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Gillian Murphy in James Kudelka's Cinderella.

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CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR FINAL TWO WEEKS OF
ABT’S 2007 SPRING SEASON
AT THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE

 
6/14/2007 - Casting for the seventh and eighth weeks of American Ballet Theatre’s 2007 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.

On Monday, June 25, the Company will give the first of eight performances of Swan Lake, with Irina Dvorovenko, Maxim Beloserkovsky and David Hallberg in the leading roles. Choreographed by Kevin McKenzie after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, Swan Lake is set to a score by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky and features scenery and costumes by Zack Brown.

The season will conclude with eight performances of James Kudelka’s Cinderella, beginning Monday, July 2, led by Julie Kent and Marcelo Gomes. At the matinee on Wednesday, July 4, Guest Artist Guillaume Côté will reprise his role as Her Prince Charming, opposite Xiomara Reyes as Cinderella. Côté made his debut with ABT in the same role during the 2006 Met Season. Cinderella is set to music by Sergei Prokofiev and features scenery and costumes by David Boechler.

Countrywide Financial is the National Sponsor of American Ballet Theatre. Superfund Asset Management, Inc. and Northern Trust are the sponsors of ABT’s Metropolitan Opera House Season. The 2007 Metropolitan Opera House 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.

Tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s 2007 Metropolitan Opera House season, priced $24-$110, are available at the Met box office, online at metopera.org, or by phone at 212-362-6000. The Metropolitan Opera House is located on Broadway between 64th and 65th streets in New York City.

Complete casting follows:

SEVENTH WEEK
Mon. Eve., June 25, 8 P.M. SWAN LAKE – Dvorovenko, Beloserkovsky, Hallberg
Tues. Eve., June 26, 8 P.M SWAN LAKE – Vishneva, Gomes, Radetsky
Wed. Mat., June 27, 2 P.M. SWAN LAKE – Kent, Carreño, Pastor
Wed. Eve., June 27, 8 P.M. SWAN LAKE – Murphy, Stiefel, Saveliev
Thur. Eve., June 28, 8 P.M. SWAN LAKE – Ananiashvili, Corella, Gomes
Fri. Eve., June 29, 8 P.M. SWAN LAKE – Wiles, Hallberg, Pastor
Sat. Mat., June 30, 2 P.M. SWAN LAKE – Part, Gomes, Radetsky
Sat. Eve., June 30, 8 P.M. SWAN LAKE – Herrera, Corella, Saveliev
EIGHTH WEEK
Mon. Eve., July 2, 8 P.M. CINDERELLA – Kent, Gomes
Tues. Eve., July 3, 8 P.M. CINDERELLA – Murphy, Hallberg
Wed. Mat., July 4, 2 P.M. CINDERELLA – Reyes, Côté
Wed. Eve., June 6, 8 P.M. NO PERFORMANCE
Thur. Eve., July 5, 8 P.M. CINDERELLA – Kent, Gomes
Fri. Eve., July 6, 8 P.M. CINDERELLA – Murphy, Hallberg
Sat. Mat., July 7, 2 P.M. CINDERELLA – Kent, Gomes
Sat. Eve., July 7, 8 P.M. CINDERELLA – Reyes, Côté