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

The Carolina Ballet will present The Nutcracker on Dec. 7th and 8th in UNC-Chapel Hill's Memorial Hall, on Dec. 14th and 15th at the Durham Performing Arts Center, and on Dec. 18-23 and 27-29 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

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

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 will present the world premiere of Zalman Raffael's Frankenstein on Oct. 10-13, 19, 20, 26, and 27 in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh's Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

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

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

The Carolina Ballet will present George Balanchine's Rubies on Sept. 12-15, 21, 22, 28, and 29 in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh's Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

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,… Continue reading Carolina Ballet’s Opening-Night Performance of George Balanchine’s Rubies Sparkled

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

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)

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

Scene-Stealing Men Make Carolina Ballet’s Latest Show, An Evening of Bernstein & Robbins, a Fun, High-Energy Endeavor

The men steal the show in An Evening of Bernstein & Robbins (photo by Rachel Neville Photography)

During a season that celebrates some of the best choreography of Carolina Ballet’s beloved founder and artistic director Robert Weiss, who is relinquishing his control over the ballet troupe that he has built into one of the best ballet companies in the nation, An Evening of Bernstein & Robbins is a celebration of two of… Continue reading Scene-Stealing Men Make Carolina Ballet’s Latest Show, An Evening of Bernstein & Robbins, a Fun, High-Energy Endeavor