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#1 Cygnet

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:19 AM

The Bolshoi Theatre recently announced its plans for 2012-2013. The Ballet will present a new production
of "La Bayadere," "Apollo," revive Grigorovich's "Ivan the Terrible," produce no less than five live broadcasts
for Ballet in Cinema, and will give the Russian premiere of Cranko's "Onegin."

http://www.bolshoi.r...N%20ENGLISH.pdf

#2 Birdsall

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:34 AM

I hope to God they don't junk the 3 ramps in their current (previous Bayadere). I love the three ramps in the Kingdom of the Shades!!! No other theatre does 3 ramps! At one point you see 4 lines of dancers descending! It is so magical. Normally you only have one ramp. After seeing 3 ramps you don't ever want to see just the one ramp! I know this is a small detail, but it is such a beautiful detail!

#3 Birdsall

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:38 AM

One odd thing is that the Ballet in Cinema series only lists Sylphide and Pharaoh's Daughter as the Bolshoi's 2012-2013 offerings. Maybe they are waiting to add titles.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:23 AM

I think they will be doing La Bayadere in February, The Rite of Spring in March and Romeo and Juliet in May

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:31 PM

Thanks for the heads up, Cygnet. The premiere of Onegin sounds interesting. Any thoughts regarding possible casts?

#6 Cygnet

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:02 PM

Thanks for the heads up, Cygnet. The premiere of Onegin sounds interesting. Any thoughts regarding possible casts?

Hi Rosa,

Onegin: I'd place heavy $s on Dave Hallberg with Zakharova. Ruslan Skvortsov, Semyon Chudin, Alexander Volchkov,
Misha Lobhukin and Dmitri Gudanov round out the male principals. I'd love to see Tsiskaridze participate in the production as well.
Lensky: I'd say any of the male soloists and leading soloists could be cast. The Bolshoi has always had deep male reserves in its ranks. IMO Chudin and Svortsov could essay both Onegin and Lensky.
Olga: Olga Smirnova, Anzhelina Vorontsova, Anna Nikulina and other ladies from the soloist ranks.
Tatiana: The active primas, i.e. Zakharova, Alexandrova, Kaptsova, Krysanova, Allash, Shipulina and Obraztsova.
Smirnova and Obraztsova could essay both sisters.

It will be very interesting to see how Filin will choose to pair the protagonists.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:44 PM

I don't think Filin will have too much of a say, actually, beyond "these people usually dance together"-Reid Anderson casts the principal parts in productions of Onegin and he can be quite finicky about who he lets dance in it (he has refused to let Sylvie Guillem and Tamara Rojo dance it)

I can't recall Zakharova as being listed for performing Tatiana as La Scala despite them having it on numerous times while she's been an etoile there--maybe Anderson hasn't wanted to cast her in the ballet? Should prove interesting regardless!

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:05 AM

I don't think Filin will have too much of a say, actually, beyond "these people usually dance together"-Reid Anderson casts the principal parts in productions of Onegin and he can be quite finicky about who he lets dance in it (he has refused to let Sylvie Guillem and Tamara Rojo dance it)

I can't recall Zakharova as being listed for performing Tatiana as La Scala despite them having it on numerous times while she's been an etoile there--maybe Anderson hasn't wanted to cast her in the ballet? Should prove interesting regardless!


I'm ITA with you Posted Image. Nothing is etched in stone - until the curtain rises. It would be a big deal at the Bolshoi if Anderson
chose other soloists besides 'the usual people,' as they say in Russia. In which case he may have a narrow set of pairs to choose from. For example, Zakharova has never been cast as Tatiana at La Scala (or elsewhere), and doesn't have the role
in her rep. This will be the Russian premiere: She may want to do it now for that reason. Since the Bolshoi has officially acquired the ballet, (due to the announcement with dates), I'd be surprised if Anderson hasn't already determined who his Tatianas and Evgenys are. Moreover, Filin and Anderson may already be in simpatico re the leads. Maria Eichwald danced Tatiana at La Scala last season, and is set to open their season with Bolle as Onegin in early September. Tamara Rojo did dance Tatiana when she first joined the Royal.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:01 PM

In the links for august 13th there is an interview with Svetlana Zakharova where she says:

[font=Arial, sans-serif]I can't wait to make my debut in Eugene Onegin, which will open at the Bolshoi next year: it’ll be the first time that I’ll be playing Tatyana, another one of those dramatic roles that I love, where I can enter into it through my sensitivity.[/font]



#10 Renata Rodrigues

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

Great news: Evgenia Obraztsova will finally dance Nikia on Jan. 24.Posted Image

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

The Boslhoi Bayadere is going to be broadcast as part of the Emerging Pictures series. The broadcast date in NY is Feb 17. Does anyone know who will be dancing the leads for that broadcast?

#12 kbarber

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

It's being recorded on Jan 27. Nikia
Svetlana Zakharova Dugmanta, Rajah
Alexei Loparevich Gamzatti, his daughter
Maria Alexandrova Solor, the noble warrior
Vladislav Lantratov The High Brahmin
Andrei Sitnikov Toloragva, warrior
Alexander Voytyuk A Slave
Denis Rodkin Magedaveya, fakir
Anton Savichev Aya, slave
Anastasia Vinokur Gumpe
Yulia Lunkina
Svetlana Pavlova Grand Pas
Karim Abdullin
Ivan Alexeyev
Alesya Gradova (Boyko)
Elizaveta Kruteleva
Anna Leonova
Yulia Lunkina
Anna Okuneva
Yanina Parienko
Svetlana Pavlova
Maria Vinogradova Dance with drum
Anna Antropova
Vitaly Biktimirov
Igor Tsvirko The Bronze Idol
Denis Medvedev Manu (Dance with Jug)
Maria Prorvich Scene "Shadows"

First Variation
Anastasia Stashkevich Second Variation
Anna Tikhomirova Third Variation
Chinara Alizade

sorry this didn't format well. Will try again.

#13 kbarber

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

can't get this to format properly here. You can see it better here:
http://toursenlair.b...a-bayadere.html

In short, it's Zakharova, Androva, Lantratov

#14 macnellie

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:11 PM

Darn! I would love to see obratsova or smirnova as Nikia.



#15 kbarber

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

Zakharova seems to be getting more than her fair share of these broadcasts.


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