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Tue. March 13, 2018, 7 p.m. - 10:15 p.m. Vienna

Rudolf Nurejew

Raymonda

Conductor: Kevin Rhodes

 
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  • Rudolf Nurejew  |  Choreographie
  • Kevin Rhodes  |  Conductor
  • Rudolf Nurejew  |  Inszenierung
  • Nicholas Georgiadis  |  Bühnenbild und Kostüme
  • John B. Read  |  Light Design

Ioanna Avraam | Clémence, Raymondas Freundin

Ioanna Avraam was born in Nikosia (Cyprus). She was educated at the Nadina Loizidou Ballet School in Limassol as well as at the Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung/Ballet Academy in Munich. She gave her first performances with Diastasis Ballet in Cyprus and with Bayerisches Staatsballett in Germany. In 2008 she joined the Ballett der Wiener Staatsoper und Volksoper. In 2010 she was appointed Demi-soloist of the Wiener Staatsballett, 2014 she was announced soloist. Her repertory comprises Pas de deux in Pierre Lacottes "La Sylphide", Bauernpaar in Elena Tschernischovas „Giselle“, Kitris Freundin in Rudolf Nurejews „Don Quixote“, Gefährtin des Prinzen, Kleiner Schwan, Edelfräulein und Neapolitanischer Tanz in Rudolf Nurejews „Schwanensee“, Fee des Ehrgefühls and Pas de quatre in Peter Wrights "Dornröschen", Luisa, Pastorale, Spanischer Tanz und Schneeflocke in Rudolf Nurejews "Der Nussknacker", Manu-Tanz in Rudolf Nurejews "La Bayadère", Solo-Schneeflocke and Chinesischer Tanz in Gyula Harangozós „Der Nussknacker“, Lescauts Geliebte in Kenneth MacMillans "Manon", Prinzessin Louise in Kenneth MacMillans „Mayerling“, Helena in Jorma Elos "Ein Sommernachtstraum", Vivette in Roland Petits "L'Arlesienne", main roles in August Bournonvilles "Blumenfest in Genzano", Marius Petipas "Paquita", Pierre Lacottes Pas de six from „La Vivandière“, August Bournonvilles Pas de deux from "La Sylphide" and Pas de six from „Napoli“, Serge Lifars "Suite en blanc", Rudi van Dantzigs "Vier letzte Lieder", Wachtang Tschabukianis Pas de six from „Laurencia“, Nils Christes "Before Nightfall", David Dawsons "A Million Kisses to my Skin", William Forsythes „The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude“, Stephan Thoss' "Blaubarts Geheimnis" und „Skew-Whiff“ from Paul Lightfoot and Sol León and parts from Marius Petipas "Die Bajadere" (3. Act) and Variation in Rudolf Nurejews "Raymonda" (3. Act). She created main roles in Patrick de Banas "Windspiele", in Natalia Horecnas "Contra Clockwise Witness" (Engel) and in Antony McDonalds and Ashley Pages "Ein Reigen", where she also danced the role of Mathilda Schönberg. As a guest she danced in many European countries and overseas.
 

Alice Firenze | Henriette, Raymondas Freundin

Born in Genoa (Italy), Alice Firenze was educated at the Ballet School of the Scala in Milan. In 2005 she became a member of the Ballett der Wiener Staatsoper und Volkoper. In 2010 she was appointed Demi-soloist of the Wiener Staatsballett, 2013 she was promoted Soloist.

Her repertory comprises Judith in Stephan Thoss' "Blaubarts Geheimnis", Straßentänzerin in Rudolf Nurejews "Don Quixote", Solo-Sylphide in Pierre Lacottes "La Sylphide", Fee der Schönheit, Fee der Lebhaftigkeit und Pas de quatre in Peter Wrights "Dornröschen", Gefährtin des Prinzen und Ungarischer Tanz in Rudolf Nurejews "Schwanensee", Arabischer Tanz in Rudolf Nurejews "Der Nussknacker", Zigeunerin in John Crankos "Romeo und Julia", Lescauts Geliebte in Kenneth MacMillans "Manon", Helena in Jorma Elos "Ein Sommernachtstraum", Schatten der Marie Antoinette in Patrick de Banas „Marie Antoinette“, roles in Marius Petipas "Paquita", George Balanchines „Who Cares?“, Serge Lifars "Suite en blanc", Jerome Robbins’ „Glass Pieces“, Rudi van Dantzigs "Vier letzte Lieder", John Neumeiers "Bach Suite III" und "Vaslaw", Jiří Kyliáns „Sechs Tänze“ and „Bella Figura“, William Forsythes "The Second Detail", Nils Christes "Before Nightfall", David Dawsons "A Miillion Kisses to my Skin", Variation in Rudolf Nurejews "Raymonda" (Variation 3rd Act and Valse fantastique) as well as the (main) roles she created in András Lukács’ “Duo” in Patrick de Banas "Windspiele", Eno Pecis "Herzblume" in Natalia Horecnas "Contra Clockwise Witness" (Engel), and Antony McDonalds and Ashley Pages "Ein Reigen" (Mitzi). As a guest dancer she performed in many European countries and overseas.

Vladimir Shishov | Abderachman, Sarazenischer Fürst

Vladimir Shishov was born in Saint Petersburg (Russia) where he graduated from Vaganova Academy. From 2000 to 2006 he was, amongst others as Soloist, a member of the Ballet of Mariinsky Theatre. His repertory at this time comprised Basil in „Don Quixote“, Conrad in „Le Corsaire“, Rotbart in „Schwanensee“, Jean de Brienne in „Raymonda“, Ferhad in „Legende von der Liebe“, Paris in „Romeo und Julia“, Jüngling in „Leningrader Sinfonie“ as well as roles in John Neumeiers „The Sounds of Empty Pages“ and William Forsythes „In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated“ and „Steptext“. In 2006 he was engaged as Soloist by the Ballet of the Wiener Staatsoper und Volksoper. In 2010 he was appointed First Soloist of the Wiener Staatballett. His Viennese repertory comprises Basil in Rudolf Nurejews „Don Quixote“, Solor in Vladimir Malakhovs „Die Bajadere“, Solor in Rudolf Nurejews "La Bayadère" (2nd Act), Prinz Siegfried in Rudolf Nurejews „Schwanensee“, Franz in „Coppélia“ from Gyula Harangozó sen., Drosselmeyer/Der Prinz in Rudolf Nurejews "Der Nussknacker", Prinz Nussknacker in Gyula Harangozós „Der Nussknacker“, Prinz Florimund in Peter Wrights "Dornröschen", Johann in Roland Petits “Die Fledermaus“, the title role and Fürst Gremin in John Crankos „Onegin“, Des Grieux in Kenneth MacMillans „Manon“, Wronski in Boris Eifmans „Anna Karenina“, Ludwig XVI. in Patrick de Banas „Marie Antoinette“, the main role in Marius Petipas Grand Pas from „Paquita“ and „Raymonda", the Militärkapellmeister in „Platzkonzert“ from Gyula Harangozó sen. and Hauptpartien in George Balanchines "Allegro Brillante", „Thema und Variationen“, Serge Lifars "Suite en blanc", Jerome Robbins’ „In the Night“, Twyla Tharps „Variationen über ein Thema from Haydn“, Jirí Kyliáns „Bella Figura“, William Forsythes "The Second Detail", Jorma Elos „Glow – Stop“, David Dawsons "A Million Kisses to my Skin" as well as ein Duo from Roland Petits „Proust ou les Intermittences du cœur“. He created the role of Oberon in Jorma Elos „Ein Sommernachtstraum“.

He has appeared as guest dancer in many European countries and overseas.

Awards and honours: Prix International of the magazine “Ballet 2000” (2008).

Rudolf Nureyev's "Raymonda" (music: Alexander Glasunow) will return to the Wiener Staatsoper for the first time since Manuel Legris took over as a ballet director. The dramatic love story between the young girl Raymonda and cavalier Jean de Brienne ends despite the kidnapping of Raymonda with a happy ending in love and harmony.