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Entertainment Theatre Raymonda at the Artscape Opera House

Raymonda at the Artscape Opera House

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Kim Vieira and Daniel Szybkowski
At least four guest artists will grace the stage in this glamorous re-creation of Norman Furberís masterpiece, last seen in South Africa in 1996, when danced by the CAPAB Ballet Co.

 Featuring sumptuous sets and costumes and danced to the glorious Glazunov score, played by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, Raymonda will showcase the wealth of South African talent alongside the best in

the world.

Hikaru Kobayashi and Valeri Hristov, both Senior Soloists in the Royal Ballet, will dance the roles of Raymonda and Jean de Brienne at two performances, while Trevor Schoonraad, formerly of the English National

Ballet and now an international freelance artist, shares the role of Abderam with Xola Putye and Ivan Boonzaaier.

Dirk Weyershausen, of the Norwegian National Ballet, will partner Laura Bosenberg at three performances and the third pairing is Kim Vieira, formerly of the Dutch National Ballet, with Daniel Szybkowski, making

this a truly international production.

The sultry role of Semiramis will be shared by Angela Hansford, Lauren Rogers and Kirstel Jensen, supported by an exciting cast of soloists and corps de  ballet, portraying the story of Raymondaís abduction by

Abderam and her rescue from his harem by her betrothed, Jean de Brienne.

AUGUST:
Fri 24th at 19h30: Laura Bosenberg, Dirk Weyershausen*, Trevor Schoonraad*, Angela Hansford
Sat 25th at 14h00: Kim Vieira, Daniel Szybkowski, Ivan Boonzaaier, Lauren Rogers
Sat 25th at 19h30: Hikaru Kabayashi*, Valeri Hristov*, Xola Putye, Angela Hansford
Sun 26th at 15h00: Laura Bosenberg, Dirk Weyershausen*, Trevor Schoonraad*, Kirstel Jensen
Wed 29th at 19h30: Hikaru Kabayashi*, Valeri Hristov*, Xola Putye, Angela Hansford        
Fri 31s at 19h30: Laura Bosenberg, Dirk Weyershausen*, Trevor Schoonraad*, Kirstel Jensen

SEPTEMBER:
Sat 1st at 14h00    Kim Vieira, Daniel Szybkowski, Ivan Boonzaaier, Lauren Rogers

Raymonda runs at the Artscape Opera House from 24 Aug to 1 Sep 2012. Ticket prices range from R100 to R250.