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CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR FINAL TWO WEEKS
OF AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S
2010 SPRING SEASON
AT METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE

 
Guest Artist Natalia Osipova to Debut in Romeo and Juliet,
Saturday Matinee, July 10

 
6/16/2010 - Casting for the seventh and eighth weeks of American Ballet Theatre’s 2010 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.

The season’s second week of repertory programming will begin on Monday, June 28. The All-Classic Masters program will premiere on Tuesday, June 29, featuring Gillian Murphy and Ethan Stiefel in George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, Xiomara Reyes and Gennadi Saveliev in Antony Tudor’s Romeo and Juliet pas de deux, Hee Seo and Sascha Radetsky debuting in Sir Frederick Ashton’s Thaïs Pas de Deux, Diana Vishneva and Jose Manuel Carreño in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon pas de deux, and Julie Kent, Marcelo Gomes and Craig Salstein in Ashton’s The Dream.

Julie Kent and Marcelo Gomes will lead the season’s first performance of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet on Monday, July 5. Natalia Osipova will debut as Juliet at the matinee on Saturday, July 10, opposite David Hallberg as Romeo. Set to a score by Sergei Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet features scenery and costumes by Nicholas Georgiadis and lighting by Thomas Skelton.

Tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s 2010 Metropolitan Opera House season, priced $20-$111, are available online, at the Met box office or by phone at 212-362-6000. The Metropolitan Opera House is located on Broadway between 64th and 65th streets in New York City. For more information, visit ABT’s website at www.abt.org.

The Repertory Festival of Ballet's Masters is generously sponsored through an endowed gift from Monica, Stefano, Cosima, and Tassilo Corsi.

Generous support for the All-Classics program is provided by the Estate/Trust of Marina Svetlova and the Audrey Love Charitable Foundation.

The Brahms-Haydn Variations was made possible by the generous support of Patsy and Jeff Tarr and the JCT Foundation.

On the Dnieper is generously supported through an endowed gift from The Toni and Martin Sosnoff New Works Fund. Additional underwriting support has generously been provided by The Ross Stretton Choreography Workshop Fund and Leila and Mickey Straus. Funding is also generously provided by The Rudolf Nureyev® Dance Foundation.

Fancy Free is generously underwritten by an endowed gift from Avery and Andrew F. Barth, in honor of Laima and Rudolf Barth.

The pas de deux from Antony Tudor’s Romeo and Juliet was generously supported through an endowed gift from Cosby W. and Timothy M. George

The Dream is presented in loving memory of Clarence Y. Palitz, Jr. by his family. The Dream has been made possible with public funds from the National Endowment For the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Company B is generously supported by a gift from Marjorie S. Isaac in honor of ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.

American Ballet Theatre's performances of Romeo and Juliet are generously underwritten through an endowed gift from Ali and Monica Wambold.

J.P. Morgan is the Leading Corporate Sponsor of Make a Ballet.

American Airlines is ABT’s Official Airline.

Northern Trust is the Official Sponsor of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre.

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Inc. is the Official Sponsor of ABT II.

Mandarin Oriental, New York is ABT’s Preferred Hotel.

ABT is supported, in part, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Recovery Act, the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.



Complete casting follows:

SEVENTH WEEK
Mon. Eve., June 28, 7:30 P.M. ABT PREMIERES
THE BRAHMS-HAYDN VARIATIONS – Murphy, Carreño, Herrera, Gomes, Kent, Radetsky, Part, Hallberg, Lane, Lopez
ON THE DNIEPER – Riccetto, Saveliev, Messmer, Tamm
FANCY FREE – Cornejo, Stiefel, Carreño, Abrera, Murphy

Tues. Eve., June 29, 7:30 P.M. ALL CLASSIC MASTERS PROGRAM
ALLEGRO BRILLANTE – Murphy, Stiefel
ROMEO AND JULIET Pas de Deux – Reyes, Saveliev
THAÏS PAS DE DEUX – Seo*, Radetsky*
MANON Pas de Deux – Vishneva, Carreño
THE DREAM – Kent, Gomes, Salstein
Wed. Mat., June 30, 2 P.M. ALL CLASSIC MASTERS PROGRAM
ALLEGRO BRILLANTE – Herrera, Stearns
ROMEO AND JULIET Pas de Deux – Murphy, Hallberg
THAÏS PAS DE DEUX – Riccetto, Carreño
MANON Pas de Deux – Reyes, Gomes
COMPANY B – Company
Wed. Eve., June 30, 7:30 P.M. ALL ASHTON
BIRTHDAY OFFERING – Abrera, Tamm
THAÏS PAS DE DEUX – Seo, Radetsky
AWAKENING PAS DE DEUX – Herrera, Stearns
THE DREAM – Murphy, Hallberg, Cornejo
Thur. Eve., July 1, 7:30 P.M. ABT PREMIERES
THE BRAHMS-HAYDN VARIATIONS – Abrera, Hammoudi, Wiles, Stearns, Reyes, Cornejo, Seo, Saveliev, Riccetto, Simkin
ON THE DNIEPER – Riccetto, Saveliev, Messmer, Tamm
FANCY FREE – Salstein, Hallberg, Gomes, Boone*, Kent

Fri. Eve., July 2, 8 P.M. ALL CLASSIC MASTERS PROGRAM
ALLEGRO BRILLANTE – Dvorovenko, Beloserkovsky
ROMEO AND JULIET Pas de Deux – Murphy, Hallberg
THAÏS PAS DE DEUX – Riccetto, Matthews
MANON Pas de Deux – Vishneva, Carreño
THE DREAM – Kent, Gomes, Lopez
Sat. Mat., July 3, 2 P.M. AMERICAN PROGRAM
THE BRAHMS-HAYDN VARIATIONS – Abrera, Hammoudi, Wiles, Stearns, Reyes, Cornejo, Seo, Saveliev, Riccetto, Simkin
COMPANY B – Company
FANCY FREE – Salstein, Hallberg, Gomes, Boone, Kent

Sat. Eve., July 3, 8 P.M. u>AMERICAN PROGRAM
THE BRAHMS-HAYDN VARIATIONS – Abrera, Hammoudi, Wiles, Stearns, Reyes, Cornejo, Seo, Saveliev, Riccetto, Simkin
COMPANY B – Company
FANCY FREE – Simkin, Lopez, Radetsky, Riccetto, Boylston
EIGHTH WEEK
Mon. Eve., July 5, 7:30 PM ROMEO AND JULIET – Kent, Gomes, Cornejo
Tues. Eve., July 6, 7:30 P.M. ROMEO AND JULIET – Murphy, Hallberg, Matthews
Wed. Mat., July 7, 2 P.M. ROMEO AND JULIET – Seo, Stearns, Scott
Wed. Eve., July 7, 7:30 P.M. ROMEO AND JULIET – Reyes, Cornejo, Lopez
Thur. Eve., July 8, 7:30 P.M. ROMEO AND JULIET – Herrera, Gomes, Salstein
Fri. Eve., July 9, 8 P.M. ROMEO AND JULIET – Dvorovenko, Stearns, Lopez
Sat. Mat., July 10, 2 P.M. ROMEO AND JULIET – Osipova*, Hallberg, Matthews
Sat. Eve., July 10, 8 P.M. ROMEO AND JULIET – Vishneva, Corella, Salstein



*Editors please note first time in a role:
Tues. Eve. 6/29 – Seo and Radetsky in Thaïs Pas de Deux
Thurs. Eve. 7/1 – Boone in Fancy Free
Sat. Mat. 7/10 – Osipova in Romeo and Juliet