Marcelo Gomes replaces injured Cory Stearns in Don Quixote, ABT announced yesterday. Marcelo will dance with Polina Semionova on Tuesday, May 13 and Saturday, May 17. Jared Matthews replaces Cory in Gaîté Parisienne on May 20 and the May 21 evening performance, both with Veronika Part. New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Andrew Veyette replaces Cory in Theme and Variations with Gillian Murphy on Tuesday, May 20. Misty Copeland and Eric Tamm will lead the first performance of Balanchine’s Duo Concertant on Tuesday, May 20. This will be the debut for both in this role.
I look forward to seeing Marcelo as Basil in Don Quixote. I’ve seen him as Espada the bullfighter but never as the lead, Basil. He has a commanding presence on stage, always smooth and in control, and works well with Polina. Should be very entertaining.