as this has yet to be performed in the current yr: Somova/Korsakov or Terioshkina/Fadeev lead the 1st Mvmt, Lopatkina/Korsuntsev or Kolegova/Korsuntsev (and Kondaurova? - cannot find but recall reading)the 2nd, Matvienki or Osmolkina/Schklyarov or Evseeva/Styopin the 3rd, Obraztsova/Timofeev or Gonchar/Korsakov the 4th.

Edited to add - Actual casting for the LC Festival is now known. Follow the link below, posted by California. The above is now just an FYI, for sake of comparison (St Petersburg casts vs NYC).

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 07:14 AM

The Lincoln Center Festival has just posted the schedules (with casting) for both Mariinsky (July 11 - 16) and a "Merce Fair" on July 16.

http://www.lincolncenterfestival.org/

#19 Natalia

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:12 AM

Fabulous casting overall. I'm in 7th Heaven that Obraztsova gets a Little Humpbacked Horse AND 3rd Mvmt of Symph in C with Schklyarov at both performances of that work. Kondaurova gets an Anna Karenina and a 2nd mvmt of C, too. Now I know that I won't be saving ca$h this summer.

Biggest surprise: No Matvienki? They must have commitments elsewhere.

Tix are on sale now to the Friends of Lincoln Center, then to the general public next week (on the 14th).

#20 ksk04

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:49 AM

Wow, insanely good casting. Lopatkina and Vishneva have really re-established their top places in the Mariinsky tour hierarchy with the tours they've participated in this year. Wonderful!

I agree with Natalie it's odd about Denis/Anastasia especially since they will be on-hand in London immediately following.

Still no Osmolkina in sight.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 03:07 PM

Any info on ticket prices? Between ABT, NYCB, Royal Danish, and Maryinsky I am going broke.

Anyone knows the running times of AK & LHH?

BTW, Avery Fisher & Alice Tully box offices, not the Met, are going to handle the ticket sales on March 14.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 03:52 PM

Running times are on the press release (p. 6): http://www.lincolnce...e_FINAL_3-7.pdf

July 11, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m.
Anna Karenina (U.S. premiere)
Ballet in Two Acts after the novel by Leo Tolstoy
Music by Rodion Shchedrin
Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
Running time (approx.): One hour, 45 minutes with one intermission

July 12 at 8 p.m.; July 13 and 16 at 2 p.m.
The Little Humpbacked Horse (U.S. premiere)
Music by Rodion Shchedrin
Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
Libretto by Maxim Isaev after the tale by Pyotr Yershov
Running time (approx.): Two hours, 15 minutes with one intermission

On p. 4 of the same release, it says that the Met will handle ticket sales for the Mariinsky:

"Tickets for the Mariinsky Ballet may also be purchased at the
Metropolitan Opera Box Office, 64th Street and Broadway, on the Metropolitan Opera website
(www.metoperafamily.org) or by calling 212-362-6000."

I can't find any info on ticket prices.

#23 Natalia

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:58 AM

....
Still no Osmolkina in sight.


Osmolkina must still be out on her maternity leave. She has not danced even at home for about two years. However, I am a bit troubled that Olesya Novikova is nowhere in sight on tours and rarely dances at the Mariinsky, although she IS dancing Juliet tonight at the MT, opposite the Romeo of another non-tourer, Igor Kolb....and other top roles going to other non-tourers, e.g., Ilya Kuznetsov as Tybalt and Alexander Sergeev as Mercutio. Novikova is preparing to star as Raymonda at La Scala in October, in the premiere of Vikharev's reconstruction of the 1898 original Petipa. However, it is troubling that certain First Soloists in their absolute 'prime' are being kept off prestigious tours. Is Novikova now being "Dumchenkoed" because she is the partner/wife of Sarafanov, who moved to the Maly-Mussorgsky Theater in January? Hmmm.

#24 ksk04

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:28 PM


....
Still no Osmolkina in sight.


Osmolkina must still be out on her maternity leave. She has not danced even at home for about two years. However, I am a bit troubled that Olesya Novikova is nowhere in sight on tours and rarely dances at the Mariinsky, although she IS dancing Juliet tonight at the MT, opposite the Romeo of another non-tourer, Igor Kolb....and other top roles going to other non-tourers, e.g., Ilya Kuznetsov as Tybalt and Alexander Sergeev as Mercutio. Novikova is preparing to star as Raymonda at La Scala in October, in the premiere of Vikharev's reconstruction of the 1898 original Petipa. However, it is troubling that certain First Soloists in their absolute 'prime' are being kept off prestigious tours. Is Novikova now being "Dumchenkoed" because she is the partner/wife of Sarafanov, who moved to the Maly-Mussorgsky Theater in January? Hmmm.


I didn't know Osmolkina was out on maternity. I knew she had injured herself badly about 2 seasons ago and was worried she was still off with that. Hopefully she makes a quicker return to the stage than some of her other colleagues on maternity leave!

I was worried this would happen to Novikova after Sarafanov left the company...perhaps she doesn't want to tour with such a young child still (though the October La Scala date isn't much further off than these summer performances)?

#25 Natalia

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:04 PM

Novikova has danced at least one full Sleeping Beauty and a couple of Don Qs this season at home + last night's Juliet. I don't think that capability has anything to do with it. :) She wouldn't be the first female principal to bring a child along on tour; it is done.

By the way, Daria Pavlenko was finally given her first full-evening (3-act) role in pointe shoes since coming back: Cinderella on Feb 24, while the bulk of the company was headed to Ottawa. The Mariinsky web is pretty good about updating the playbill if there are substitutions in major roles. In other words, she must have danced that night.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 04:57 AM

There are ticket prices further down on the press release:

Tickets: $225, 125, 95, 80, 50, 40, 30, 20

Time to raid the piggy bank

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 06:26 AM

There are ticket prices further down on the press release:

Tickets: $225, 125, 95, 80, 50, 40, 30, 20

Time to raid the piggy bank


Thanks!

Actually they will be selling quite a few tickets at the low end of the price spectrum, for which I'm pretty thankful.
I seem to remember the cheapest tickets when the Bolshoi and Royal Ballet visited the Met 7 or so years ago to be quite a bit steeper, like $35 for Family Circle.

So someone is taking pity on my budget!

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 04:40 PM

I just realized: It's a Shchedrin festival! Anna and LHH are both his original scores, and Carmen is his arrangement. This has to have been intentional. The release gives no reason (e.g., special birthday) though, except a note that Gergiev favors this composer.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 08:49 PM

I just realized: It's a Shchedrin festival! Anna and LHH are both his original scores, and Carmen is his arrangement. This has to have been intentional. The release gives no reason (e.g., special birthday) though, except a note that Gergiev favors this composer.


I wonder if Schedrin and La Maya may appear. I'm getting emotional just envisioning it. They're in great health. last year Alonso took a bow from the Grand Tier, maybe this year... ;)

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 12:42 AM

I wonder if Schedrin and La Maya may appear.

Shhh! I have a wish :beg: , but I didn't want to beschrei it.


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