American Ballet Theatre 2013 Spring Season at the Met
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The last date listed for American Ballet Theatre 2013 Spring Season at the Met was Wednesday July 3, 2013 / 2:00pm (Sleeping Beauty).
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- $46.00 - $128.00
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- $27.00 - $76.00
American Ballet Theatre's 2014 spring season at the Met has a little bit of everything: knights in shining armor, exotic Indian temple dancers, dolls that come to life and doomed love affairs. Since 1940, ABT has graced the stages of the greatest venues around the world, creating a dance tradition that brings joy to old fans of ballet and creates new fans. This year's program starts with Don Quixote, a whimsical tale that explodes with one show-stopping performance after another, from the bravura dancing of the fiery toreador Espada to a colorful caravan of gypsies. Then it's off to the sweeping vistas and grand temples of mystical India for the great Russian classic, La Bayadere, a glorious epic of eternal love and godly revenge. After that, it's back to Europe for Coppelia, the perfect introduction to ballet. This fairy tale story introduces us to Coppelia, a beautiful doll so lifelike that she causes a lot of trouble between two young lovers. Finally, there's Kenneth MacMillan's dramatic masterwork, Manon, set to Massenet's lush score. This tragic romance soars to searing theatrical heights as the beautiful courtesan Manon chooses between the temptations of wealth and true love. Learn More
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“Sir Frederick Ashton’s sumptuous ballet is a big spectacle, with its lush music and splendid settings. ABT’s staging would have delighted the creator himself.” —The New York Post on ABT’s 2005 production of Sylvia
*June 24-29, 2013: Sylvia
*A ravishing fantasy set amid verdant forests and majestic temples, Sir Frederick Ashton’s mythological love story unites the huntress Sylvia and a lovelorn shepherd with the divine intervention of the deity Eros. The splendid score by Leo Delibes was so admired by Tchaikovsky that he purportedly declared: had he known the music existed at the time, he would never have composed Swan Lake!
Find out more about the history and background of this impressive piece, along with a fun kids’ section, at this website;
Approximate running time 1 hrs. 59 min. _
*July 1-6, 2013: _The Sleeping Beauty
_*Incensed by being snubbed at the christening of Princess Aurora, the wicked fairy Carabosse casts a curse on the child, proclaiming that she will one day prick her finger and die. The Lilac Fairy intervenes, and when the fateful day arrives, the princess and the entire palace instead fall into a deep sleep. Over a century later, a prince is guided to the castle by the Lilac Fairy to awaken the sleeping princess with a kiss. A treasured fairy tale, this perennial delight is often love at first sight. _
Approximate running time 2 hrs. 35 min.
ABT recommends that children be at least 6 years of age to attend the Company’s performances at the Metropolitan Opera House.___