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Your Reaction: The Mariinsky Ballet's Romeo and Juliet 2014

What did you think of the Mariinsky's performance of Lavrovsky and Prokofiev's Shakespearean ballet?

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

29 July 2014 at 12.08pm | 4 Comments

What did you think of the Mariinsky Ballet's Romeo and Juliet?

The Mariinsky Ballet's Romeo and Juliet runs until 31 July 2014. Tickets are sold out though returns may become available.
The company's summer London season runs at the Royal Opera House until 16 August 2014.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

29 July 2014 at 12.08pm

This article has been categorised Ballet and tagged by Leonid Lavrovsky, Mariinsky Ballet, Production, review, Romeo and Juliet, Social Media, twitter, your reaction

This article has 4 comments

  1. Rosanna Achilleos-Sarll responded on 29 July 2014 at 2:25pm Reply

    Vishneva and Shklyarov's performance last night was thrilling. The moment the lovers meet sent shivers down my spine. We believed this was young love at first sight. Effortless breathtaking tours from Shklyarov and perfect elegant lines from Vishneva. This was a tender sensitive performance by two of Russia's great stars. The corps as ever had some wonderful performances and provided the necessary frame to showcase the Mariinsky's genius. Thank you so much for letting us see this beautiful performance.

  2. Nina Battleday responded on 29 July 2014 at 11:09pm Reply

    marvellous performances. Missed the passion of Macmillan's version, and rather amused that the sword fights sounded as though they were using plastic swords! Would love to see this pair in the macmillan version.

  3. Ms Vishneva lacks (bear with me) in innate warmth, profundity and maturity that Ms Lopatkina has, but it was an absolute joy to see her expressing an infatuated love, childishness of a girl. I saw both Prokofiev’s, Romeo & Juliet and Cinderella; no one does these roles better than this girl!!
    Ms Vishneva’s partner was “my” Romeo, Mr Shklyarov. He has such a charisma, grabs audiences’ hearts with an immediate and instantaneous gravity from his sincerity and expressiveness. I am so looking forward to the release of a Mariinsky’s own Blu-ray/DVD of R&J by the same coupling, due on 15th September.
    Mr Smekalov is very tall, expressive and has such stage presence, it is almost incredulous that he is still a Second Soloist. He was splendid as Tybalt.
    After the first night as Mercutio in R&J, Mr Sergeyev has been much talked about for his thoroughly impressive death scene. He is one of the tallest, but also slimmer than most others, it is a mystery where he finds his energy for such engaging performances. With his marvellous technique, who cannot love this dancer?
    Mr Zverev was Paris. This very tall noble looking man totally shined in his princely roles.
    After Mariinsky’s three-week tour concluded, I would like to congratulate all the artists, and to give my special thanks to the Principal Character Artists: Mr Ponomarev: Formidable King. Ms Bazhenova: Queen of Magic. Mr Yakovlev: Sagacious Mentor. Mr Kulaev: Dependable Father. Ms Belik: Exotic Sister. They are the core of every story. (PS: We are sorry, Mr Kulaev, that your are unaccredited in the programme)

  4. Martin Wiggs responded on 23 August 2014 at 9:15am Reply

    The dancing of Diana Vishneva was truly remarkable. A sheer joy to watch. She danced from the heart. Beautiful.

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