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
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 Raymonda’s abduction by
Abderam and her rescue from his harem by her betrothed, Jean de Brienne.
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
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.
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