A Ross Stretton interview
Posted 30 October 2001 - 04:04 PM
Posted 31 October 2001 - 01:16 PM
I thought one comment by Ms. Brown very interesting in that she says Stretton likes Rojo and Cocojaru.
Well, that is evident in the castings already announced. In the upcoming Onegin Cocojaru has been given 10 performances, more than anyone else - closest to that number is Adam Cooper doing 9.
I don't see Alina as Tatianna but maybe she can pull it off.
I do wonder at his choices - he mentioned Sylvie could dance at the ROH forever but she is hardly cast in anything. Not sure that is because of her other commitments but his casting certainly has generated a lot of discussion in the UK!
It will be a very interesting three years watching the company as things settle down and Stretton settles in.
Posted 31 October 2001 - 01:22 PM
Posted 31 October 2001 - 05:49 PM
He however has some serious work to do.
I'm sure his policy of late casting is not making him many friends at the box office. (The ROH is already offering discounted tickets for some performances of Don Q and I would expect the same to happen for Onegin.)
He also seems to be using some dancers for many different roles in the same ballet. You can imagine the workload some of them will have. I just hope he doesn't push so of them so hard they get injured.
Posted 26 January 2002 - 06:31 AM
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