Colorado Ballet Presents Lady of the Camellias February 3-12, 2023 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House

January 11, 2023


DENVER, CO (January 11, 2023) – Colorado Ballet will continue its 2022/2023 Season of Timeless Stories with the Denver premiere of Val Caniparoli’s ballet Lady of the Camellias, February 3–12, 2023 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

Based upon the famous novel La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas (fils), Lady of the Camellias follows troubled courtesan Marguerite as she navigates forbidden love, betrayal, and loss in the heart of 19th century French society. A love story like the films Camille (1936) and Moulin Rouge! (2001) and Giuseppe Verdi’s opera La Traviata, this ballet features Val Caniparoli’s virtuosic choreography that was inspired by figure skating, contemporary and folkloric dance.

Caniparoli’s ballet is set to the music of celebrated Polish composer Frédéric Chopin, which will be performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra alongside a trio of special guest artists—Solo Pianist David Korevaar, Mezzo Soprano Abigail Nims, and Baritone Andrew Garland. The romance and elegance of 19th century France in Lady of the Camellias is brought to life through costume design by Robert Glay de la Rose, scenic design by David Gano and Robert Glay de la Rose, and lighting design by Trad A. Burns.

“Colorado Ballet is thrilled to premiere Val Caniparoli’s acclaimed ballet Lady of the Camellias,” stated Artistic Director Gil Boggs. “The level of artistic excellence involved in this production is incredible. When you combine the talent of our dancers with Caniparoli’s choreography, visually splendid designs, and Chopin’s music performed live by exceptional artists, something truly magical happens on the stage. I don’t know that Denver has ever experienced a work quite like this, and I look forward to sharing this beautiful ballet with our community in February.”

Tickets for all eight performances of Lady of the Camellias are on sale now. Colorado Ballet’s recent 2022 productions of the Dracula and The Nutcracker sold out completely, so purchasing early for the best availability is strongly recommended.

Colorado Ballet’s production of Lady of the Camellias is presented by Lynnette Morrison. Colorado Ballet also receives support from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).


Friday, February 3, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 4, 2022 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, February 4, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 5, 2022 at 2 p.m.
Friday, February 10, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.*
Saturday, February 11, 2022 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, February 11, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 12, 2022 at 2 p.m.

*Audio described performance


Tickets range from $40 to $160. Visit COLORADOBALLET.ORG or call Patron Services at 303-837-8888 ext. 2 to purchase tickets.

To continue to reduce the number of ticket resellers, please purchase directly through Colorado Ballet via the website or phone number listed above. Tickets purchased through resellers may not be valid.


Colorado Ballet presents Lady of the Camellias
February 3–12, 2023 | Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Tickets start at $40 at COLORADOBALLET.ORG

Romance meets turbulence to tragic effect in choreographer Val Caniparoli’s gripping adaptation of Alexandre Dumas (fils)’s classic novel La Dame aux Camélias—a heart-rending love story that inspired the films Camille (1936) and Moulin Rouge! (2001) and Giuseppe Verdi’s opera La Traviata. In its highly anticipated Denver debut, this Chopin-scored tale of troubled courtesan Marguerite brings a rawness to the stage you won’t forget.


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Presenting exceptional classical ballet and innovative contemporary dance through performances, training, education and community engagement, Colorado Ballet continues to inspire and grow an increasingly diverse audience base in Denver, Colorado. Established in 1961 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet is a non-profit organization celebrating 62 years of excellence. As a world-class professional company serving over 100,000 national and international patrons, Colorado Ballet presents 58 performances annually to sold-out audiences in the 2,000 seat Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The Company’s 35 professional dancers and 26 studio company dancers come from all over the world. Colorado Ballet’s The Armstrong Center for Dance, a 35,000 square foot building, boasts eight state-of-the-art professional dance studios and amenities for the professional Company. Under the direction of Artistic Director Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet performs classical ballet masterpieces, full-length story ballets and its critically acclaimed repertory production Ballet MasterWorks, featuring varied works from neoclassical ballets to world premieres. The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy serves over 1,200 students from toddlers to seniors each year. Colorado Ballet’s Education & Community Engagement offers programs to students and community members, making over 25,000 contacts and reaching over 200 schools and organizations annually. Participants come from a variety of backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses including youth, families, teachers, and people with and without disabilities. For more information, please visit

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