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Mariinsky Ballet – London season including Casting


Aristocrats of the dance return to Covent Garden



Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre


Monday 28 July to Saturday 16 August 2014

Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake,

Apollo, A Midsummer Night’s Dream*

The Firebird, Marguerite and Armand*, DSCH*, Cinderella*


The unrivalled Mariinsky Ballet returns to the Royal Opera House with an eagerly awaited three-week season presented by Victor Hochhauser.

The season opens with the return of one of the most cherished and admired Russian ballets of the 20th century, Mikhail Lavrovsky’s celebrated realisation of Romeo and Juliet to Prokofiev’s music, created at the Mariinsky Theatre in January 1940.

Swan Lake has been treasured in St Petersburg ever since Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov created the first performances there in the 1890s. Konstantin Sergeyev, one of the great dancers and choreographers of the Mariinsky’s Soviet years, recreated this definitive version of Swan Lake in 1950 for the Mariinsky Ballet.

The Genius of Balanchine: Two spellbinding ballets by the great
20th century choreographer, George Balanchine. The Mariinsky’s acclaimed 2012 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performed for the first time outside Russia. Balanchine’s joyous transformation of Shakespeare’s comedy of romantic love, mishap, illusion and magic is set to Mendelssohn’s enchanting music. Apollo, inspired by Stravinsky’s radiant score portrays the mythological Greek god of music in scenes of exquisite Classical beauty.

A spectacular programme of three great ballets. The powerful splendour of Mikhail Fokine’s The Firebird, to Stravinsky’s glittering score, vividly evokes the mystery and colour of mediaeval Russia. Marguerite and Armand is Frederick Ashton’s celebrated version of Dumas fils’s tale of passion and loss. Set to Liszt’s romantic music, the ballet contains two of the greatest roles in the ballet repertory. Enthralling, tender, exhilarating, Alexei Ratmansky’s acclaimed Concerto DSCH, to Shostakovich’s thrilling score, displays the breathtaking versatility of the Mariinsky dancers.

The season ends with the beloved fairy tale of Cinderella which is given fresh, multi-faceted insights in this spectacular version by the celebrated choreographer Alexei Ratmansky. The inspired and innovative choreography perfectly captures the joy, lyricism and wit of Prokofiev’s unforgettable score.

The 220 strong company will include a full complement of the Mariinsky Ballet’s internationally celebrated dancers including Ekaterina Kondaurova, Uliana Lopatkina, Maria Shirinkina, Oxana Skorik, Alina Somova, Viktoria Tereshkina and Diana Vishneva.

Timur Askerov, Yevgeny Ivanchenko, Daniil Korsuntsev, Vladimir Shklyarov, Filipp Stepin, rising star Kimin Kim and Xander Parish who joined the Mariinsky Ballet from the Royal Ballet.

*To be performed for the first time in the UK by the Mariinsky Ballet.

Public booking opens 8 April 2014
Bookings on:
020 7304 4000

Victor Hochhauser

MARIINSKY BALLET, 28 July – 16 August 2014, CASTING

Do remember that all casting can change


28 July

7.30pm Romeo and Juliet Diana Vishneva, Vladimir Shklyarov

Mercutio – Alexander Sergeyev



29 July

7.30pm Romeo and Juliet Viktoria Tereshkina, Xander Parish

Mercutio – Kimin Kim



30 July

7.30pm Romeo and Juliet Alina Somova, Philipp Stepin

Mercutio – Alexander Sergeyev



31 July

7.30pm Romeo and Juliet Olga Esina, Konstantin Zverev

Mercutio – Kimin Kim



1 August

7.30pm Swan Lake Oxana Skorik, Timur Askerov

2 August

2pm Swan Lake Olga Esina, Xander Parish


7.30pm Swan Lake Viktoria Tereshkina, Vladimir Shklyarov



3 August


4 August

7.30pm Swan Lake Uliana Lopatkina, Daniil Korsuntsev

5 August

7.30pm Swan Lake Yulia Stepanova, Konstantin Zverev

6 August

7.30pm Swan Lake Ekaterina Kondaurova, Timur Askerov

7 August

7.30pm Swan Lake Alina Somova, Kimin Kim

8 August

7.30pm Apollo Olga Esina, Vladimir Shklyarov


  A Midsummer Night’s Dream Viktoria Tereshkina, Timur Askerov

Oxana Skorik, Konstantin Zverev



9 August


2pm Apollo Maria Shirinkina, Xander Parish


  A Midsummer Nights’ Dream Ekaterina Kondaurova, Philipp Stepin

Nadezhda Batoeva, Kimin Kim



9 August

7.30pm Apollo Oxana Skorik, Alexander Sergeyev


  A Midsummer Night’s Dream Uliana Lopatkina, Konstantin Zverev

Maria Shirinkina, Philipp Stepin



10 August


11 August






7.30pm The Firebird Yulia Stepanova, Andrey Yermakov


  Marguerite and Armand Diana Vishneva, Vladimir Shklyarov
  Concerto DSCH Svetlana Ivanova, Konstantin Zverev,

Nadezhda Batoeva, Philipp Stepin,

Kimin Kim



12 August

7.30pm The Firebird Anastasia Matvienko, Konstantin Zverev
    Marguerite and Armand Uliana Lopatkina, Timur Askerov
  Concerto DSCH Ekaterina Kondaurova, Andrey Yermakov, Nadezhda Batoeva, Vasily Tkachenko, Alexander Sergeyev



13 August

7.30pm Swan Lake Viktoria Tereshkina, Vladimir Shklyarov

14 August

7.30pm Swan Lake Anastasia Matvienko, Xander Parish

15 August

7.30pm Cinderella Diana Vishneva, Konstantin Zverev,

Ekaterina Kondaurova, Yuri Smekalov, Zlata Yalinich



16 August

2pm Cinderella Anastasia Matvienko, Alexander Sergeyev, Anastasia Petushkova,

Yuri Smekalov, Zlata Yalinich



16 August


7.30pm Cinderella Maria Shirinkina, Vladimir Shklyarov,

Ekaterina Kondaurova, Yuri Smekalov

Zlata Yalinich



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