Diana Vishneva in POB's "Don Quixote"
Posted 20 March 2002 - 10:19 AM
at the Paris Opera have been published, and it includes
Diana Vishneva as a guest dancer in the role of Kitri.
She will perform on May 18 and 20, partnered by José Martinez
as Basilio. The other Kitris will be the principals Agnès Letestu
(with Nicolas Le Riche), Aurélie Dupont (with Manuel Legris),
Elisabeth Maurin (with Jérémie Bélingard), and the
premières danseuses Clairemarie Osta (with Benjamin Pech),
Marie-Agnès Gillot (with José Martinez) and Laetitia Pujol
(with Manuel Legris). The role of the Queen of the Dryades will
be danced by Gillot, Delphine Moussin, Emilie Cozette and
Isabelle Ciaravola, that of Espada by Jean-Guillaume Bart,
Karl Paquette, Lionel Delanoë, and Yann Saïz, that
of Cupid by Pujol, Osta, Nolwenn Daniel, Fanny Fiat,
Mélanie Hurel and Myriam Ould- Braham. Actually there is an awful lot of
different casts for 15 performances, and some people will
have to rehearse quite a lot to dance two or three different roles
once or twice each...
It is interesting to note that the première danseuse Nathalie
Riqué, who has been absent for several seasons for health
problems, is announced to dance the "street dancer" on
April 28, May 2, 4 and 8 (alternating with Moussin,
Averty, Gillot and Gernez).
Posted 20 March 2002 - 05:41 PM
Posted 20 March 2002 - 05:53 PM
the tickets for such "classics" generally are a bit expensive and hard to get (they sell out quickly)... But seeing the casts, I might try to attend it. Seeing Dupont, Legris, Moussin, Bart, Gillot, Osta, Bélingard, Didière and Fiat and Cozette in the same evening (for example) can't be such a bad experience! biggrin.gif
Here's a link for the casts page:
(But of course, there will probably be quite a lot of lastminute changes...)
By the way, in April there will also be the POB school program, with Balanchine's "Western Symphony" and a version of "La Fille Mal Gardée",
Claude Bessy herself will dance the role of Lise's mother on some performances (there are rumors that the other cast would be Carole Arbo- good to hear, as her farewell performance last season had been shamefully done, it seems that at least Ms Bessy recognizes her talent more than the direction...)
Posted 20 March 2002 - 06:10 PM
Originally posted by Estelle:
But seeing the casts, I might try to attend it. Seeing Dupont, Legris, Moussin, Bart, Gillot, Osta, Bélingard, Didière and Fiat and Cozette in the same evening (for example) can't be such a bad experience!
I can think of worse ways to spend an evening smile.gif
That kind of all-star casting is so rare now. I remember first seeing "Suite en blanc" with the Australian Ballet and not thinking very highly of the work; it looked like an insipid "Etudes." Then I saw Paris do it -- what is it, Estelle? Three female etoiles or four, and two male etoiles. Even without the differences in technical and stylistic level, it was a different creature.
Posted 20 March 2002 - 06:19 PM
I've never seen "Etudes": it was last performed around 1994 or 1995, and that was before I could attend POB performances regularly. Now, as Lifar's works, I wait for it to come back on stage every year, and it just doesn't happen. The photographs I've seen the most feature three etoiles (two males and one female), but perhaps that's just a particular part of the ballet. ("Suite en blanc" has got nice casts, too: the only performance I saw featured, in 1996, at least Jude, Platel, Guérin, Maurin, Le Riche, Letestu and Gaida. Ah, to be able to travel back into time...)
Posted 04 April 2002 - 11:33 AM
I did manage to get tix to see Don Q. and Vishneva is cast!
It's not until May, but I'm looking forward to it.
Posted 04 April 2002 - 12:44 PM
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