2017-2018 Season

2017-2018 Season

SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE ON SALE NOW!

2017-2018 Season

September 14, 2017 - May 20, 2018

We are thrilled to announce our 2017-2018 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 UGLY DUCKLING
September 14-October 1, 2017
Fletcher Opera Theater

If you loved Carolina Ballet’s The Little Mermaid last season, you are sure to be entranced by The Ugly Duckling. Both of Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tales were choreographed by Lynne Taylor-
Corbett, Carolina Ballet’s renowned Guest Choreographer. This whimsical ballet kicks off our 20th anniversary season. It tells the tale of an ugly little duckling’s adventures, misfortunes, and ultimate
transformation into a beautiful swan. This classic fable will warm the hearts of the entire family!

 

THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW & OTHER HAUNTED TALES - WORLD PREMIERE
October 12-October 29, 2017
Fletcher Opera Theater

Artistic Director, Robert Weiss, and Choreographer in Residence, Zalman Raffael, bring an evening of haunted stories to the stage just in time for Halloween! This collection of the macabre, including
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, will bring just the right amount of fright to an evening of tales from the bewitched and beyond.

 

HANDEL’S MESSIAH
November 22-26, 2017
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Whether you are seeing it for the first time or have witnessed its glory in seasons past, you will be swept away by the majesty and spirituality of Artistic Director Robert Weiss’ choreography for this incredible production. A joyous
celebration with live musicians to Handel’s magnificent score makes this Messiah an experience to be cherished by the whole family this Thanksgiving.

FEATURING LIVE MUSIC BY THE NORTH CAROLINA MASTER CHORALE

Please Note: Performances will be held Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

 

THE NUTCRACKER
December 9-24, 2017
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium/DPAC

Join us on a journey to The Land of Sweets with The Nutcracker, a holiday tradition perfect for the whole family featuring LIVE music, elaborate sets and costumes, & spectacular magical illusions! Renew your subscription by March 31st to reserve the best seats before they
go on sale to the public and secure your 20% discount.


FEATURING LIVE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

 

ROMEO & JULIET
February 1-18, 2018
Fletcher Opera Theater

No love story is more beautiful or touching than Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet-the story of star crossed lovers, dueling families, intrigue, deception, and a tragic twist of fate. Robert Weiss’ Romeo & Juliet is filled with dramatic sword fights, stunning costumes, and
breathtaking dancing that brings life to the longing and loss of this epic tragedy, set to Prokofiev’s epic score. The perfect show for you and your Valentine!


“There aren’t enough accolades in my arsenal to accurately describe Carolina Ballet’s…full-length ‘Romeo and Juliet.”- Roy C. Dicks, News & Observer

 

BOLÉRO - WORLD PREMIERE
March 8-25, 2018
Fletcher Opera Theater

Lynne Taylor-Corbett will return to present an all new ballet set to Ravel’s Boléro. Originally composed as a ballet commissioned by Russian actress and dancer Ida Rubinstein, Boléro, which premiered in 1928, is Ravel’s most famous musical composition. Over the years
Ms. Taylor-Corbett has created works for Carolina Ballet such as Carmina Burana, Carolina Jamboree, Dracula, The Little Mermaid, and this season’s The Ugly Duckling.

 

GEORGE BALANCHINE’S SERENADE
April 26-29, 2018
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Serenade is the first original ballet George Balanchine created in America and it has not been performed by Carolina Ballet since our inaugural season in 1998. Although Balanchine insisted Serenade had no “story”, the ballet is not without meaning. More poetry than narrative, it is the imagery of
dreams and mystery, danced in the moonlight. While its true meaning has been debated since its creation, one thing is sure…Serenade is the romance of Tchaikovsky’s music come to life.

 

SLEEPING BEAUTY
May 17-20, 2018
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Once upon a time, in a kingdom far away, a beautiful princess was born; a princess destined by a terrible curse to prick her finger on an enchanted spindle and sleep for one hundred years. With Tchaikovsky’s music performed LIVE, and choreography by Robert Weiss after Marius Petipa’s
original, this Sleeping Beauty will thrill young and old alike and provide a happy ending to our 20th Anniversary Season!


FEATURING LIVE MUSIC BY THE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE TRIANGLE

2017-2018 Season Performance Dates & times

Day Time Location Castings* Get Tickets
March 1 Wednesday 1:53PM Subscriptions on Sale By Phone or in person Online
July 14 Friday 1:57PM Single Tickets on Sale By Phone or in person Online

*Casting will be posted the week of the performance