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The Seasons

Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
Music by Alexander Glazunov
Costumes by Robert Perdziola
Lighting by Mark Stanley


Timing
40:00

World Premiere

May 20, 2019
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Winter
Aran Bell (Winter), Hee Seo (Frost), Katherine Williams (Ice), Catherine Hurlin (Hail), Luciana Paris (Snow)
Spring
James Whiteside (Zephyr), Sarah Lane (The Rose), Skylar Brandt (The Swallow)
Summer
Isabella Boylston (The Spirit of the Corn), Blaine Hoven (The Faun), Arron Scott (Satyr), Tyler Maloney (Satyr)
Fall
Cassandra Trenary (Bacchante), Calvin Royal III (Bacchus)

Notes

Alexander Glazunov composed the music for The Seasons for Marius Petipa to use in his original 1900 ballet—one of the last productions Petipa choreographed prior to his retirement. A plotless divertissement, the ballet featured archetypal characters such as Snow, Frost, the Faun, and the Rose. This new version features original choreography by Alexei Ratmansky, who has chosen to retain almost all of the original character names, though the monikers are designed to serve more as abstract ideas than literal representations.

This production of The Seasons receives its World Premiere in the tenth year of Ratmansky’s tenure as ABT Artist in Residence. Ratmansky says, “The Seasons is a celebration of American Ballet Theatre and its dancers. It is a declaration of love, expression of gratitude and gift to the company that has been my home for the last decade.”