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|Author:||Poohtunia [ Sun Sep 11, 2005 6:36 pm ]|
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Here we go . . . In Sunday's New York Times:
AMERICAN BALLET THEATER Highlights of the company's spring season include last spring's unexpected hit, Sir Frederick Ashton's "Sylvia," as well as James Kudelka's "Cinderella," a revival of Sir Kenneth MacMillan's "Manon" and an all-Stravinsky program. May 22-July 15. Metropolitan Opera House. (212) 362-6000.Click here
Start dreaming about Bocca and Ferri in Manon. The lid nearly came off the Metropolitan Opera House when they excerpted the final pas de deux during Opening Night a couple of years back. Imagine what the full production will do to us!
|Author:||Poohtunia [ Tue Nov 01, 2005 6:31 pm ]|
Not the typical scheduling this year. For example, performances of Le Corsaire are early in the season and then again late in the season. Acosta is listed in the press release, but did not make the first printing of the brochure. There are lots of TBAs in all major productions. Vishneva will be here for the whole season - dancing in most of the full lengths.
COMPANY PREMIERES OF JAMES KUDELKA’S CINDERELLA and JOHN CRANKO’S JEU DE CARTES TO HIGHLIGHT AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S 2006 SPRING SEASON AT METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE, MAY 22-JULY 15
REVIVAL OF SIR KENNETH MACMILLAN’S MANON ALSO PLANNED
10/31/2005 - American Ballet Theatre’s 2006 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House, May 22-July 15, was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. Highlighting the engagement will be the Company Premieres of James Kudelka’s Cinderella and John Cranko’s Jeu de Cartes, as well as a Revival of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon.
Principal Dancers for the engagement will include Carlos Acosta, Maxim Beloserkovsky, Julio Bocca, Jose Manuel Carreño, Angel Corella, Herman Cornejo, Irina Dvorovenko, Alessandra Ferri, Marcelo Gomes, Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent, Vladimir Malakhov, Gillian Murphy, Xiomara Reyes, Ethan Stiefel, Diana Vishneva and Michele Wiles.
Countrywide Financial is the National Sponsor of American Ballet Theatre and Cole Haan is a Leading Benefactor. ABT’s 2006 Spring season is also made possible with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
The 2006 Spring Season will commence with an Opening Night Gala performance featuring all of ABT’s Principal Dancers on Monday, May 22 at 6:30pm. For information about the Opening Night Spring Gala, please call the Special Events Office at 212-477-3030, ext. 3239.
James Kudelka’s Cinderella will be given its American Ballet Theatre premiere on Friday evening, June 2 at 8 P.M. Kudelka’s three act-ballet, set to the music of Sergei Prokofiev, features scenery and costumes by David Boechler and lighting by Christopher Dennis. Kudelka’s Cinderella was given its World Premiere by The National Ballet of Canada in Toronto, Canada on May 8, 2004. Following the Company Premiere, Cinderella will be given 10 performances through June 10. This production is made possible with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
John Cranko’s Jeu de Cartes, "A Poker Game in Three Deals," will be given its Company Premiere as part of ABT’s All-Stravinsky evening on Friday evening, May 26. Set to the music of Igor Stravinsky, Jeu de Cartes features scenery and costumes by Dorothee Zippel. The ballet was given its World Premiere by the Stuttgart Ballet in Stuttgart, Germany on June 22, 1965. American Ballet Theatre’s All-Stravinsky evening, which includes George Balanchine’s Apollo and Michel Fokine’s Petrouchka, will be given eight performances through June 1.
American Ballet Theatre’s Revival Premiere of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon is scheduled for Monday, June 19 with Alessandra Ferri and Julio Bocca in the leading roles. Set to a score by Jules Massenet and inspired by the novel Manon Lescaut, Manon was last performed by the Company in 1996. The full-length ballet, staged for ABT by Monica Parker, features scenery and costumes by Nicholas Georgiadis and lighting by Thomas Skelton.
Manon was given its World Premiere by The Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House in London on March 7, 1974 danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet received its ABT Company Premiere at the Metropolitan Opera House on May 28, 1993 danced by Alessandra Ferri (Manon) and Julio Bocca (Des Grieux). Following the Revival Premiere, Manon will be given seven performances through June 24.
American Ballet Theatre’s 2006 Spring Season will feature seven full-length ballets beginning with Le Corsaire which opens the season on Tuesday evening, May 23 at 8 P.M. Le Corsaire was choreographed by Konstatin Sergeyev, after Marius Petipa, with staging by Anna-Marie Holmes, after Petipa and Sergeyev. The ballet is set to a score by Adolphe Adam, Cesare Pugni, Léo Delibes, Riccardo Drigo and Prince Oldenbourg. Based on the Lord Byron poem, “The Corsaire” (1814), the ballet has sets and costumes by Irina Tibilova, with additional costume designs by Robert Perdziola. Le Corsaire will be given seven performances during the Spring Season, May 23-25 and July 7 and 8.
Xiomara Reyes and Ethan Stiefel will lead the season’s first performance of Giselle on Monday evening, June 12 at 8 P.M. Set to music by Adolphe Adam orchestrated by John Lanchbery, Giselle was staged by Kevin McKenzie with choreography after Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa. The two-act ballet features scenery by Gianni Quaranta and costumes by Anna Anni. This production, featuring scenery by Quaranta and costumes by Anni with staging by Mikhail Baryshnikov, was created for the film Dancers in 1987. Giselle, which will be given eight performances through June 17, is generously supported through an endowed gift from Anka Palitz in memory of Clarence Y. Palitz, Jr.
Eight performances of Swan Lake, choreographed by Kevin McKenzie after Marius Petipa, will be given beginning Monday evening, June 26 at 8 P.M. with Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky leading the opening night cast. Swan Lake is set to the score by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky and features scenery and costumes by Zack Brown and lighting by Duane Schuler. This production of Swan Lake premiered on March 24, 2000 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Swan Lake is generously underwritten by The Rosh Foundation.
Sir Frederick Ashton’s Sylvia, premiered by American Ballet Theatre during the 2005 Spring Season, will return to the Metropolitan Opera House for four performances beginning Monday evening, July 3. The two-act Sylvia, staged by Christopher Newton, is set to a score by Léo Delibes and features scenery and costumes by Christopher and Robin Ironside, with additional designs by Peter Farmer. This production of Sylvia was given its revival premiere in three acts in London by The Royal Ballet on November 4, 2004. Gillian Murphy, Maxim Beloserkovsky, Carlos Lopez and Marcelo Gomes will lead the cast of the July 3 performance.
The 2006 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House will conclude with eight performances of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet. Diana Vishneva and Angel Corella will dance the title roles in the season’s first performance of the ballet on Monday evening, July 10. Set to the music of Sergei Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet features scenery and costumes by Nicholas Georgiadis and lighting by Thomas Skelton. The ballet received its World Premiere by The Royal Ballet in London on February 9, 1965 and was given its ABT Company Premiere at the Metropolitan Opera House on April 22, 1985. ABT’s production of Romeo and Juliet is generously underwritten through an endowed gift from Ali and Monica Wambold.
ABTKids, a one-hour introduction to ballet geared toward children ages 4-12, is scheduled for Saturday, June 3 at 11:30 A.M. All tickets for ABTKids are $18. Reckson Associates is the Official Corporate Sponsor of ABTKids.
Pre-performance workshops, an activity based program led by ABT Teaching Artists, are available to matinee ticket holders on Saturday, June 3 (9:00-10:30 A.M.), Saturday, June 10 (10:30 A.M.-12:00 Noon) and Saturday, July 1 (10:30 A.M.-12:00 Noon). Workshops are held in the rehearsal studios of the Metropolitan Opera House. Tickets to the workshops are $20 per person and are only available to ticket holders for the matinee performance following the workshop.
American Ballet Theatre’s education programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Subscriptions for American Ballet Theatre’s 2006 Metropolitan Opera House season are on sale now by phone at 212-362-6000 and by mail.
|Author:||Poohtunia [ Wed Nov 23, 2005 6:07 am ]|
American Ballet Theatre Names Music Director
By Ben Mattison
23 Nov 2005
American Ballet Theatre has appointed Ormsby Wilkins its music director, ABT announced yesterday.
Wilkins, who has served as guest conductor for ABT since 2000, is currently the music director and principal conductor for the National Ballet of Canada. He will take up his ABT post immediately, while retaining his NBC position through the end of the 2005-06 season.
This is such great news for us in New York and for all the cities where ABT will tour in the coming years. There were performances last spring at the Met where Wilkins drew nearly as many bravos as the dancers. He is indeed wonderful. In my next life, I'm coming back as his baton.
|Author:||Andre Yew [ Tue Dec 27, 2005 9:33 pm ]|
Sounds like good things are happening for ABT:
Ballet Theater's Director of Turnaround
Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times
Rachel Moore's mother cried all the way to the airport when her 18-year-old daughter left her hometown of Davis, Calif., to join American Ballet Theater's junior company in New York. "My parents were both economists and very upset that I wasn't going to college," said Ms. Moore, who is now the executive director of Ballet Theater.
Her family can relax. Since her appointment in April 2004, this former dancer, now 41, has taken firm hold of an unwieldy, creaky organization that is also a great one, constantly beset by financial problems, yet somehow managing to produce the spectacular productions and dancers for which it is famous. Since Ms. Moore took over, Ballet Theater's endowment has risen from $8 million to $15 million; its City Center season this fall showed box office gains of 30 percent over the previous year; and for the first time in six years, an operating deficit has disappeared and a modest surplus is projected when audit results are released next week.
|Author:||ksneds [ Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:57 am ]|
AUSTRALIAN BALLET SOLOIST REMI WÖRTMEYER
TO JOIN AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE THROUGH JULY 2006
Remi Wörtmeyer, a Soloist with The Australian Ballet, will join American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet for the remainder of the 2005-2006 season, it was announced today by ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.
Wörtmeyer joins ABT as the inaugural recipient of The Australian Ballet’s Walter Bourke Award, which recognizes a dancer who displays extraordinary talent, as well as a commitment to continual improvement of their art, their company, and their performances. The grant can be used for an extended overseas placement with another company, to enable two dancers to enter a ballet competition, or to have new choreography placed on two dancers for an international competition.
The Walter Bourke Award recognizes the life of Walter Bourke, a former dancer, choreographer and Board member of
The Australian Ballet who passed away in 2003. Given at the discretion of Australian Ballet Artistic Director David McAllister, in consultation with Bourke’s wife, Maria, a former Principal Dancer with The Australian Ballet, the award is designed to provide a promising dancer with experiences not readily available in Australia.
“We are pleased to have Remi as part of the corps de ballet,” McKenzie said. “He has a reputation as an enthusiastic and professional member of The Australian Ballet, and his talent will be a welcome addition to the Company this season.”
Wörtmeyer was born in Glenelg, Adelaide, Australia and trained as a member of the South Australian Children’s Ballet Company and the South Australian Classical Youth Ballet Company. He also attended The Australian Ballet School, where he won a silver medal at the Asian Pacific International Competition in Japan in his graduating year. He joined The Australian Ballet in 2002 and was promoted to Soloist in 2005. Wörtmeyer’s repertoire with The Australian Ballet includes Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet and the Earl in Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake, as well as featured roles in Stanton Welch’s Velocity and Walter Bourke’s Grand Tarantella.
Wörtmeyer is scheduled to perform with ABT on tour and during the Company’s 2006 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House. He will return to The Australian Ballet in July 2006.
|Author:||ksneds [ Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:33 am ]|
JULIO BOCCA TO RETIRE AS PRINCIPAL DANCER WITH
AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE
Final Performance Set for June 22, 2006
After a 20-year career as Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre, Julio Bocca has announced he will retire from the Company. He will dance his final performance in the role of Des Grieux in Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon on Thursday evening, June 22, 2006 at the Metropolitan Opera House.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Julio Bocca began his dance training with his mother at the age of four. He studied at the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón where his teachers included Gloria Kazda, Jose Pares, Ninel Jultyeva, Karemina Moreno and Luis Aguilar, improving his technique later on with Maggie Black, Lidia Segni and Wilhelm Burmann. His professional career began in 1982 when he joined the Ballet del Teatro Municipal de Rio de Janeiro as a principal dancer, as well as the Fundación Teresa Carreño de Venezuela.
In May 1985, Bocca won the Gold Medal at the Fifth International Ballet Competition in Moscow and toured the former U.S.S.R., appearing with the ballet company in Novosibirsk, where he danced the Prince in The Nutcracker and Basilio in Don Quixote, and with the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow and the Leningrad-Kirov Ballet, again dancing in Don Quixote.
Bocca joined American Ballet Theatre as a Principal Dancer in 1986. His roles with the Company include the title role in Apollo, Solor in La Bayadèrethe pas de deuxfrom Roland Petit’s Carmen, a Stepsister in Cinderella, Franz in Coppélia, Conrad in Le Corsaire, Basilio in Don Quixote, Albrecht in Giselle, Des Grieux in Manon, Danilo in The Merry Widow, the pas de deux from Onegin, Act III, the pas de deux Other Dances, the title role in Petrouchka, Abderakhman in Raymonda, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Prince Désiré in The Sleeping Beauty, Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, James in La Sylphide,
Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew, the Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, the fourth variation in Variations for Four and leading roles in Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes, Études and Theme and Variations. Bocca created the leading role in Twyla Tharp’s Brief Fling.
His awards and nominations include: María Ruanova ¨Primus Inter Pares” (1986), ¨Gino Tanni Award to the Arts¨ (1990), ¨Personality of the Year¨ (1990) granted in France, ¨Benois De La Danse¨ (1991), ¨Martin Fierro¨ for the best performance in a music show in Argentina (1991), ¨King David Award” from the Argentine House of Jerusalem¨(1996), and ¨Barocco¨ award sponsored by the Italian network RAI, among others. Bocca
is also a Cultural Ambassador of the Mercosur Cities and member of the International Dance Council, CID-UNESCO.
In 1990, Bocca founded Ballet Argentino, a company of dancers showcasing the artistry of Argentina. Celebrating its 15th Anniversary this year, Ballet Argentino has toured the globe continuously. In addition, he has been a guest artist of the Covent Garden London, Paris Opera House, La Scala Milan and the Royal Danish Ballet, among other distinguished companies.
In 2000, Bocca made his Broadway debut in Fosse, and, in 2001, he formed “BoccaTango en el Maipo,” with musicians, singers and dancers, choreographed by Ana María Stekelman. Bocca will continue performing with Ballet Argentino through December 2007.
|Author:||Poohtunia [ Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:14 pm ]|
It’s finally spring in New York, well sort of. Walking around Lincoln Center, one can get a strong whiff of single tickets for ABT which go on sale at The Met Sunday, April 9th, at noon.
Julio Bocca’s farewell performances are currently listed on the ABT website as follows:
Le Corsaire - May 23
Petrouchka - May 26 & May 30
Giselle - June 16
Manon - June 19 & June 22
There is still a lot of casting TBA including performances of Cinderella, Jeu de Cartes, a Swan Lake from which Bocca withdrew, and assorted principal roles in Apollo and Le Corsaire. And no word yet on content for the opening night gala. Counting down . . . . .
|Author:||ksneds [ Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:18 am ]|
Some updates to the ABT roster:
Jessica Saund joins the corp de ballet after dancing with the English National Ballet.
New faces in the Studio Company: Isabella Boylston, Thomas Forster, Brooklyn Mack, Eduardo Permuy
|Author:||ksneds [ Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:31 am ]|
KIRK PETERSON NAMED
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF ABT STUDIO COMPANY
Kirk Peterson, Ballet Master and former Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre, has been appointed Artistic Director of ABT Studio Company, it was announced today by Kevin McKenzie, ABT Artistic Director. Peterson’s appointment becomes effective June 1, 2006.
Peterson began his ballet studies at the age of three in his native New Orleans, where he studied for fifteen years with Lelia Haller. He began his dance career with the New Orleans Opera Ballet and then, Atlanta Ballet. He was awarded a scholarship by David Howard to Harkness House for Ballet Arts and became a charter member of the Harkness Youth Dancers, under the direction of Ben Stevenson. Peterson went on to perform as Principal Dancer with Harkness Ballet, London Festival Ballet (now English National Ballet) and the National Ballet of Washington. He joined American Ballet Theatre in 1974 and rose to the rank of Principal before joining San Francisco Ballet as Principal Dancer and Resident Choreographer from 1980-1985. His extensive repertoire as a dancer included all the full-length classics and a wide range of works by the world’s leading choreographers.
Formerly the Artistic Director of Hartford Ballet (1993-1998), Peterson created and restaged nearly 20 works for the company including new versions of The Firebird, Le Sacre du Printemps and L’Après Midi d’un Faune and original versions of Coppélia and The Nutcracker.
As a choreographer, Peterson has created over 50 ballets for such companies as San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Cincinnati Ballet, among others. He was a founding member of the San Francisco based OMO Dances and was later appointed Assistant Artistic Director of the Washington Ballet. He collaborated with Michael Smuin on the Broadway shows Anything Goes and Shogun. From 2002-04, Peterson served as the Resident Choreographer of Cincinnati Ballet.
Peterson succeeds John Meehan, Artistic Director of the Studio Company for the past eight years. The ABT Studio Company is a small classical company of 12 young dancers of outstanding potential. Now in its eleventh season, ABT Studio Company prepares young dancers to enter American Ballet Theatre and provides opportunities for the emergence of new and established choreographers and composers. Through in-school performances and academic residencies, ABT Studio Company brings professional dance into communities around the country.
|Author:||Poohtunia [ Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:15 am ]|
This is terrific! The tradition continues in good hands.
|Author:||Lilybee [ Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:16 am ]|
I agree, this is wonderful news! I had no idea that Kirk Peterson was not only Principal dancer with ABT but also with San Francisco as well. A very nice man and a talented teacher and choreographer, ABT Studio Company is in for another ten years of great leadership!
|Author:||ksneds [ Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:01 pm ]|
ETHAN STIEFEL TO WITHDRAW FROM PERFORMANCES
AT METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE DUE TO INJURY
American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Ethan Stiefel will withdraw from performances this Spring at the Metropolitan Opera House due to injury, it was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.
Stiefel has injuries to both knees, which will require surgery. Recovery is expected to be four to six months. Stiefel expects to return for the Company’s 2006 N. Y. City Center season in October.
|Author:||ksneds [ Sat Apr 15, 2006 3:41 am ]|
Good news for Stiefel, though he's still out for the Met Season and some of the summer:
Ethan Stiefel of American Ballet Theater Gets Some Good News
By DANIEL J. WAKIN
Published: April 15, 2006
The last few weeks have been turbulent for Ethan Stiefel, a principal dancer of American Ballet Theater and one of the leading lights of American dance.
First, the California company that he hoped to build as artistic director — Ballet Pacifica, based in Irvine — postponed its season for lack of funds. Then, the executive director who had lured him to the company resigned, and Mr. Stiefel followed suit. And on April 5, Mr. Stiefel underwent surgery on both knees to remove bone spurs.
But this week he received good news: the operations were deemed a success, and the prognosis was better than expected.
Click here for more.
|Author:||Stuart Sweeney [ Sat Apr 15, 2006 4:43 am ]|
Great news and best wishes for a swift recovery to Ethan.
|Author:||ksneds [ Thu May 11, 2006 4:26 pm ]|
The season approaches...
David Hallberg has been promoted to principal, and casting for the first two weeks is out:
CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR FIRST TWO WEEKS OF
AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S 2006 SPRING SEASON
AT METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE
Julie Kent and Marcelo Gomes to Lead Company Premiere
of James Kudelka’s Cinderella, Friday Evening, June 2
Angel Corella Celebrates 10th Anniversary as Principal Dancer
on Tuesday Evening, May 23
Casting for the first two weeks of American Ballet Theatre’s 2006 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.
The Company will give four performances of Le Corsaire staged by Anna-Marie Holmes, after Marius Petipa and Konstantin Sergeyev, beginning Tuesday evening, May 23, led by Paloma Herrera, Julio Bocca, Angel Corella, Xiomara Reyes, Jose Manuel Carreño and Herman Cornejo. This performance will also celebrate Mr. Corella’s 10th Anniversary as a Principal Dancer with ABT. At the matinee on Wednesday, May 24, Erica Cornejo will dance the role of Gulnare for the first time, and the Wednesday, May 24, evening performance will feature New York debuts by David Hallberg as Conrad and Stella Abrera as Gulnare.
Eight performances of the All-Star Stravinsky program will be presented May 26 through June 1. The New York Company Premiere of John Cranko’s Jeu de Cartes, staged by Jane Bourne and featuring scenery and costumes by Dorothee Zippel, will highlight the performance on Friday, May 26, with Herman Cornejo, Irina Dvorovenko and Xiomara Reyes in the leading roles. Craig Salstein (Joker) and Gillian Murphy (Queen of Hearts) will debut in Jeu de Cartes at the Saturday, May 27, matinee, alongside Erica Cornejo (Two of Diamonds) making her New York debut. Julio Bocca (Joker) and Maria Riccetto (Two of Diamonds) will debut on the evening of Saturday, May 27, with Carmen Corella (Queen of Hearts) dancing the role for the first time in New York. Sarah Lane will debut as the Two of Diamonds on Tuesday, May 30. Jeu de Cartes received its Company Premiere on May 2, 2006 at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, CA.
The All-Star Stravinsky program will also feature George Balanchine’s Apollo and Michel Fokine’s Petrouchka. David Hallberg will make his New York debut in the title role of Apollo at the matinee of Saturday, May 27, and Carlos Acosta will dance the same role for the first time with ABT on Saturday evening, May 27. Irina Dvorovenko will make her New York debut as Terpsichore on Monday evening, May 29. In addition, Sascha Radetsky will dance the title role in Petrouchka for the first time at the matinee on Saturday, May 27.
James Kudelka’s Cinderella will be given its Company Premiere on Friday evening, June 2, led by Julie Kent and Marcelo Gomes. Gillian Murphy and David Hallberg will dance the leading roles at the matinee on Saturday, June 3. Cinderella is set to music by Sergei Prokofiev and features scenery and costumes by David Boechler.
Countrywide Financial Corporation is the National Sponsor of American Ballet Theatre. Northern Trust is a season sponsor of ABT at the Metropolitan Opera House. ABT's 2006 Spring Season is also made possible with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. American Airlines is the Official Airline of America Ballet Theatre.
Tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s 2005 Metropolitan Opera House season, priced $23-$100, are available at the Met box office or by phone at
212-362-6000. The Metropolitan Opera House is located on Broadway between 64th and 65th streets in New York City. For more information, visit ABT’s website at www.abt.org <http://www.abt.org/> .
Complete casting follows:
Mon. Eve., May 22, 6:30 P.M. GALA PROGRAM
GISELLE (Harvest Dance) – Company
OTHER DANCES – Kent, Corella
SHADOW SONG (with Ruth Ann Swenson) (World Premiere) –Abrera, Saveliev
LE CORSAIRE SUITE – Murphy, Gomes, Carreño, Reyes, H. Cornejo
MANON, Act II (solo and adagio) – Vishneva
SWAN LAKE, Act III (pas de deux and coda) – Dvorovenko, Beloserkovsky
APOLLO (variations and pas de deux) – Herrera, Acosta
CHACONNE (Company Premiere) – Bocca
SYLVIA, Act III (pas de deux and coda) - Wiles, Hallberg
Tues. Eve., May 23, 8 P.M. LE CORSAIRE – Herrera, Bocca, Corella, Reyes, Carreño, H. Cornejo
Wed. Mat., May 24, 2 P.M. LE CORSAIRE – Dvorovenko, Beloserkovsky, Corella, E. Cornejo*, H. Cornejo, Radetsky
Wed. Eve., May 24, 8 P.M. LE CORSAIRE – Murphy, Hallberg+, Carreño, Abrera+, Saveliev, Pastor
Thurs. Eve., May 25, 8 P.M. LE CORSAIRE – Kent, Gomes, Acosta, Riccetto, Radetsky, Lopez
Fri. Eve., May 26, 8 P.M. ALL-STRAVINSKY PROGRAM
APOLLO – Carreño, Kent, Riccetto, Murphy
JEU DE CARTES – H. Cornejo+, Dvorovenko+, Reyes+
PETROUCHKA – Bocca, Abrera, Gomes
Sat. Mat., May 27, 2 P.M. ALL-STRAVINSKY PROGRAM
APOLLO – Hallberg+, Part, Abrera, Wiles
JEU DE CARTES – Salstein*, Murphy*, E. Cornejo+
PETROUCHKA – Radetsky*, Reyes, Stappas
Sat. Eve., May 27, 8 P.M. ALL-STRAVINSKY PROGRAM
APOLLO – Acosta**, Herrera, Riccetto, Wiles
JEU DE CARTES – Bocca*, C. Corella+, Riccetto*
PETROUCHKA – Corella, E. Cornejo, Zhurbin
Mon. Eve., May 29, 8 P.M. ALL-STAR STRAVINSKY PROGRAM
APOLLO – Beloserkovsky, Dvorovenko+, Hamrick, Thomas
JEU DE CARTES – H. Cornejo, C. Corella, Riccetto
PETROUCHKA –Corella, Abrera, Gomes
Tues. Eve., May 30, 8 P.M. ALL-STAR STRAVINSKY PROGRAM
APOLLO – Carreño, Kent, Riccetto, Murphy
JEU DE CARTES – Lopez+, Dvorovenko, Lane*
PETROUCHKA – Bocca, Reyes, Stappas
Wed. Mat., May 31, 2 P.M. ALL-STAR STRAVINSKY PROGRAM
APOLLO – Beloserkovsky, Dvorovenko, Hamrick, Thomas
JEU DE CARTES – Bocca, C. Corella, Reyes
PETROUCHKA – Radetsky, E. Cornejo, Zhurbin
Wed. Eve., May 31, 8 P.M. ALL-STAR STRAVINSKY PROGRAM
APOLLO – Acosta, Herrera, Riccetto, Wiles
JEU DE CARTES – Salstein, Murphy, E. Cornejo
PETROUCHKA – H. Cornejo, Abrera, Gomes
Thurs. Eve., June 1, 8 P.M. ALL-STAR STRAVINSKY PROGRAM
APOLLO – Hallberg, Part, Abrera, Wiles
JEU DE CARTES – Lopez, Dvorovenko, Lane
PETROUCHKA – H. Cornejo, Reyes, Stappas
Fri. Eve., June 2, 8 P.M. CINDERELLA (COMPANY PREMIERE) – Kent, Gomes
Sat. Mat., June 3, 2 P.M. CINDERELLA – Murphy*, Hallberg*
Sat. Eve., June 3, 8 P.M. CINDERELLA – Kent, Gomes
*Please note: First time in a role:
Wed Mat., May 24 - E. Cornejo (Gulnare) in Le Corsaire
Sat. Mat., May 27 – Salstein, Murphy (Queen of Hearts) in Jeu de Cartes; Radetsky (Petrouchka)
Sat. Eve., May 27 – Bocca, Riccetto (Two of Diamonds) in Jeu de Cartes
Tues. Eve., May 30 – Lane (Two of Diamonds) in Jeu de Cartes
Sat. Mat., June 3 – Murphy, Hallberg in Cinderella
**Please note: First time in a role with ABT:
Sat. Eve., May 27 – Acosta in Apollo
+Please note: First time in a role in New York:
Wed. Eve., May 24 – Hallberg (Conrad), Abrera (Gulnare) in Le Corsaire
Fri. Eve., May 26 – H. Cornejo, Dvorovenko, Reyes in Jeu de Cartes
Sat. Mat., May 27 – Hallberg in Apollo; E. Cornejo (Two of Diamonds) in Jeu de Cartes
Sat. Eve., May 27 – C. Corella (Queen of Hearts) in Jeu de Cartes
Mon. Eve., May 29 – Dvorovenko (Terpsichore) in Apollo
Tues . Eve., May 30 – Lopez in Jeu de Cartes
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