San Francisco Ballet Announces Coppelia Casting…

Publicity shot: Vanessa Zahorian as Swanilda and Madison Keesler as the Doll in Balanchine’s Coppelia; Choreography: Alexandra Danilova and George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust (after Marius Petipa); photo © Erik Tomasson

 

…for  the first 2 performances:

 

Coppelia

Choreography: Alexandra Danilova and George Balanchine

Conductor: Martin West

 

Opening Night Cast

Saturday, March 19, 2011, 8:00 PM

Maria ‘Masha’ Kochetkova and Gennadi Nedvigin continue their extraordinary partnership, this time in SFB’s production of that rare romantic comedy ballet, Balanchine’s Coppelia:

Swanilda: Maria Kochetkova*

Franz: Gennadi Nedvigin*

Dr. Coppelius: Damian Smith*

 

  

Sunday, March 20, 2011, 2:00 PM

For the second Coppelia performance, we have one of the highest flying men in the Company, Taras ‘Taritas’ Domitro and the Ballerina that appears in lead/significant roles in all three SFB 2011 full-length story ballets, Vanessa Zahorian (decorating nearly every publicity still there is!):

Swanilda: Vanessa Zahorian+

Franz: Taras Domitro+

Dr. Coppelius: Ricardo Bustamante*

  

+premiere in this production

*Denotes premiere in role

 (Note: SFB has announced it will not encore Coppelia next season!) 

 

Vitor Luiz and Vanessa Zahorian in publicity shot for Balanchine’s Coppelia; Choreography: Alexandra Danilova and George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust (after Marius Petipa); photo © Erik Tomasson 

 

>>>Coppelia Trailer<<<

^(click it)^ 

 

Click on the screen below to watch ‘Coppelia: Behind the Scenes’:

^From San Francisco Ballet’s web site

If you’re on FaceBook, you can view an amusing video clip of Madison Keesler getting made up for the Coppelia  photo shoot here

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 Keep an eye on updated Casting (we still need to see if/when Frances Chung and Vitor Luiz will dance!) on SFB’s site here

If you’d like to see what readers are requesting for the 2012 (and beyond) SFB Season (we won’t know till SFB officially announces it sometime in the latter half of April), see the post below, in which we play ‘FADFAD’ (Fan-tasy Artistic Director for a Day). Please add your comments!  

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