Ballo della Regina

New York City Center
New York, New York 

October 28, 2008 at 7:30 PM
October 30, 2008 at 7:30 PM
November 1, 2008 at 2:00 PM
November 2, 2008 at 1:30 PM
November 2, 2008 at 7:00 PM  

Underpinning the froth and frolics of this joyous ballet is one of the most technically fiendish ballerina roles in the Balanchine canon, demanding a capacity for dizzying turns and lightning-speed reflexes. Set in an underwater grotto to infectiously cheerful music from Verdiís opera Don Carlos, Balanchineís dance poem is a showcase for the virtuosic bravura of ABTís world-class ballerinas.

Choreography by: George Balanchine
Staged by: Merrill Ashley
Music by: Giuseppe Verdi
Set by: Ben Benson (Costumes)
Costumes by: Ben Benson (Costumes)
Lighting by: Ronald Bates


Gillian Murphy in Ballo della Regina.
Photo: Gene Schiavone.