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ABT OffStage: A 2020 Virtual Season

Christine Shevchenko in Giselle. Photo: Khalid Al-Busaidi.
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GiselleABT OffStage: A 2020 Virtual Season

As the global health crisis made it impossible for our 80th Anniversary season at The Metropolitan Opera House to continue as planned, American Ballet Theatre OffStage: A 2020 Virtual Season brought artistry of ABT into homes everywhere.

Giselle is the epitome of Romantic ballet with “transcendently lovely pure dance” (Chicago Sun-Times). This heartrending tale of deceit, remorse and forgiveness is a perfect fusion of music, movement and drama. Explore the Giselle program, including a farewell to ABT legend Stella Abrera, a conversation in tribute to Alicia Alonso, and an ABT Met Memory feature with former ABT Principal Dancer Paloma Herrera.


June 8, 2020
12:00 pm
ABT Met Memory
featuring former Principal Dancer Paloma Herrera
Paloma Herrera
June 9, 2020
12:00 pm
Giselle Moments
June 10, 2020
12:00 pm
Debut Deferred
featuring Soloist Calvin Royal III
Calvin Royal III
June 11, 2020
12:00 pm
ABT@80: A Fond Look Back
A Conversation in Tribute to Alicia Alonso
June 12, 2020
12:00 pm
June 13, 2020
3:00 pm
Stella Abrera Farewell
Quotes from Her Colleagues and Images from Her Career
June 13, 2020
7:30 pm
Stella Abrera Farewell
A Tribute Video
June 14, 2020
12:00 pm
Hair & Makeup Tutorial
Giselle - Romantic Bun
June 14, 2020
3:00 pm
Orchestral Performances
Giselle - Viola Solo
Shmuel Katz (Viola)
Vladimir Rumyantsev (Piano)