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The Carolina Ballet’s Rhapsody in Blue Is Absolutely Stunning!

When an evening of ballet includes music like perennial favorites George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the audience knows already that they’re in for a treat, but what the Carolina Ballet’s patrons got with the opening night of Rhapsody in Blue, was a gift tied up in a brilliant diamond-blue… Read More ›

The Carolina Ballet’s 2019 Presentation of The Nutcracker Is Chock-full of Christmas Sweets

With dreams of Santa, sugar plums, and fairies dancing in their heads, children of all ages took their seats on Saturday, Dec. 7th, in the Beasley Curtis Auditorium in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall to watch the Carolina Performing Arts present the Carolina Ballet’s magical production of The Nutcracker. The… Read More ›

Get Your Halloween Spook on with the Carolina Ballet’s World Premiere of Zalman Raffael’s Ballet Based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

The Carolina Ballet often surprises in its dedication to bring both classical and innovative ballets to the stage. This season is no different, with new artistic director Zalman Raffael continuing that precedent with the perfect pairing of Robert Weiss’ interpretation of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Raffel’s reimagining of Frankenstein. The “appetizer” of… Read More ›

Carolina Ballet’s Opening-Night Performance of George Balanchine’s Rubies Sparkled

Autumn signals the beginning of ballet season, and the excitement for Carolina Ballet 2019-20 schedule was palpable on opening night. The lobby of the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh, NC, reflected the same type of changes that the Ballet is undergoing this year: a freshening, some new accoutrements, some recognizable faces, and some “Ooh,… Read More ›

Margaret Severin-Hansen stars as a beautiful princess cursed to live as a swan until she finds true love in Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake (photo by Armes Photography)

Carolina Ballet’s Swan Lake Is CEO/Artistic Director Ricky Weiss’ Lovely Swan Song

The last program of the Carolina Ballet’s 2018-19 season is Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s iconic Swan Lake, featuring live music by the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle. Swan Lake is such a favorite of ballet-goers that the program is offered in the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, rather than the usual A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater. It feels like… Read More ›