The Four Temperaments

Lindsay Purrington and Eugene C. Barnes, III

The Four Temperaments

Mood Swings have never been so mesmerizing

The Four Temperaments

February 05, 2015 - February 22, 2015

Fletcher Opera Theater: February 5–22, 2015

Honoring the legacy of America’s greatest choreographer, we are proud once again to present a program featuring George Balanchine’s choreographic genius. Balanchine’s legendary status comes from having crafted not only a vision for the stage, but also charting a new course for the entire art form.

Over the years, Carolina Ballet has introduced audiences to 22 of Balanchine’s ballets. This season highlights The Four Temperaments, an avant-garde work inspired by the medieval belief that emotions are driven by the four humors. In keeping with Balanchine’s pared down concept, The Four Temperaments is an example of his traditional black and white genre.

Rounding out the program will be Balanchine's Allegro Brilliante and Tarantella along with Robert Weiss' Grosse Fuge and premiere, The Double.

“The purity of the dance and the precision of its execution simply take the breath away. This is prime Balanchine…”
The News & Observer

The Four Temperaments Performance Dates & times

Day Time Location Castings* Get Tickets
February 5 Thursday 8:00PM Fletcher Opera Theater Download By Phone or in person Online
February 6 Friday 8:00PM Fletcher Opera Theater Download By Phone or in person Online
February 7 Saturday 2:00PM Fletcher Opera Theater Download By Phone or in person Online
February 7 Saturday 8:00PM Fletcher Opera Theater Download By Phone or in person Online
February 8 Sunday 2:00PM Fletcher Opera Theater Download By Phone or in person Online
February 14 Saturday 2:00PM Fletcher Opera Theater Download By Phone or in person Online
February 14 Saturday 8:00PM Fletcher Opera Theater Download By Phone or in person Online
February 15 Sunday 2:00PM Fletcher Opera Theater Download By Phone or in person Online
February 21 Saturday 2:00PM Fletcher Opera Theater By Phone or in person Online
February 21 Saturday 8:00PM Fletcher Opera Theater By Phone or in person Online
February 22 Sunday 2:00PM Fletcher Opera Theater By Phone or in person Online

*Casting will be posted the week of the performance