Season 2022-2023

The Concert

Jerome Robbins’ The Concert

September 22-25, 2022  |  Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

See the company premiere of Jerome Robbins’ gleeful look into the secret thoughts and fantasies of a concert audience, along with three additional ballets! Frederic Chopin’s mesmerizing score will be played from the stage by acclaimed concert pianist William Wolfram.



October 13-30, 2022  |  Fletcher Opera Theater

Dracula and The Red Death return to the stage for Halloween, with music composed by J. Mark Scearce. “My fascination with Dracula began as a child when I saw the original Bela Lugosi film based on Bram Stoker’s novel.” – Lynne Taylor-Corbett


Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

November 17-20, 2022 |  Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

In 1974, Robert Weiss saw Maurice Bejart’s interpretation of Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9” and wondered what it would have been like if a classical choreographer had used that music. After listening to Beethoven’s masterpiece on and off for 36 years, Weiss started choreographing his own interpretation in Summer 2012.

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

December 10-24, 2022  |  DPAC and Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

The Nutcracker with refreshed choreography by Artistic Director Zalman Raffael after Robert Weiss, and music by PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY. The ballet with refreshed choreography will re-invision The Nutcracker for today’s audiences while staying true to its historic roots.

“We will honor past productions by George Balanchine and Robert Weiss and move this holiday classic forward into our times.”
– Zalman Raffael


Grieg: Piano Concerto

February 2-19, 2023  |  Fletcher Opera Theater

A Norwegian composer and pianist who wrote this piano concerto when he was only 24 years old, Edvard Grieg is widely considered one of the main composers of the Romantic era. “Although we live in a completely different time and place, Grieg’s music shows us that there is still the romantic in all of us.” – Robert Weiss


Mozart: Symphony No. 40

March 9-26, 2023  |  Fletcher Opera Theater

Enjoy Mozart’s 40th while celebrating Carolina Ballet’s 25th!

This ballet creates a society that parades and poses as elites. “Mozart subtly captures human undertones, allowing the dancers to portray the refined elements of the symphony while expressing their true natures as well.” – Zalman Raffael

Orpheus & Eurydice

Orpheus & Eurydice

April 27-30, 2023  |  Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Based on the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, this world premiere
is the latest full-length ballet by Founding Artistic Director Robert Weiss with music by J. Mark Scearce.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

May 18-21, 2023  |  Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

One of our favorite story ballets, where the forces of good triumph over evil! Based on the work of the Brothers Grimm, the world premiere was choreographed in 1890 by Marius Petipa, ballet master of the Imperial Ballet, who wrote detailed instructions as to the musical requirements.