Obraztsova guests as Aurora at the Bolshoi Theatre Jan. 12, 2012
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:10 PM
The Bolshoi's February playbill schedule lists "Anyuta" and "La Sylphide" however, so far the links for these ballets only show the production histories and pics. Cast lists should be uploaded by the end of January. http://www.bolshoi.r...etable/#2012-02
*Obraztsova's previously scheduled Mariinsky "Giselle" (ref. 12/24/11 post above), will be danced by Ekaterina Osmolkina. http://www.mariinsky...12/1/15/1_1900/
Is wrong for me to how that Ms. Obraztsova will make a change from her 'home' theatre to the Bolshoi? Especially now that Osipova is no longer there? Seeing at how much goof Filin is doing amongst the ranks at the Bolshoi, and given his fondness of Obtaztsova, perhaps this will St Petersburg's loss and Moscow's game. One can hope anyway.
These are good questions Fraildove. Filin is giving her very nice, showcase assignments. I think the key phrase is that she's the Bolshoi's guest artist this season. She's also a guest principal dancer at the Stanislavsky Theatre (since 2010). Filin was the Stan's AD before his Bolshoi appointment. If Filin invites her to change her affiliation, (and she accepts), I wouldn't be surprised, and I wouldn't blame her. If she stays at the Mariinsky, that wouldn't surprise me either.
She has spent more time in Moscow and abroad guesting. At this point, whenever the Mariinsky casts her at home or on company tours in major roles, it's like a Pyrrhic victory for her. For example, this is one Mariinsky ballerina who had to make her debuts as Kitri, Raymonda and Odette/Odile elsewhere. The Mariinsky vetoes her requests to essay O/O and Raymonda at home. She made her debut as Kitri in Tokyo with TNB. She made her Raymonda debut on tour in Bangkok with the Bashkir Theatre of Opera and Ballet. She made her O/O debut last year at the Stan, and danced her next two follow-ups just before the New Year with the Kremlin Ballet in Athens. Obraztsova's not the only one - Vishneva and Osmolkina both waited 10 years before their Mariinsky debuts as O/O. She outsources roles that she's denied at home.
Also, consider this: Right now may not be the right time for Filin to make an offer or for her to move. Jayne alluded to this in her post. What? Should she leave one political hot house for the biggest one in the nation? We all know that the 2010-2011, (and now) the 2011-2012 seasons have already been very eventful ones for the Bolshoi Theatre - on a number of fronts. I don't think I overstate. One thing is for sure: Wherever Obraztsova goes and whatever she dances, no matter what the circumstances, she excels - she goes from strength to strength. Qué sera sera.
Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:40 PM
Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:19 AM
Osmolkina is replacing Obraztsova in Harlquin, BTW.
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