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2013 Met Season--Pre-Season and General Info(Please post reviews on program-specific threads)


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#151 mussel

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:46 PM

There are still plenty of TBAs to keep us speculating on casting. I'd be surprised if Vishneva isn't casted in A Month in the Country as she loves role debuts. Lane will probably be casted in Symphony in C 3rd or 4th movement, Part & Semionova the 2nd. Semionva/Gomes & Part/Bolle will probably repeat the City Center casting in one of the new Ratmansky pieces.

#152 Natalia

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 02:32 AM

[size=4]The first couple of Symphony in C casts will be revealed when the Kennedy Center season casting is posted (usually just before tix are sold, in this case Feb. 6). I'm hoping for Hee Seo for 2nd mvmt and combos of Copeland, Boylson with Simkin, Cornejo for 3rd[/size].

#153 SimonA

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:19 AM

I'm wondering if Vishneva is going to be cast in Month or Symphony in C. She is doing very little at ABT this season. 2 Onegins & 1 R&J. It would great if she was the SL TBA, but I seriously doubt that will happen. There are many roles that she no longer does at ABT. She did one performance of Sylvia a few years ago, but never returned to the role. She also did one performance of SB at ABT, and never did that role again at ABT.


Vishneva recently posted on her official website that she'll be dancing in the new Ratmansky ballet, in addition to Onegin and R&J.

#154 abatt

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:21 AM

There is a lot of juicy casting info now on the Ardani website regarding Osipova and Vasiliev's upcoming ABT performances, as follows:

Osipova:

Apr 14 matinee of Corsaire in Washington DC
Symphony in C at the Met - May 22 matinee, May 23
Don Q at the Met- May 28
All Ratmansky Bill at the Met: May 31
Corsaire at the Met:- June 4 and 8
R&J at the Met - June 14
Syliva at the Met- June 27 and 29

Vasiliev:

Corsaire in DC:- Apr 13 matinee and 14 matinee
Symphony in C at the Met - May 22 matinee and May 23
Don Q at the Met - May 28
All Ratmansky at the Met - May 31
Corsaire at the Met- June 4, 5, 7 and 8
Swan Lake at the Met- June 18 and 22
Sylvia - June 27 and 29

The ABT website lists O/V doing Don Q on both 5/25 and 5/28, but the Ardani site lists only the 5/28 date.

So Vasiliev is doing Swan Lake at the Met, but Osipova is not?? I bet that will change. Also, the dates listed for Vasiliev in SL make no sense, since the ABT site lists 6/18 for Part/Stears and 6/22 evening for Herrera/Stearns.

No info on which movement in Symphony in C they will perform, but I would bet the 3rd.

Although Semionova is an Ardani artist,, there is no casting info for her on the Ardani site.

#155 Natalia

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:24 AM

Ha! Maybe that Swan Lake matinee at the MET is still being held for Misty? Please....

#156 abatt

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:36 AM

Speaking of Misty, I read an interview that Herman recently gave regarding his injury. He mentioned that in the Ratmansky Symphony No. 9, he was originally supposed to have a partner, but Ratmansky changed Herman's part to solos because Herman's intended partner was injured. I'm guessing that Misty was supposed to be Herman's partner. She was conspicuously absent during the City Center season.

#157 Moonlily

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:05 PM

With this information that Vasiliev is scheduled for dates when other dancers are listed as the leads, is it possible that he simply won't dance the lead, but another role, like von Rothbart? Or does the Ardani site only list lead appearances? In any case, I am still excited to see who will get that Swan Lake matinee.
And abatt, true, it indeed seems like Herman was talking about Misty when he mentioned the injured partner. At least I haven't heard of anyone else being injured and thus unable to dance during the City Center season. And Misty had been given a prominent role in Ratmansky's works before.

#158 abatt

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:14 PM

I'm not sure whether the Ardani site would only list "lead" roles. I had not thought of the possibility that Vasiliev might be doing Purple Rothbart.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:23 PM

It isn't a role I would imagine him in (having Gomes imprinted in my mind), but neither is Siegfried to be honest. However, I thought von Rothbart could be a possibility after seeing that Stearns would be cast as Siegfried both these evenings. Unless there will be changes of course which is still possible too.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:28 PM

It isn't a role I would imagine him in (having Gomes imprinted in my mind), but neither is Siegfried to be honest. However, I thought von Rothbart could be a possibility after seeing that Stearns would be cast as Siegfried both these evenings. Unless there will be changes of course which is still possible too.

This makes sense. Isn't Part too tall for Vasiliev as Siegfried? It seemed Stearns was a good match for her physically (although I am not a fan of his).

#161 abatt

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:33 PM

Yes, it does make perfect sense that he would be Rothbart. As to whether he is too short for Part, you should have seen Vasiliev lift Part in the Corsaire last summer, where Vasiliev was Ali and Part was Medora (Stearns was Conrad.). Vasiliev lifted Part with NO PROBLEM WHATSOEVER. He is very strong. I felt more comfortable when Veronika was lifted by Vasiliev than I did when she was lifted by Stearns.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:53 AM

Ardani updated its website re Semionova's schedule. In additon to the dates already announced on ABT's own website, she will be doing Symphony in C on May 22 matinee and May 23 evening. She will be performing in the Ratmansky triple bill on May 31 and June 1.

For anyone interested in ABT's performances in Hong Kong, she will also be making numerous appearances during that engagement. She is NOT listed for any appearances in Washington D.C.,

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:11 PM

More casting nuggets courtesy of the Ardani Artists website. Vasiliev is cast in Sleeping Beauty on July 1 and 3. I presume he is doing Bluebird. Osipova and Vasiliev are now listed for the Don Q on May 25, which corresponds to the info on the ABT website.

Vasiliev will tour with ABT to Los Angeles this summer, and he will appear in Corsaire in LA on July 12, 13 and 14.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:37 PM

Casting wishes and predictions...Rothbarts and Sylvias...ah..how lucky you New Yorkers are...

#165 Kristen

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:59 AM

Abatt - Thanks for the heads up about the Ardani site - I'd long ago given it up as a site that would never be updated. You're right - it is a goldmine of info - am spinning around the room right now (clumsy, yes and wearing ugly Croc sandals, but still spinning!) having discovered that Osipova/Vasiliev are scheduled to dance Don Q in Melbourne with the Australian Ballet in March 2013, during the very week I'll be there.


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