White Swan ? Black Swan ? Swan Lake.

swan lake tutus backstage

English National Ballet's Swan Lake tutu'd dancers

Casting has been announced for English National Ballet’s version of Swan Lake at the London Coliseum next month.  Vadim Muntagirov, the First Soloist who has lead the company for the last few opening nights in a principal role, will not open this run of performances.  I suggested in my review of his last performance that it might be time for him to be promoted. This time, First Night honours go to Principal Arionel Vargas, who is partnered by Elena Glurdjidze.

Casting in order of Prince, Odette/Odile & Rothbart;

Tuesday 22nd March at 7:30pm
Arionel Vargas, Elena Glurdjidze,  Zhanat Atymtayev

Wednesday 23 March at 7:30pm
Vadim Muntagirov, Daria Klimentová, Fabian Reimair

Thursday 24 March at 2:30pm
Arionel Vargas, Elena Glurdjidze, Zhanat Atymtayev

Thursday 24 March at 7:30pm
Dmitri Gruzdyev, Fernanda Oliveira, Fabian Reimair

Friday 25 March at 7.30pm
Esteban Berlanga, Erina Takahashi, James Streeter

Saturday 26  January at 2.30pm
Dmitri Gruzdyev, Fernanda Oliveira, Fabian Reimair

Saturday 26 March at 7.30pm
Vadim Muntagirov, Daria Klimentová, Fabian Reimair

Ticket Prices
Stalls £67
Dress Circle £67, £55, £40
Upper Circle £55, £40, £30, £20
Balcony £15, £10

Champagne Superseats £95, with gift £110
Includes a premium seat in the Stalls or Dress Circle, a programme, a glass of Champagne and smoked salmon sandwiches. With Gift includes an annual English National Ballet Friend Membership.

Ticket and transaction fees may apply when booking by telephone or online.

English National Ballet reserves the right to make alterations to the programme, casting, dates, times, discounts and prices as necessary.

London Coliseum
22 – 26 March
0871 911 0200
Book online
St Martin’s Lane

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4 Responses to White Swan ? Black Swan ? Swan Lake.

  1. Henrik from Tights and Tiaras February 16, 2011 at 6:12 pm #

    I think I would go see the last show, though, simply because of Klimentová – she’s a treat!!!

  2. May February 17, 2011 at 7:10 am #

    Wot no Max in a leading role this time? – seems very few casts!

  3. Ballet News February 19, 2011 at 7:22 pm #

    @Henrik – very true !

    @May – I know – shocking ! I imagine that when this (very short) run of performances was planned, the hype surrounding Swan Lake hadn’t been anticipated. Perhaps with a longer run, Max would have been given a show. C’est la vie, I guess !