"A magical adventure…where butterflies frolic with fairies, and mortals and immortals try to make sense of love" --The New York Times
"One of the most important dance companies in the world" (The Washington Post), the legendary New York City Ballet is renowned for advancing the classical ideals of harmony, purity, balance, and musicality.
A Midsummer Night's Dream Choreography by George Balanchine Music by Felix Mendelssohn
Returning to the Kennedy Center Opera House, New York City Ballet dances George Balanchine's glorious A Midsummer Night's Dream, with a score by Felix Mendelssohn performed by the New York City Ballet Orchestra. Debuted by the company in January 1962 and infused with the transforming power of love, the ballet is based on William Shakespeare's magical comedy about the romantic adventures and misadventures of two pairs of mortal lovers and the King and Queen of the Fairies. The New York Times says, "If the first act is a theatrical tour de force, the second is a glittering wedding celebration, in which classical ballet takes center stage." Part of the citywide festival Shakespeare in Washington.
PRINCIPAL CASTING (subject to change) Wed., Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Mar. 3 mat. at 1:30 p.m.; Sun., Mar. 4 at 7:30 p.m. TITANIA: Kowroski OBERON: Millepied HIPPOLYTA: Reichlen THESEUS: Seth PUCK: Ulbricht TITANIA'S CAVALIER: Askegard HELENA: Krohn DEMETRIUS: Liang HERMIA: Somogyi LYSANDER: J. Angle BUTTERFLY: Peck BOTTOM: Orza DIVERTISSEMENT: Whelan, Neal
Thu., Mar. 1 at 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Mar. 4 mat. at 1:30 p.m. TITANIA: Sylve OBERON: De Luz HIPPOLYTA: Mearns THESEUS: la Cour PUCK: Suozzi TITANIA'S CAVALIER: Askegard HELENA: Abergel DEMETRIUS: Ramasar HERMIA: Hyltin LYSANDER: J. Stafford BUTTERFLY: Dronova BOTTOM: Seth DIVERTISSEMENT: Ringer, Martins
Fri., Mar. 2 at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Mar. 3 at 7:30 p.m. TITANIA: Nichols OBERON: Carmena HIPPOLYTA: Scheller THESEUS: Lin-Yee PUCK: Ulbricht TITANIA'S CAVALIER: Hanna HELENA: Arthurs DEMETRIUS: la Cour HERMIA: A. Stafford LYSANDER: Veyette BUTTERFLY: Peck BOTTOM: Dan-Waring DIVERTISSEMENT: Borree, Hübbe
Shakespeare in Washington
More than 60 local, national, and international organizations will celebrate Shakespeare's life and work through performance, exhibits, and lectures at venues throughout the city.