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XIOMARA REYES TO DEBUT AS KITRI AND DIANA VISHNEVA TO DEBUT AS JULIET DURING FIFTH AND SIXTH WEEK OF AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE AT METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE

 
Casting For Fifth And Sixth Week Of American Ballet Theatre At Metropolitan Opera House

 
5/27/2003 - Casting for the fifth and sixth week of American Ballet Theatre’s 2003 Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.

Don Quixote, staged by Kevin McKenzie and Susan Jones, will be given its first performance of the season on Monday evening, June 2 with Paloma Herrera and Jose Manuel Carreño in the leading roles. On Wednesday evening, June 4, Xiomara Reyes will debut in the role of Kitri opposite Angel Corella as Basil. Other debuts in the ballet include Veronika Part as Queen of the Driads on Monday evening, June 2, Monique Meunier as Mercedes on the matinee of Wednesday, June 4 and Sascha Radetsky as Espada on Wednesday evening, June 4.

Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet continues for seven performances June 6-11. On Wednesday evening, June 11, guest artist Diana Vishneva will make her Company debut in the role of Juliet opposite Vladimir Malakhov as Romeo.

Ms. Vishneva, a principal dancer with the Kirov Ballet, is appearing with ABT as part of an exchange program with the Kirov Ballet. American Ballet Theatre’s 2003 Metropolitan Opera House season is sponsored by UBS, ABT’s National Presenting Sponsor, and Movado Watch Company, a leading benefactor. ABT’s Spring season is also made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s 2003 Spring season are on sale at the Metropolitan Opera House box office or by calling 212-362-6000. For more information, visit ABT’s website at www.abt.org

A complete cast listing follows.

Casting is subject to change.

FIFTH WEEK
Mon. Eve., June 2, 8 P.M. DON QUIXOTE – Herrera, Carreño, S. Brown, Gomes
Tues. Eve., June 3, 8 P.M. DON QUIXOTE – Murphy, Stiefel, C. Corella, Molina
Wed. Mat., June 4, 2 P.M. DON QUIXOTE – Dvorovenko, Belotserkovsky, Meunier*, Saveliev*
Wed. Eve., June 4, 8 P.M. DON QUIXOTE – Reyes*, Corella, S Brown, Radetsky*
Thurs. Eve., June 5, 8 P.M. DON QUIXOTE – Ananiashvili, Gomes, C. Corella, Molina
Fri. Eve., June 6, 8 P.M. ROMEO AND JULIET – Kent, Malakhov, H. Cornejo
Sat. Mat., June 7, 2 P.M. ROMEO AND JULIET – Tuttle, Corella, Salstein**
Sat. Eve., June 7, 8 P.M. ROMEO AND JULIET – Herrera, Gomes, Lopez
SIXTH WEEK
Mon. Eve., June 9, 8 P.M. ROMEO AND JULIET – McKerrow, Stiefel, Salstein
Tues. Eve., June 10, 8 P.M. ROMEO AND JULIET – Dvorovenko**, Belotserkovsky**, De Luz
Wed. Mat., June 11, 2 P.M. ROMEO AND JULIET – Reyes**, Corella, H. Cornejo
Wed. Eve., June 11, 8 P.M. ROMEO AND JULIET – Vishneva+, Malakhov, De Luz
Thurs. Eve., June 12, 8 P.M. DON QUIXOTE – Herrera, Carreño
Fri. Eve., June 13, 8 P.M. DON QUIXOTE – Dvorovenko, Belotserkovsky
Fri. Eve., June 13, 8 P.M. DON QUIXOTE – Dvorovenko, Belotserkovsky
Sat. Mat., June 14, 2 P.M. DON QUIXOTE – Reyes, Corella
Sat. Eve., June 14, 8 P.M. DON QUIXOTE – Murphy, Stiefel


*Editors please note: first time in a role: Wed Mat., June 4 – Meunier(Mercedes) and Saveliev(Espada) in Don Quixote Wed. Eve., June 4 – Reyes(Kitri) and Radetsky(Espada) in Don Quixote

**Editors please note: first time in a role in New York: Sat. Mat., June 7 – Salstein(Mercutio) in Romeo and Juliet Tues. Eve., June 10 – Dvorovenko and Belotserkovsky in Romeo and Juliet Wed. Mat., June 11 – Reyes in Romeo and Juliet

+Editors please note: first time in a role with ABT: Wed. Eve., June 11 – Vishneva in Romeo and Juliet