San Francisco Ballet Announces Casting for Cranko’s ‘Onegin’; Maria ‘Masha’ Kochetkova & Vitor Luiz Open the Run

 

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San Francisco Ballet has announced casting of the lead roles, Onegin & Tatiana, for the entire run of its 2012 season’s most eagerly anticipated-and first-program, the SFB premiere of John Cranko’s masterpiece, Onegin, one of ballet’s most highly acclaimed and dramatically challenging works, which opens in just 6 days…

and they did it while Odette was at dinner and a movie (the fabulous movie ‘Pina’more about that below casting), and not even finished with her ‘Gala’ post-the nerve! Odette will be back with her Gala review and Onegin preview, but until then, chew on this, why dontcha?:

Maria Kochetkova & Vitor Luiz as Tatiana & Onegin in publicity shot for San Francisco Ballet's premiere of John Cranko's 'Onegin'; Photo: © Erik Tomasson

Onegin–Opening Night – Friday, January 27, 2012 – 8:00 PM

SF Ballet Premiere 

ONEGIN 

Choreography: John Cranko 

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arranged and orchestrated by Kurt-Heinz Stolze

Conductor: Martin West

Onegin: Vitor Luiz*  Tatiana: Maria Kochetkova*  

Lensky: Gennadi Nedvigin*  Olga: Clara Blanco*

Gremin: Pascal Molat*

* Denotes premiere in role for current production.
All casting subject to change.
 


Onegin – Saturday, January 28, 2012 – 2:00 PM

 ONEGIN

Choreography: John Cranko

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arranged and orchestrated by Kurt-Heinz Stolze

Conductor: David LaMarche

Onegin & Tatiana: Davit Karapetyan*  Vanessa Zahorian*

Lensky: Taras Domitro*  Olga: Dana Genshaft*

Gremin: Quinn Wharton*

* Denotes premiere in role for current production.
All casting subject to change.


Onegin – Saturday, January 28, 2012 – 8:00 PM

ONEGIN

 Choreography: John Cranko

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arranged and orchestrated by Kurt-Heinz Stolze

Conductor: Martin West

Onegin: Ruben Martin Cintas*  Tatiana: Yuan Yuan Tan* 

Lensky: Jaime Garcia Castilla*  Olga: Dores Andre*

Gremin: Damian Smith* 

* Denotes premiere in role for current production.
All casting subject to change.


 Onegin – Sunday, January 29, 2012 – 2:00 PM

ONEGIN

Choreography: John Cranko

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arranged and orchestrated by Kurt-Heinz Stolze

Conductor: David LaMarche

Onegin: Pierre-Francois Vilanoba*  Tatiana: Sarah Van Patten* 

Lensky: Isaac Hernandez*  Olga: Courtney Elizabeth*

Gremin: Tiit Helimets* 

* Denotes premiere in role for current production.
All casting subject to change.


 Onegin – Tuesday, January 31, 2012 – 8:00 PM

ONEGIN

Choreography: John Cranko

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arranged and orchestrated by Kurt-Heinz Stolze

Conductor: Martin West

Onegin: Vitor Luiz  Tatiana: Maria Kochetkova  

Lensky: Gennadi Nedvigin  Olga: Clara Blanco

Gremin: Pascal Molat 

* Denotes premiere in role for current production.
All casting subject to change.


 Onegin – Wednesday, February 01, 2012 – 7:30 PM

ONEGIN

Choreography: John Cranko

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arranged and orchestrated by Kurt-Heinz Stolze

Conductor: David LaMarche

Onegin: Davit Karapetyan  Tatiana: Vanessa Zahorian

Lenksy: Taras Domitro  Olga: Dana Genshaft

Gremin: Quinn Wharton

* Denotes premiere in role for current production.
All casting subject to change.


 Onegin – Thursday, February 02, 2012 – 8:00 PM

ONEGIN

Choreography: John Cranko

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arranged and orchestrated by Kurt-Heinz Stolze

Conductor: David LaMarche

Onegin: Pierre-Francois Vilanoba  Tatiana: Sarah Van Patten 

Lensky: Isaac Hernandez  Olga: Courtney Elizabeth

Gremin: Tiit Helimets

* Denotes premiere in role for current production.
All casting subject to change.


 Onegin – Friday, February 03, 2012 – 8:00 PM

ONEGIN

Choreography: John Cranko

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arranged and orchestrated by Kurt-Heinz Stolze

Conductor: Martin West

Onegin: Ruben Martin Cintas  Tatiana: Yuan Yuan Tan

Lensky: Jaime Garcia Castilla  Olga: Dores Andre

Gremin: Damian Smith 

* Denotes premiere in role for current production.
All casting subject to change.

~~~

Please use this link to the SFB Casting page for continued vigilance-as noted everywhere above, casting is subject to change and frequently does, peeps; some of us often forget that even dancers are subject to illness and injury (file that in the ‘Dancers are people too’ file…):

http://www.sfballet.org/tickets/casting

  “See You at the Ballet!”

(Back with lots of goodies soon!)

‘Odette’

(Oh-that movie I went to earlier?: ‘Pina‘, which just had its official public premiere in San Francisco, and is a DO NOT MISS for any dance fan of any genre. Aside from it being a labor of love for the filmmaker, Wim Wender, and the dancers-Pina’s own-of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, this homage to Pina Bausch, modern dance’s brilliant German choreographer and undisputed inventor of the genre called ‘Dance Theatre’, who suddenly passed away during the movie’s filming, boasts an absolutely spectacular use of 3D cinematography-like nothing you’ve ever seen before-and it’s setting the dance film world on fire with critics calling it the cutting edge technology for art/dance films to come. I was mesmerized and you will be too. Check out the trailer below.)

 

 

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2 Responses to San Francisco Ballet Announces Casting for Cranko’s ‘Onegin’; Maria ‘Masha’ Kochetkova & Vitor Luiz Open the Run

  1. Maria and Vitor are absolutely great.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I love Maria Kochetkova, she is an amazing dancer!

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