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Thursday, February 8, 2018 7:30 PM
Friday, February 9, 2018 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 10, 2018 2:00 PM
Saturday, February 10, 2018 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 11, 2018 2:30 PM // Detroit Opera House

Romeo and Juliet
American Ballet Theatre

Photo credit: Rosalie OConnor

Kenneth MacMillan’s masterful interpretation of Shakespeare’s enduring romantic tragedy has become one of ABT’s signature productions.

Update 2/8/18:  Tickets for this production are available through michiganopera.org. Currently, best availability is for performances on Friday evening, and Saturday matinee and evening performances.

Update 2/9/18: Tonight’s performance will proceed as scheduled. Please drive safely and allow extra time for traffic and parking. 

 

The story of Verona’s tragic star-crossed lovers is woven throughout a dance tapestry rich in character nuance and sensuality, with Renaissance Italy providing a sumptuous and period-perfect background. Sergei Prokofiev’s instantly recognizable music, performed live by the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra, underscores the lyric beauty and passion of this beloved ballet. UMS and Michigan Opera Theatre co-present American Ballet Theatre as part of an extended partnership to bring dance to southeastern Michigan.

Thursday evening’s performance is preceded by an opening night gala.

 

Coach Transportation to Detroit
Luxury coach service is available from Ann Arbor for $15 per person for the Thursday and Friday performances. Coaches leave from Pioneer High School (corner of Stadium and Main in Ann Arbor); check-in is at 4:45 pm with coaches leaving at 5. Upon arrival, you’ll have time for dining or attending the pre-show talk about the work. Restaurant options near the Detroit Opera House. Coaches will return to Ann Arbor immediately after the performance, arriving around 11:30 pm. Please note: coaches must be reserved through the UMS Ticket Office in advance; please do not arrive at Pioneer High School without reserving a spot.

 

Casting Details (subject to change)

Thursday, February 8 at 7:30 pm
Misty Copeland, Juliet
Herman Cornejo, Romeo
Jeffrey Cirio, Mercutio

Friday, February 9 at 7:30 pm
Hee Seo, Juliet
Cory Stearns, Romeo
Daniil Simkin, Mercutio

Saturday, February 10 at 2 pm
Stella Abrera, Juliet
James Whiteside, Romeo
Arron Scott, Mercutio

Saturday, February 10 at 7:30 pm
Isabella Boylston, Juliet
David Hallberg, Romeo
Gabe Stone Shayer, Mercutio

Sunday, February 11 at 2:30 pm
Misty Copeland, Juliet
Herman Cornejo, Romeo
Jeffrey Cirio, Mercutio

Artist Q&A. Thursday-Sunday, February 8-11, pre-performance (one hour before curtain).

ABT is seeking supernumeraries to participate in the performances. Find out more about these opportunities at the Michigan Opera Theatre website.

Co-presented with Michigan Opera Theatre. The Michigan Opera Theatre Dance Season is made possible by Lear Corporation.

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2/8/18 7:30 PM
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2/10/18 2:00 PM
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Detroit Opera House

Romeo and Juliet
American Ballet Theatre

DETAILS

Kenneth MacMillan’s masterful interpretation of Shakespeare’s enduring romantic tragedy has become one of ABT’s signature productions.

Update 2/8/18:  Tickets for this production are available through michiganopera.org. Currently, best availability is for performances on Friday evening, and Saturday matinee and evening performances.

Update 2/9/18: Tonight’s performance will proceed as scheduled. Please drive safely and allow extra time for traffic and parking. 

 

The story of Verona’s tragic star-crossed lovers is woven throughout a dance tapestry rich in character nuance and sensuality, with Renaissance Italy providing a sumptuous and period-perfect background. Sergei Prokofiev’s instantly recognizable music, performed live by the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra, underscores the lyric beauty and passion of this beloved ballet. UMS and Michigan Opera Theatre co-present American Ballet Theatre as part of an extended partnership to bring dance to southeastern Michigan.

Thursday evening’s performance is preceded by an opening night gala.

 

Coach Transportation to Detroit
Luxury coach service is available from Ann Arbor for $15 per person for the Thursday and Friday performances. Coaches leave from Pioneer High School (corner of Stadium and Main in Ann Arbor); check-in is at 4:45 pm with coaches leaving at 5. Upon arrival, you’ll have time for dining or attending the pre-show talk about the work. Restaurant options near the Detroit Opera House. Coaches will return to Ann Arbor immediately after the performance, arriving around 11:30 pm. Please note: coaches must be reserved through the UMS Ticket Office in advance; please do not arrive at Pioneer High School without reserving a spot.

 

Casting Details (subject to change)

Thursday, February 8 at 7:30 pm
Misty Copeland, Juliet
Herman Cornejo, Romeo
Jeffrey Cirio, Mercutio

Friday, February 9 at 7:30 pm
Hee Seo, Juliet
Cory Stearns, Romeo
Daniil Simkin, Mercutio

Saturday, February 10 at 2 pm
Stella Abrera, Juliet
James Whiteside, Romeo
Arron Scott, Mercutio

Saturday, February 10 at 7:30 pm
Isabella Boylston, Juliet
David Hallberg, Romeo
Gabe Stone Shayer, Mercutio

Sunday, February 11 at 2:30 pm
Misty Copeland, Juliet
Herman Cornejo, Romeo
Jeffrey Cirio, Mercutio

Artist Q&A. Thursday-Sunday, February 8-11, pre-performance (one hour before curtain).

ABT is seeking supernumeraries to participate in the performances. Find out more about these opportunities at the Michigan Opera Theatre website.

Co-presented with Michigan Opera Theatre. The Michigan Opera Theatre Dance Season is made possible by Lear Corporation.

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