CASTING IS ANNOUNCED for LES SAISONS RUSSES DU XX1e SIECLE at the COLISEUM – JULY 16-20

July 3, 2013

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CASTING IS ANNOUNCED for LES SAISONS RUSSES DU XX1e SIECLE at the COLISEUM – JULY 16-20

Making their highly anticipated return to the Coliseum in July, Les Saisons Russes will perform three programmes – a total of six ballets – including the London premiere of Cléopâtre – Ida Rubinstein, choreographed by Patrick de Bana plus five of Mikhail Fokine’s greatest works:  Le Spectre de la Rose, Scheherazade, Chopiniana, Polovetsian Dances and The Firebird.

Programme 1      Cléopâtre – Ida Rubinstein, Le Spectre de la Rose, The Firebird

Tuesday July 16th at 7.30pm and Wednesday July 17th at 7.30pm

 

The Coliseum season kicks off on July 16th with Ilze Liepa in the title role of ‘Cleopatra/Ida Rubinstein’ and a cast that                 includes Mikhail Lobukhin (Mariinsky) as Fokine, Ilia Kuznetsov (Mariinsky), Artem Yachmennikov (Stanislavky), Mikhail Martynyuk (Kremlin), Natalia Balakhnicheva (Kremlin), Veronika Varnovskaya (Kremlin), and Valeria Pobedinskaya.

 

‘Spectre de la Rose’ will be performed by Yulia Makhalina and Britain’s own Xander Parish, both of whom are members of the Mariinsky Ballet.

‘The Firebird’ will be performed by Alexandra Timofeeva, Mikhail Lobukhin, Natalia Balakhnicheva

 

JULY 17TH:

Matinee performance of ‘Chopiniana’ will feature Xander Parish and Natalia Balakhnicheva.

Matinee performance of ‘Firebird’ will feature Alexandra Timofeeva, and Mikhail Lobukhin

 

Evening performance of ‘Cleopatra/Ida Rubinstein’ Ilze Liepa, Mikhail Lobukhin, Ilia Kuznetsov, Artem Yachmennikov, Mikhail Martynyuk, Natalia Balakhnicheva, Veronika Varnovskaya, Valeria Pobedinskaya

Evening performance of ‘Spectre de la Rose’ is danced by Yulia Makhalina and Xander Parish

Evening performance of ‘Firebird’ will be performed by Alexandra Timofeeva, and Ilia Kuznetsov

 

Programme 2      Cleopatra/Ida Rubinstein, Scheherazade

Thursday July 18th at 7.30pm and Friday July 19th at 7.30pm

 

JULY 18TH and 19th:

‘Cleopatra/Ida Rubinstein’ cast as July 16th

‘Scheherazade’ will be performed by Yulia Makhalina and Nikolai Tsiskaridze

 

Programme 3      Cléopâtre – Ida Rubinstein, Chopiniana, Polovetsian Dances

Saturday July 20th at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

 

JULY 20TH:

Matinee and evening performances:

‘Cleopatra/Ida Rubinstein’ – cast as July 16th

‘Chopiniana’ will be performed by Xander Parish, Natalia Balakhnicheva, Alexandra Timofeeva and Mikhail Martynyuk stars in ‘Polovtsian Dances’

 

CAST:

Ilze Liepa                                                          Cleopatra/Ida Rubinstein

Mikhail Lobukhin (Bolshoi)                         Mikhail Fokine, Cleopatra/Ida Rubinstein

Ilya Kuznetsov (Mariinsky)                           Ivan, Firebird

Natalia Balakhnicheva   (Kremlin)              Princess the Beautiful, Firebird; Chopiniana

Nikolai Tsiskaridze (Bolshoi)                        Golden Slave, Scheherazade

Yulia Mikhalina (Mariinsky)                         Zobeide, Scheherazade

Alexander Parish (Mariinsky)                       Youth, Chopiniana

Alexandra Timofeeva  (Kremlin)                 The Firebird, Firebird; Chopiniana

Mikhail Maartynyuk  (Kremlin)                   Vaslav Nijinsky, Cleopatra/Ida Rubinstein; Polovtsian dancers

Artem Yachmennikov (Stanislavsky)         Cleopatra/Ida Rubinstein

 

 

Listings information:

Les Saisons Russes at the Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4ES

Dates:                   July 16th-19th at 7.30pm

July 17th at 2.00pm; July 20th at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Tickets:                online or 020 7845 9300

Ticket prices:       Stalls £75 Premium, £65; Dress Circle £75, £60, £50;   Upper Circle £40, £30;   Balcony £20, £15

Special Matinee All Seats £22.50

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