The National Ballet of Canada | The Seagull Opens March 21 Principal Casting Announced

March 5, 2012

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The National Ballet of Canada | The Seagull Opens March 21 Principal Casting Announced

March 5, 2012… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for John Neumeier’s brilliant adaption of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. The Seagull opens March 21, 2012 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts and runs until March 25.

The opening night performance will feature Principal Dancer Guillaume Côté making his debut of the role of Kostya. Dancing the role of Arkadina will be Principal Dancer Greta Hodgkinson, Principal Dancer Aleksandar Antonijevic will dance the role of Trigorin and Principal Dancer Sonia Rodriguez will perform the role of Nina.

First Soloist Patrick Lavoie makes his debut as Kostya and Principal Dancer Jiří Jelinek will make his debut in the role of Trigorin.

Principal Casting

Kostya
ballet company logoGuillaume
Côté* (March 21, 22 at 7:30 pm/ March 25 at 2:00 pm)
Patrick Lavoie* (March 22 at 2:00 pm / March 24 at 7:30 pm)
Keiichi Hirano (March 23 at 7:30 pm/ March 24 at 2:00 pm)

Arkadina
Greta Hodgkinson
(March 21, 22 at 7:30 pm/ March 24, 25 at 2:00 pm)
Heather Ogden (March 22, at 2:00 pm / March 23, 24 at 7:30 pm)

Trigorin
Aleksandar Antonijevic
(March 21, 22 at 7:30 pm/ March 25 at 2:00 pm)
Jiří Jelinek* (March 22 at 2:00 pm / March 24 at 7:30 pm)
Piotr Stanczyk (March 23 at 7:30 pm/ March 24 at 2:00 pm)

Nina
Sonia Rodriguez
(March 21, 22 at 7:30 pm/ March 25 at 2:00 pm)
Elena Lobsanova (March 22 at 2:00 pm / March 24 at 7:30 pm)
Jillian Vanstone (March 23 at 7:30 pm/ March 24 at 2:00 pm)

* Debut

All casting subject to change.

The 2011/12 Season is presented by CTV and The Globe and Mail.

Celebrating 60 Years of Partnership with The Volunteer Committee, The National Ballet of Canada.

The Seagull is generously supported in part by an anonymous friend of the National Ballet.

Guillaume Côté is sponsored through Dancers First by Emmanuelle Gattuso & Allan Slaight.
Heather Ogden is sponsored through Dancers First by Ira Gluskin & Maxine Granovsky Gluskin.
Keiichi Hirano is sponsored through Dancers First by Patricia Younger.
Elena Lobsanova is sponsored through Dancers First by Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan.

The National Ballet of Canada gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Ontario Arts Council; the City of Toronto through the Economic Development & Culture Department; the Government of Canada through the Honourable James Moore, Minister, the Department of Canadian Heritage; the Government of Ontario; the Ontario Arts Foundation; the Ontario Trillium Foundation; and the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund.

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