Posted 30 June 2012 - 07:32 AM
A Month in the Country would be a great for Diana and Julie/Marcelo and David.
Posted 30 June 2012 - 07:55 AM
Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:02 AM
Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:52 AM
I vaguely remember that it did not do great box office in the past (or that's how it was reported), but maybe the company could find a better way to publicize/market it--and if one or two guest artist casts makes it more practical to revive, then I won't complain. Actually if I could see a rising dancer (say, Boylston) in it alongside performances w. a Cojocaru or an Osipova, I would do my best to get to NY to see it. (Copeland or Lane are other casting thoughts...maybe Seo. Edited later to throw Kajiya's name into mix among other soloists w. larger potential who might be given this plum.)
I actually would love to see Ashton's Sylvia back too--another work that I think would suit some of the company's up and comers as well as some of its guest artists -- Vishneva was gorgeous in the last revival and I, at least, can see Osipova making a pass at this role as well. Even better, Sylvia is one of the feature roles of ABT's "own" leading ballerina Gillian Murphy who was also terrific in the last revival. Actually, between Sylvia and the Dream Murphy has done much more than, as I said above, 'rather well' by Ashton. Her Titania was ravishing.
I believe that Silvia did pretty good box office too (at least as reported). The audiences I saw it with a few years ago...elderly subscribers sitting around me at one performance in particular...were simply ecstatic. As was I.
Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:25 PM
Posted 30 June 2012 - 04:09 PM
And a Fille with Herman and Sarah would bring down the house.
I'd love to have Fille with Herman and Sarah. What I'd really like at the Met are more and better rep nights. How about Push Comes to Shove with Herman or Marcello, or Billy the Kid with either of those guys, or the Ailey piece the River. I'd leave out Balanchine - IMO a number of other companies do Balanchine better than ABT.
Posted 30 June 2012 - 07:04 PM
Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:01 PM
Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:57 AM
Anything as long as it's not choreographed by Ratmansky .....
I heartily second this!
A return to the full-length Raymonda, even if it's the 2-act condensed version from a few years ago. I would also love to see a full-length Laurencia (think the current ABT ballerinas and danceurs in those incredible solos!)...but not Ratmanskisized and not with dumb minimalist sets; Fuente Ovejuna should look like a real Spanish village in realistic, 3-D balconies, steps, a plaza, etc.
Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:25 AM
Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:48 PM
(This was mentioned on the adjacent "2012 City Center Season" thread.)
I'm very much looking forward to it.
I think we are very lucky that ABT is his artistic base, both now and for many years to come. I've enjoyed all his ballets at ABT I've had a chance to see (and I've watched all these multiple times): On the Dnieper, Nutcracker, Seven Sonatas, Bright Stream, and Firebird.
Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:35 PM
Manon is overdue for revival. Each of the times the PdD has been performed in recent seasons at a gala or on a mixed bill, it wows the audience. Marcelo and Diana, please.
Amen to that!! I've never seen "Manon" live, so this is definitely on top of my wish list! (But really, I will take the two of them in anything!) I'm also curious to see "Mayerling" but that seems less likely to happen..
My guess is that they will bring "Onegin" and "Firebird" back again next year, in keeping with the recent premieres.
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