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Cast change: Manon on 5 and 13 April 2018

Changes to Principal casting have been announced.

By Mel Spencer (Senior Editor (Social Media))

15 March 2018 at 10.56am | 13 Comments

It has been necessary to make changes to Principal casting for performances of The Royal Ballet's Manon on 5 and 13 April 2018.

Due to injury, David Hallberg is replaced by Vladimir Shklyarov as Des Grieux on 5 and 13 April 2018.

The rest of the cast remains the same.

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By Mel Spencer (Senior Editor (Social Media))

15 March 2018 at 10.56am

This article has been categorised Ballet and tagged by Kenneth Macmillan, cast change, Manon, Production, Vladimir Shklyarov

This article has 13 comments

  1. Marilyn weston responded on 15 March 2018 at 4:45pm Reply

    Brilliant sorry not to see Hallberg but shklyarov thats wonderful

  2. John Huxley Travis responded on 15 March 2018 at 6:24pm Reply

    Vladimir Shklyarov is a superlative artist and looking forward to seeing him dance Des Grieux.

  3. Lyn responded on 15 March 2018 at 7:18pm Reply

    He is awesome!

  4. Jennifer Sandoe responded on 16 March 2018 at 3:46pm Reply

    So wish she could dance with her partner, the brilliant Sergei Polunin. However they are dancing together in Munich in The Taming of the Shrew on 16 April 2018 at the Bayerische Staatsoper.....

    • Karen R responded on 21 March 2018 at 11:45pm

      I also very much wish Natalia could dance with her partner the magnificent Sergei Polunin, with the Royal Ballet. I have tickets to see them dance in Munich in The Taming of the Shrew in April, which is sold out. They are magical together and I'll continue to follow Polunin.

    • penelope simpson responded on 22 March 2018 at 11:49am

      He probably wouldn't turn up - just like last time.

  5. Marian Westlake responded on 16 March 2018 at 10:45pm Reply

    Sad that Hallberg is still injured but Shklyarov is an amazing artist and so look forward to seeing him as Des Grieux with Osipova. It will be electric.

  6. Sebastian Petit responded on 19 March 2018 at 3:11pm Reply

    I can't say I was massively impressed with his Armand but Des Grieux is a much better written role so I live in hope

  7. penelope simpson responded on 24 March 2018 at 1:50pm Reply

    Hmm. Thought his Armand was absolutely beautiful.

  8. Bill Mohr responded on 2 April 2018 at 2:37pm Reply

    Anyone who thinks they are ever going to see Sergei Polunin dance at. Covent Garden again is going to be bitterly disappointed. His career there is over.

    • Larayne responded on 16 April 2018 at 11:20pm

      Sergei's career will never be over anywhere - he is too brilliant a dancer. He was trained by the Royal Ballet School, and with all the incredible hard work he put into the Royal Opera House, he will never be forgotten and I am sure will be welcomed with open arms by such a magnificent institution as the Royal Opera House and the Royal Ballet Company.

  9. Marguerite Wiewel responded on 6 April 2018 at 6:44am Reply

    Vladimir Shklyarov last night was an absolutely superb Des Grieux. The partnership worked very well and the array of emotions both on Vladimir's face and in every fibre of his body was palpable. Exquisite performance and so grateful we can see it all again on the 13th ! As indeed I am very much looking forward to his Armand performances as well. A great addition to a wonderful company. I hope this is the start of many guest appearances !!

  10. Hisayo Kawahara responded on 14 April 2018 at 8:01pm Reply

    I am sorry for David Hallberg for his injury but I was ecstatic that Vladimir Shklyarov turned up last night. He is my favourite dancer and his performance last night was absolutely unforgettable. Please bring him in again for more performances!!!

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