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CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR
THIRD AND FOURTH WEEKS OF
AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S 2006 SPRING SEASON
AT THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE

 
Guest Artist Guillaume Côté to Debut with American Ballet Theatre
in James Kudelka’s Cinderella, Tuesday, June 6

 
5/24/2006 - Casting for the third and fourth weeks of American Ballet Theatre’s 2006 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.

Eight performances of James Kudelka’s Cinderella will be performed Monday evening, June 5 through Saturday evening, June 10. Guillaume Côté, a principal dancer with National Ballet of Canada, will perform the role of Her Prince Charming on Tuesday, June 6, Thursday, June 8 and Saturday evening, June 10. Côté will dance the role opposite Xiomara Reyes who makes her debut in the title role. Côté originated the role of Her Prince Charming in Kudelka’s Cinderella at the ballet’s premiere in Canada in 2004.

Giselle will be given eight performances by ABT beginning Monday evening, June 12 with Xiomara Reyes in the title role dancing opposite Julio Bocca as Albrecht. Giselle is set to music by Adolphe Adam, orchestrated by John Lanchbery. This production was staged by Kevin McKenzie, with choreography after Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa.

Countrywide Financial Corporation is the National Sponsor of American Ballet Theatre. Northern Trust is a season sponsor of ABT at the Metropolitan Opera House. ABT's 2006 Spring Season is also made possible with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. American Airlines is the Official Airline of American Ballet Theatre.

Tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s 2006 Metropolitan Opera House season, priced $23-$100, are available at the Met box office, by phone at 212-362-6000 or online at metopera.org. The Metropolitan Opera House is located on Broadway between 64th and 65th streets in New York City.

Complete casting follows:

THIRD WEEK
Mon. Eve., June 5, 8 P.M. CINDERELLA – Murphy, Hallberg
Tues. Eve., June 6, 8 P.M CINDERELLA – Reyes*, Côté**
Wed. Mat., June 7, 2 P.M. CINDERELLA – Murphy, Hallberg
Wed. Eve., June 7, 8 P.M. CINDERELLA – Kent, Gomes
Thur. Eve., June 8, 8 P.M. CINDERELLA – Reyes, Côté
Fri. Eve., June 9, 8 P.M. CINDERELLA – Murphy, Hallberg
Sat. Mat., June 10, 2 P.M. CINDERELLA – Kent, Gomes
Sat. Eve., June 1-, 8 P.M. CINDERELLA – Reyes*, Côté**
FOURTH WEEK
Mon. Eve., June 12, 8 P.M. GISELLE – Reyes, Bocca, Murphy, Saveliev
Tues. Eve., June 13, 8 P.M. GISELLE – Herrera, Gomes ,Abrera, Radetsky
Wed. Mat., June 14, 2 P.M. GISELLE – Dvorovenko, Beloserkovsky, Part, Pastor
Wed. Eve., June 14, 8 P.M. GISELLE – Vishneva, Malakhov, Wiles, Stappas
Thur. Eve., June 15, 8 P.M. GISELLE – Kent, Carreño, Part, Pastor
Fri. Eve., June 16, 8 P.M. GISELLE – Reyes, Bocca, Murphy, Saveliev
Sat. Mat., June 17, 2 P.M. GISELLE – Herrera, Gomes, C. Corella, Radetsky
Sat. Eve., June 17, 8 P.M. GISELLE – Vishneva, Corella, Wiles, Stappas



*Please note: First time in a role:
Tues. Eve., June 6 – Reyes in Cinderella

**Please note: First time in a role with ABT:
Tues. Eve., June 6 – Côté in Cinderella