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New York City Ballet: Balanchine's <i>A Midsummer Night's Dream</i> (Photo from Balanchine's <i>A Midsummer Night's Dream</i>)

New York City Ballet: Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream

The company brings Balanchine's full-length ballet interpretation of the Bard's classic comedy, as part of the Shakespeare in Washington festival.

  • Feb. 28 - Mar. 4, 2007
  • Opera House
  • 2 hrs.
  • $29.00 - $99.00
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"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

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