We are so happy…we had a fantastic first performance in Bangkok and we celebrated our Soloist Adhonay Soares da Silva’s debut as Petrucchio in The Taming of the Shrew. Instead of trying to put it in a nutshell, we let the photos of our photographer and Principal Dancer Roman Novitzky speak for themselves…
Just before the stage rehearsal: Alicia Amatriain and Hyo-Jung Kang put on their pointe shoes next to the rosin box.
A lighthearted moment in the dressing room: Noan Alves, Adrian Oldenburger and Daniele Sillingardi with their efficient and always helpful dresser Kerstin Stahl.
Wigholder for Hortensio’s wig.
After just two short days of preparation the first performance is finally here: Fabio Adorisio as Hortensio, Alessandro Giaquinto as Gremio and Martí Fernández Paixà as Lucentio in the first act.
Jessica Fyfe as Bianca. Her Australian parents are sitting in the audience. For them, Bangkok is much closer than Germany and they take advantage of the geographical proximity to see their daughter dance.
Alessandro Giaquinto also has a debut this evening as Gremio and wins the audience over with his quirky interpretation of the role. Here with Jessica Fyfe as Bianca.
Jessica Fyfe and Martí Fernández Paixà dancing a Pas de deux.
Elisa Badenes and Adhonay Soares da Silva in the first Pas de deux – also known as the “fight Pas de deux”.
Adhonay Soares da Silva and Elisa Badenes: Petrucchio tries to convince Katherina that he is in love with her.
Adhonay Soares da Silva enjoys the signature big jumps which characterise this leading role.
During the intermission: a “portrait” of Alessandro Giaquinto in make-up as Gremio.
Adhonay Soares da Silva during the intermission: deservedly happy and relieved how well the first act has gone.
Coming together there, where the wi-fi is most efficient: Hyo-Jung Kang, Louis Stiens, Angelina Zuccarini, Rocio Aleman and Ami Moriat surf the web while Alicia Amatriain sews her pointe shoes.
Elisa Badenes, Anouk van der Weijde and Katarzyna Kozielska backstage during the intermission.
The second act: Adhonay Soares da Silva and Elisa Badenes at the end of the first Pas de deux.
Rocio Aleman, Fabio Adorisio, Alessandro Giaquinto and Katarzyna Kozielska in the second act.
Adhonay Soares da Silva and Elisa Badenes in the last Pas de deux.
Elisa Badenes and Adhonay Soares da Silva.
After a sensational debut by Adhonay Soares da Silva and a very successful performance by the entire cast, the company takes a bow before a highly appreciative audience.
His excellency Mr. Peter Pruegel, German Ambassador to Thailand, gives Elisa Badenes flowers and congratulates the company.