October 6–15, 2023
A fairytale of passion, heartbreak, sorcery and deceit unfurls on the shores of a moonlit lake in October. Colorado Ballet presents Swan Lake, a Romantic ballet beloved worldwide, performed to Tchaikovsky’s indelible score. This opulent four act production features iconic choreography after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, with additional choreography by Ballet Master Sandra Brown, Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner.
November 25–December 24, 2023
As the fate of one magical night hangs in the balance, Clara’s nutcracker comes to life for a battle royale. Festive fan-favorite The Nutcracker returns to Denver this holiday season with 28 performances, including a matinee with sensory-friendly adaptations on Sunday, November 26. Featuring the company’s custom-made sets and costumes, which debuted in 2021, this dazzling and dreamy production sees sold-out performances year after year.
February 2-11, 2024
Havoc is unleashed on Victorian London when one man struggles with the terrifying dance between the good and evil that lies within. Colorado Ballet will treat audiences to a U.S. premiere of full-length ballet Jekyll & Hyde, choreographed in 2020 by Val Caniparoli. Inspired by the classic Gothic novella by Robert Louis Stevenson, this neoteric production explores the depths of the human psyche and features music by acclaimed composers Frédéric Chopin, Krzysztof Penderecki, Henryk Górecki, Wojciech Kilar and Henryk Wieniawski.
Choreography by Val Caniparoli
Due to its mature content, Jekyll & Hyde is recommended for patrons ages 13 and older. Parental discretion is advised. Jekyll & Hyde includes adult themes and depictions of violence, drug use, prostitution, and mental illness, presented within the historical context of when the novella was written (1886).
March 8–17, 2024
When a life-sized doll comes between two village lovers, a young woman dances to the rescue, saving her betrothed from a scheming inventor. For the first time in 15 years, Colorado Ballet presents Coppélia, a comedic ballet based on two short stories by E.T.A. Hoffmann, author of The Nutcracker and The Mouse King. Renowned for its charming blend of humor and classical sensibility, Coppélia is a whimsical story of love and mistaken identity. Colorado Ballet’s adaptation features original choreography after Arthur Saint-Léon, staged by Ballet Masters Sandra Brown, Lorita Travaglia and Maria Mosina, set to the music of Léo Delibes.
April 12–21, 2024
A trio of Ballet MasterWorks that test the limitations of gravity and rhythm will close the season. Colorado Ballet presents Yoshihisa Arai’s Boléro, set to the score of Maurice Ravel, George Balanchine’s Rubies, with music by Igor Stravinsky, and a world premiere that Denver audiences will be the first to discover, choreographed by Lauren Lovette, former principal dancer with New York City Ballet.
Sponsored by Denver Ballet Guild