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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

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium: May 14–17, 2015

A beautiful orphan. A fairy godmother. A charming prince. No fairy tale touches us like this classic journey of long suffering and grace which are rewarded one night with magic, love, and a fabulous pair of shoes. This performance features an original score by Cary resident Karl Moraski, who accompanies the ballet on the piano.

It has all the elements “for popular success – classic story, colorful scenery, dazzling costumes, attractive music, humor and romance. But its artistic achievement sets it apart: choreography fitted perfectly to each moment and each dancer.”
The News & Observer

Be A Part Of The Fairy Tale and
spy Cinderella in her carriage this weekend for discounted tickets.

Friday 12-2 and 5-7 she will be around downtown Raleigh 
Saturday she will be riding around North Hills at lunch.
Follow and Tweet @CarolinaBallet #ISpyCinderella for discount tickets

Performance Sample

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium: May 14–17, 2015

A beautiful orphan. A fairy godmother. A charming prince. No fairy tale touches us like this classic journey of long suffering and grace which are rewarded one night with magic, love, and a fabulous pair of shoes. This performance features an original score by Cary resident Karl Moraski, who accompanies the ballet on the piano.

It has all the elements “for popular success – classic story, colorful scenery, dazzling costumes, attractive music, humor and romance. But its artistic achievement sets it apart: choreography fitted perfectly to each moment and each dancer.”
The News & Observer

Be A Part Of The Fairy Tale and
spy Cinderella in her carriage this weekend for discounted tickets.

Friday 12-2 and 5-7 she will be around downtown Raleigh 
Saturday she will be riding around North Hills at lunch.
Follow and Tweet @CarolinaBallet #ISpyCinderella for discount tickets

Performance Sample

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium: May 14–17, 2015

A beautiful orphan. A fairy godmother. A charming prince. No fairy tale touches us like this classic journey of long suffering and grace which are rewarded one night with magic, love, and a fabulous pair of shoes. This performance features an original score by Cary resident Karl Moraski, who accompanies the ballet on the piano.

It has all the elements “for popular success – classic story, colorful scenery, dazzling costumes, attractive music, humor and romance. But its artistic achievement sets it apart: choreography fitted perfectly to each moment and each dancer.”
The News & Observer

Be A Part Of The Fairy Tale and
spy Cinderella in her carriage this weekend for discounted tickets.

Friday 12-2 and 5-7 she will be around downtown Raleigh 
Saturday she will be riding around North Hills at lunch.
Follow and Tweet @CarolinaBallet #ISpyCinderella for discount tickets

Performance Sample

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium: May 14–17, 2015

A beautiful orphan. A fairy godmother. A charming prince. No fairy tale touches us like this classic journey of long suffering and grace which are rewarded one night with magic, love, and a fabulous pair of shoes. This performance features an original score by Cary resident Karl Moraski, who accompanies the ballet on the piano.

It has all the elements “for popular success – classic story, colorful scenery, dazzling costumes, attractive music, humor and romance. But its artistic achievement sets it apart: choreography fitted perfectly to each moment and each dancer.”
The News & Observer

Be A Part Of The Fairy Tale and
spy Cinderella in her carriage this weekend for discounted tickets.

Friday 12-2 and 5-7 she will be around downtown Raleigh 
Saturday she will be riding around North Hills at lunch.
Follow and Tweet @CarolinaBallet #ISpyCinderella for discount tickets

Performance Sample

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium: May 14–17, 2015

A beautiful orphan. A fairy godmother. A charming prince. No fairy tale touches us like this classic journey of long suffering and grace which are rewarded one night with magic, love, and a fabulous pair of shoes. This performance features an original score by Cary resident Karl Moraski, who accompanies the ballet on the piano.

It has all the elements “for popular success – classic story, colorful scenery, dazzling costumes, attractive music, humor and romance. But its artistic achievement sets it apart: choreography fitted perfectly to each moment and each dancer.”
The News & Observer

Be A Part Of The Fairy Tale and
spy Cinderella in her carriage this weekend for discounted tickets.

Friday 12-2 and 5-7 she will be around downtown Raleigh 
Saturday she will be riding around North Hills at lunch.
Follow and Tweet @CarolinaBallet #ISpyCinderella for discount tickets

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

September 24-27, 2015

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Gustav Holst’s epic orchestral suite, The Planets, has been popular around the world since its first debut nearly 100 years ago. There have been many dance productions to this symphonic work, but none like the one you will see from Carolina Ballet this season. Watch as Founding Artistic Director Robert Weiss and Choreographer in Residence Zalman Raffael breathe new life into the characters of Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. This world premiere choreography will take you out of your seat and out of this world. Leave your telescope at home. The real stars are right here on our stage.

World Premiere

Performance Sample

September 24-27, 2015

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Gustav Holst’s epic orchestral suite, The Planets, has been popular around the world since its first debut nearly 100 years ago. There have been many dance productions to this symphonic work, but none like the one you will see from Carolina Ballet this season. Watch as Founding Artistic Director Robert Weiss and Choreographer in Residence Zalman Raffael breathe new life into the characters of Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. This world premiere choreography will take you out of your seat and out of this world. Leave your telescope at home. The real stars are right here on our stage.

World Premiere

Performance Sample

September 24-27, 2015

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Gustav Holst’s epic orchestral suite, The Planets, has been popular around the world since its first debut nearly 100 years ago. There have been many dance productions to this symphonic work, but none like the one you will see from Carolina Ballet this season. Watch as Founding Artistic Director Robert Weiss and Choreographer in Residence Zalman Raffael breathe new life into the characters of Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. This world premiere choreography will take you out of your seat and out of this world. Leave your telescope at home. The real stars are right here on our stage.

World Premiere

Performance Sample

September 24-27, 2015

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Gustav Holst’s epic orchestral suite, The Planets, has been popular around the world since its first debut nearly 100 years ago. There have been many dance productions to this symphonic work, but none like the one you will see from Carolina Ballet this season. Watch as Founding Artistic Director Robert Weiss and Choreographer in Residence Zalman Raffael breathe new life into the characters of Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. This world premiere choreography will take you out of your seat and out of this world. Leave your telescope at home. The real stars are right here on our stage.

World Premiere

Performance Sample

September 24-27, 2015

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Gustav Holst’s epic orchestral suite, The Planets, has been popular around the world since its first debut nearly 100 years ago. There have been many dance productions to this symphonic work, but none like the one you will see from Carolina Ballet this season. Watch as Founding Artistic Director Robert Weiss and Choreographer in Residence Zalman Raffael breathe new life into the characters of Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. This world premiere choreography will take you out of your seat and out of this world. Leave your telescope at home. The real stars are right here on our stage.

World Premiere

Performance Sample

October 8-25, 2015

Fletcher Opera Theater

Carolina Ballet presents a world premiere ballet set to Un Bal (A Ball), the second movement of Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. It is one of the most popular pieces of symphonic music and features a timeless storyline about a young artist who is haunted by the imagined image of the ideal woman everywhere he goes. Also on this program, Zalman Raffael will create a world premiere and Artistic Director Robert Weiss presents his work, A Dancerly Response, to J.S. Bach’s A Musical Offering, composed for Frederick II of Prussia.

 

World Premiere

Performance Sample

October 8-25, 2015

Fletcher Opera Theater

Carolina Ballet presents a world premiere ballet set to Un Bal (A Ball), the second movement of Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. It is one of the most popular pieces of symphonic music and features a timeless storyline about a young artist who is haunted by the imagined image of the ideal woman everywhere he goes. Also on this program, Zalman Raffael will create a world premiere and Artistic Director Robert Weiss presents his work, A Dancerly Response, to J.S. Bach’s A Musical Offering, composed for Frederick II of Prussia.

 

World Premiere

Performance Sample

October 8-25, 2015

Fletcher Opera Theater

Carolina Ballet presents a world premiere ballet set to Un Bal (A Ball), the second movement of Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. It is one of the most popular pieces of symphonic music and features a timeless storyline about a young artist who is haunted by the imagined image of the ideal woman everywhere he goes. Also on this program, Zalman Raffael will create a world premiere and Artistic Director Robert Weiss presents his work, A Dancerly Response, to J.S. Bach’s A Musical Offering, composed for Frederick II of Prussia.

 

World Premiere

Performance Sample

October 8-25, 2015

Fletcher Opera Theater

Carolina Ballet presents a world premiere ballet set to Un Bal (A Ball), the second movement of Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. It is one of the most popular pieces of symphonic music and features a timeless storyline about a young artist who is haunted by the imagined image of the ideal woman everywhere he goes. Also on this program, Zalman Raffael will create a world premiere and Artistic Director Robert Weiss presents his work, A Dancerly Response, to J.S. Bach’s A Musical Offering, composed for Frederick II of Prussia.

 

World Premiere

Performance Sample

October 8-25, 2015

Fletcher Opera Theater

Carolina Ballet presents a world premiere ballet set to Un Bal (A Ball), the second movement of Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. It is one of the most popular pieces of symphonic music and features a timeless storyline about a young artist who is haunted by the imagined image of the ideal woman everywhere he goes. Also on this program, Zalman Raffael will create a world premiere and Artistic Director Robert Weiss presents his work, A Dancerly Response, to J.S. Bach’s A Musical Offering, composed for Frederick II of Prussia.

 

World Premiere

Performance Sample

October 8-25, 2015

Fletcher Opera Theater

Carolina Ballet presents a world premiere ballet set to Un Bal (A Ball), the second movement of Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. It is one of the most popular pieces of symphonic music and features a timeless storyline about a young artist who is haunted by the imagined image of the ideal woman everywhere he goes. Also on this program, Zalman Raffael will create a world premiere and Artistic Director Robert Weiss presents his work, A Dancerly Response, to J.S. Bach’s A Musical Offering, composed for Frederick II of Prussia.

 

World Premiere

Performance Sample

October 8-25, 2015

Fletcher Opera Theater

Carolina Ballet presents a world premiere ballet set to Un Bal (A Ball), the second movement of Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. It is one of the most popular pieces of symphonic music and features a timeless storyline about a young artist who is haunted by the imagined image of the ideal woman everywhere he goes. Also on this program, Zalman Raffael will create a world premiere and Artistic Director Robert Weiss presents his work, A Dancerly Response, to J.S. Bach’s A Musical Offering, composed for Frederick II of Prussia.

 

World Premiere

Performance Sample

October 8-25, 2015

Fletcher Opera Theater

Carolina Ballet presents a world premiere ballet set to Un Bal (A Ball), the second movement of Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. It is one of the most popular pieces of symphonic music and features a timeless storyline about a young artist who is haunted by the imagined image of the ideal woman everywhere he goes. Also on this program, Zalman Raffael will create a world premiere and Artistic Director Robert Weiss presents his work, A Dancerly Response, to J.S. Bach’s A Musical Offering, composed for Frederick II of Prussia.

 

World Premiere

Performance Sample

October 8-25, 2015

Fletcher Opera Theater

Carolina Ballet presents a world premiere ballet set to Un Bal (A Ball), the second movement of Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. It is one of the most popular pieces of symphonic music and features a timeless storyline about a young artist who is haunted by the imagined image of the ideal woman everywhere he goes. Also on this program, Zalman Raffael will create a world premiere and Artistic Director Robert Weiss presents his work, A Dancerly Response, to J.S. Bach’s A Musical Offering, composed for Frederick II of Prussia.

 

World Premiere

Performance Sample

October 8-25, 2015

Fletcher Opera Theater

Carolina Ballet presents a world premiere ballet set to Un Bal (A Ball), the second movement of Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. It is one of the most popular pieces of symphonic music and features a timeless storyline about a young artist who is haunted by the imagined image of the ideal woman everywhere he goes. Also on this program, Zalman Raffael will create a world premiere and Artistic Director Robert Weiss presents his work, A Dancerly Response, to J.S. Bach’s A Musical Offering, composed for Frederick II of Prussia.

 

World Premiere

Performance Sample

October 8-25, 2015

Fletcher Opera Theater

Carolina Ballet presents a world premiere ballet set to Un Bal (A Ball), the second movement of Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. It is one of the most popular pieces of symphonic music and features a timeless storyline about a young artist who is haunted by the imagined image of the ideal woman everywhere he goes. Also on this program, Zalman Raffael will create a world premiere and Artistic Director Robert Weiss presents his work, A Dancerly Response, to J.S. Bach’s A Musical Offering, composed for Frederick II of Prussia.

 

World Premiere

Performance Sample

November 19-22, 2015

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Start with one of Beethoven’s most widely recognized works—Symphony No. 9 in D minor. (Many people know it simply as Ode to Joy, the Friedrich Schiller poem from which Beethoven created the final movement’s chorus.) To this, add choreography by Founding Artistic Director Robert Weiss, who commented, “I have found the music to be a great inspiration, with each movement being a ballet in itself.” The result is a grandiose and powerful production that includes the entire company—and one that audiences have been clamoring to see once again.

Triumphant Return

Performance Sample

November 19-22, 2015

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Start with one of Beethoven’s most widely recognized works—Symphony No. 9 in D minor. (Many people know it simply as Ode to Joy, the Friedrich Schiller poem from which Beethoven created the final movement’s chorus.) To this, add choreography by Founding Artistic Director Robert Weiss, who commented, “I have found the music to be a great inspiration, with each movement being a ballet in itself.” The result is a grandiose and powerful production that includes the entire company—and one that audiences have been clamoring to see once again.

Triumphant Return

Performance Sample

November 19-22, 2015

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Start with one of Beethoven’s most widely recognized works—Symphony No. 9 in D minor. (Many people know it simply as Ode to Joy, the Friedrich Schiller poem from which Beethoven created the final movement’s chorus.) To this, add choreography by Founding Artistic Director Robert Weiss, who commented, “I have found the music to be a great inspiration, with each movement being a ballet in itself.” The result is a grandiose and powerful production that includes the entire company—and one that audiences have been clamoring to see once again.

Triumphant Return

Performance Sample

November 19-22, 2015

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Start with one of Beethoven’s most widely recognized works—Symphony No. 9 in D minor. (Many people know it simply as Ode to Joy, the Friedrich Schiller poem from which Beethoven created the final movement’s chorus.) To this, add choreography by Founding Artistic Director Robert Weiss, who commented, “I have found the music to be a great inspiration, with each movement being a ballet in itself.” The result is a grandiose and powerful production that includes the entire company—and one that audiences have been clamoring to see once again.

Triumphant Return

Performance Sample

November 19-22, 2015

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Start with one of Beethoven’s most widely recognized works—Symphony No. 9 in D minor. (Many people know it simply as Ode to Joy, the Friedrich Schiller poem from which Beethoven created the final movement’s chorus.) To this, add choreography by Founding Artistic Director Robert Weiss, who commented, “I have found the music to be a great inspiration, with each movement being a ballet in itself.” The result is a grandiose and powerful production that includes the entire company—and one that audiences have been clamoring to see once again.

Triumphant Return

Performance Sample

December 5-6, 2015 - UNC Memorial Hall

December 12-13, 2015 - DPAC

December 18-27, 2015 - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

With the addition of a fantastic new illusion last season, Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker is more exciting than ever. Marvel as children, Herr Drosselmeyer, and all manner of other characters levitate, disappear, or are conjured anew from thin air. A family favorite for more than a decade, The Nutcracker leaves wide-eyed children and astonished adults sitting on the edge of their seats wondering, “How did they do that?!” This full-company production features Carolina Ballet’s world-class dancers bringing Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score to life. Carolina Ballet is sure to put a little extra wonder in your holiday season with this magical production.

 

Holiday Magic

Performance Sample

December 5-6, 2015 - UNC Memorial Hall

December 12-13, 2015 - DPAC

December 18-27, 2015 - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

With the addition of a fantastic new illusion last season, Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker is more exciting than ever. Marvel as children, Herr Drosselmeyer, and all manner of other characters levitate, disappear, or are conjured anew from thin air. A family favorite for more than a decade, The Nutcracker leaves wide-eyed children and astonished adults sitting on the edge of their seats wondering, “How did they do that?!” This full-company production features Carolina Ballet’s world-class dancers bringing Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score to life. Carolina Ballet is sure to put a little extra wonder in your holiday season with this magical production.

 

Holiday Magic

Performance Sample

December 5-6, 2015 - UNC Memorial Hall

December 12-13, 2015 - DPAC

December 18-27, 2015 - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

With the addition of a fantastic new illusion last season, Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker is more exciting than ever. Marvel as children, Herr Drosselmeyer, and all manner of other characters levitate, disappear, or are conjured anew from thin air. A family favorite for more than a decade, The Nutcracker leaves wide-eyed children and astonished adults sitting on the edge of their seats wondering, “How did they do that?!” This full-company production features Carolina Ballet’s world-class dancers bringing Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score to life. Carolina Ballet is sure to put a little extra wonder in your holiday season with this magical production.

 

Holiday Magic

Performance Sample

December 5-6, 2015 - UNC Memorial Hall

December 12-13, 2015 - DPAC

December 18-27, 2015 - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

With the addition of a fantastic new illusion last season, Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker is more exciting than ever. Marvel as children, Herr Drosselmeyer, and all manner of other characters levitate, disappear, or are conjured anew from thin air. A family favorite for more than a decade, The Nutcracker leaves wide-eyed children and astonished adults sitting on the edge of their seats wondering, “How did they do that?!” This full-company production features Carolina Ballet’s world-class dancers bringing Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score to life. Carolina Ballet is sure to put a little extra wonder in your holiday season with this magical production.

 

Holiday Magic

Performance Sample

December 5-6, 2015 - UNC Memorial Hall

December 12-13, 2015 - DPAC

December 18-27, 2015 - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

With the addition of a fantastic new illusion last season, Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker is more exciting than ever. Marvel as children, Herr Drosselmeyer, and all manner of other characters levitate, disappear, or are conjured anew from thin air. A family favorite for more than a decade, The Nutcracker leaves wide-eyed children and astonished adults sitting on the edge of their seats wondering, “How did they do that?!” This full-company production features Carolina Ballet’s world-class dancers bringing Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score to life. Carolina Ballet is sure to put a little extra wonder in your holiday season with this magical production.

 

Holiday Magic

Performance Sample

December 5-6, 2015 - UNC Memorial Hall

December 12-13, 2015 - DPAC

December 18-27, 2015 - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

With the addition of a fantastic new illusion last season, Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker is more exciting than ever. Marvel as children, Herr Drosselmeyer, and all manner of other characters levitate, disappear, or are conjured anew from thin air. A family favorite for more than a decade, The Nutcracker leaves wide-eyed children and astonished adults sitting on the edge of their seats wondering, “How did they do that?!” This full-company production features Carolina Ballet’s world-class dancers bringing Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score to life. Carolina Ballet is sure to put a little extra wonder in your holiday season with this magical production.

 

Holiday Magic

Performance Sample

December 5-6, 2015 - UNC Memorial Hall

December 12-13, 2015 - DPAC

December 18-27, 2015 - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

With the addition of a fantastic new illusion last season, Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker is more exciting than ever. Marvel as children, Herr Drosselmeyer, and all manner of other characters levitate, disappear, or are conjured anew from thin air. A family favorite for more than a decade, The Nutcracker leaves wide-eyed children and astonished adults sitting on the edge of their seats wondering, “How did they do that?!” This full-company production features Carolina Ballet’s world-class dancers bringing Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score to life. Carolina Ballet is sure to put a little extra wonder in your holiday season with this magical production.

 

Holiday Magic

Performance Sample

December 5-6, 2015 - UNC Memorial Hall

December 12-13, 2015 - DPAC

December 18-27, 2015 - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

With the addition of a fantastic new illusion last season, Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker is more exciting than ever. Marvel as children, Herr Drosselmeyer, and all manner of other characters levitate, disappear, or are conjured anew from thin air. A family favorite for more than a decade, The Nutcracker leaves wide-eyed children and astonished adults sitting on the edge of their seats wondering, “How did they do that?!” This full-company production features Carolina Ballet’s world-class dancers bringing Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score to life. Carolina Ballet is sure to put a little extra wonder in your holiday season with this magical production.

 

Holiday Magic

Performance Sample

December 5-6, 2015 - UNC Memorial Hall

December 12-13, 2015 - DPAC

December 18-27, 2015 - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

With the addition of a fantastic new illusion last season, Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker is more exciting than ever. Marvel as children, Herr Drosselmeyer, and all manner of other characters levitate, disappear, or are conjured anew from thin air. A family favorite for more than a decade, The Nutcracker leaves wide-eyed children and astonished adults sitting on the edge of their seats wondering, “How did they do that?!” This full-company production features Carolina Ballet’s world-class dancers bringing Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score to life. Carolina Ballet is sure to put a little extra wonder in your holiday season with this magical production.

 

Holiday Magic

Performance Sample

December 5-6, 2015 - UNC Memorial Hall

December 12-13, 2015 - DPAC

December 18-27, 2015 - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

With the addition of a fantastic new illusion last season, Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker is more exciting than ever. Marvel as children, Herr Drosselmeyer, and all manner of other characters levitate, disappear, or are conjured anew from thin air. A family favorite for more than a decade, The Nutcracker leaves wide-eyed children and astonished adults sitting on the edge of their seats wondering, “How did they do that?!” This full-company production features Carolina Ballet’s world-class dancers bringing Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score to life. Carolina Ballet is sure to put a little extra wonder in your holiday season with this magical production.

 

Holiday Magic

Performance Sample

December 5-6, 2015 - UNC Memorial Hall

December 12-13, 2015 - DPAC

December 18-27, 2015 - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

With the addition of a fantastic new illusion last season, Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker is more exciting than ever. Marvel as children, Herr Drosselmeyer, and all manner of other characters levitate, disappear, or are conjured anew from thin air. A family favorite for more than a decade, The Nutcracker leaves wide-eyed children and astonished adults sitting on the edge of their seats wondering, “How did they do that?!” This full-company production features Carolina Ballet’s world-class dancers bringing Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score to life. Carolina Ballet is sure to put a little extra wonder in your holiday season with this magical production.

 

Holiday Magic

Performance Sample

December 5-6, 2015 - UNC Memorial Hall

December 12-13, 2015 - DPAC

December 18-27, 2015 - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

With the addition of a fantastic new illusion last season, Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker is more exciting than ever. Marvel as children, Herr Drosselmeyer, and all manner of other characters levitate, disappear, or are conjured anew from thin air. A family favorite for more than a decade, The Nutcracker leaves wide-eyed children and astonished adults sitting on the edge of their seats wondering, “How did they do that?!” This full-company production features Carolina Ballet’s world-class dancers bringing Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score to life. Carolina Ballet is sure to put a little extra wonder in your holiday season with this magical production.

 

Holiday Magic

Performance Sample

December 5-6, 2015 - UNC Memorial Hall

December 12-13, 2015 - DPAC

December 18-27, 2015 - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

With the addition of a fantastic new illusion last season, Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker is more exciting than ever. Marvel as children, Herr Drosselmeyer, and all manner of other characters levitate, disappear, or are conjured anew from thin air. A family favorite for more than a decade, The Nutcracker leaves wide-eyed children and astonished adults sitting on the edge of their seats wondering, “How did they do that?!” This full-company production features Carolina Ballet’s world-class dancers bringing Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score to life. Carolina Ballet is sure to put a little extra wonder in your holiday season with this magical production.

 

Holiday Magic

Performance Sample

December 5-6, 2015 - UNC Memorial Hall

December 12-13, 2015 - DPAC

December 18-27, 2015 - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

With the addition of a fantastic new illusion last season, Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker is more exciting than ever. Marvel as children, Herr Drosselmeyer, and all manner of other characters levitate, disappear, or are conjured anew from thin air. A family favorite for more than a decade, The Nutcracker leaves wide-eyed children and astonished adults sitting on the edge of their seats wondering, “How did they do that?!” This full-company production features Carolina Ballet’s world-class dancers bringing Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score to life. Carolina Ballet is sure to put a little extra wonder in your holiday season with this magical production.

 

Holiday Magic

Performance Sample

February 4-21, 2015

Fletcher Opera Theater

Featuring choreography by Carolina Ballet Principal Guest Choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Love Speaks kicks off the company’s tribute to William Shakespeare in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of his death. Delight as Shakespeare’s popular love sonnets are interpreted through movement and dance. Set to Shakespearean-era Baroque works from Vivaldi, Corelli, and Purcell, this program brings the depth of longing, height of ecstasy, and yes, even Shakespeare’s trademark wit to life in colorful splendor. Also on this program is a world premiere by Choreographer in Residence Zalman Raffael.

 

Spring Shakespeare Festival

Performance Sample

February 4-21, 2015

Fletcher Opera Theater

Featuring choreography by Carolina Ballet Principal Guest Choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Love Speaks kicks off the company’s tribute to William Shakespeare in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of his death. Delight as Shakespeare’s popular love sonnets are interpreted through movement and dance. Set to Shakespearean-era Baroque works from Vivaldi, Corelli, and Purcell, this program brings the depth of longing, height of ecstasy, and yes, even Shakespeare’s trademark wit to life in colorful splendor. Also on this program is a world premiere by Choreographer in Residence Zalman Raffael.

 

Spring Shakespeare Festival

Performance Sample

February 4-21, 2015

Fletcher Opera Theater

Featuring choreography by Carolina Ballet Principal Guest Choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Love Speaks kicks off the company’s tribute to William Shakespeare in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of his death. Delight as Shakespeare’s popular love sonnets are interpreted through movement and dance. Set to Shakespearean-era Baroque works from Vivaldi, Corelli, and Purcell, this program brings the depth of longing, height of ecstasy, and yes, even Shakespeare’s trademark wit to life in colorful splendor. Also on this program is a world premiere by Choreographer in Residence Zalman Raffael.

 

Spring Shakespeare Festival

Performance Sample

February 4-21, 2015

Fletcher Opera Theater

Featuring choreography by Carolina Ballet Principal Guest Choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Love Speaks kicks off the company’s tribute to William Shakespeare in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of his death. Delight as Shakespeare’s popular love sonnets are interpreted through movement and dance. Set to Shakespearean-era Baroque works from Vivaldi, Corelli, and Purcell, this program brings the depth of longing, height of ecstasy, and yes, even Shakespeare’s trademark wit to life in colorful splendor. Also on this program is a world premiere by Choreographer in Residence Zalman Raffael.

 

Spring Shakespeare Festival

Performance Sample

February 4-21, 2015

Fletcher Opera Theater

Featuring choreography by Carolina Ballet Principal Guest Choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Love Speaks kicks off the company’s tribute to William Shakespeare in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of his death. Delight as Shakespeare’s popular love sonnets are interpreted through movement and dance. Set to Shakespearean-era Baroque works from Vivaldi, Corelli, and Purcell, this program brings the depth of longing, height of ecstasy, and yes, even Shakespeare’s trademark wit to life in colorful splendor. Also on this program is a world premiere by Choreographer in Residence Zalman Raffael.

 

Spring Shakespeare Festival

Performance Sample

March 3-20, 2016

Fletcher Opera Theater

Paul Moravec’s 2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning score, Tempest Fantasy, inspired and set the stage for Artistic Director Robert Weiss to create a “dance meditation” of Shakespeare’s dramatic play, The Tempest. With theatrical sets and costumes, this ethereal ballet features the well-known characters Prospero, Miranda, Caliban, and Ariel. This program will feature Zalman Raffael’s third premiere of Carolina Ballet’s 2015–2016 season.

 

Spring Shakespeare Festival

Performance Sample

March 3-20, 2016

Fletcher Opera Theater

Paul Moravec’s 2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning score, Tempest Fantasy, inspired and set the stage for Artistic Director Robert Weiss to create a “dance meditation” of Shakespeare’s dramatic play, The Tempest. With theatrical sets and costumes, this ethereal ballet features the well-known characters Prospero, Miranda, Caliban, and Ariel. This program will feature Zalman Raffael’s third premiere of Carolina Ballet’s 2015–2016 season.

 

Spring Shakespeare Festival

Performance Sample

March 3-20, 2016

Fletcher Opera Theater

Paul Moravec’s 2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning score, Tempest Fantasy, inspired and set the stage for Artistic Director Robert Weiss to create a “dance meditation” of Shakespeare’s dramatic play, The Tempest. With theatrical sets and costumes, this ethereal ballet features the well-known characters Prospero, Miranda, Caliban, and Ariel. This program will feature Zalman Raffael’s third premiere of Carolina Ballet’s 2015–2016 season.

 

Spring Shakespeare Festival

Performance Sample

March 3-20, 2016

Fletcher Opera Theater

Paul Moravec’s 2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning score, Tempest Fantasy, inspired and set the stage for Artistic Director Robert Weiss to create a “dance meditation” of Shakespeare’s dramatic play, The Tempest. With theatrical sets and costumes, this ethereal ballet features the well-known characters Prospero, Miranda, Caliban, and Ariel. This program will feature Zalman Raffael’s third premiere of Carolina Ballet’s 2015–2016 season.

 

Spring Shakespeare Festival

Performance Sample

March 3-20, 2016

Fletcher Opera Theater

Paul Moravec’s 2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning score, Tempest Fantasy, inspired and set the stage for Artistic Director Robert Weiss to create a “dance meditation” of Shakespeare’s dramatic play, The Tempest. With theatrical sets and costumes, this ethereal ballet features the well-known characters Prospero, Miranda, Caliban, and Ariel. This program will feature Zalman Raffael’s third premiere of Carolina Ballet’s 2015–2016 season.

 

Spring Shakespeare Festival

Performance Sample

March 3-20, 2016

Fletcher Opera Theater

Paul Moravec’s 2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning score, Tempest Fantasy, inspired and set the stage for Artistic Director Robert Weiss to create a “dance meditation” of Shakespeare’s dramatic play, The Tempest. With theatrical sets and costumes, this ethereal ballet features the well-known characters Prospero, Miranda, Caliban, and Ariel. This program will feature Zalman Raffael’s third premiere of Carolina Ballet’s 2015–2016 season.

 

Spring Shakespeare Festival

Performance Sample

March 3-20, 2016

Fletcher Opera Theater

Paul Moravec’s 2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning score, Tempest Fantasy, inspired and set the stage for Artistic Director Robert Weiss to create a “dance meditation” of Shakespeare’s dramatic play, The Tempest. With theatrical sets and costumes, this ethereal ballet features the well-known characters Prospero, Miranda, Caliban, and Ariel. This program will feature Zalman Raffael’s third premiere of Carolina Ballet’s 2015–2016 season.

 

Spring Shakespeare Festival

Performance Sample

March 3-20, 2016

Fletcher Opera Theater

Paul Moravec’s 2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning score, Tempest Fantasy, inspired and set the stage for Artistic Director Robert Weiss to create a “dance meditation” of Shakespeare’s dramatic play, The Tempest. With theatrical sets and costumes, this ethereal ballet features the well-known characters Prospero, Miranda, Caliban, and Ariel. This program will feature Zalman Raffael’s third premiere of Carolina Ballet’s 2015–2016 season.

 

Spring Shakespeare Festival

Performance Sample

March 3-20, 2016

Fletcher Opera Theater

Paul Moravec’s 2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning score, Tempest Fantasy, inspired and set the stage for Artistic Director Robert Weiss to create a “dance meditation” of Shakespeare’s dramatic play, The Tempest. With theatrical sets and costumes, this ethereal ballet features the well-known characters Prospero, Miranda, Caliban, and Ariel. This program will feature Zalman Raffael’s third premiere of Carolina Ballet’s 2015–2016 season.

 

Spring Shakespeare Festival

Performance Sample

March 3-20, 2016

Fletcher Opera Theater

Paul Moravec’s 2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning score, Tempest Fantasy, inspired and set the stage for Artistic Director Robert Weiss to create a “dance meditation” of Shakespeare’s dramatic play, The Tempest. With theatrical sets and costumes, this ethereal ballet features the well-known characters Prospero, Miranda, Caliban, and Ariel. This program will feature Zalman Raffael’s third premiere of Carolina Ballet’s 2015–2016 season.

 

Spring Shakespeare Festival

Performance Sample

March 3-20, 2016

Fletcher Opera Theater

Paul Moravec’s 2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning score, Tempest Fantasy, inspired and set the stage for Artistic Director Robert Weiss to create a “dance meditation” of Shakespeare’s dramatic play, The Tempest. With theatrical sets and costumes, this ethereal ballet features the well-known characters Prospero, Miranda, Caliban, and Ariel. This program will feature Zalman Raffael’s third premiere of Carolina Ballet’s 2015–2016 season.

 

Spring Shakespeare Festival

Performance Sample

April 14-17, 2016 - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

April 30-May 1, 2016 - DPAC

Not since Founding Artistic Director Robert Weiss created his Swan Lake in 2005 has there been as much anticipation as there is for the premiere of his new ballet based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, one of the Bard’s best known dramatic plays. This tale of prophesy, murder, and one couple’s lust for power gone awry is choreographed to an original score by J. Mark Scearce, composer of Carolina Ballet’s Dracula. Come for the drama and excitement, stay for the beauty and complexity.

 

World Premiere | Spring Shakespeare Festival

Performance Sample

April 14-17, 2016 - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

April 30-May 1, 2016 - DPAC

Not since Founding Artistic Director Robert Weiss created his Swan Lake in 2005 has there been as much anticipation as there is for the premiere of his new ballet based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, one of the Bard’s best known dramatic plays. This tale of prophesy, murder, and one couple’s lust for power gone awry is choreographed to an original score by J. Mark Scearce, composer of Carolina Ballet’s Dracula. Come for the drama and excitement, stay for the beauty and complexity.

 

World Premiere | Spring Shakespeare Festival

Performance Sample

April 14-17, 2016 - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

April 30-May 1, 2016 - DPAC

Not since Founding Artistic Director Robert Weiss created his Swan Lake in 2005 has there been as much anticipation as there is for the premiere of his new ballet based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, one of the Bard’s best known dramatic plays. This tale of prophesy, murder, and one couple’s lust for power gone awry is choreographed to an original score by J. Mark Scearce, composer of Carolina Ballet’s Dracula. Come for the drama and excitement, stay for the beauty and complexity.

 

World Premiere | Spring Shakespeare Festival

Performance Sample

April 14-17, 2016 - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

April 30-May 1, 2016 - DPAC

Not since Founding Artistic Director Robert Weiss created his Swan Lake in 2005 has there been as much anticipation as there is for the premiere of his new ballet based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, one of the Bard’s best known dramatic plays. This tale of prophesy, murder, and one couple’s lust for power gone awry is choreographed to an original score by J. Mark Scearce, composer of Carolina Ballet’s Dracula. Come for the drama and excitement, stay for the beauty and complexity.

 

World Premiere | Spring Shakespeare Festival

Performance Sample

April 14-17, 2016 - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

April 30-May 1, 2016 - DPAC

Not since Founding Artistic Director Robert Weiss created his Swan Lake in 2005 has there been as much anticipation as there is for the premiere of his new ballet based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, one of the Bard’s best known dramatic plays. This tale of prophesy, murder, and one couple’s lust for power gone awry is choreographed to an original score by J. Mark Scearce, composer of Carolina Ballet’s Dracula. Come for the drama and excitement, stay for the beauty and complexity.

 

World Premiere | Spring Shakespeare Festival

Performance Sample

April 14-17, 2016 - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

April 30-May 1, 2016 - DPAC

Not since Founding Artistic Director Robert Weiss created his Swan Lake in 2005 has there been as much anticipation as there is for the premiere of his new ballet based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, one of the Bard’s best known dramatic plays. This tale of prophesy, murder, and one couple’s lust for power gone awry is choreographed to an original score by J. Mark Scearce, composer of Carolina Ballet’s Dracula. Come for the drama and excitement, stay for the beauty and complexity.

 

World Premiere | Spring Shakespeare Festival

Performance Sample

April 14-17, 2016 - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

April 30-May 1, 2016 - DPAC

Not since Founding Artistic Director Robert Weiss created his Swan Lake in 2005 has there been as much anticipation as there is for the premiere of his new ballet based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, one of the Bard’s best known dramatic plays. This tale of prophesy, murder, and one couple’s lust for power gone awry is choreographed to an original score by J. Mark Scearce, composer of Carolina Ballet’s Dracula. Come for the drama and excitement, stay for the beauty and complexity.

 

World Premiere | 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Spring Shakespeare Festival