Season Event

Russian National Ballet Theatre: Chopiniana and Carmen

  • March 18, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event Cultural Passport Program Event

This ballet double bill represents some of the very best of classical ballet with all of the beauty, grace, and passion that typifies the grand Russian ballet tradition. Growing out of Chopin's Seventh Waltz, Chopiniana does not follow a traditional plot. Instead, it is a poetic portrayal of romance and grace as represented by ballerinas and a young man or poet. Carmen is based on the iconic opera and includes Georges Bizet's acclaimed score, which was adapted by Rodion Shchedrin in what he called "a creative meeting of the minds." The ballet tells of Carmen, the fiery, free-spirited gypsy, and the love triangle between her, the soldier and the toreador. Upholding the national tradition of classical ballet, Russian National Ballet Theatre brings these ballets to life with impressive technique and artful poise, extravagant sets and gorgeous, colorful costumes. The whole family will enjoy the pageantry and elegance of this magnificent performance.

The Russian National Ballet Theatre will also perform Giselle at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on the Science and Technology Campus in Manassas on March 17 at 8:00 pm. Learn more.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Alexander Daev Company Ballet Master Russian Translator: Katya Fentsova (Mar 18, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

$56, $48, $34. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID