Return of Fille du Pharaon, Nov 28, Moscow
Posted 02 October 2001 - 06:17 AM
Why the sudden change of heart on this ballet? I'll guess that last spring's departure of the Pugniphobe conductor Rozhdestvensky -- whose idea it was to withdraw Fille from the rep -- may have something to do with it...plus, perhaps, a bit of pressure from a prima ballerina of NA's stature? Whatever, I know that this will make a number of ballet fans very, very happy.
Caution: Any Bolshoi (or Kirov) scheduling/casting is always subject to change, up to the last minute. However, here is the link to the official Bolshoi website, where you can see the revised schedule for yourselves and (if you are risk takers) can even purchase tickets online. Enjoy!
Additional insights/additions/corrections from our Moscow-based members and/or Nina A. fans worldwide are welcomed!
Posted 02 October 2001 - 02:29 PM
Posted 02 October 2001 - 02:55 PM
Posted 11 October 2001 - 04:38 AM
La Fille du Pharaon is or will be cancelled in nearest future.
Nina Ananiashvili has basically left the Bolshoi. She has not performed at the Theatre since early March. In every interview she expresses her disgust with the administration. Nina’s is quite easy to understand and even easier to support.
Her 20 year’s Gala on December 7 is going to happen at the Bolshoi, but the administration has nothing to do with it.
She is not coming to DC, neither she plans to take part in any other tour of the company.
Bolshoi will bring to Washington «Swan Lake» of guess who and his «version» of «Bayadere».
Nearly the same is happening with N. Gracheva. I’m afraid that American public will have to watch Volochkova.
Posted 11 October 2001 - 08:17 AM
Posted 12 October 2001 - 02:15 PM
Daron - So is her Gala back on for Dec 7th? That's what I heard several months ago, then was told more recently that it had been moved up to Monday, November 26. Geez...no wonder that Nina A. is so frustrated with Bolshoi management. Who can blame her?
Posted 13 October 2001 - 05:20 AM
Jeannie, Gala is still there – December 7. We cannot wait.
They main reason of Nina’s conflict with the administration is that Akimov and Co. are quite effectively taking the Bolshoi back to 60s. Frankly, I hardly imagine how you – balletomanes of D. C. – will sit through idiotic and ugly production of Grigorovich’s Swan Lake.
Posted 13 October 2001 - 07:23 AM
I was informed last week that the Bolshoi is currently in negotiation about a possible tour to Hong Kong next spring. I do hope they won't bring this new production of Swan Lake!
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