Carolina Ballet: Firebird (Some Dates Cancelled/Rescheduled)
- Dates: 9/21/2018, 9/22/2018, 9/23/2018, 9/29/2018, 9/30/2018
- Presenting Organization: Carolina Ballet
- Venue: A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
- Location: Downtown Raleigh
- Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
- Phone: 919.719.0900
- Times: Thurs.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2pm and 8pm; Sun., 2pm
- Admission: Season Tickets Available
Due to Hurricane Florence, the Sept. 15 and 16 shows have been cancelled. The Sept. 13 and 14 shows have been rescheduled for Sept. 20 and 21.
Our 2018-2019 Season opens with the classic Russian fairy tale, Firebird. This spellbinding ballet combines all the elements of a great story-a handsome prince, a beautiful princess, and an evil sorcerer. Firebird is set to a powerful score by Igor Stravinsky. Tchaikovsky was an inspiration to Stravinsky and the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto is considered one of his greatest. Zalman Raffael, will take on this monumental work to open the season. Aram Khatucturian’s Spartacus has become a staple of Russian ballet. Robert Weiss’ pas de deux evokes the Russian spirit of the music with bravura, lifts, turns and jumps.