New interpretation of Shakespeare’s dramatic work features all new elaborate scenery, costumes, and score
What: The Carolina Ballet presents its much anticipated World Premiere of Macbeth at DPAC on Saturday, April 30and Sunday, May 1.
Who: Carolina Ballet, the Triangle area’s only professional ballet company, announces the world premiere of Macbeth as part of its Spring Shakespeare Festival, a season of drama in tribute to William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death on April 23. This marks the first world premiere for a full-length story ballet for Carolina Ballet since 2010’s Sleeping Beauty. There has only been one other known Macbeth ballet, which was presented by the Bolshoi Ballet in 1980.
Macbeth is one of the Bard’s best known dramatic plays, a thrilling and intriguing tragedy about prophecy, ambition, and a couple’s dangerous quest for power. Carolina Ballet’s show is a brand new production, featuring an entirely original Act I written by Artistic Director Robert Weiss. The performances feature visually stunning choreography by Weiss, along with newly designed sets by Resident Scenic Director Jeff Jones and a specially commissioned score by J. Mark Scearce, one of North Carolina’s most recognized composers. Performances feature live music accompaniment by the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, which includes more than 30 musicians.
· Saturday, April 30 at 8 PM
· Sunday, May 1 at 2 PM
For tickets, visit https://www.carolinaballet.com/program/macbeth or call the DPAC box office at 919-680-2787
Where: Durham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian Street
Durham, NC 27701
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