Bolshoi at Kenn.Center/DC, June 11-16
Posted 10 June 2002 - 01:36 AM
As everyone knows, it was completely sold out months ago...but there'll undoubtedly be reviews galore from alertniks among us. I'll cover tomorrow's opening gala + Wednesday's 'Swan Lake' & Thursday's 'Bayadere.'
- Jeannie [prayin' really hard for a performance with my 'Bolshoi King' TSISKARIDZE!] ;)
Posted 10 June 2002 - 07:36 AM
Tues., June 11—Gala; see link in Jeannie's post above.
Wed. June 12—Swan Lake with Gracheva and Uvarov.
Thurs. June 13—Swan Lake with Antonicheva and Allash.
Fri. June 14—Bayadere with Volochkova, Alexandrova, and Ivanchenko.
Sat. mat. June 15—Swan Lake with Antonicheva and Tsiskaradze.
Sat. eve. June 15—Bayadere, same cast as Fri.
Sun. mat. June 16—Gracheva and either Allash or Uvaro, wasn't clear.
So, no Ananiashvili or Lunkina. From what I've read of Volochkova, she hardly seems the type for Nikiya, but I'll get a chance to see for myself.
Posted 10 June 2002 - 07:59 AM
The absense of Lunkina is truly odd. Ananishvili is no surprise given her disfavor with current management of the Bolshoi.
On the other hand...Gracheva & Antonicheva - two great Bolshoi ballerinas who were kept 'away' during the last USA tour of the Bolshoi. At least common sense prevails on a few fronts. Good to see them here FINALLY.
p.s. - Your note on the Thursday 'Swan lake' reports Antonicheva & Allash...Allash is a woman (Maria Allash) who dances Gamzatti...not Prince Siegfried in SL!! So perhaps Thursday *is* a Bayadere, after all? If so, I wonder who is the male lead, assuming it's Antonicheva as Nikiya & Maria Allash as Gamzatti. I still have hope for Tsiskaridze... ;) but, if not, at least I'll see him at the gala.
Posted 10 June 2002 - 08:17 AM
Posted 10 June 2002 - 08:25 AM
Of course, that's assuming that casting doesn't change & we all know what can happen. But I'm still thrilled for now.
Posted 10 June 2002 - 09:19 AM
June 12: Swan Lake with Gracheva, Uvarov, Belogolovtsev.
June 13: La Bayadère with Antonicheva, Tsiskaridze, Allash.
June 14: Bayadere with Volochkova, Alexandrova, and Ivanchenko.
June 15 (mat): Swan Lake with Antonicheva, Tsiskaridze, Belogolovtsev.
June 15 (eve): La Bayadere with Volochkova, Ivanchenko, Belogolovtsev.
June 16: La Bayadère with Gracheva, Uvarov, Allash.
Svetlana Lunkina doesn't dance any of the leading roles in these ballets. She might still turn up in the supporting cast of Swan Lake, though.
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