August 2007

  1. The Bolshoi Ballet in Le Corsaire at The London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 1 August 2007 — Performance: 30 Jul - 1 & 15 Aug 07

    Performance : 31 July 07 The impact of Russia’s new economic aristocracy is felt all over London: on our football pitches, in our restaurants and luxury car showrooms; and, for the next three weeks, at the… Continue Reading

  2. The Bolshoi Ballet in Le Corsaire at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Richard Edwards, Telegraph, Wednesday 1 August 2007Performance 30 Jul - 1 & 15 Aug 07

    ‘Le Corsaire opened a three-week season at the Coliseum in Covent Garden last night and marked a new high in the transformation of the Bolshoi after years of instability and uncertainty.’ ‘The company’s name itself – “Bolshoi” &… 

  3. Carmen Jones in Carmen Jones at Royal Festival Hall

    Press Review Paul Taylor, Independent, Wednesday 1 August 2007Performance 25 Jul - 2 Sep 07

    ‘As the inaugural theatre piece for the newly refurbished Royal Festival Hall, Carmen Jones is a smart choice. Oscar Hammerstein’s 1943 jazzy reworking of Bizet’s Carmen, with the action shifted to America’s wartime Deep South and featuring an all… 

  4. The Bolshoi Ballet in Le Corsaire at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Wednesday 1 August 2007Performance 30 Jul - 1 & 15 Aug 07

    ‘Who can resist a rollicking comedy about swashbuckling pirates and damsels in distress? Add in the men and women of the Bolshoi Ballet – dancers famous for having fun on stage – and you have an irresistible kick-off to the Bolshoi’s summer sea… 

  5. The Bolshoi Ballet in Le Corsaire at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Wednesday 1 August 2007Performance 30 Jul - 1 & 15 Aug 07

    ‘Queen of it all is Svetlana Zakharova, more beautiful than ever, more serene in command of the dance, more beguiling in playing her role – she smiles, and the world is well lost – and more absolutely a prima ballerina than any other dancer I know at th… 

  6. The Bolshoi Ballet in Le Corsaire at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Wednesday 1 August 2007Performance 30 Jul - 1 & 15 Aug 07

    ‘When ballets are as big and as bonkers as Le Corsaire, all you can do is watch and wonder.’  

  7. The Bolshoi Ballet in Le Corsaire at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Wednesday 1 August 2007Performance 30 Jul - 1 & 15 Aug 07

    ‘Throughout this technically punishing, 210-minute melodrama, the line of this tall, beautiful Ukrainian [Svetlana Zakharova], from the arch of her feet to the curve of her back and bearing of her head, was simply perfect, her flexibility and lightness astonishing.’ 

  8. The Bolshoi Ballet in Le Corsaire at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 1 August 2007Performance 30 Jul - 1 & 15 Aug 07

    ‘Using discreet film technology alongside traditional stagecraft to create the stomach-lashing illusion of a storm at sea, it is typical of a production that has steeped itself in the past, while keeping a sharp eye on what works for the present.’ JM  

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