POB Headed to NYC in 2012
Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:32 AM
I'm looking forward to Giselle and the mixed bill. Pina Bausch, not so much.
Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:55 AM
Posted 09 March 2011 - 07:52 PM
Thanks for the remarks on the Pina Bausch, I think I will definitely want to see it now. I kept hoping they'd schedule 'Wuthering Heights', but it looks like they won't. The 'Caligula' I recently enjoyed many parts of, but wouldn't most likely feel the need to see it live if they did it, nor the 'Siddhartha', after Nanarina's impressions of it. I'm also intrigued by the prospect of their 'Giselle', as I imagine it will be very crisp and slightly cooler than most versions. Have you seen it?
I'm really not going to pay much attention to what anybody does with 'Bolero' (I can't even believe Ravel is the one who wrote it sometimes), but maybe it will be at the end of a mixed bill, and I can split.
Posted 10 March 2011 - 02:30 AM
Posted 10 March 2011 - 10:57 AM
There's actually a DVD of their Giselle with Nicolas Le Riche and Laetitia Pujol -- from 2006, I think. The production, which is also done by La Scala, is very nice, with a marvelous peasant pas de deux from Thibault and Ould-Braham, but personally I find Le Riche and Pujol an odd paring, with Pujol very weak in the 2nd act. Gillot is fantastic as Myrtha though.
I'm kind of disappointed POB is bringing Giselle to Washington, since we just had the Mariinsky's this year.
Posted 21 March 2011 - 09:36 AM
Posted 21 March 2011 - 10:14 AM
Me too. Giselle is a 'cheap way out' - two acts, relatively short = no chance of overtime pay to unions.
So many possibilities in the POB's repertoire and this is what they bring? The triple bill that they'll be presenting elsewhere on the US tour (which includes Suite en Blanc) would have been more exciting.
Posted 21 March 2011 - 02:10 PM
How long is Orpheus & Eurydice? Is it a full length? The run will be almost 2 weeks long, that means they need at least 3, or possibly 4 programs, to fill the run. Also the engagement includes July 22 which is a Sunday, does that mean POB will be performing at the State instead of the Met?
Posted 21 March 2011 - 02:31 PM
Orpheus is in four tableaux - Bausch deletes Gluck's deus ex machina happy end, and it's about 2 hours long.
Posted 14 April 2011 - 07:34 AM
Posted 26 July 2011 - 12:02 PM
As it is part of Lincoln Center Summer Festival, I imagine the tix will go on sale with the rest of the program - probably in the Spring of 2012. I wonder if they will also be sold by the Met box office a la the Kirov this year.
Posted 27 September 2011 - 11:37 PM
Posted 28 September 2011 - 05:32 AM
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