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Kirov 's Covent Garden season- Cast changes


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#1 Kevin Ng

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Posted 12 June 2001 - 05:34 PM

Tonight's opening Sleeping Beauty was led by Natalia Sologub and Andrian Fadeyev.
I've found out about the following changes in casting in Sleeping Beauty. Tomorrow's (Wed.) matinee will be danced by Zhanna Ayupova and Anton Korsakov. In tomorrow's evening performance with Diana Vishneva and Igor Kolb, the Bolshoi's Nikolai Tsiskaridze will dance the Blue Bird pas de deux with Daria Pavlenko. Thursday night - Svetlana Zakharova and Igor Zelensky.

Due to Ivanchenko's injury, his performances in Manon and Le Corsaire will be danced by Ilya Kuznetsov.

Other changes are-

Le Corsaire - Svetlana Zakharova to replace Lopatkina on 22 June, and Sofia Gumerova will dance on 23 June matinee.

Swan Lake - Gumerova on 30 June afternoon, and Zakharova on 30 June evening.

Fokine programme - Igor Kolb, instead of Danila Korsuntsev, will dance Chopiniana on 5 and 7 July.

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#2 NO7

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Posted 13 June 2001 - 06:31 AM

So, it means that Lopatkina won't dance in Le Corsaire at all? What a shame.
And by the way do you happen to know who will replace Asylmuratova in Manon next Thursday?

#3 Marc Haegeman

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Posted 13 June 2001 - 10:51 AM

Nioradze will replace Asylmuratova on 21 June - if nothing changes before it happens, of course. :)

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#4 Alexandra

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Posted 13 June 2001 - 11:03 AM

Nioradze is amazingly durable, isn't she?

#5 Marc Haegeman

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Posted 13 June 2001 - 11:15 AM

Alexandra, yes she is. She has to be, too ;)Nobody ever mentions or seems to care for her; she's hardly publicized, yet she's always there (except last year of course, due to maternity leave) and she has more to offer than many others.

#6 Kevin Ng

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Posted 13 June 2001 - 06:01 PM

The Bolshoi's Nikolai Tsiskaridze, who missed the Bolshoi Stars season at Drury Lane last month due to injury, is in great form and was a dazzling Blue Bird tonight. Tsiskaridze will dance "Rubies" this weekend on 15, 16, and 17 June with Diana Vishneva.

#7 Marc Haegeman

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Posted 14 June 2001 - 01:13 AM

Shame that the Kirov men aren't as durable, so they wouldn't have to "import" Bolshoi dancers. Considering how well they like Bolshoi dancers, I hope they don't give Tsiskaridze too much of a rough time.

#8 Kevin Ng

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Posted 14 June 2001 - 07:25 AM

Originally posted by Marc Haegeman:
[QB]Nioradze will replace Asylmuratova on 21 June - if nothing changes before it happens, of course.


Not as far as I know. The cast for Manon on 21 June is Diana Vishneva and Ilya Kuznetsvov. Other performances of Manon -

18 June- Zakharova and Kuznetsov
19 June- Nioradze and Zelensky
20 mat.- Ayupova and Kuznetsov
20 eve.- Nioradze and Zelensky

Also on 3 July, Andrian Fadeyev to replace the injured Ivanchenko in Apollo.

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#9 NO7

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Posted 14 June 2001 - 07:43 AM

Interesting to know that Zakharova gets the first night of both Manon and Le Corsaire!

#10 sylvia

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Posted 14 June 2001 - 01:22 PM

Hmmm...not pleased. I spent a small fortune (for a student budget) on a seat to see Makhalina in Manon. I don't know either Ayupova or Kuznetsov - info on Russian dancers seems to be a bit lacking on the net. Can someone tell me a bit about them?

#11 Marc Haegeman

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Posted 14 June 2001 - 04:36 PM

Never spend a fortune on a Kirov dancer, Sylvia, not even a small one. They'll ruin you ;).

Check out this page for info about the dancers: [url="http://"http://www.mariinsky.spb.ru/eng/ballet/soloists.html"]http://www.mariinsky.spb.ru/eng/ballet/soloists.html[/url]

or try [url="http://"http://users.skynet.be/ballet-lovers/"]http://users.skynet.be/ballet-lovers/[/url]

#12 Kevin Ng

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Posted 14 June 2001 - 05:07 PM

Sylvia, there's also a new section on Kirov dancers on Ballet.co.uk.
[url="http://"http://www.ballet.co.uk/links/dancers_kirov.htm"]http://www.ballet.co.uk/links/dancers_kirov.htm[/url]

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Posted 14 June 2001 - 05:12 PM

Sylvia, may be it will be a small comfort, but Ayupova is a very beautiful lyrical/dramatic dancer with a very pure style. There is such a light about her when she is moving, it's impossible to take your eyes off her. I saw her about a month ago in The Fountain of Bahchisaray (not a favorite of mine) at the Mariinsky and it was definitely a highlight of my ballet-going career.

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#14 Kevin Ng

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Posted 15 June 2001 - 07:28 AM

Updated casting for Jewels this weekend. Changes from the advertised casting are as follows.

Emeralds - Andrian Fadeyev to replace Viktor Baranov as Maya Dumchenko's partner.

Rubies - Diana Vishneva and Nikolai Tsiskaridze on 15, 16 eve., and 17 June. Elvira Tarasova and Anton Korsakov on 16 mat.

Diamonds - Daria Pavlenko and Igor Zelensky on 16 June mat., Pavlenko and Danila Korsuntsev on 16 June eve.

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#15 sylvia

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Posted 15 June 2001 - 07:29 AM

It's my first live experience with the Kirov - I really wasn't expecting all the casting changes here and there! Anyway, thanks for the links and info - I guess I'm going to Manon with a lighter heart.

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