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


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#241 California

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:24 AM

It appears that ABT's "dynamic pricing" has been put into effect today. They warned long ago that this could happen as early as April 8 for the most popular programs. I didn't check everything, but programs headlined by Osipova-Vasiliev are seeing a big price increase. For their Don Qs on May 25 and 28, there is a $20 price increase for remaining seats in the Grand Tier, e.g. Same thing for their Corsaire June 4.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:25 PM

Substitutions for Hallberg have now appeared: Stearns with Semionova on 5/27; Matvienko with Murphy on 5/29; Matvienko in the Corsaire's 6/5 and 6/8

http://www.abt.org/c...rtdate=5/1/2013
http://www.abt.org/c...rtdate=6/1/2013

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:45 PM

According to the ABT performance calendar, Part's partner for her Don Q will be Whiteside instead of Stearns on Wed matinee, 5/29.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:44 PM

According to the ABT performance calendar, Part's partner for her Don Q will be Whiteside instead of Stearns on Wed matinee, 5/29.

Hooray!!!

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:38 PM

Yes, I know Hallberg is a nice guy and respectful of his fans. He's not some nutty, arrogant Diva (like Angela Gheorghiu or Sergei Polounin) who cancels on whim and couldn't care less about the consequences.


Do you know Polunin so closely? have you ever spoken to him?

Regarding Jayne following comment is well known from the very beginning that Zelensky left with Polunin, without saying word, and so leaving HIS dancer armless in at the (inexistent) mercy of Schaufuss and some reporters. Not surprisingly, a large part of the press forgot to write this small detail.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:50 PM

Do you know Polunin so closely? have you ever spoken to him?

Personal conversations aren't official news; Hallberg's interactions with his fans through social media and interviews are widely known.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:09 AM

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Do you know Polunin so closely? have you ever spoken to him?


Sometimes one's actions speak volumes, more than any words ever could.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:59 AM

I think we've talked ourselves in circles right now. Let's get the discussion back to ABT 2013 Met season. Thanks!

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:28 AM

Any info on casting for the supporting roles of Olga and Lensky for Week 1?

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:39 AM

Gala casting is on the Met site:


Opening Night Gala - American Ballet Theatre

Join ABT for a sparkling Opening Night program featuring an astonishing 16 Principal Dancers. Selections of classical pas de deux from the season's full-length ballets will be performed, including Onegin Act III with Diana Vishneva and James Whiteside, Le Corsaire with Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev, The Sleeping Beauty Act III with Hee Seo and David Hallberg, plus an excerpt from Sylvia Act I with Gillian Murphy.
The evening also features exciting performances including Symphony #9, the first ballet of Alexei Ratmansky's World Premiere trilogy set to Dmitri Shostakovich's orchestral works, George Balanchine's dazzling Symphony in C, and a Pièce d'Occasion choreographed by Marcelo Gomes and performed by Julie Kent and Roberto Bolle.
Opening Night Gala Program
Onegin (Act III Excerpt): Diana Vishneva, James Whiteside
Le Corsaire (Pas de Deux): Natalia Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev
Symphony #9: Polina Semionova, Marcelo Gomes, Herman Cornejo, Simone Messmer, Craig Salstein
Sylvia (Act I Excerpt): Gillian Murphy
Pièce d'Occasion (choreography by Marcelo Gomes): Julie Kent, Roberto Bolle
The Sleeping Beauty (Act III Pas de Deux): Hee Seo, David Hallberg
Symphony in C: Paloma Herrera, James Whiteside, Veronika Part, Cory Stearns, Xiomara Reyes, Daniil Simkin, Sarah Lane, Jared Matthews

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:34 PM

Any info on casting for the supporting roles of Olga and Lensky for Week 1?



Casting is up - Lane/Simkin, Bond/Hoven, Kajiya/Gorak & Boylston/Matthews are the combos.

http://www.abt.org/c...rtdate=5/1/2013

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:18 AM

So Osipova is not doing Olga again this season. Not surprising, since it is a secondary role. I'm sure she has her hopes set on doing the lead at some future time.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 11:16 AM

The strength of Cory and Marcello becomes more apparent upon viewing a second case, such as at "Works and Process." The structure, tension, and the characterization of evil dissolves without powerful, rehearsed male performers.

What is the source of and motivation for Iago? Why falsely accuse and destroy innocence, happiness and love? I could not derive the source of Iago's hatred, or desire to act upon it, from the play or the dance.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 11:31 AM

Iago states early on in the play that he is angry at having been passed over for a promotion. In addition, there are a number of places in the play where Iago's racism is evident and this is a motivation for trying to destroy Othello.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:06 PM

One who does not obtain a promotion resolves to accuse falsely an innocent of deception against Othello, and to use and deceive his own wife, in order to obtain the death of Otello and the innocent, with complete disregard for the effect on his own wife?


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