SEASON 2020-2021

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Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto

September 17- October 4, 2020 | Fletcher Opera Theater

Our 2020-2021 season opens with the pure elegance of dance in the return of Artistic Director, Zalman Raffael’s, Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto. This program will also feature Agon; a striking George Balanchine classic to the beloved music of Igor Stravinsky, and a world premiere by Robert Weiss set to Mahler’s alluring Songs of a Wayfarer.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow & Other Haunted Tales

October 15- November 1, 2020 | Fletcher Opera Theater

This October, we continue our Halloween tradition with the return of Sleepy Hollow, Lady in the White Veil, and The Raven. Spine-tingling, eerie, and ominous… don’t be surprised if you happen to stumble upon a ghost or the headless horseman himself…..


November 19-22, 2020* | Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

*Please note that our November program WILL NOT be performed over Thanksgiving weekend.

When Macbeth premiered in 2016, it was one of the most anticipated ballets ever created by Robert Weiss. Featuring brilliant choreography, fascinating sets & costumes, and an incredibly powerful score by J. Mark Scearce (Dracula, Love in the Times of the Day), Macbeth weaves a tale of love, power, lust, and greed.

The Nutcracker

December 9-24, 2020 | DPAC | Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

From the moment the curtain rises, the magic of this holiday classic is mesmerizing. Take a journey to a land of whimsical characters featuring magical illusions, magnificent sets, and beautiful costumes. Listen as a live symphony orchestra plays Tchaikovsky’s famed score. The Nutcracker is the perfect story ballet for the young and young at heart.

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

February 4 – 21, 2021 | Fletcher Opera Theater

Returning to the stage in February is Robert Weiss’ beloved ballet, Four Seasons. Vivaldi’s renowned piece of music paired with Weiss’ vibrant choreography leaves no doubt as to why this is a Triangle favorite. Alongside Weiss, we will be showcasing another work by Mariana Oliveira, Pagliacci. Following last season’s Blue Jay Eyes, we are excited to bring this fresh, new choreographer back for more.

Snow White

March 11-28, 2021 | Fletcher Opera Theater

A fair princess. An evil queen. A wicked curse. The legendary fairy tale of Snow White comes to life in Zalman Raffael’s latest creation; complete with all new sets, costumes, and of course the seven dwarfs! Be sure to bring the whole family as Raffael’s imaginative new work will not disappoint.


April 22-25, 2021 | Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

The cherished tale of fantasy and true love comes to life once again as we close our 2019-2020 Season with Cinderella. Featuring a score originally composed for piano and now orchestrated by Karl Moraski and Al Sturgis, Robert Weiss’ choreography tells the story of Cinderella’s transformation into a beautiful princess and her journey to find true love.


May 20-23, 2021 | Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

We close out our 2020-2021 Season with the hauntingly beautiful tale of Giselle; filled with romance, tragic heartbreak, and the power of love. Considered a masterwork in the classical canon, Giselle is one of the most iconic ballets ever choreographed and will leave you mesmerized.