For those of you eagerly awaiting San Francisco Ballet’s ONC (Opening Night Casting) announcement for Helgi Tomasson’s Nutcracker, the following dancers are being honored with 2011’s leading Opening Night ‘Nut’ roles:
Uncle Drosselmeyer: Val Caniparoli
The Nutcracker Prince: Gennadi Nedvigin
King & Queen of the Snow: Taras Domitro & Vanessa Zahorian
The Sugar Plum Fairy: Frances Chung
Grand Pas de Deux: Maria Kochetkova & Gennadi Nedvigin
Gennadi Nedvigin & Maria Kochetkova in Tomasson’s Nutcracker; Photo: Erik Tomasson
For complete Nutcracker Casting (the lead roles as far as the Artistic Staff has posted), go here. (Note: Until SFB fixes a glitch on their Casting page, you must click on “View All Casting” to see any of it; clicking on each date does not currently pull up the info.)
To discover what Nutcracker season in ‘The Marina’ neighborhood near the Palace of Fine Arts means to the infamous ‘Pilot’ (and his dedicated co-pilot, the nearly-as-famous human companion otherwise known as San Francisco Ballet Soloist Garen Scribner) go to the Chronicle feature here.
To read another Chronicle feature story about why Nutcracker’s ‘Waltz of the Flowers’ and the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park are so special to SFB Soloist Courtney Elizabeth, go here.
Stay tuned for more of ‘Odette’s’ Nuttiness soon.
“See You at the Ballet!”