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Like Water for Chocolate

June 24, 2023 at 7:30 pm

Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

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Like Water for Chocolate

Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon
Scenario by Christopher Wheeldon and Joby Talbot
Inspired by the Book by Laura Esquivel
Music by Joby Talbot
Orchestrations by Ben Foskett
Sets and Costumes by Bob Crowley
Lighting by Natasha Katz
Video Design by Luke Halls
Music Consultant: Alondra de la Parra
Associate Costume Designer: Lynette Mauro
Costume Design Associate: Sukie Kirk
Associate Set Designer: Jaimie Todd
Associate Lighting Designer: Jonathan Goldman
Assistants to the Choreographer: Jason Fowler, Gregory Mislin, and Edward Watson

Two-time Tony Award® winner Christopher Wheeldon’s full-length ballet Like Water for Chocolate brings the magical realism of the famous modern Mexican novel and award-winning film of the same name to ABT. Journey into Laura Esquivel’s acclaimed and captivating family saga where the central character Tita, bound by family duty and tradition, falls in forbidden love with her neighbor Pedro. When her emotions spill over into her cooking, her only form of expression, everyone around her is influenced in startling and dramatic ways.

Parental Advisory: This ballet contains mature themes and adult situations that may not be suitable for young children. Discretion is advised for children under the age of 13.