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June 27, 2005


Amanda McKerrow to Dance Final Performance with ABT on Thursday, July 14

Casting for the seventh and eighth weeks of American Ballet Theatre’s 2005 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.

The Season’s performances of Kevin McKenzie’s Swan Lake will continue through July 9. The week will be highlighted by the Company debuts of Diana Vishneva as Odette-Odile on Tuesday, July 5, and Carlos Acosta as Prince Siegfried on Wednesday evening, July 6.

The season will conclude with eight performances of the classic Giselle, staged by Kevin McKenzie with choreography after Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa and set to music by Adolphe Adam. Diana Vishneva will dance the title role for the first time with ABT on Tuesday, July 12, with Vladimir Malakhov as Albrecht and Veronika Part as Myrta. On Thursday, July 14, Principal Dancer Amanda McKerrow will give her final performance with American Ballet Theatre, dancing Giselle opposite Ethan Stiefel as Albrecht and Gillian Murphy as Myrta. In addition, Alessandra Ferri will celebrate her Twentieth Anniversary with ABT on Friday, July 15, dancing the role of Giselle opposite Julio Bocca as Albrecht and Veronika Part as Myrta.

Countrywide Financial is the National Sponsor of American Ballet Theatre and Cole Haan is a Leading Benefactor. Graff Jewelers and Northern Trust are the 2005 Season Sponsors at The Metropolitan Opera House. ABT’s 2005 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 2005 Metropolitan Opera House season, priced $22-$92, are available at the Met box office, by phone at 212-362-6000 or online at The Metropolitan Opera House is located on Broadway between 64th and 65th streets in New York City.

Complete casting follows:

Mon. Eve., July 4, 8 P.M. SWAN LAKE – Part, Gomes, Pastor

Tue. Eve., July 5, 8 P.M. SWAN LAKE – Vishneva**, Beloserkovsky, Radetsky

Wed. Mat., July 6, 2 P.M. SWAN LAKE – Kent, Bocca, Hallberg
Wed. Eve., July 6, 8 P.M. SWAN LAKE – Wiles, Acosta**, Hallberg
Thur. Eve., July 7, 8 P.M. SWAN LAKE – Part, Gomes, Pastor

Fri. Eve., July 8, 8 P.M. SWAN LAKE – Herrera, Acosta, Hallberg

Sat. Mat., July 9, 2 P.M. SWAN LAKE – Vishneva, Beloserkovsky, Radetsky
Sat. Eve., July 9, 8 P.M. SWAN LAKE – Murphy, Corella, Gomes
Mon. Eve., July 11, 8 P.M. GISELLE – Kent, Bocca, Murphy, Saveliev

Tue. Eve., July 12, 8 P.M. GISELLE – Vishneva**, Malakhov, Part, Radetsky

Wed. Mat., July 13, 2 P.M. GISELLE – Reyes, Beloserkovsky, C.Corella, Stappas
Wed. Eve., July 13, 8 P.M. GISELLE – Herrera, Gomes, Wiles, Pastor
Thur. Eve., July 14, 8 P.M. GISELLE – McKerrow, Stiefel, Murphy, Radetsky

Fri. Eve., July 15, 8 P.M. GISELLE – Ferri, Bocca, Part, Saveliev

Sat. Mat., July 16, 2 P.M. GISELLE – Reyes, Corella, C.Corella, Stappas
Sat. Eve., July 16, 8 P.M. GISELLE – Kent, Carreño, Wiles, Pastor

**Please note: First time in a role with ABT:
Tues., July 5 – Vishneva in Swan Lake
Wed. eve., July 6 – Acosta in Swan Lake
Tues., July 12 – Vishneva in Giselle

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