read on a russian forum that there will be a Romeo& Juliette broadcast on March 1st at http://mariinsky.tv enjoy
Thanks, YID. The Feb 28 & Mar 1 R&Js
are being filmed for HD DVD release, as discussed earlier. Thank you for mentioning some of the additional castings. Osmolkina as Juliet's friend! Finally something else on DVD by this great artist...although I would have preferred seeing her Juliet. However, Vishneva is a principal and better-known name, so the casting for a big DVD release is understandable. It could have been worse (guess who).
The two R&Js
mark the start of the Mariinsky Festival. Thank goodness, Saturday's Don Q
will feature Evseeva (w/ Kim Kimin), not Kampa. Skorik will dance Dryad Queen.
The one program of the Festival where I would think that Kampa and Skorik would look their best -- the Forsythe triple bill
-- does not feature them. 'Modernists' like Pavlenko and Novikova will be featured. (Skorik will be saving her evergies for Nikiya in Bayadere
, later in the Festival.)
The Festival's Giselle
will be Zakharova, with Lantratov (Bolshoi principals). Amazingly, Myrtha will not be danced by Kampa, who was given the role umpteen times this past fall; instead, Petushkova will be Myrtha.
YID, will you be catching Lopatkina's Titania in Midsummer Night's Dream