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Casting Of Bolshoi Ballet Engagement Is Completed

June 12, 1987|DANIEL CARIAGA | Times Music Writer

Principal casting has been announced for the 22-performance, three-week engagement by the Bolshoi Ballet in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center, Aug. 11-30.

The Music Center performances--the Bolshoi's first visit to Los Angeles since its September, 1979, engagement at Shrine Auditorium--conclude the 1987 U.S. summer tour of the Soviet company; the tour begins in New York City, June 30, and is scheduled to stop also in Washington and San Francisco.

Six programs will be offered--"The Golden Age," three different highlights programs, "Raymonda" and "Giselle." Oddly, the opening-night "Golden Age" will feature Alla Mikhalchenko and Yuri Vasyuchenko, while the better-known Natalia Bessmertnova and Irek Mukhamedov will appear in the same ballet, on the second night of the run.

Principal casting, as announced this week--all programs and casts are subject to change:

Aug. 11, 8 p.m.: "The Golden Age": Mikhalchenko, Vasyuchenko, Alexei Lazarev, Nina Semizorova.

Aug. 12, 8 p.m.: "Golden Age": Bessmertnova, Mukhamedov, Vitali Artyushkin, Maria Bilova.

Aug. 13, 8 p.m.: "Golden Age": Ludmila Semenyaka, Andris Liepa, Alexei Lazarev, Nina Semizorova.

Aug. 14, 8 p.m.: Highlights program: "Romeo and Juliet," Act I: Liepa, Nina Ananiashvili. "Swan Lake" pas de deux: Mikhalchenko, Vasyuchenko. "Les Sylphides" pas de deux: Tatiana Golikova, Alexei Dovgopoliy. "The Talisman" pas de deux: Semizorova, Alexander Vetrov. "Legend of Love" adagio: Alla Khanashvili-Artyushkina, Andrei Shakhin. "Spring Waters": Inna Petrova, Leonid Nikonov. "Don Quixote" pas de deux: Semenyaka, Mukhamedov. "Spartacus," Act II: Alexei Fadeyechev, Artyushkin, Bessmertnova, Bilova.

Aug. 15, 2 p.m.: Highlights program: "Romeo," Act I: Mukhamedov, Bessmertnova. "Sleeping Beauty" pas de deux: Semizorova, Yuri Posokhov. "Sylphides" pas de deux: Golikova, Vladimir Lyukin. "Swan Lake" pas de deux: Semenyaka, Fadeyechev. "Legend of Love" adagio: Khanashvili-Artyushkina, Shakhin. "The Swan": Mikhalchenko. "Corsaire" pas de deux: Ananiashvili, Liepa; "Spartacus," Act II: Vasyuchenko, Artyushkin, Petrova, Bilova.

Aug. 15, 8 p.m.: Highlights program: "Romeo," Act I: Liepa, Semenyaka. "Swan Lake" pas de deux: Ananiashvili, Fadeyechev. "Sylphides" pas de deux: Golikova, Dovgopoliy. "Corsaire" pas de deux: Khanashvili-Artyushkina, Artyushkin. "Nutcracker": Dance of the Indian Puppets: Maria Zubkova, Alexander Valeyev. "Legend of Love" adagio: Bilova, Shakhin. "Don Quixote" pas de deux: Semizorova, Vasyuchenko. "Spartacus," Act II: Mukhamedov, Lazarev, Bessmertnova, Mikhalchenko.

Aug. 16, 2 p.m.: "Golden Age": same cast as Aug. 12, except Golikova replacing Bilova.

Aug. 18, 8 p.m.: "Golden Age": same cast as Aug. 11.

Aug. 19, 8 p.m.: Highlights: same program and cast as Aug. 14.

Aug. 20, 8 p.m.: Highlights: same program and cast as 8 p.m., Aug. 15.

Aug. 21, 8 p.m.: "Raymonda": Bessmertnova, Fadeyechev, Vetrov.

Aug. 22, 2 p.m.: "Raymonda": Semenyaka, Fadeyechev, Vetrov.

Aug. 22, 8 p.m.: "Raymonda": Mikhalenchko, Mukhamedov, Shakhin.

Aug. 23, 2 p.m.: "Raymonda": Semizorova, Liepa, Vetrov.

Aug. 25, 8 p.m.: "Raymonda": same cast as 2 p.m., Aug. 22.

Aug. 26, 2 p.m.: Highlights: same program and cast as 2 p.m., Aug. 15.

Aug. 26, 8 p.m.: "Giselle": Semizorova, Vasyuchenko, Vetrov, Ananiashvili.

Aug. 27, 8 p.m.: Bessmertnova, Vasyuchenko, Vetrov, Nina Speranskaya.

Aug. 28, 8 p.m.: Semenyaka, Mukhamedov, Vetrov, Bilova.

Aug. 29, 2 p.m.: "Giselle": Ananiashvili, Liepa, Vetrov, Bilova.

Aug. 29, 8 p.m.: "Giselle": Mikhalchenko, Fadeyechev, Vetrov, Speranskaya.

Aug. 30, 2 p.m.: "Golden Age": Bessmertnova, Mukhamedov, Artyushkin, Golikova.

Information: (213) 972-7550, or (213) 410-1062.

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