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High School students may receive complimentary tickets to Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 with a valid student ID. Tickets may be reserved in advance up to the day of the performance by calling the Carolina Ballet box office at 919-719-0900. Tickets may also be reserved on the day of the performance (depending on availability) at the Theater Box Office beginning one hour prior to the performance. All seating is based on availability for that performance. Tickets reserved in advance will be held at Will Call, and students must present a valid student ID to claim their ticket. One student ticket per ID.  Advance ticket reservation guarantees a reserved seat.

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As a thank you for your service, receive a 20% discount on your purchase.  Military personnel may purchase tickets to Carolina Ballet performances (Raleigh only)at a 20% discount with a valid military ID. Tickets may be purchased in advance up to the day of the performance by calling the Carolina Ballet box office at 919-719-0900. Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the performance (depending on availability) at the Theater Box Office beginning one hour prior to the performance. All seating is based on availability for that performance. Tickets purchased in advance will be held at Will Call, and a valid Military ID must be presented to claim the tickets. Advance ticket purchase guarantees a reserved seat.

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Performance Sample

We are thrilled to announce our 2015-2016 season, once again bringing the Triangle innovative new works, proven masterpieces and classic expressions of passion and artistry.

 

SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE ON SALE NOW VIA THE BALLETLINE: 919-719-0900

FOR SUBSCRIPTION PRICES AND PACKAGES, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

 

The Planets, September 24-27, 2015

Gustav Holst’s The Planets has been popular with orchestras throughout the world since it was first created.  There have also been many dance productions to this symphonic work during the past one hundred years.  A totally new version of The Planets is being planned as a collaborative work between Robert Weiss and Zalman Raffael.

 

Symphonie Fantastique, October 8-25, 2015

Carolina Ballet will present a new ballet to “Un Bal,” the second movement of Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantasique, one of the most universally performed pieces of symphonic music.  It is highly evocative; one can almost smell the perfume.  Robert Weiss’ A Dancerly Response to J.S. Bach’s A Musical Offering, composed for Frederick II of Prussia, will also be on this program.

 

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, November 19-22, 2015

Come see one of the most widely recognized of all Beethoven’s symphonies come to life as a ballet, choreographed by Robert Weiss in a grandiose and powerful production using the entire company.

 

The Nutcracker, December 18-27, 2015

With the addition of a fantastic new illusion last season, Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker is more exciting than ever. Audiences are left sitting on the edge of their seats wondering “how did they do that?” Subscribers get first choice of tickets so be sure to get them early as the good seats go very fast.

 

Love Speaks, February 4-21, 2016

Choreographed by Carolina Ballet Principal Guest Choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Love Speaks kicks off the company’s tribute to William Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s love sonnets are interpreted through movement and dance, set to period music of Vivaldi, Corelli and Purcell.

 

Tempest Fantasy, March 3-20, 2016

Paul Moravec’s 2004 Pulitzer Prize winning score, Tempest Fantasy, inspired and set the stage for Robert Weiss to create a “dance meditation” of Shakespeare’s dramatic play The Tempest, featuring the wonderful characters of Caliban, Ariel, Prospero, Miranda and a dramatic shipwreck.

 

Macbeth, April 14-17, 2016

Not since Robert Weiss created his Swan Lake in 2005 has there been as much anticipation as for the premiere of his new work, Shakespeare’s Macbeth, one of the Bard’s best known dramatic plays. This new ballet about the lust for power gone awry is choreographed to an original score by J. Mark Scearce, composer of Carolina Ballet’s Dracula.

 

A Midsummer Night's Dream, May 12-15, 2016

Carolina Ballet’s tribute to William Shakespeare will culminate with George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to Felix Mendelssohn’s beautiful score. Shakespeare’s beloved comedy is full of wonderful characters and twists of fate. Delightfully humorous and poignant, it is always a crowd pleaser.

Performance Sample

We are thrilled to announce our 2015-2016 season, once again bringing the Triangle innovative new works, proven masterpieces and classic expressions of passion and artistry.

 

SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE ON SALE NOW VIA THE BALLETLINE: 919-719-0900

FOR SUBSCRIPTION PRICES AND PACKAGES, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

 

The Planets, September 24-27, 2015

Gustav Holst’s The Planets has been popular with orchestras throughout the world since it was first created.  There have also been many dance productions to this symphonic work during the past one hundred years.  A totally new version of The Planets is being planned as a collaborative work between Robert Weiss and Zalman Raffael.

 

Symphonie Fantastique, October 8-25, 2015

Carolina Ballet will present a new ballet to “Un Bal,” the second movement of Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantasique, one of the most universally performed pieces of symphonic music.  It is highly evocative; one can almost smell the perfume.  Robert Weiss’ A Dancerly Response to J.S. Bach’s A Musical Offering, composed for Frederick II of Prussia, will also be on this program.

 

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, November 19-22, 2015

Come see one of the most widely recognized of all Beethoven’s symphonies come to life as a ballet, choreographed by Robert Weiss in a grandiose and powerful production using the entire company.

 

The Nutcracker, December 18-27, 2015

With the addition of a fantastic new illusion last season, Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker is more exciting than ever. Audiences are left sitting on the edge of their seats wondering “how did they do that?” Subscribers get first choice of tickets so be sure to get them early as the good seats go very fast.

 

Love Speaks, February 4-21, 2016

Choreographed by Carolina Ballet Principal Guest Choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Love Speaks kicks off the company’s tribute to William Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s love sonnets are interpreted through movement and dance, set to period music of Vivaldi, Corelli and Purcell.

 

Tempest Fantasy, March 3-20, 2016

Paul Moravec’s 2004 Pulitzer Prize winning score, Tempest Fantasy, inspired and set the stage for Robert Weiss to create a “dance meditation” of Shakespeare’s dramatic play The Tempest, featuring the wonderful characters of Caliban, Ariel, Prospero, Miranda and a dramatic shipwreck.

 

Macbeth, April 14-17, 2016

Not since Robert Weiss created his Swan Lake in 2005 has there been as much anticipation as for the premiere of his new work, Shakespeare’s Macbeth, one of the Bard’s best known dramatic plays. This new ballet about the lust for power gone awry is choreographed to an original score by J. Mark Scearce, composer of Carolina Ballet’s Dracula.

 

A Midsummer Night's Dream, May 12-15, 2016

Carolina Ballet’s tribute to William Shakespeare will culminate with George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to Felix Mendelssohn’s beautiful score. Shakespeare’s beloved comedy is full of wonderful characters and twists of fate. Delightfully humorous and poignant, it is always a crowd pleaser.

Performance Sample

We are thrilled to announce our 2015-2016 season, once again bringing the Triangle innovative new works, proven masterpieces and classic expressions of passion and artistry.

 

SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE ON SALE NOW VIA THE BALLETLINE: 919-719-0900

FOR SUBSCRIPTION PRICES AND PACKAGES, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

 

The Planets, September 24-27, 2015

Gustav Holst’s The Planets has been popular with orchestras throughout the world since it was first created.  There have also been many dance productions to this symphonic work during the past one hundred years.  A totally new version of The Planets is being planned as a collaborative work between Robert Weiss and Zalman Raffael.

 

Symphonie Fantastique, October 8-25, 2015

Carolina Ballet will present a new ballet to “Un Bal,” the second movement of Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantasique, one of the most universally performed pieces of symphonic music.  It is highly evocative; one can almost smell the perfume.  Robert Weiss’ A Dancerly Response to J.S. Bach’s A Musical Offering, composed for Frederick II of Prussia, will also be on this program.

 

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, November 19-22, 2015

Come see one of the most widely recognized of all Beethoven’s symphonies come to life as a ballet, choreographed by Robert Weiss in a grandiose and powerful production using the entire company.

 

The Nutcracker, December 18-27, 2015

With the addition of a fantastic new illusion last season, Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker is more exciting than ever. Audiences are left sitting on the edge of their seats wondering “how did they do that?” Subscribers get first choice of tickets so be sure to get them early as the good seats go very fast.

 

Love Speaks, February 4-21, 2016

Choreographed by Carolina Ballet Principal Guest Choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Love Speaks kicks off the company’s tribute to William Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s love sonnets are interpreted through movement and dance, set to period music of Vivaldi, Corelli and Purcell.

 

Tempest Fantasy, March 3-20, 2016

Paul Moravec’s 2004 Pulitzer Prize winning score, Tempest Fantasy, inspired and set the stage for Robert Weiss to create a “dance meditation” of Shakespeare’s dramatic play The Tempest, featuring the wonderful characters of Caliban, Ariel, Prospero, Miranda and a dramatic shipwreck.

 

Macbeth, April 14-17, 2016

Not since Robert Weiss created his Swan Lake in 2005 has there been as much anticipation as for the premiere of his new work, Shakespeare’s Macbeth, one of the Bard’s best known dramatic plays. This new ballet about the lust for power gone awry is choreographed to an original score by J. Mark Scearce, composer of Carolina Ballet’s Dracula.

 

A Midsummer Night's Dream, May 12-15, 2016

Carolina Ballet’s tribute to William Shakespeare will culminate with George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to Felix Mendelssohn’s beautiful score. Shakespeare’s beloved comedy is full of wonderful characters and twists of fate. Delightfully humorous and poignant, it is always a crowd pleaser.

Performance Sample

We are thrilled to announce our 2015-2016 season, once again bringing the Triangle innovative new works, proven masterpieces and classic expressions of passion and artistry.

 

SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE ON SALE NOW VIA THE BALLETLINE: 919-719-0900

FOR SUBSCRIPTION PRICES AND PACKAGES, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

 

The Planets, September 24-27, 2015

Gustav Holst’s The Planets has been popular with orchestras throughout the world since it was first created.  There have also been many dance productions to this symphonic work during the past one hundred years.  A totally new version of The Planets is being planned as a collaborative work between Robert Weiss and Zalman Raffael.

 

Symphonie Fantastique, October 8-25, 2015

Carolina Ballet will present a new ballet to “Un Bal,” the second movement of Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantasique, one of the most universally performed pieces of symphonic music.  It is highly evocative; one can almost smell the perfume.  Robert Weiss’ A Dancerly Response to J.S. Bach’s A Musical Offering, composed for Frederick II of Prussia, will also be on this program.

 

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, November 19-22, 2015

Come see one of the most widely recognized of all Beethoven’s symphonies come to life as a ballet, choreographed by Robert Weiss in a grandiose and powerful production using the entire company.

 

The Nutcracker, December 18-27, 2015

With the addition of a fantastic new illusion last season, Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker is more exciting than ever. Audiences are left sitting on the edge of their seats wondering “how did they do that?” Subscribers get first choice of tickets so be sure to get them early as the good seats go very fast.

 

Love Speaks, February 4-21, 2016

Choreographed by Carolina Ballet Principal Guest Choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Love Speaks kicks off the company’s tribute to William Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s love sonnets are interpreted through movement and dance, set to period music of Vivaldi, Corelli and Purcell.

 

Tempest Fantasy, March 3-20, 2016

Paul Moravec’s 2004 Pulitzer Prize winning score, Tempest Fantasy, inspired and set the stage for Robert Weiss to create a “dance meditation” of Shakespeare’s dramatic play The Tempest, featuring the wonderful characters of Caliban, Ariel, Prospero, Miranda and a dramatic shipwreck.

 

Macbeth, April 14-17, 2016

Not since Robert Weiss created his Swan Lake in 2005 has there been as much anticipation as for the premiere of his new work, Shakespeare’s Macbeth, one of the Bard’s best known dramatic plays. This new ballet about the lust for power gone awry is choreographed to an original score by J. Mark Scearce, composer of Carolina Ballet’s Dracula.

 

A Midsummer Night's Dream, May 12-15, 2016

Carolina Ballet’s tribute to William Shakespeare will culminate with George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to Felix Mendelssohn’s beautiful score. Shakespeare’s beloved comedy is full of wonderful characters and twists of fate. Delightfully humorous and poignant, it is always a crowd pleaser.

Performance Sample

We are thrilled to announce our 2015-2016 season, once again bringing the Triangle innovative new works, proven masterpieces and classic expressions of passion and artistry.

 

SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE ON SALE NOW VIA THE BALLETLINE: 919-719-0900

FOR SUBSCRIPTION PRICES AND PACKAGES, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

 

The Planets, September 24-27, 2015

Gustav Holst’s The Planets has been popular with orchestras throughout the world since it was first created.  There have also been many dance productions to this symphonic work during the past one hundred years.  A totally new version of The Planets is being planned as a collaborative work between Robert Weiss and Zalman Raffael.

 

Symphonie Fantastique, October 8-25, 2015

Carolina Ballet will present a new ballet to “Un Bal,” the second movement of Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantasique, one of the most universally performed pieces of symphonic music.  It is highly evocative; one can almost smell the perfume.  Robert Weiss’ A Dancerly Response to J.S. Bach’s A Musical Offering, composed for Frederick II of Prussia, will also be on this program.

 

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, November 19-22, 2015

Come see one of the most widely recognized of all Beethoven’s symphonies come to life as a ballet, choreographed by Robert Weiss in a grandiose and powerful production using the entire company.

 

The Nutcracker, December 18-27, 2015

With the addition of a fantastic new illusion last season, Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker is more exciting than ever. Audiences are left sitting on the edge of their seats wondering “how did they do that?” Subscribers get first choice of tickets so be sure to get them early as the good seats go very fast.

 

Love Speaks, February 4-21, 2016

Choreographed by Carolina Ballet Principal Guest Choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Love Speaks kicks off the company’s tribute to William Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s love sonnets are interpreted through movement and dance, set to period music of Vivaldi, Corelli and Purcell.

 

Tempest Fantasy, March 3-20, 2016

Paul Moravec’s 2004 Pulitzer Prize winning score, Tempest Fantasy, inspired and set the stage for Robert Weiss to create a “dance meditation” of Shakespeare’s dramatic play The Tempest, featuring the wonderful characters of Caliban, Ariel, Prospero, Miranda and a dramatic shipwreck.

 

Macbeth, April 14-17, 2016

Not since Robert Weiss created his Swan Lake in 2005 has there been as much anticipation as for the premiere of his new work, Shakespeare’s Macbeth, one of the Bard’s best known dramatic plays. This new ballet about the lust for power gone awry is choreographed to an original score by J. Mark Scearce, composer of Carolina Ballet’s Dracula.

 

A Midsummer Night's Dream, May 12-15, 2016

Carolina Ballet’s tribute to William Shakespeare will culminate with George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to Felix Mendelssohn’s beautiful score. Shakespeare’s beloved comedy is full of wonderful characters and twists of fate. Delightfully humorous and poignant, it is always a crowd pleaser.

Performance Sample

We are thrilled to announce our 2014-2015 season, once again bringing the Triangle innovative new works, proven masterpieces and classic expressions of passion and artistry.

Subscriptions are on sale now via the BalletLine: 919-719-0900

For Subscription prices and packages, please click here.

 

Firebird, September 11-28, 2014

Carolina Ballet is excited to open our 17th season with the beloved Russian folktale, Firebird. This mesmerizing ballet is set to the groundbreaking score by Igor Stravinsky and choreographed by our very own Artistic Director, Robert Weiss. This program will also feature new ballets by Zalman Raffael and Robert Weiss.

 

Dracula, October 9-26, 2014

Back by monstrous public demand, Dracula returns to the stage to entice and hypnotize audiences once again. Lynne Taylor Corbett’s stylish and passionate retelling of Bram Stoker’s classic tale of love and horror is sure to have you on the edge of your seat. Coupled with Edgar Allan Poe’s Masque of the Red Death with choreography by Robert Weiss, this is an evening of the macabre filled with beauty, fear and sensuous artistry.

 

The Four Temperaments, February 5-22, 2015

Honoring the legacy of America’s greatest choreographer, we are proud once again to present a program of George Balanchine’s choreographic mastery. Balanchine is a legend who crafted not only a vision for the stage, but charted a new course for the entire art form. Over the years we have introduced Triangle audiences to 22 Balanchine ballets, and this year the lineup is highlighted by The Four Temperaments.

 

Master Composers: Music for Dance, March 5-22, 2015 

During the past fifteen plus seasons, Robert Weiss has been inspired to create new work to several of the most famous scores in the musical canon – Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Grieg’s Piano Concerto and just recently, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, among others. Next spring, Weiss and Raffael will create an evening inspired by the dance music of the great composers including Mozart, Bach and Beethoven.

 

Swan Lake, April 16-19, 2015 

Throughout the centuries of classical ballet, no work more completely defines the art form than Swan Lake. This epic story of love, longing, magic and mystery has become synonymous with ballet itself as it soars to the ethereal heights of Tchaikovsky’s immortal score.

 

Cinderella, May 14-17, 2015

No fairy tale touches us like this classic journey of a girl whose toil and grace are rewarded one night with magic, love, and an enchanted pair of shoes. Zalman Raffael’s ballet, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, funded by a grant from the New York Choreographic Institute, will also have its stage premiere.

Performance Sample

May 12-15, 2016

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

No season would be complete without a great family ballet. And what better way to end our Shakespeare Festival than with an enchanting tale for all ages. Shakespeare’s playful, romantic comedy comes to life on the stage in George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with music written especially for the play by Felix Mendelssohn. Full of memorable characters, twists of fate, and one potent love potion, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is always a crowd pleaser. This program will feature Zalman Raffael’s third premiere of Carolina Ballet’s 2015-2016 Season.

 

Spring Shakespeare Festival

Performance Sample

May 12-15, 2016

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

No season would be complete without a great family ballet. And what better way to end our Shakespeare Festival than with an enchanting tale for all ages. Shakespeare’s playful, romantic comedy comes to life on the stage in George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with music written especially for the play by Felix Mendelssohn. Full of memorable characters, twists of fate, and one potent love potion, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is always a crowd pleaser. This program will feature Zalman Raffael’s third premiere of Carolina Ballet’s 2015-2016 Season.

 

Spring Shakespeare Festival

Performance Sample

May 12-15, 2016

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

No season would be complete without a great family ballet. And what better way to end our Shakespeare Festival than with an enchanting tale for all ages. Shakespeare’s playful, romantic comedy comes to life on the stage in George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with music written especially for the play by Felix Mendelssohn. Full of memorable characters, twists of fate, and one potent love potion, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is always a crowd pleaser. This program will feature Zalman Raffael’s third premiere of Carolina Ballet’s 2015-2016 Season.

 

Spring Shakespeare Festival

Performance Sample

May 12-15, 2016

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

No season would be complete without a great family ballet. And what better way to end our Shakespeare Festival than with an enchanting tale for all ages. Shakespeare’s playful, romantic comedy comes to life on the stage in George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with music written especially for the play by Felix Mendelssohn. Full of memorable characters, twists of fate, and one potent love potion, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is always a crowd pleaser. This program will feature Zalman Raffael’s third premiere of Carolina Ballet’s 2015-2016 Season.

 

Spring Shakespeare Festival

Performance Sample

May 12-15, 2016

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

No season would be complete without a great family ballet. And what better way to end our Shakespeare Festival than with an enchanting tale for all ages. Shakespeare’s playful, romantic comedy comes to life on the stage in George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with music written especially for the play by Felix Mendelssohn. Full of memorable characters, twists of fate, and one potent love potion, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is always a crowd pleaser. This program will feature Zalman Raffael’s third premiere of Carolina Ballet’s 2015-2016 Season.

 

Spring Shakespeare Festival

Performance Sample

THE WINTER BALL BENEFITING CAROLINA BALLET

Saturday, February 27, 2016 6 pm- 1:00 am
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

PURCHASE WINTER BALL TICKETS

Join us downtown at the Duke Progress Energy Center for an elegant evening of exquisite food, cocktails and our fabulous Live and Silent auctions. Also enjoy a petite performance by our Principal dancers. Dance the night away with our dancers to the music of Soul Play at the After Party from 10:00-1:00 am.

Carolina Ballet has the distinct pleasure of honoring long-time supporters Susan Garrity and Jeff Basham, Tricia and Stuart Phoenix, and Elisabeth and Lars von Kantzow.

Laura Bayzle, Jennifer Elam, and Linda Grew are the Co-Chairs of this fabulous evening. All net proceeds benefit Carolina Ballet, Inc.

More details to come at www.carolinaballet.com/events. For questions about any of the event, please contact Jennifer Irey-Events Manager at jirey@carolinaballet.com. For Corporate Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Liza Williams-Corporate and Donor Relations, at lwilliams@carolinaballet.com or 919-747-8459.

Performance Sample

We are thrilled to announce our 2016-2017 season, once again bringing the Triangle innovative new works, proven masterpieces and classic expressions of passion and artistry.

SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE ON SALE NOW VIA THE BALLETLINE: 919-719-0900

FOR SUBSCRIPTION PRICES AND PACKAGES, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

 

La Mer, September 15-October 2, 2016

Fletcher Opera Theater

Claude Debussy’s iconic La Mer, with all the dynamic energy and imagery of the sea, serves as the latest musical inspiration for Choreographer in Residence Zalman Raffael. Debussy created La Mer as three “symphonic sketches” to evoke the essence of the ocean and now Raffael will bring them to life with the color of Neptune’s majesty.

 

Don Quixote, October 13-30, 2016

Fletcher Opera Theater

Scenes of love and battles with windmills have filled our hearts with humor and pathos since 1605 when Cervantes first set forth his tarnished knight, Don Quixote, into the world along with his loyal sidekick Sancho Panza. Robert Weiss finished his quest to tell this centuries old tale in 2008 when the News and Observer dubbed it “one of his very best creations, a huge crowd pleaser.” Don Quixote is imagination come to life. This production commemorates the 400th anniversary of Cervantes' death in 1616.

 

Carmina Burana, November 23-27, 2016

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Lynne Taylor Corbett’s Carmina Burana, with live music by the North Carolina Master Chorale under the baton of Alfred E. Sturgis, was hailed by the News and Observer as “wonderful theater, performed by a troupe with surprising artistic depth.” The ballet explores love, greed and obsession to Carl Orff’s pulsating score as the wheel of fortune spins in the contemporary setting of Wall Street.

 

The Nutcracker, December 3-24, 2016

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium/DPAC

15th Anniversary

Join us as we celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Carolina Ballet’s annual classic, The Nutcracker, a holiday tradition perfect for the whole family.  As a subscriber, you receive a 20% discount as well as the opportunity to reserve the best
seats before they go on sale to the public. The only Nutcracker in the country with real illusions, created by world-renowned magician Rick Thomas.

 

The Little Mermaid, February 2-19, 2017

Fletcher Opera Theater

Join us under the sea as Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, The Little Mermaid, is brought to life in this “large-scale, visually dazzling piece” according to the News and Observer. Lynne Taylor-Corbett conjures an enchanting vision of a young mermaid with the dulcet voice, who will risk it all for love in a daring deal with a vengeful sea witch; all crafted to an original score by Michael Moricz. In addition, we present George Balanchine’s elegant Who Cares?, set to George Gershwin Hollywood favorites.

 

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, March 9-26, 2017

Fletcher Opera Theater

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Robert Weiss’ celebration of nature’s enduring cycle, will “burst forth with shocking vividness, teeming with undeniable life force…It’s thrumming, interlocked motion making a powerful engine for dance,” according to Indy Week. This ballet sold out in its initial run in 2014 and many of our subscribers have been asking for its return.

 

Rhapsody in Blue, April 20-23, 2017

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

George Gershwin’s epic American masterwork Rhapsody in Blue will transport you to a world envisioned by Carolina Ballet’s Choreographer in Residence, Zalman Raffael, as he explores Gershwin’s ever-changing rhythms and moods in his deftly sensitive ballet; Rhapsody. Originally created as a studio work, Rhapsody had its stage premiere in the Fletcher Theater in 2013. This season Raffael will reimagine this work as it graces Raleigh’s largest stage, and answers the call of this American classic.

 

Carmen, May 18-21, 2017

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Carolina Ballet’s Carmen is so rich with the allure and bravado of this sultry tale that it led the Washington Post to pronounce that “the best full-evening story ballets of the past quarter century are currently being choreographed in Raleigh by Robert Weiss.” Called the “definitive Carmen” by the Winston Salem Journal, this ballet, with music performed live by the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, tells the story of a woman born to be free who captures the hearts and souls of the
men who love her.