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

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Ballet Theatre Foundation, Inc.
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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
A dollop of delightful whimsy, this thoroughly inventive full-length premiere springs from the imagination of Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky and pop surrealist visionary, Mark Ryden. In this fantastical confection, a young boy overindulges at a Viennese pastry shop, and falls into a delirium. To help the boy escape from his attending physician, the boy dreams of his triumphant rescue by Princess Praline and her court, replete with Princess Tea Flower, Prince Coffee as well as marching Marzipan, concluding in a festive celebration! As light as meringue, Richard Strauss’ score is the perfect inspiration for this all-new production destined to delight ballet fans of all ages.

Swan Lake
Set to Tchaikovsky's glorious score, this romantic tale of love and forgiveness is often considered the world's most beloved ballet. With breathtaking choreography, lavish costumes and visually spectacular sets evoking a lakeside Renaissance court, ABT's production "glides to the forefront of stagings all over the world. The fabled lake of the swans has risen into view, inspiring awe for its mystery and magic." (The Wall Street Journal)

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
The stage explodes with one show-stopping performance after another in this feast of choreographic fireworks. Celebrated knight Don Quixote and his devoted squire, Sancho Panza, are positively heroic when it comes to aiding the spirited maiden Kitri and her charming amour in Cervantes' delightful comedy.

Le Corsaire
Discover a treasure trove of virtuoso dancing in the swashbuckling adventure, Le Corsaire. From the Pasha's dazzling palace to a spectacular shipwreck on a windswept desert island, this exotic fable of a dashing pirate's love for a beautiful harem girl never fails to delight. Le Corsaire is the perfect showcase for daring and explosive bravura from ABT's star-studded roster of male dancers.

Onegin
Pushkin's great 19th-century verse-novel, Eugene Onegin, is interpreted with flawless storytelling skill by John Cranko. With a wealth of magical moments, this compelling tale features an unusual twist of double unrequited love - while the high-handed Onegin at first spurns the young, naive Tatiana, she blooms to become a sophisticated St. Petersburg aristocrat who, in turn, rejects his subsequent advances in a a final crushing blow. Tchaikovsky's vivid music brings alive the world of Imperial Russia with beauty, drama and passion in this new production.

The Golden Cockerel
Based on Alexandre Pushkin's folktale, The Golden Cockerel was the hit of Diaghilev's Ballet Russes season in 1914. Alexei Ratmansky creates rich characters for the seductive Queen, a marvelously gullible King and the darkly magical cockerel - all set against a kaleidoscope of vibrant color that evoke a mythical Russia.

Tchaikovsky Spectacular
ABT presents a sparkling showcase of breathtaking athleticism and lyrical beauty in works inspired by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky's genius, including the Company Premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's Souvenir d'un lieu cher, George Balanchine's Mozartiana and Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Marcelo Gomes' AfterEffect and Ratmansky's The Nutcracker pas de deux and Aurora's Wedding from The Sleeping Beauty.


Performance Calendar

MON 7:30pm TUE 7:30pm WED 2pm WED 7:30pm THU 7:30pm FRI 7:30pm SAT 2pm SAT 8pm
May 15
DON QUIXOTE
Murphy
Stearns
Seo
Whiteside
May 16
DON QUIXOTE
Copeland
Cirio
Paris
Royal III
May 17
DON QUIXOTE
Shevchenko
Lendorf
Teuscher
Hoven
May 17
DON QUIXOTE
Boylston
Simkin
Abrera
Hammoudi
May 18
DON QUIXOTE
Shevchenko
Lendorf
Seo
Whiteside
May 19
DON QUIXOTE
Kochetkova
Cornejo
Teuscher
Hoven
May 20
DON QUIXOTE
Boylston
Simkin
Abrera
Hammoudi
May 20
DON QUIXOTE
Copeland
Cirio
Paris
Forster
May 22
WHIPPED CREAM
Simkin
Abrera
Hallberg
Lane

Spring Gala
6:30pm
May 23
WHIPPED CREAM
Cirio
Seo
Stearns
Trenary
May 24
WHIPPED CREAM
Cirio
Teuscher
Whiteside
Brandt
May 24
WHIPPED CREAM
Simkin
Boylston
Lendorf
Lane
May 25
GISELLE
Seo
Stearns
Part
May 26
GISELLE
Copeland
Lendorf
Teuscher
May 27
GISELLE
Lane
Simkin
Shevchenko
May 27
GISELLE
Murphy
Hallberg
Abrera
May 29
GISELLE
Boylston
Whiteside
Part
May 30
GISELLE
Abrera
Gomes
Murphy

Marcelo Gomes' 20th Anniversary Celebration
May 31
GISELLE
Copeland
Lendorf
Teuscher
May 31
GISELLE
Kochetkova
Cornejo
Shevchenko
June 1
THE GOLDEN COCKEREL
Abrera
Agoudine
Trenary
Whiteside
June 2
THE GOLDEN COCKEREL
Copeland
Chryst
Brandt
Stearns
June 3
THE GOLDEN COCKEREL
Abrera
Agoudine
Trenary
Whiteside
June 3
THE GOLDEN COCKEREL
Copeland
Chryst
Brandt
Stearns
June 5
LE CORSAIRE
Kochetkova
Cornejo
Lane
Simkin
Cirio
Salstein
June 6
LE CORSAIRE
Part
Stearns
Teuscher
Ahn
Whiteside
Shayer
June 7
LE CORSAIRE
Murphy
Lendorf
Abrera
Shayer
Simkin
Scott
June 7
LE CORSAIRE
Seo
Whiteside
Copeland
Cirio
Ahn
Salstein
June 8
LE CORSAIRE
Kochetkova
Cornejo
Lane
Simkin
Cirio
Salstein
June 9
LE CORSAIRE
Murphy
Lendorf
Abrera
Shayer
Simkin
Scott
June 10
LE CORSAIRE
Seo
Whiteside
Copeland
Cirio
Ahn
Salstein
June 10
LE CORSAIRE
Part
Stearns
Teuscher
Ahn
Whiteside
Shayer
June 12
SWAN LAKE
Boylston
Lendorf
June 13
SWAN LAKE
Copeland
Cornejo
June 14
SWAN LAKE
Teuscher
Hammoudi
June 14
SWAN LAKE
Murphy
Gomes
June 15
SWAN LAKE
Kochetkova
Simkin
June 16
SWAN LAKE
Seo
Stearns
June 17
SWAN LAKE
Part
Whiteside
June 17
SWAN LAKE
Copeland
Cornejo
June 19
ONEGIN
Vishneva
Gomes
Boylston
Hoven
Zhurbin
June 20
ONEGIN
Ferri
Bolle
Lane
Simkin
Whiteside
June 21
ONEGIN
Abrera
Stearns
Trenary
Gorak
Hammoudi
June 21
ONEGIN
Seo
Hallberg
Brandt
Cirio
Forster
June 22
ONEGIN
Ferri
Bolle
Lane
Simkin
Whiteside
June 23
ONEGIN
Vishneva
Gomes
Boylston
Hoven
Zhurbin

Diana Vishneva's ABT Farewell
June 24
ONEGIN
Abrera
Stearns
Trenary
Gorak
Hammoudi
June 24
ONEGIN
Seo
Hallberg
Brandt
Cirio
Forster
June 26
WHIPPED CREAM
Cirio
Seo
Stearns
Copeland
June 27
WHIPPED CREAM
Cornejo
Boylston
Lendorf
Trenary
June 28
WHIPPED CREAM
Simkin
Abrera
Gomes
Lane
June 28
WHIPPED CREAM
Cirio
Seo
Stearns
Copeland
June 29
WHIPPED CREAM
Cornejo
Murphy
Whiteside
Trenary
June 30
WHIPPED CREAM
Simkin
Abrera
Gomes
Lane
July 1
WHIPPED CREAM
Cirio
Boylston
Lendorf
Copeland
July 1
WHIPPED CREAM
Cornejo
Murphy
Whiteside
Trenary
July 3
TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR

Mozartiana

Part
Hoven
Simkin

Souvenir d'un lieu cher

Abrera
Gomes
Lane
Lendorf

Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux

Boylston
Gorak

AfterEffect

Copeland
Whiteside
Zhang
July 4
NO PERFORMANCE
July 5
TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR

AfterEffect

Trenary
Stearns
Cirio

Aurora's Wedding

Boylston
Lendorf
July 5
TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR

Mozartiana

Shevchenko
Hallberg
Simkin

Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux

Murphy
Whiteside

The Nutcracker pas de deux

Seo
Gomes

Aurora's Wedding

Trenary
Cornejo
July 6
TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR

Mozartiana

Shevchenko
Hallberg
Scott

The Nutcracker pas de deux

Murphy
Whiteside

Souvenir d'un lieu cher

Abrera
Gomes
Lane
Lendorf

AfterEffect

Trenary
Stearns
Cirio
July 7
TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR

Mozartiana

Seo
Stearns
Cirio

The Nutcracker pas de deux

Copeland
Cornejo

Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux

Murphy
Whiteside

Aurora's Wedding

Boylston
Lendorf
July 8
TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR

Mozartiana

Part
Hoven
Scott

The Nutcracker pas de deux

Seo
Gomes

Souvenir d'un lieu cher

Teuscher
Hallberg
Trenary
Maloney

AfterEffect

Copeland
Whiteside
Zhang
July 8
TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR

Mozartiana

Seo
Stearns
Cirio

Souvenir d'un lieu cher

Teuscher
Hallberg
Trenary
Maloney

Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux

Boylston
Gorak

Aurora's Wedding

Trenary
Cornejo

Full Calendar



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