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Copying @California's post in the Ratmansky Giselle thread:

I think I found the Bolshoi Video channel -- too late for this Giselle, but useful for future broadcasts:

https://www.bolshoi.ru/en/about/press/articles/broadcast/bolshoi-video/?sphrase_id=96866

to set up a free account: http://media.bolshoi.ru/login

If I understand this, the broadcasts are available for 24 hours only, so Giselle is gone. But that seems to be where Hallberg and Harss got those clips.

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Does anyone know why Seymon Chudin is not dancing as much? He was often Smirnova’s partner.

 

 

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Chudin has not danced at the Bolshoi at all this season, but he is scheduled to make his return at the end of the month in Anna Karenina. 

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On 2/5/2020 at 7:49 AM, macnellie said:

Does anyone know why Seymon Chudin is not dancing as much? He was often Smirnova’s partner.

 

 

Chudin was injured for a few months apparently.

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On 1/28/2020 at 10:58 AM, Helene said:

Copying @California's post in the Ratmansky Giselle thread:

I think I found the Bolshoi Video channel -- too late for this Giselle, but useful for future broadcasts:

https://www.bolshoi.ru/en/about/press/articles/broadcast/bolshoi-video/?sphrase_id=96866

to set up a free account: http://media.bolshoi.ru/login

If I understand this, the broadcasts are available for 24 hours only, so Giselle is gone. But that seems to be where Hallberg and Harss got those clips.

I know this is only available to audiences who reside in Russia. Otherwise everyone has to go to the cinema to see it.

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It is available on the Bolshoi video app but only for a few hours the next day.

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Bolshoi is streaming Swan Lake live right now!!!

 

 

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4 hours ago, nysusan said:

Can you tell who the leads are?

Svetlana Zakharova Odette/Odile, Denis Rodkin Prince Siegfried and Rothbart/ Evil Genius is Artemy Belyakov.

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This Swan Lake was live in cinemas at 2015!

All the performances from Bolshoi have been broadcast in the past!

But it is good to have them back again for all those who haven't seen them before and for anyone who loves to see them again!

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Excellent performance !

Svetlana Zakharova -- Never count this lady out for greatness.

Denis Rodkin and Everyone -- Excellent.

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I’ll please take a dozen of these — 1:13:30   

And two half-dozen of these — 1:54:40

 

"The Sleeping Beauty"

Princess Aurora (Svetlana Zakharova) and Prince Desire (David Hallberg)

 

 

 

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Here’s the rest of the Broadcast schedule.

(Thanks to Amelia at BalletcoForum)

It can be seen here.

https://youtube.com/user/bolshoi

 

Broadcast Schedule: 7 pm CET

27 March

Swan Lake (2015), ballet in two acts

 

28 March

The Sleeping Beauty (2011), ballet in two acts

 

1 April

The Tsar’s Bride (2018), opera in four acts

 

4 April

Marco Spada (2014), ballet in three acts

 

7 April

Boris Godunov (2019), opera in four acts

 

10 April

The Nutcracker (2014), ballet in two acts

 

https://www.bolshoi.ru/en/about/press/articles/none/5635/

 

Intro Video

 

 

 

While we’re waiting for The Tsar’s Bride, April 1, here’s a souvenir from The Sleeping Beauty.

 

 

 

 

And also from that Sleeping Beauty there’s a lovely video (easy to find on the internet) juxtaposing Svetlana Zakharova & David Hallberg /Olga Smirnova & Semyon Chudin in the duet from Act III.

 

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This is a mention of the April 4 broadcasting of Marco Spada. I’ve watched it on the internet and enjoyed it very much.

Marco Spada

"Created for the Bolshoi and not yet performed elsewhere, choreographer/designer Pierre Lacotte's reimagining of Marco Spada – a “lost” 19th century ballet set to an original score by Daniel Auber – boasts gorgeous sets and costumes, lively music and above all, spectacular dancing.

"Rogai says: “Forget the preposterous plot about the adventures of a dashing bandit in 1830s Rome and revel in the virtuosity of a truly all-star cast led by David Hallberg, Olga Smirnova, Evgenia Obraztsova, Semyon Chudin and Igor Tsvirko, with a wealth of outstanding soloists in even the smaller roles.” "

South China Morning Post

(Thanks to Ian Macmillan at BalletcoForum)

https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/3077508/our-top-picks-bolshoi-theatres-free-youtube-screenings

 

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1 hour ago, Buddy said:

This is a mention of the April 4 broadcasting of Marco Spada. I’ve watched it on the internet and enjoyed it very much.

Marco Spada

"Created for the Bolshoi and not yet performed elsewhere, choreographer/designer Pierre Lacotte's reimagining of Marco Spada – a “lost” 19th century ballet set to an original score by Daniel Auber – boasts gorgeous sets and costumes, lively music and above all, spectacular dancing.

"Rogai says: “Forget the preposterous plot about the adventures of a dashing bandit in 1830s Rome and revel in the virtuosity of a truly all-star cast led by David Hallberg, Olga Smirnova, Evgenia Obraztsova, Semyon Chudin and Igor Tsvirko, with a wealth of outstanding soloists in even the smaller roles.” "

South China Morning Post

(Thanks to Ian Macmillan at BalletcoForum)

https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/3077508/our-top-picks-bolshoi-theatres-free-youtube-screenings

 

Was the Bolshoi version of Marco Spada created for them as the article says? That is, I had read Lacotte choreographed Marco Spada for Nureyev and the Rome opera ballet in 1981--I had been supposing the Bolshoi production was (for the most part) a revival of that version..??  I don't know of anyone else dancing it now...

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43 minutes ago, Drew said:

Was the Bolshoi version of Marco Spada created for them as the article says? That is, I had read Lacotte choreographed Marco Spada for Nureyev and the Rome opera ballet in 1981--I had been supposing the Bolshoi production was (for the most part) a revival of that version..??  I don't know of anyone else dancing it now...

Hi Drew. Here’s what the Bolshoi site has to say about it. If you click on the ballets in my post, the third above, you can find much information about each performance.

“In 1982, it was the 200th anniversary of the birth of composer Daniel Auber, and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma ballet troupe decided to time the ballet to his music by this date. The theatre management turned to Pierre Lacotte – a connoisseur of vintage ballet and master of restorations. It was decided to bring back to life the lost ballet Marco Spadaor the Bandit’s Daughter by Joseph Mazilier….”

https://bolshoi.ru/en/performances/691/details/

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On 4/1/2020 at 2:29 PM, Buddy said:

Hi Drew. Here’s what the Bolshoi site has to say about it. If you click on the ballets in my post, the third above, you can find much information about each performance.

“In 1982, it was the 200th anniversary of the birth of composer Daniel Auber, and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma ballet troupe decided to time the ballet to his music by this date. The theatre management turned to Pierre Lacotte – a connoisseur of vintage ballet and master of restorations. It was decided to bring back to life the lost ballet Marco Spadaor the Bandit’s Daughter by Joseph Mazilier….”

https://bolshoi.ru/en/performances/691/details/

Thank you. They also note at the end that "staging the ballet for the Bolshoi Theatre, Pierre Lacotte promised to increase the number of characters in the new edition and the diversify dances for the corps de ballet of the Bolshoi Theatre – the theatre, which became “his second family” according to the choreographer. And he kept his word." So it's the same ballet somewhat revised....

In other words, too: the Bolshoi do not, on their website, erase the the Rome Opera Ballet production (they also discuss Nureyev's role in the creation of the ballet). The South China Morning Post did erase them in describing this as a production that originated with the Bolshoi and done nowhere else (possibly because the writer thought a revised production could be described that way or hadn't researched its history). That somewhat bothered me...it needn't take anything away from the Bolshoi that this originated elsewhere. And Nureyev's role in its history seems important to me too.... 

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2 hours ago, volcanohunter said:

The Bolshoi doesn't perform it anymore either.

Yes....I actually did know that--I was just, frankly, irritated by the (old) review's "Created for the Bolshoi and not yet performed elsewhere..." But it may be that social distancing (and accompanying issues) makes me too easily irritated....

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40 minutes ago, Drew said:

But it may be that social distancing (and accompanying issues) makes me too easily irritated....

I hadn't been out of the house for over a week, but, today forayed out with my paper towel/rubber bands/staples mask, and when I asked the young bagger guy how he was doing, he said he was glad to get a lot of work to get out of the house, because he has three younger brothers -- no further explanation needed :lol:

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There are much more information about this ballet in the russian language at the site!

" In 1982, a performance was recorded with the participation of the heroes of the premiere - Nureyev, Gilen Tesmar and Michael Denard. And in 1984, in the first season of his reign in the ballet of the Paris Opera, Nureyev "claimed" it in the repertoire of this illustrious troupe, where a number of other outstanding artists joined the leading roles. 
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And here are the dates and the cast of the performances at the Paris Opera Ballet.

https://www.memopera.fr/FicheSpect.cfm?SpeCode=MSL&SpeNum=1)

In 1986, Pierre Lacotte staged this ballet in Monte Carlo, and in 1994 - in the troupe he led, Nancy and Lorrain...
"Marco Spada" is only in the Bolshoi, which received exclusive rights to it for a period of seven years."

 

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In 25 minutes -- here it is  -- Marco Spada.

 

Synopsis

https://bolshoi.ru/en/performances/691/libretto/

 

30 March 2014

Marco Spada, bandit

David Hallberg

Angela, his daughter

Evgenia Obraztsova

Marchesa Sampietri, daughter to the Governor of Rome

Olga Smirnova

Prince Frederici, betrothed to the Marchesa, in love with Angela

Semyon Chudin

Count Pepinelli, captain of the dragoons

Igor Tsvirko

Friar Borromeo, the monastery treasurer

Alexei Loparevich

Prince Osorio, Governor of Rome

Andrei Sitnikov

The Bride

Anastasia Stashkevich

The Groom

Vyacheslav Lopatin

Friends to Marchesa Sampietri

Yulia Grebenshchikova

Olga Marchenkova

Anna Okuneva

Anna Tikhomirova

Friends to Marco Spada

Ivan Alexeyev

Artemy Belyakov

Harlequins

Anastasia Gubanova

Daria Khokhlova

Svetlana Pavlova

Yan Godovsky

Artur Mkrtchyan

Alexander Smoliyaninov

Servants to the Marchesa

Alesya Gradova

Elizaveta Kruteleva

Svetlana Pavlova

Anna Rebetskaya

Yulia Skvortsova

Anna Voronkova

Bandits’ molls

Anna Antropova

Anna Leonova

Victoria Litvinova

Maria Zharkova

Bandits

Karim Abdullin

Klim Efimov

Dmitry Efremov

Egor Khromushin

Conductor

Alexei Bogorad

 

 

https://bolshoi.ru/en/performances/691/roles/#20140330190000

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I’ve decided to take a break after an hour and a half, knowing that I can start from where I left off with the rebroadcast.

So far, a slightly qualified (bandits, etc.), delightful. In these very sad times, it’s still good to be able to smile somehow, never forgetting those who’ve suffered, and hoping that in the 'greater scheme of things' there’s some justice and ‘lasting light’ to all this. Life goes on and we hope for the best.

 

“Count Pepinelli (Igor Tsvirko), captain of the dragoons, falls for the charms of the Governor’s daughter, Marchesa Sampietri (Olga Smirnova). But, alas, the latter is betrothed to Prince Frederici (Semyon Chudin)….

“Prince Frederici (Semyon Chudin) is about to ask Spada (David Hallberg) for his daughter’s (Evgenia Obraztsova) hand….

 

Got it ?   😊

Can’t imagine anyone wanting to give up Olga Smirnova, but for Evgenia Obraztsova, with her fine performance, well maybe.

It’s great to see five outstanding principals equally cast. They’re all excellent. Have a fondness for Lacotte's exceptional abilities as well.

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