Alian Somova is one of the few ballerinas capable of performing every principal role in the Mariinsky repertoire. Legend of Love has two principal roles and she has only danced , Shirin, the sister of the queen. She has never danced the queen, but that role would be a magnificent role for Alina.
Alina has never danced both principal roles in any ballet, but every role would be danced fabulously by Alina. She has never danced Gamzatti in Bayadere, never danced Myrtha in Giselle, never danced in Fountain of Bakhchisarai, where she would be a superb Maria and amazing Zarema. She never even danced Lilac Fairy
Despite her amazing versatility, Alina does not have as impressive a repertoire as she should..She has never danced Syuimbike in Shurale, a role she will excel in, plus a continuing sign of the ongoing Mariinsky casting nightmare under Yuri Fateyev, Alina's debut as Raymonda, will be the greatest Raymonda ever, until the greatest Raymonda ever, Yulia Stepanova gets her debut as Raymonda. Instead, unlucky ticket holders to the Skorik Raymonda at the end of this month, are in for another disgraceful performance by Fateyev's beloved prima ballerina assoluta, another in a series of performances which should never have happened on the Mariinsky stage. That should have been Alina's debut and not another disgrace by Skorik...