Behind the Scenes With Chauncey and Alison OBT Principal Dancers Alison Roper and Chauncey Parsons are playing opposite each other for the very first time in the lead roles of Carmen and Don José in Christopher Stowell’s new Carmen. OBT blogger Claire Willett caught up with them on a rehearsal break to talk about playing… Read More
Carmen Behind-the-Scenes Preview We’ve got a few sneak peeks of Christopher Stowell’s Carmen for you to enjoy! (Click on the images below to see them full-sized.) Have you bought your tickets yet? You won’t want to miss this show!
“A Rebellious Bird That Nobody Can Tame” A knife-wielding heroine, a controversial ending, and a theatre full of horrified aristocrats. . . . Welcome to opening night of Carmen, 1875. “Love is a rebellious bird that nobody can tame, and you call him quite in vain if it suits him not to come. Love is… Read More
Check out this wonderful biography on Roland Petit (January 13, 1924 – July 10, 2011), the choreographer behind what is arguably the most iconic version of Carmen to date. His Carmen scandalized London in 1949 but over time proved to be his biggest success. A wonderful way to remember a choreographer that spent his career bending… Read More
In honor of the 4th of July on Monday we’re celebrating America all week. Our first offering is American Ballet Theatre performing Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo. Any guesses on what we have planned for the rest of the week? The person who guesses the most right will win a pair of tickets to Carmen/Petrouchka! Go!