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).
Currently at Metropolitan Opera House:
- Full Price:
- $82.50 - $112.50
- Our Price:
- $69.00 - $95.00
Handel, Vivaldi and Rameau are among the great baroque composers set to a brilliant new English libretto inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream in the Metropolitan Opera's delightful fantasy The Enchanted Island. Reprising their roles from the critically acclaimed world-premiere run in 2011-12 are the great Plácido Domingo (Neptune), Susan Graham (Sycorax), David Daniels (Prospero) and Danielle de Niese (Ariel). Britain's celebrated writer-director-composer Jeremy Sams (Amour) devised this enchanting pasticcio, which is chock-full of sprites, sorceresses and love spells gone awry. 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." --<em>The New York Post</em> on ABT's 2005 production of <em>Sylvia</em>
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.