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SFB 2014 Giselle


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#1 PeggyR

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:23 PM

Can't do alink from my iPad, but check the SFB blog for casting.  Edited to add link to the blog.

I've got tickets for 1/25 and both performances on 2/1, but I'm going to try to trade 2/1 at 8 for 1/29 (Froustey/helimets/Messmer), which means giving up Van Patten's performance...argghh, decisions, decisions.

Casting from January 25 February 2, 2014

*Denotes premiere in role
+premiere in Tomassons production

In the event of injury or illness, casting is subject to change

SATURDAY, JANUARY 258:00 PMOPENING NIGHT
GISELLE
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
Conductor: Martin West
Giselle: Yuan Yuan Tan
Albrecht: Davit Karapetyan
Hilarion: Ruben Martin Cintas
Myrtha: Sofiane Sylve

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26 2:00PM
GISELLE
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
Conductor: Martin West
Giselle: Mathilde Froustey+
Albrecht: Tiit Helimets
Hilarion: Pascal Molat
Myrtha: Simone Messmer+

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28 8:00PM
GISELLE
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
Conductor: Martin West
Giselle: Sarah Van Patten
Albrecht: Luke Ingham+
Hilarion: Alexander Reneff-Olson*
Myrtha: Sofiane Sylve

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29 7:30PM
GISELLE
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
Conductor: Martin West
Giselle: Mathilde Froustey
Albrecht: Tiit Helimets
Hilarion: Pascal Molat
Myrtha: Simone Messmer

 

Changed to (20 Jan):

 

Giselle: Lorena Feijoo
Albrecht: Vitor Luiz
Hilarion:Ruben Martin Cintas
Myrtha: Simone Messmer

THURSDAY, JANUARY 30 8:00PM
GISELLE
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
Conductor: Ming Luke
Giselle: Lorena Feijoo
Albrecht: Vitor Luiz
Hilarion: Rubin Martin Cintas
Myrtha: Jennifer Stahl*

 

Changed to (20 Jan):

 

Giselle: Maria Kochetkova
Albrecht: Joan Boada
Hilarion: Pascal Molat
Myrtha: Frances Chung

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31 8:00PM
GISELLE
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
Conductor: Ming Luke
Giselle: Maria Kochetkova
Albrecht: Joan Boada
Hilarion: Pascal Molat
Myrtha: Frances Chung

 

Changed to (20 Jan):

Giselle: Mathilde Froustey
Albrecht: Tiit Helimets
Hilarion: Pascal Molat
Myrtha: Simone Messmer

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 2:00PM

GISELLE
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
Conductor: Martin West
Giselle: Yuan Yuan Tan
Albrecht: Davit Karapetyan
Hilarion: Ruben Martin Cintas
Myrtha: Simone Messmer changed to (Jan 20): Jennifer Stahl*

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 8:00PM
GISELLE
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
Conductor: Martin West
Giselle: Vanessa Zahorian changed to (20 Jan) Maria Kochetkova
Albrecht: Taras Domitro
Hilarion: James Sofranko*
Myrtha: Sofiane Sylve

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2 2:00PM
GISELLE
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
Conductor: Ming Luke
Giselle: Maria Kochetkova
Albrecht: Joan Boada
Hilarion: Pascal Molat
Myrtha: Frances Chung

 

Changed to (20 Jan):

Giselle: Sarah Van Patten
Albrecht: Luke Ingham
Hilarion: Pascal Molat
Myrtha: Frances Chung
 



#2 Helene

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:31 PM

Why don't I have one of those things Professor McGonagill gave Hermione Granger so that she could be more than one place at the same time ...



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:58 PM

So happy for Simone!   How I would love to see this.   Did she ever do a Myrtha when she was at ABT?


 



#4 PeggyR

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 04:19 PM

So happy for Simone!   How I would love to see this.   Did she ever do a Myrtha when she was at ABT?

When I saw her in the Nutcracker gpdd, the first two roles that came to mind for her were Myrtha and Lilac Fairy. I can't wait to see her.



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 05:53 PM

Why don't I have one of those things Professor McGonagill gave Hermione Granger so that she could be more than one place at the same time ...

 

A Time Turner -- someone needs to get on that right away!



#6 vipa

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 06:22 PM

It really seems Simone Messmer did a smart thing in going to SFB.  She's in a gala pas de deux and doing Myrtha several times.  This would have never happened for her at ABT.  ABT's loss is SFB's gain.  



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 06:31 PM

It appears Messmer did Myrtha with ABT at the 2009 Met season, at least. I don't know if she did it in earlier seasons or after 2009 at ABT: http://www.timeout.c.../simone-messmer



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 09:44 PM

Oh wow...I see Lorena is still dancing the role.  Nice...



#9 PeggyR

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:54 PM

Major casting changes for Giselle. Check the blog link above to see updates.

#10 Helene

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 04:17 PM

Those are a lot of changes.  For people on their phones where scrolling is labor-intensive, here's the blog link:

 

http://www.sfballetb...elle-program-1/

 

The first three performances remain the same (Sat 25 Jan, Sun 26 Jan, Tues 28 Jan).

 

Summary of changes:

 

Wednesday-Friday's casts rotate:

 

  • Wednesday 29 Jan:  Feijoo/Luiz/Messmer in place of Froustey/Helimets/Messmer
  • Thursday 30 Jan:  Kochetkova/Boada/Chung in place of Feijoo/Luiz/Messmer
  • Friday 31 Jan:  Froustey/Helimets/Messmer in place of Kochetkova/Boada/Chung

 

One-off cast changes:

  • Saturday 1 Feb matinee:  Stahl replaces Messmer as Myrtha
  • Saturday 2 Feb evening:  Kochetkova replaces Zahorian as Giselle.  (It was scheduled as her only performance.)

Closing Principal changes:

  • Sunday 3 Feb: Van Patten/Ingham replace Kochetkova/Boada as Giselle/Albrech

 

The way the schedule is written now, Kochetkova will dance with both Boada and Domitro.



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 03:55 PM

According to Janos Gereban's article in San Francisco Classical Voice, see  https://www.sfcv.org...wing-up-the-nfl, dancing in the gala, Vanessa Zahorian slipped and fell during the Diana And Acteon pas de deux, and continued dancing with a broken 5th metatarsal.   There is an obligatory two weeks off, so she is not dancing Giselle.



#12 Helene

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 05:20 PM

That is horrible news sad.png  I hope she heals quickly and completely.

 

It looks like SFB blog does not show when the site was updated.  The casts must have changed and the schedule shifted after the gala.



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:43 PM

I just happened to post this news in the Froustey thread. From what I hear it takes 6 to 8 weeks to recover from this type of injury. Of course it depends on just how bad the fracture was. If there's anything 'good' about this I suppose Froustey and Messmer are likely to get more dancing in than maybe was planned. But Vanessa Zahorian has been a real go-to soloist in the past. It's a big bummer. And I have a feeling it may affect her husband Davit's dancing in the short term (psychologically speaking).



#14 PeggyR

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 03:19 AM

.... And I have a feeling it may affect her husband Davit's dancing in the short term (psychologically speaking).


There was certainly no negative effect to his dancing on opening night; he was wonderful. I'd expect professionals to be able to deal with these things while they're on stage.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 11:09 PM

If anybody happens to see Feijoo's Giselle, please report back...flowers.gif




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