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#16 ksk04

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:51 PM

I would wager that Manon will be back either 2013 or 2014 depending on Julie's retirement plans. With La dame aux camelias and the new prod. of Onegin, Kevin has given her a great rep the last few years, but I assume LDaC will not be back for a number of few years and Onegin will run more season only before laying to rest for a few seasons, so that will leave her with R&J, Giselle, Swan Lake for three acters unless Kevin has his eye on another acquisition that would be a good vehicle for her.

We know ABT will be doing Symphony in C on tour in April 2013, so that implies it should be on at the Met as well, making at least two mixed bills: the all Ratmanksy one and the one that would contain Symphony in C.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:42 AM

The more I think about it, next year's Met season isn't all that hard to predict, at least 80 percent of it. First, there are the full-lengths that are given in alternating years, so in 2013 we'll have Sleeping Beauty and Don Q. That's two weeks filled. Then the obligatory Swan Lake. Three weeks. Revivals of Onegin and Firebird, the latter on a double-bill with something--I would prefer The Dream again, but maybe Les Sylphides (which bores me to tears). That's five weeks. The new Symphony in C (about which I'm personally not enthusiastic, but I don't enjoy Shostakovich, so shoot me). That's six weeks. How much more time is left? Sure I'd like to see Manon and some kind of mixed bill, but the annual Met season doesn't allow for a whole lot of innovative programming.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:10 AM

They're doing Le Corsaire in LA in July 2013: http://www.musiccent...Ballet-Theatre/

They're also doing Le Corsaire in April 2013 at the Kennedy Center: http://www.kennedy-c...ts/?event=BNBSE

So I'm guessing that will also be on the Met schedule, to make best use of rehearsal time.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:13 AM

More to the point about the Kennedy Center season is the programming of The Moor's Pavane (and another piece TBA) on the bill with Symphony in C. This is encouraging news.

#20 Goldfish17

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:51 AM

There will in fact be an evening of three new one-act ballets by Ratmansky:
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.


Ilya,
I could not agree more, we are very lucky.
Ratmansky is innovative, elegant, his solutions are out of the box yet classical. He does not disappoint!
Very much looking forward to see more of his work at ABT.


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