Kennedy Center Casting
Posted 09 December 2002 - 05:59 PM
Posted 09 December 2002 - 06:16 PM
Posted 11 December 2002 - 12:58 PM
Also, for those who've wondered about how the company is going to perform Romeo and Juliet in the Concert Hall (where there is no orchestra pit) I asked that, too. The orchestra will be behind the dancers. The conductor will probably have a video view of the dancers (this has been done elsewhere successfully). They're building a special, sprung floor.
For those who've asked about sight lines, because the Concert Hall is not raked, the stage is raised. I've reviewed dance performances here -- the Black Watch, for one -- and I could see feet with no problem. Now, I'm tall. If you're under 5'3 or so, you might want to bring a cushion.
Posted 11 December 2002 - 03:12 PM
Posted 21 January 2003 - 10:07 AM
A caveat: as always, this casting is subject to change.
The roles listed are: Juliet, Romeo, Mercutio. An * indicates a debut.
Tuesday, Feb. 18: Ferri, Bocca, DeLuz
Wed., Feb 19: Reyes*, Corella, H. Cornejo
Thurs. Feb 20: Kent, Bocca, DeLuz
Fri. Feb 21: Herrera, Gomes, H. Cornejo
Sat mat, Feb 22: Dvorovenko*, Belotserkovsky*, Lopez*
Sat eve, Feb 22: NO PERFORMANCE
Sun mat, Feb 23: Tuttle, Carreno, Salstein*
Sun eve. Feb 23: Reyes, Corella, H. Cornejo
Posted 21 January 2003 - 10:16 AM
Posted 21 January 2003 - 10:19 AM
p.s. I just checked the Kennedy Center web site and it lists ABT at 1:30 only. It doesn't list anything else in the Concert Hall that day. Rather than continue to speculate, I'll ask the press office and post when I know
Posted 21 January 2003 - 11:46 AM
No Saturday evening performance. The Orchestra will be playing with the Washington Opera.
Posted 12 February 2003 - 12:32 PM
Posted 12 February 2003 - 04:01 PM
As far as the Kent vs. Ferri thing, I'm not a dance expert at all and I haven't seen Julie Kent in R&J, but I have seen Ferri in it, and I think it's really one of her signature roles, and I think it is very worth it to see her dance it with Julio Bocca. It's a really beautiful partnership. I'm lucky enough to live only a few blocks from Lincoln Center so a lot of the time I go to ABT at the Met just whenever I have time, whatever is on and whoever is cast. That's one of the combinations of piece and cast that I really tell people I think is worth making a point to see.
Posted 12 February 2003 - 04:08 PM
Posted 12 February 2003 - 05:27 PM
Wow! Have to go with BalletMama. Julie is indeed a great Juliet.
As she has matured, she has lost the rough edges that had bothered me, and she has many good roles, but I think Juliet remains her best.
Posted 12 February 2003 - 06:10 PM
Posted 19 February 2003 - 07:20 AM
I hope you enjoy the performance. We saw Ferri, Bocca and DeLuz last night. After spending nearly the entire day trying to dig out our minivan, and forging our way up the unplowed streets of our neighborhood, we made it. And it was all worth it. Ferri and Bocca were like a dream together. You could feel their passion from way back in the audience! Ferri is like a feather! Bocca lifts and carries her as if she were another arm, or leg. They seem to be part of each other even when they are accross the stage from each other.
I have seen Julie Kent once before, and, since I bought our tickets weeks ago, couldn't choose the cast. When I found out who we were seeing I had no clue how great they would be. I wish I could afford to see it again, I'd love to see Kent or Herrera, or Tuttle, or Carreno, or Correla . With ABT I don't think you can go wrong!
Please let us know how you liked the performance:D
Posted 21 February 2003 - 10:24 AM
(Medora, thanks for posting -- I've moved your post over to the other thread.)
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