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The Royal New Zealand Ballet announces Swan Lake cast change

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The Royal New Zealand Ballet announces Swan Lake cast change

Due to injury, international Guest Artist and Principal Artist with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Carla Körbes has withdrawn from her scheduled performances during The Vodafone Season of Swan Lake. Replacing her will be Gillian Murphy, Principal Artist with American Ballet Theatre and Principal Guest Artist of the RNZB.

International Guest Artist Karel Cruz, also a Principal Artist with Pacific Northwest Ballet, will dance the role of Prince Siegfried opposite Miss Murphy’s Odette/Odile.

Additionally, Australian Amber Scott and New Zealander Ty King-Wall, Principal Artists of the Australian Ballet will also perform the leading roles, alternating with casts from within the RNZB.

Audience members are advised to check the RNZB’s website for up to date cast lists.

Swan Lake. Gillian Murphy as Odette. Photo; Ross Brown.


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