August 2006

  1. Bolshoi Ballet in The Pharoah's Daughter at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Wednesday 2 August 2006Performance 31 July - 2 Aug, & 12 Aug

    ‘… the evening was a blast, borne along on an exuberant rendering of Cesare Pugni’s goggle-eyed, oom-pah score by the Bolshoi orchestra.’ 

  2. Bolshoi Ballet in The Pharoah's Daughter at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Wednesday 2 August 2006Performance 31 July - 2 Aug, & 12 Aug

    ‘This three-act Egyptian romp inspired by Petipa’s 1862 blockbuster (but in no way reproducing it) is a gorgeous spectacle that provides an abundance of fun for just about everyone on stage.’  

  3. Mariinsky Theatre (formerly Kirov) in The Golden Age at Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Tuesday 1 August 2006Performance 28/9 July

    ‘The best thing to be said about this Golden Age is that the 1930s costumes are pretty foxy, and the Mariinsky dancers are every bit as gorgeous as we know.’ 

  4. Bolshoi Ballet in The Pharoah's Daughter at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Tuesday 1 August 2006Performance 31 July - 2 Aug, & 12 Aug

    ‘The whole thing is hilarious, a crowd-pleasing caper with more camp than Carry On and a French holiday combined.’  

  5. Mariinsky Theatre (formerly Kirov) in The Golden Age at Coliseum

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 1 August 2006Performance 28/9 July

    ‘Conducted by Tugan Sokhiev, the Mariinsky orchestra zip gleefully through the cabaret numbers, then find a shimmering beauty in the adagios. The playing has infectious energy and bite.’ 

  6. Mariinsky Theatre (formerly Kirov) in The Golden Age at Coliseum

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Tuesday 1 August 2006Performance 28/9 July

    ‘I also watched the dancers of the Mariinsky ballet, and marvelled at the way they dance – clarity, elegance, tireless resource, eloquence in every action’ 

  7. Mariinsky Theatre (formerly Kirov) in The Golden Age at Coliseum

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Tuesday 1 August 2006Performance 28/9 July

    ‘For the most part Gelber’s inept staging doesn’t bother with choreography, directing the action as if it were a play or an opera.’  

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