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 Post subject: Bolshoi at the ROH 2004
PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2003 10:03 am 
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<small>Anna Antonicheva as Kitri in Don Quixote; image by I.Zaharkin</small>

VICTOR HOCHHAUSER BRINGS THE BOLSHOI BALLET TO THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

JULY 19 – AUGUST 7, 2004

One of the World’s great ballet companies, the Bolshoi Ballet, comes to the Royal Opera House, London for a three-week season from July 19 – August 7, 2004. The company is presented by Victor Hochhauser who first brought the company to Covent Garden exactly forty years ago.

In its first major London season since1999, the company - under its newly appointed Artistic Director Alexei Ratmansy - will perform three of its most revered productions – Yuri Grigorovitch’s productions of Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty and Alexei Fadeechev’s production of Don Quixote – as well as the latest acquisitions to the Bolshoi’s repertoire – a brand new take on Romeo and Juliet from British theatre director Declan Donnellan with choreography by Radu Poklitaru, and a programme of Balanchine Ballets to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the choreographer’s birth.

Public booking for the season opens in March 2004.
Further details of the season will be announced early in the New Year.


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<small>The Bolshoi Ballet: Svetlana Zacharova & Sergei Filin
in Petipa’s "The Pharoah's Daughter", Credit: I. Zaharkin</small>

PRESS RELEASE
April, 2004

PUBLIC BOOKING OPENS ON TUESDAY, APRIL 27 FOR THE BOLSHOI BALLET’S GREATLY ANTICIPATED LONDON SEASON AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

(The Bolshoi Ballet at the Royal Opera House: July 19 – August 7, 2004
presented by VICTOR HOCHAUSER)

Public booking opens at the Royal Opera House on Tuesday, April 27 for the greatly-anticipated season by one of the World’s top ballet companies – The Bolshoi Ballet. The Russian company’s three-week season from July 19 – August 7 is presented by Victor Hochhauser, who brought them to London some forty years ago.

There is enormous public interest in the Bolshoi’s visit to London – its first major London season in the capital since 1999 - and eager fans are expected to stake out at Covent Garden’s Box Office well before it opens for business at 10am on April 27.

The Bolshoi brings five full-length ballets to London, including two recent acquisitions to the Bolshoi’s repertoire – a vivid and intense staging of Romeo & Juliet from the celebrated British theatre director Declan Donnellan which reveals the Company in an entirely new light - and Pierre Lacotte’s brilliantly-realised production of a rarely performed Petipa ballet, The Pharaoh’s Daughter, which conjures up the mysteries of ancient Egypt with lavish spectacle and gorgeous costumes.

The repertoire also includes the Bolshoi’s exuberant production of Don Quixote and two striking Grigorovich productions: his majestic Swan Lake and the mighty Spartacus, a celebration of male dancing at its most spectacular. It is a ballet which has become indelibly associated with the Bolshoi’s virtuosic style.

The Bolshoi’s London season includes over 220 artists, including the illustrious Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, and a host of superb soloists including senior artists Nina Ananiashvili, Nadezhda Gracheva, Galina Stepanenko, Svetlana Zakharova; Dmitri Belogolovtsev, Sergei Filin and Andrei Uvarov. Amongst the gifted younger generation are Maria Alexandrova, Ekaterina Shipulina, Mark Peretokin, and Denis Savin.

Box Office: 020 7304 4000
Online booking: www.royaloperahouse.org
Further information: www.victorhochhauser.co.uk

Press contact:
FAITH WILSON ARTS PUBLICITY
Tel: 0207 401 6694 mobile: 0794 1137453
e-mail: fidelisuk@aol.com

THE BOLSHOI BALLET at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London WC2

19 July to 7 August 2004

Week 1
Mon 19 July 7.30pm Don Quixote
Tue 20 July 7.30pm Don Quixote
Wed 21 July 2.00pm Don Quixote
Wed 21 July 7.30pm Don Quixote
Thu 22 July 7.30pm Swan Lake
Fri 23 July 7.30pm Swan Lake
Sat 24 July 2.00pm Swan Lake
Sat 24 July 7.30pm Swan Lake

Week 2
Mon 26 July 7.30pm Romeo & Juliet
Tue 27 July 7.30pm Romeo & Juliet
Wed 28 July 2.00pm Romeo & Juliet
Wed 28 July 7.30pm Romeo & Juliet
Thu 29 July 7.30pm Spartacus
Fri 30 July 7.30pm Spartacus
Sat 31 July 2.00pm Spartacus
Sat 31 July 7.30pm Spartacus

Week 3
Mon 2 August 7.30pm Swan Lake
Tue 3 August 7.30pm Swan Lake
Wed 4 August 2.00pm Swan Lake
Wed 4 August 7.30pm Swan Lake
Thu 5 August 7.30pm The Pharaoh’s Daughter
Fri 6 August 7.30pm The Pharaoh’s Daughter
Sat 7 August 2.00pm The Pharaoh’s Daughter
Sat 7 August 7.30pm The Pharaoh’s Daughter


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2004 1:00 am 
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The Observer
April 11, 2004

33 Ballet
Bolshoi - A Month in Summer

The Bolshoi Ballet (based in Moscow) has had to yield pride of place in recent years to the Kirov (based in St Petersburg). Changes of leadership, political and artistic, made the Bolshoi a dodgy prospect for foreign impresarios. This summer, the Hochhausers, who first presented the company in London 40 years ago, bring it back to the Royal Opera House for a three-week season under its new director, Alexei Ratmansky.
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Press Release and Official Casting for the Bolshoi's London Season

CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE BOLSHOI BALLET's LONDON SEASON, PRESENTED BY VICTOR HOCHHAUSER

Royal Opera House, London: July 19 – August 7, 2004

Casting for the Bolshoi Ballet's greatly-anticipated London season at the Royal Opera House, presented by Victor Hochhauser (July 19 – August 9, 2004), has now been announced and details aree listed below. Maria Alexandrova, who has recently been confirmed as a Principal Dancer, opens the season (Monday, July 19) in the role of Kitri in Don Quixote, partnered by Sergei Filin, dancing the role of Basil.

Ms. Alexandrova is also seen later in the season in a very different role – that of Juliet in Declan Donnellan's radical new version of Romeo and Juliet. Her Romeo on the opening night (Monday, July 26) is Denis Savin.

Svetlana Zacharova, who joined the Bolshoi last year from the Kirov in St. Petersburg, dances the leads in the opening nights of Swan Lake (Thursday, July 22) and The Pharaoh's Daughter (Thursday, August 5). In Swan Lake she is partnered by Andrei Uvarov and in The Pharaoh's Daughter by Sergei Filin.

The opening night of Spartacus (Thursday, July 29) – a ballet indelibly associated with the Bolshoi's virtuosic style – boasts a stellar line-up of established Bolshoi Principals – <Dmitri Belogolovtsev in the role of Spartacus, Anna Antonicheva as Phrygia and Nadezhda Gracheva as Aegina, together with newcomer Alexander Volchkov as Crassus.

The Bolshoi, under its new Artistic Director Alexei Ratmansky, has announced several other promotions within the company. Dmitri Gudanov is promoted to the rank of Principal Dancer; Ruslan Skvortsov becomes a Leading Soloist and Alexander Vorobiev becomes a Soloist.

Bolshoi Casting

Week 1

19/7 Don Quixote Alexandrova-Filin
20/7 Don Quixote Stepanenko-Uvarov
21/7 Don Quixote Shipulina-Belogolovtsev
21/7 Don Quixote Rijkina-Klevtsov

22/7 Swan Lake Zakharova-Uvarov
23/7 Swan Lake Stepanenko-Filin
24/7 Swan Lake m Shipulina-Volchkov
24/7 Swan Lake Zakharova-Uvarov

Week 2

26/7 Romeo & Juliet Alexandrova-Savin-Klevtsov-Medvedev
27/7 Romeo & Juliet Meskova-Godovsky-Peretokin-Petukhov
28/7 Romeo & Juliet m Alexandrova-Savin-Klevtsov-Medvedev
28/7 Romeo & Juliet Meskova-Godovsky-Peretokin-Petukhov

29/7 Spartacus Belogolovtsev-Antonicheva-Volchkov- Gracheva
30/7 Spartacus Klevtsov-Petrova-Neporojny-Stepanenko
31/7 Spartacus m Belogolovtsev-Antonicheva-Volchkov-Gracheva
31/7 Spartacus Klevtsov-Petrova-Neporojny-Allash

Week 3

2/8 Swan Lake Zakharova-Uvarov
3/8 Swan Lake Gracheva-Skvortsov
4/8 Swan Lake m Allash-Neporojny
4/8 Swan Lake Antonicheva-Gudanov

5/8 Pharaoh's Daughter Zakharova-Filin
6/8 Pharaoh's Daughter Gracheva-Skvortsov
7/8 Pharaoh's Daughter m Alexandrova-Gudanov
7/8 Pharaoh's Daughter Zakharova-Filin

Casting as advised 25.6.04. May be subject to change.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 6:49 am 
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While everyone is champing at the bit for the start of the Bolshoi visit, here is a Gallery of images backstage at The Bolshoi from Marc Haegeman:

http://www.for-ballet-lovers-only.com/Backstage.html


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Flash, brash and back
The Bolshoi is fired up to erase the dire memories of its last UK tour. By Debra Craine for The Times:


LIKE ITS scruffy old theatre in Moscow, the Bolshoi Ballet is undergoing a transformation. It has a young new director, a new performing space in Moscow, and the prospect of its old home, the Bolshoi Theatre, having the redevelopment it so desperately needs.

It doesn’t stop there. The repertoire is being overhauled too. The Bolshoi has joined the Balanchine bandwagon; Western choreographers are being invited to work with the company; new ballets are being commissioned.

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I have just received notification of two cast changes for Don Quixote as follows:

Tue 20 July Evening Don Quixote Svetlana Zakharova / Andrei Uvarov

Wed 21 July Evening Don Quixote Galina Stepanenko / Yuri Klevtsov


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 11:59 pm 
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Press release:

The Bolshoi Ballet informed us that Alexander Volchkov has a leg injury and is unable to take part in the London season. He will be replaced by Ruslan Skvortsov in Swan Lake 24 July matinee.

And he will be replaced by Mark Peretokin in Spartacus 29 July and 31 July matinee.

<small>[ 16 July 2004, 01:59 AM: Message edited by: Stuart Sweeney ]</small>


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