English National Ballet’s Tamara Rojo Announced In Principal Casting For Swan Lake At Royal Albert Hall

April 29, 2013

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English National Ballet’s Tamara Rojo Announced In Principal Casting For Swan Lake At Royal Albert Hall

 

Royal Ballet dancer Tamara Rojo relaxes and laughs

Tamara Rojo photographed by Bex Singleton for Ballet News

Wednesday 12 June – Saturday 23 June 2013

Tickets: £19.50 – £65            

Box Office: 020 7838 3100

                                                                                                   

The Principal Casting for English National Ballet’s Swan Lake at the Royal Albert Hall this June will include:

  • Tamara Rojo
  • Matthew Golding
  • Laurretta Summerscales

 

Tamara Rojo will partner Matthew Golding, who makes his debut with the Company, in the lead roles. They will perform together on the opening night, Wednesday June 12, and also Saturday 15 and Tuesday 18 June.

 

Matthew, Principal with Dutch National Ballet, will appear in the role of Prince Siegfried with English National Ballet’s other Lead Principal pairings; Vadim Muntagirov and Daria Klimentova, Dmitiri Gruzdyev and Fernanda Oliveira, Erina Takahashi and Zdenek Konvalina.

 

Laurretta Summerscales, will make her debut appearance in the Odette/Odile role, with Arionel Vargas. Laurretta, a 22 year old former pupil of English National Ballet School, won this years’ Emerging Dancer Competition People’s Choice Award, where she performed the Black Swan solo in the Swan Lake Act III pas de deux.

 

English National Ballet Artistic Director Tamara Rojo said: “I joined English National Ballet as a young dancer on the opening night of the first Swan Lake in-the-round in 1997. I had never seen anything so beautiful, and as I watched the rows of swans moving in unison, like a Busby Berkeley movie, I felt I was witnessing ballet reaching out to fresh a new audience. I am proud to continue this work by presenting and dancing in this production that has reached, as well as moved, over 550,000 people worldwide.”

 

Raymond Gubbay and the Royal Albert Hall will present English National Ballet at the Royal Albert Hall, with Derek Deane’s lavish in-the-round production of Swan Lake – the largest production of its kind in the world and London’s dance event of the summer.

 

This will be the seventh sensational season in which this ballet has been performed in-the-round. Featuring more than 120 dancers on stage, this production has delighted audiences around the world and has been seen by nearly 550,000 people since its premiere in May 1997.  Derek Deane’s staging of Swan Lake has proved to be a phenomenon and offers audiences a spectacular theatrical experience. Rows of swans move in unison across the stage and the athleticism of the dancers is tested to the full in this spectacular production.

 

Set to Tchaikovsky’s classic score, played by an orchestra of more than 80 musicians, this magnificent production features acrobats, jugglers and 60 swans gliding across the arena within the magical splendour of the Royal Albert Hall. The dramatic narrative of Prince Siegfried’s fight for the love of the queen of the swans, Odette is told through sumptuous costume designs and choreography that uses the space to great effect. Set design is by Peter Farmer and lighting by Howard Harrison.

 

English National Ballet is delighted to be performing this classic production at the close of Tamara Rojo’s first season as Artistic Director. The production represents many of the Company’s key values, taking classical ballet of the highest quality to the widest possible audience, at a price everyone can afford.

 

Swan Lake Principal Casting

 

 

Wednesday Eve

Thursday Eve

Friday Eve

Saturday Mat

Saturday Eve

Sunday Mat

 

12.6.2013

13.6.2013

14.6.2013

15.6.2013

15.6.2013

16.6.2013

             
Odette   / Odile Rojo Klimentova Takahashi Oliveira Rojo Takahashi
             
Siegfried Golding Muntagirov Konvalina Gruzdyev Golding Konvalina
             
Rothbart Streeter Streeter Reimair Atymtayev Streeter Reimair

 

 

Tuesday Eve

Wednesday Eve

Thursday Mat

Thursday Eve

Friday Eve

Saturday Mat

Saturday Eve

Sunday Mat

18.6.2013

19.6.2013

20.6.2013

20.6.2013

21.6.2013

22.6.2013

22.6.2013

23.6.2013

               
Rojo Klimentova Summerscales Oliveira Takahashi Summerscales Klimentova Oliveira
               
Golding Muntagirov Vargas Gruzdyev Konvalina Vargas Muntagirov Gruzdyev
               
Streeter Streeter Streeter Atymtayev Reimair Streeter Streeter Atymtayev

 

Listings

Venue – Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP

Box Office – 020 7838 3100

Online booking (link above)

12 – 23 June 7.30pm

15, 16, 20 & 23 June 2.30pm

Matthew Golding

Matthew Golding was born September 17th,1985, Saskatchewan, Canada. He studied at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Canada and the Universal Ballet Academy in Washington D.C.  In 2002, he was awarded the “Grand Prix” from the Youth American Ballet Competition in New York  and received a prize scholarship at The Prix de Lausanne Ballet Competition to attend the Royal Ballet School in London. He graduated from The Royal Ballet School of 2003 and joined the American Ballet Theater, NY.  In 2009 he joined The Het National Ballet, Amsterdam, where now he’s a Principal dancer. His repertoire consists of,  Solor in La Bayadere by Natalia Markarova.  Basilio in Don Quixote by Alexei Ratmansky.  Prince in Sleeping Beauty by Sir Peter Wright.  George Balanchine’s Violin Concerto, Serenade and Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux.  Orion in Slivia by John Neumeier.  Twyla Tharp’s in the Upper Room.  Hans van Manen’s, Hammerklavier, Without words, 5 Tango’s and Grosse Fuge.  Rudi Van Dantzig’s, Four last songs. Ballet company’s he has guest danced for consist of Tokyo Ballet,  The Nureyev Ballet Festival with Kazan Ballet Theater in Russia and Ljubljana Ballet Theater under the direction of Irek Mukhamedov. He performed the role of Basilo in Alexei Ratmansky’s Don Quixote for Dvd with Het National Ballet in 2010.  In 2005, he made special appearance for Canada’s 100th Anniversary Celebration in honor of The Queen of England. Recently, he was awarded the Alexandra Radius Prize for 2010-2011 season with Het National Ballet.

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