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Program #5: Romeo & Juliet (Season #16)
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Program #5: Romeo & Juliet (Season #16)

From forth the fatal loins of these two foes  A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life, Whose misadventured piteous overthrows  Doth with their death bury their parents’ strife. (Prologue.5–8), Chorus The fate of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers is so tragic. Every time we see the play, attend a live performance or watch a movie adaptation … Continue reading

Program #4: Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (Season #16)
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Program #4: Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (Season #16)

“Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.” ― Sergei Rachmaninoff This quote spoke to me not only in relation to Rachmaninoff’s gorgeous score, but to dance. Take this phrase and replace the word music with dance. “Dance is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for dance.” We, … Continue reading

Program #4: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (Season #16)
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Program #4: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (Season #16)

Carolina Ballet opened 2014 with two world premieres featuring the musical masterpieces of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concert No. 2. (Click link to see the post.) The Raleigh audience was foremost attracted to the score of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Robert “Ricky” Weiss, Carolina Ballet’s artistic director, took the challenge upon himself to create a … Continue reading

Program #3: The Nutcracker (Season #16)
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Program #3: The Nutcracker (Season #16)

‘Tis the Season for snowflakes and sugarplums! Big thanks to Tim Lytvinenko for these creative and fun photos. It’s a view of “The Nutcracker” you are probably not used to. Enjoy! Past Posts New Nutcracker Scenery (2011) Carolina Ballet’s Magical Nutcracker (2011) Program #3: The Nutcracker (Season #15) (2012) Video Footage Nutcracker Trailer Continue reading