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234th Season

Diana Vishneva Ballet Gala "Marguerite and Armand", "The Old Man and Me", "Le Jeune homme et la mort"

Music by Ferencz Liszt
Choreography by Roland Petit (revisions)

Diana Vishneva

• People´s Artist of Russia (2007)
• Recipient of the State Prize of Russia (2000)
• Prize-winner at the International Ballet Competition (Lausanne, 1994)
• Recipient of the Divine and Benois de la Danse prizes (1996), the Golden Sofit (1996), the Baltika prize (1998), the Golden Mask (2001, 2009, 2013), the Dancer of Europe 2002 prize, Ballet magazine prize (2003), Dance Magazine Award (2017)

Diana Vishneva was born in Leningrad. She graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy (class of Professor Lyudmila Kovaleva). During her last year at the Academy she also trained at the Mariinsky Theatre. Diana Vishneva joined the Mariinsky Ballet Company in 1995, and has been a Mariinsky Theatre soloist since 1996.
Diana Vishneva frequently performs at the Europe's most prestigious venues. In 2001 she made her debut at the Bayerisches Staatsballett (Kenneth MacMillan's Manon) and at the Teatro alla Scala (Aurora in Rudolf Nureyev's version of The Sleeping Beauty), while in 2002 she appeared at the Opéra de Paris (Kitri in Rudolf Nureyev's version of Don Quixote). In 2003 came her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York (Juliet in Kenneth Macmillan's version of Romeo and Juliet).

Diana Vishneva frequently works with renowned contemporary choreographers and stage directors. In 2005 at the Mariinsky Theatre came the premiere of Petr Zuska's ballet Les Bras de mer, staged specially for Diana Vishneva. In 2007 Andrei Moguchy and Alexei Kononov staged the production Silenzio. Diana Vishneva.
In February 2009, Diana Vishneva together with Ardani Artists Management and the Orange County Performing Arts Center presented the programme Beauty in Motion (Alexei Ratmansky's Pierrot Lunaire, Dwight Rhoden's Three Point Turn and Moses Pendleton's F.L.O.W.).


Music by Franz Liszt (Piano Sonata in B Minor)
Orchestrated by Dudley Simpson
Choreography by Frederick Ashton

Production Coach at the Mariinsky Theatre: Grant Coyle
Set Designs and Costumes: Cecil Beaton
Original Lighting Concept: John B. Read
Featuring Diana Vishneva, Xander Parish

Music by J.J. Cale, Igor Stravinsky, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Choreography by Hans van Manen
Production: Mea Venema
Set and Costume designs by Keso Dekker
Lighting design by Joob Caboort
Performed by Diana Vishneva, Vladimir Malakhov

To music by Johann Sebastian Bach
(Passacaglia in С Minor, BWV 582, arranged for full orchestra by Alexander Goedicke)
Libretto by Jean Cocteau
Choreography by Roland Petit

Production Choreographer: Luigi Bonino
Set Designer: Georges Wakhevitch
Costume Designer: Karinska
Lighting Designer: Jean-Michel Désiré
Cast: Diana Vishneva

Full cast to be announced at a later date

Age category 6+

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