February 19 – 26, 2022
This February, OBT fills the Keller Auditorium with passion and romance in an irresistible double bill that is as quirky as Portland itself.
Ever After is an innovative mash up and love letter to all those whose hearts were crushed as wedding plans were dashed due to the pandemic. In solidarity with them, some of the most iconic characters in Balletland have planned a joint wedding celebration. Look forward to seeing the fiery Don Quixote pas de deux, the steely verve of Raymonda, and the sparks that fly between Swanhilda and Franz as they express their mutual devotion accompanied by some of the most fun and uplifting music ever written.
The evening closes with the thrilling return of Nicolo Fonte’s Bolero. “If ever there was a red-blooded American ballet, it’s this one!” wrote Martha Ullman West. Set to Maurice Ravel’s hypnotic score, the ballet is like an endlessly fascinating Russian nesting doll, revealing, layer after layer, a smoldering playfulness that leads to all out, no-holds barred, passion.
Showtimes & Tickets
Saturday, February 19 | 2:00 PM
Saturday, February 19 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 20 | 2:00pm
Friday, February 25 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 26 | 2:00 PM
Saturday, February 26 | 7:30 PM
Advance tickets available now to 2021/22 season subscribers only. Learn more HERE
Individual tickets will go on sale November 1, 2021.
Choreography: Nicolo Fonte
Music: Maurice Ravel
Original story Kevin Irving
Choreography after Marius Petipa and, Arthur Saint-Léon
Music: Léo Delibes, Ludwig Minkus, Alexander Glazunov