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Alessandra Ferri and Julio Bocca in Romeo and Juliet.
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JULIO BOCCA TO GIVE FINAL PERFORMANCE OF ROMEO ON SATURDAY MAY 31

 
Casting Announced For Third And Fourth Week Of American Ballet Theatre At Metropolitan Opera House

 
5/12/2003 - Casting for the third and fourth week of American Ballet Theatreís 2003 spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.

Highlighting the third week will be the World Premiere of Artemis on Tuesday, May 20. Choreographed by Lar Lubovitch, Artemis will feature Julie Kent and Marcelo Gomes in the leading roles of Artemis and Aktaion. Artemis will be featured on the program "All Around Is Light" an evening of tribute to the art and culture of Greece directed by Costa-Gavras.

American Ballet Theatreís third week will also include this seasonís premiere, HereAfter, choreographed by Natalie Weir and Stanton Welch. The performance on Wednesday evening, May 21 will include the debuts of Marcelo Gomes, Irina Dvorovenko and Gillian Murphy in Harmonium, and Ethan Stiefel, Xiomara Reyes, Michele Wiles, Gillian Murphy and Carlos Lopez in Carmina Burana.

Julio Bocca will give his final performance of Romeo in Romeo and Juliet on Saturday evening, May 31. Mr. Bocca, who will continue to appear with American Ballet Theatre, will dance the role opposite Alessandra Ferri on Thursday evening, May 29 as well as May 31.

American Ballet Theatreís 2003 Metropolitan Opera House season is sponsored by UBS, ABTís National Presenting Sponsor, and Movado Watch Company, a leading benefactor. ABTís spring season is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts. American Ballet Theatreís production of HereAfter has been made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding for this production has been provided by the Altria Group.

Tickets for American Ballet Theatreís 2003 spring season are on sale at the Metropolitan Opera House box office or by calling 212-362-6000. For more information, visit ABTís website at www.abt.org.