Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Colorado Ballet opens its 54th season with A Midsummer Night’s Dream,
September 26-October 5, 2014 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The
production features choreography by Christopher Wheeldon and a score by
Felix Mendelssohn, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra and
the Colorado Children’s Chorale.
“Join us for an
enchanting presentation of Shakespeare’s classic, filled with mischief,
romance and comedy,” said Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet Artistic Director.
“Between the festive costumes, majestic scenery, meddlesome fairies and
the crisscrossed young lovers, this ballet is pure magic. Adults and
children will love this production.”
Wheeldon originally set A Midsummer Night’s Dream
on Colorado Ballet in 1997 and the Company is bringing the production
back this season. The ballet features Oberon, King of the Fairies and
his servant Puck as they take revenge on Oberon’s Queen Titania by
making her fall in love with Bottom the Weaver, who has been transformed
into a donkey. Puck and Oberon also play love games with mortals
Hermia, Demitrius, Helena and Lysander. The ballet ends happily for the
crisscrossed young lovers and for Oberon and his queen.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream is
one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies because it deals with love,
mischief and falling in love with a donkey,” said Boggs. “Set in two
worlds, the land of the fairies and the land of reality, the play
translates very well into a ballet. Fans of Shakespeare and fans of
ballet will both love this production, especially with the added magic
of an orchestra and a collaboration with the Colorado Children’s Chorale
performing Mendelssohn’s fanciful score live.”
Performance Dates and Times:
Friday, September 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Friday, October 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices range from $25 to $155. To purchase tickets, visit www.ColoradoBallet.org or call 303-837-8888 ext. 2.
Artists of Colorado Ballet in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Photo by Terry Shapiro