San Francisco Ballet | 2014 Opening Night Gala | Principal Casting

January 21, 2014

Ballet News

PRINCIPAL CASTING FOR SAN FRANCISCO BALLET’S 2014 OPENING NIGHT GALA

Last year I reported that Royal Ballet School graduate Esteban Hernandez had accepted a contract with San Francisco Ballet, and I reported on his outstanding graduate performance.

Here’s some great news re casting for Hernandez at San Francisco Ballet. He’ll be premiering in Johan Kobborg’s exceptional Les Lutins.

Here’s the principal casting :

Pas de cinq from Act I of GISELLE

Composer: Adolphe Adam, with additional music, orchestrations and arrangements by Friedrich Burgmuller, Ludwig Minkus and Emil de Cou Choreography: Helgi Tomasson Conductor: Martin West

Clara Blanco, Sasha De Sola, Julia Rowe Daniel Deivison-Oliveira, Hansuke Yamamoto

TALK TO HER (HABLE CON ELLA)

Composer: Alberto Iglesias Choreography: Yuri Possokhov Conductor: Martin West

Vitor Luiz, Lorena Feijoo

Solo from LAMBARENA

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach with traditional African music (as arranged by Pierre Akendengue and Hughes de Courson) Choreography: Val Caniparoli Music: Tape

Frances Chung*

“The Man I Love” from WHO CARES?

Music and Lyrics: George and Ira Gershwin Choreography: George Balanchine Conductor: Martin West

Simone Messmer, Ruben Martin Cintas

 

VARIATIONS FOR TWO COUPLES

U.S. Premiere Composers:  Benjamin Britten, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Stefan Kovács Tickmayer, Aster Piazzolla Choreography: Hans van Manen Conductor: Martin West

Sofiane Sylve*, Sarah Van Patten* Luke Ingham*, Anthony Spaulding*

 

DIANA AND ACTEON pas de deux

SF Ballet Premiere Composer: Cesare Pugni, arranged by John Lanchbery Choreography: after Agrippina Vaganova Conductor: Martin West

Vanessa Zahorian, Taras Domitro*

INTERMISSION

Bedroom pas de deux from Act I of MANON

SF Ballet Premiere Composer: Jules Massenet, arranged by Leighton Lucas with the collaboration of Hilda Gaunt Choreography: Sir Kenneth MacMillan Conductor: Martin West

Maria Kochetkova* and Guest Artist Johan Kobborg^

 

LES LUTINS

SF Ballet Premiere Composer: Antonio Bazzini, Henri Wieniawski Choreography: Johan Kobborg Conductor: Martin West

Dores Andre*, Gennadi Nedvigin*, Esteban Hernandez*

 

Pas de deux from CONCERTO

SF Ballet Premiere Composer: Dmitry Shostakovich Choreography: Sir Kenneth MacMillan Conductor: Martin West Solo piano: Roy Bogas

Sarah Van Patten*, Tiit Helimets*

 

GRAND PAS CLASSIQUE

Composer: Francois Auber Choreography: Victor Gsovsky Conductor: Martin West

Mathilde Froustey, Davit Karapetyan*

 

FINDING LIGHT

U.S. Premiere Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi Choreography:  Edwaard Liang

Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith

 

4th Movement from BRAHMS-SCHOENBERG QUARTET

Composer:  Johannes Brahms Choreography:  George Balanchine Conductor: Martin West

Sofiane Sylve, Luke Ingham*

*premiere in ballet

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