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Alexey Popov

Alexey Popov, born in Chișinău, Moldova, completed his training at the Vaganova Ballet Academy St. Petersburg in 2010. In the same year he became a member of the Mariinsky Ballet, where he continued to be mentored by teachers such as Gennady Selyutsky and Sergei V. Vikharev and attended classes with Igor Kolb and Leonid Sarafanov, among others. In 2014 he won the 1st prize at the Yuri Grigorovich International Ballet Competition in Sochi (World Youth Ballet International Competition). In 2016, Igor Zelensky engaged him as a soloist with the Bavarian State Ballet in Munich, where he was promoted to principal dancer in 2019. In the 2021/22 season he joined the Vienna State Ballet as first soloist.

Among the outstanding roles Alexey Popov has interpreted with the Mariinsky Ballet are Prince Siegfried in »Swan Lake« and Prince Désiré in »The Sleeping Beauty« (Konstantin M. Sergeyev after Marius Petipa), the »Nutcracker« Prince in Vasili Vainonen and Kirill Simonov’s productions, James in »La Sylphide« (Elsa-Marianne von Rosen after August Bournonville), Lankedem in »Le Corsaire« (Pyotr A. Gussev) and the Rose Spirit in »Le Spectre de la rose« (Mikhail Fokine). He has also danced in works by Victor Gsovsky, Harald Lander, Benjamin Millepied, Roland Petit and Alexei Ratmansky. His roles with the Bavarian State Ballet include Albrecht in »Giselle« (Peter Wright after Marius Petipa), Colas in »La Fille mal gardée« (Frederick Ashton), Lenski in »Onegin«, Mercutio in »Romeo and Juliet«, Lucentio in »The Taming of the Shrew« (John Cranko) as well as Demetrius in »A Midsummer Night’s Dream« and Drosselmeier in »The Nutcracker« (John Neumeier). He has performed as soloist in George Balanchine’s »Symphony in C«, »Rubies« and »Diamonds« from »Jewels«. Alexey Popov also worked in Munich with Christopher Wheeldon on »Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland« and Wayne McGregor on »Kairos« and »Borderlands«.

His Viennese repertoire comprises Franz in Pierre Lacotte's »Coppélia«, Lenski in John Crankoʼs »Onegin«, Bluebird in Martin Schläpfer’s»The Sleeping Beauty«, Des Grieux in John Neumeierʼs »Lady of the Camellias«, Jerome Robbinʼs »Glass Pieces«, George Balanchineʼs »Symphony in Three Movements« and »Symphony in C«, Alexei Ratmanskyʼs »24 Préludes«, Hans van Manenʼs »Four Schumann Pieces« and works by Martin Schläpfer such as »Marsch, Walzer, Polka«.

Events with Alexey Popov

07. November 2023
Tuesday
19.30 - 22.00
1 intermission

Goldberg-Variationen

10. November 2023
Friday
19.30 - 22.00
1 intermission

Goldberg-Variationen

13. November 2023
Monday
19.30 - 22.00
1 intermission

Goldberg-Variationen

16. November 2023
Thursday
19.30 - 22.00
1 intermission

Goldberg-Variationen

23. December 2023
Saturday
19.00 - 21.30
2 intermissions

Shifting Symmetries

27. December 2023
Wednesday
19.00 - 21.30
2 intermissions

Shifting Symmetries

04. January 2024
Thursday
19.00 - 21.30
2 intermissions

Shifting Symmetries

05. January 2024
Friday
19.00 - 21.30
2 intermissions

Shifting Symmetries

23. January 2024
Tuesday
19.00 - 22.30
2 intermissions

Dornröschen

26. January 2024
Friday
19.00 - 22.30
2 intermissions

Dornröschen

05. April 2024
Friday
19.00 - 22.00
2 intermissions

Die Kameliendame

07. April 2024
Sunday
18.30 - 21.30
2 intermissions

Die Kameliendame

27. April 2024
Saturday
18.30 - 21.30
2 intermissions

Die Kameliendame

21. May 2024
Tuesday
19.00 - 21.45
2 intermissions

Im siebten Himmel

24. May 2024
Friday
19.00 - 21.45
2 intermissions

Im siebten Himmel

03. June 2024
Monday
19.00 - 21.45
2 intermissions

Im siebten Himmel

29. June 2024
Saturday
18.30 - 21.45
1 intermission

Nurejew-Gala

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