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Above: Betsy McBride in Whipped Cream.
Photo by Ruven Afanador.

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2017 Spring Season
Metropolitan Opera House
May 15 – July 8, 2017

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2017 Spring Repertory

Whipped Cream   new york premiere
From the delicious imaginations of Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky and pop surrealist visionary Mark Ryden comes a second helping of this dollop of delightful whimsy. In this fantastical confection, a young boy overindulges at a Viennese pastry shop and falls into a delirium. To escape his attending physician, the boy dreams of his triumphant rescue by Princess Praline and her court, Princess Tea Flower, Prince Coffee, and the marching Marzipan. A delight for ballet fans of all ages.

Swan Lake
Of all the great classics performed by ABT today, Swan Lake remains the quintessential ballet. The one that defines the standards of the Company, tests its dancers, and ennobles the spirit of its audience. This romantic fable of ill-fated passion, dreamlike transformation, and ultimate forgiveness is set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score. With breathtaking choreography and visually magnificent sets evoking a Renaissance court, the fabled lake of the swans rises into view, inspiring awe for generations to come.

Giselle
The epitome of Romantic ballet, Giselle is a poignant tale of unrequited love, remorse, and forgiveness. The role of Giselle, often described as the Hamlet of the ballet world, requires an exquisite stylist with daring dramatic and technical skills. ABT's unrivalled roster of international ballet stars brings Giselle's mystery and ethereal beauty vividly to life in this universally acclaimed production.

Don Quixote
Based on Miguel de Cervantes’ sweeping tale of romance and chivalry, this classic ballet features the misadventures of the titular knight-errant of la Mancha and his devoted squire, Sancho Panza. These beloved characters are positively heroic when it comes to aiding the spirited maiden Kitri and her charming amour. From the bravura dancing of the fiery toreador Espada to the colorful caravan of gypsies, the stage explodes with one show-stopping performance after another in this feast of choreographic fireworks.

Mixed Repertory Program
Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky brings this lost classic to life with a bold new staging, inspired by the archival notes of Marius Petipa. Experience pure comedic joy as Harlequin fights for his true love, Columbine, against her father who plans to marry her to a wealthy suitor. Full of madcap humor, incorrigible servants, and unforgettable characters, this tribute to the Italian commedia dell’arte tradition is not to be missed.

La Bayadère
Amid the sweeping vistas and grand temples of mystical India, Natalia Makarova's staging of this great Russian classic is a glorious epic of eternal love and godly revenge. La Bayadère offers tour de force performances by ABT Principal Dancers as the tale's doomed temple dancer Nikiya, the warrior who betrays her, Solor, and her archrival, Gamzatti. The ballet also features the famed vision of the "Kingdom of the Shades" showcasing the corps de ballet in gossamer white tutus, filling the stage in perfect unison, as sublime as angels arriving from heaven.

Harlequinade
Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky brings this lost classic to life with a bold new staging, inspired by the archival notes of Marius Petipa. Experience pure comedic joy as Harlequin fights for his true love, Columbine, against her father who plans to marry her to a wealthy suitor. Full of madcap humor, incorrigible servants, and unforgettable characters, this tribute to the Italian commedia dell’arte tradition is not to be missed.

Romeo and Juliet
Kenneth MacMillan’s masterful interpretation of Shakespeare’s enduring romantic tragedy has become one of ABT’s signature productions. Against the sumptuous setting of Renaissance Italy, MacMillan weaves a dance tapestry rich in character nuance and sensuality, and Sergei Prokofiev’s unforgettable music underscores the lyric beauty and passion of this beloved ballet’s star-crossed lovers.



Performance Calendar

MON 7:30pm TUE 7:30pm WED 2pm WED 7:30pm THU 7:30pm FRI 7:30pm SAT 2pm SAT 8pm
May 14
GISELLE
Seo
Stearns
Murphy
May 15
GISELLE
Copeland
Cornejo
Abrera
May 16
GISELLE
Lane
Simkin
Shevchenko
May 16
GISELLE
Boylston
Lendorf
Teuscher
May 17
GISELLE
Abrera
Whiteside
Waski
May 18
GISELLE
Osipova
Hallberg
Shevchenko
May 19
GISELLE
Murphy
Gomes
Waski
May 19
GISELLE
Seo
Bolle
Teuscher
May 21
MIXED REPERTORY PROGRAM

Harlequinade (excerpts)

Cast to be Announced

AFTERITE

Cast to be Announced
May 22
MIXED REPERTORY PROGRAM

Firebird

Shevchenko
Gomes
Abrera
Hallberg

AFTERITE

Cast to be Announced
May 23
MIXED REPERTORY PROGRAM

Firebird

Boylston
Lendorf
TBA
Stearns

AFTERITE

Cast to be Announced
May 23
MIXED REPERTORY PROGRAM

Firebird

Copeland
Cornejo
Trenary
Lyle

AFTERITE

Cast to be Announced
May 24
MIXED REPERTORY PROGRAM

Firebird

Shevchenko
Gomes
Abrera
Hallberg

AFTERITE

Cast to be Announced
May 25
MIXED REPERTORY PROGRAM

Firebird

Boylston
Lendorf
TBA
Stearns

AFTERITE

Cast to be Announced
May 26
MIXED REPERTORY PROGRAM

Firebird

Teuscher
Hammoudi
Hurlin
Zhurbin

AFTERITE

Cast to be Announced
May 26
MIXED REPERTORY PROGRAM

Firebird

Copeland
Cornejo
Trenary
Lyle

AFTERITE

Cast to be Announced
May 29
LA BAYADÈRE
Seo
Hallberg
Murphy
May 30
LA BAYADÈRE
Teuscher
Ahn
Shevchenko
May 30
LA BAYADÈRE
Lane
Cornejo
Brandt
May 31
LA BAYADÈRE
Boylston
Lendorf
Copeland
June 1
LA BAYADÈRE
Seo
Hallberg
Murphy
June 2
LA BAYADÈRE
Teuscher
Ahn
Trenary
June 2
LA BAYADÈRE
Boylston
Lendorf
Copeland
June 4
HARLEQUINADE
Cast to be Announced
June 5
HARLEQUINADE
Cast to be Announced
June 6
HARLEQUINADE
Cast to be Announced
June 6
HARLEQUINADE
Cast to be Announced
June 7
HARLEQUINADE
Cast to be Announced
June 8
HARLEQUINADE
Cast to be Announced
June 9
HARLEQUINADE
Cast to be Announced
June 9
HARLEQUINADE
Cast to be Announced
June 11
ROMEO AND JULIET
Murphy
Gomes
Simkin
June 12
ROMEO AND JULIET
Copeland
Cornejo
Cirio
June 13
ROMEO AND JULIET
Teuscher
Lendorf
Shayer
June 13
ROMEO AND JULIET
Boylston
Hallberg
Cirio
June 14
ROMEO AND JULIET
Abrera
Whiteside
TBA
June 15
ROMEO AND JULIET
Seo
Stearns
TBA
June 16
ROMEO AND JULIET
Copeland
Simkin
Scott
June 16
ROMEO AND JULIET
Boylston
Hallberg
Cirio
June 18
SWAN LAKE
Teuscher
Gomes
June 19
SWAN LAKE
Boylston
Lendorf
June 20
SWAN LAKE
Shevchenko
Whiteside
June 20
SWAN LAKE
Copeland
Cornejo
June 21
SWAN LAKE
Teuscher
Gomes
June 22
SWAN LAKE
Murphy
Hammoudi
June 23
SWAN LAKE
Copeland
TBA
June 23
SWAN LAKE
Seo
Stearns
June 25
DON QUIXOTE
Boylston
Simkin
Seo
Whiteside
June 26
DON QUIXOTE
Shevchenko
Lendorf
TBA
Hoven
June 27
DON QUIXOTE
Murphy
Stearns
Teuscher
Royal III
June 27
DON QUIXOTE
Copeland
Cirio
Abrera
Hammoudi
June 28
DON QUIXOTE
Boylston
Simkin
TBA
Hoven
June 29
DON QUIXOTE
Seo
Whiteside
Shevchenko
Forster
June 30
DON QUIXOTE
Lane
Cornejo
Abrera
Hammoudi
June 30
DON QUIXOTE
Murphy
Stearns
Teuscher
Royal III
July 2
WHIPPED CREAM
Simkin
Abrera
Hallberg
Lane
July 3
WHIPPED CREAM
Cirio
Seo
Stearns
Copeland
July 4
WHIPPED CREAM
Shayer
Murphy
Whiteside
Brandt
July 5
WHIPPED CREAM
Klein
Teuscher
Gomes
Trenary
July 6
WHIPPED CREAM
Shayer
Boylston
Lendorf
Brandt
July 6
WHIPPED CREAM
Cirio
Seo
Stearns
Copeland
July 7
WHIPPED CREAM
Simkin
Abrera
Hallberg
Lane
July 7
WHIPPED CREAM
Klein
TBA
TBA
Trenary

Full Calendar



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