Single tickets went on sale today for Colorado Ballet’s 56th season, which will include Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Ballet MasterWorks at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House and The Little Mermaid at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts.
Colorado Ballet opens its 56th season with Swan Lake, October 7-23, 2016 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.
This ballet features the original choreography after Marius Petipa and
Lev Ivanov, set and updated by former American Ballet Theatre principals
Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner and Sandra Brown, Ballet Mistress for
Colorado Ballet. Swan Lake features Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s classic
score performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Colorado
Ballet’s production will be presented in four acts with two
The season continues with The Nutcracker, November 26 through December 24, 2016 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.
The Nutcracker features more than 300 costumes, 30 Company dancers, 20
Studio Company dancers, 65 Academy dancers, scenery by José Varona and
timeless choreography paired with Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary
arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.
the spring, Colorado Ballet will present a collection of three master
ballet works to live music by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra in Ballet MasterWorks, February 17-26, 2017 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Ballet MasterWorks includes Firebird,
by choreographer Yuri Possokhov, Choreographer in Residence for the San
Francisco Ballet and music by Igor Stravinsky. The ballet is based on
the Russian folklore tale of the Firebird, a magical creature who
assists Prince Ivan Tsarevich in rescuing the maiden Tsarevna from
Kashchei the sorcerer. The production will also feature Serenade choreographed by George Balanchine to Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings in C.” Serenade was
the first original ballet Balanchine created in America and is one of
the signature works of New York City Ballet’s repertory. Colorado
Ballet is extremely excited to present a work by choreographer Jiří
Kylián for the first time—rounding out the program with Petite Mort by
Kylián with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Kylián created this
ballet for the Salzburg Festival on the second centenary of Mozart’s
Colorado Ballet will close out its season with the children’s classic The Little Mermaid, March 31-April 2, 2017 at the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. The Little Mermaid includes
choreography by Tony Award nominated choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett
and original music by composer Michael Moricz. The score includes
narration and lyrics with the music to enhance the telling of the
story. Carolina Ballet premiered this version of Hans Christian
Andersen’s classic story in 2012. This production will also open with a
special performance of Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, choreographed by Clark Tippet featuring a vibrant violin ensemble composed by Max Bruch.
Tickets range from $30 to $155. Visit www.coloradoballet.org
or call 303-837-8888 ext. 2. In an effort to cut down on the number of
ticket scammers buying Colorado Ballet tickets and reselling them at
much higher prices, the print-at-home option for tickets will not be
available until approximately one month before each production opens.
Until then, Colorado Ballet will send paper copies of tickets in the
mail at no additional charge to ticket buyers.
In addition to the season productions, Colorado Ballet will perform An Evening under the Stars
at the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater on August 20, 2016. This
performance will feature excerpts from upcoming and past productions,
other classical and contemporary works and will close with the
tango-inspired ballet The Angel of Buenos Aires, which premiered in March 2016. For more information, visit www.arvadacenter.org.
the second season in a row, Colorado Ballet will also have two Attitude
on Santa Fe productions in its Black Box Theater during the season.
Attitude on Santa Fe features three original works choreographed and
performed by Colorado Ballet dancers. The Company will present two
Attitude on Santa Fe performances in September 2016 and two performances
with different works in March 2017. Information on these performances
will be available soon on Colorado Ballet’s website.