A season of five productions planned at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Recently, Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs announced the 2022/2023 season at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House with five productions, including Dracula, Nutcracker, Lady with Camellias, Cinderella, and Ballet masterpieces.
“I am thrilled to announce Colorado Ballet’s five productions scheduled for the 2022/2023 season at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House,” said artistic director Gil Boggs. “We are extremely grateful to everyone who supported Colorado Ballet this season and attended performances. Without the endless work and support of many people, the Society would not be where we are today, and we want to take a moment to express our gratitude to everyone who continues to make this possible. This season, it has been an indescribable joy to return to the stage and once again share our love of this art form with our audience. We have been inspired by the warmth and love extended to Colorado Ballet by our community during these pandemic years. I look forward to continuing this beautiful journey with our audiences, friends, supporters, patrons, dancers and staff to present four full ballets and an evening of repertoire – and each production will feature live music performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. We are excited to return next season as a strong organization and continue to present five productions at the Ellie Caulkins Opera.
- Colorado Ballet will open the 2022/2023 season on Friday, October 7, 2022, with eight performances of Dracula running until October 16. Back by popular demand, this chilling, gory drama makes a dynamic return to the stage, kicking off a season of favorites and beloved adventures that will transport audiences to another world. Based on Bram Stoker’s classic gothic horror story with choreography by Michael Pink, Dracula features creative sets and special effects as well as an original score performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.
- Nutcracker returns to spark fun and joy for the holiday season. For the second year, the public will have the pleasure of seeing the new sets and costumes of the Colorado Ballet, created especially for the Company. The magical spirit of the season will come to life with this acclaimed production of a beloved holiday favorite from November 26 to December 24, 2022. Once again, join Clara and her army of toy soldiers as they battle the mouse king and travel to the kingdom of the sugar plum fairy.
- The Colorado Ballet will delight audiences with a Denver premiere of the full ballet lady with camellias, February 3-12, 2023. Based on the romantic novel by Alexandre Dumas fils, The Lady of the Camellias (The Lady of the Camellias), it tells the story made famous by Giuseppe Verdi’s adaptation of the opera La Traviata. With music by Frédéric Chopin, this production of lady with camellias was choreographed in 1994 by Val Caniparoli with set design by David Gano and costumes by Robert De La Rose.
- A classic tale, Cinderella returns to Colorado Ballet in March 2023 for the first time since 2014. Families, children and the young at heart will enjoy this enchanting tale. The story of Cinderella will come to life in this dreamy ballet production featuring choreography by Ben Stevenson, famous music by Prokofiev and stunning classical ballet costumes. The performances will take place from March 10 to 19, 2023.
- To close the 2022/2023 season, Colorado Ballet presents a monumental repertoire of the 20th century in masterpieces, with live music performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. The program will feature Jirí Kylián Sinfonietta, choreographed to Leoš Janáček’s amazing musical work of the same name. This production will finally make its celebratory appearance in Denver during the postponed presentation from March 2020. The program will also include two other repertory ballets.
The Colorado Ballet is grateful for the generous support it receives from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).
Additional information regarding the season and single ticket sales will be available later this spring. Single tickets for the 2022/2023 season will go on sale during the summer. Further information regarding all subscription subscription renewals and when single tickets go on sale will be forthcoming.
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Showcasing exceptional classical ballet and innovative contemporary dance through performance, training, education and community engagement, Colorado Ballet continues to inspire and develop an increasingly diverse audience in Denver, Colorado. . Founded in 1961 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet is a non-profit organization celebrating 61 years of excellence. As a world-class professional company serving more than 100,000 national and international patrons, Colorado Ballet presents 55 sold-out performances a year in the 2,000-seat Ellie Caulkins Opera House.
The company’s 32 professional dancers and 20 studio dancers come from all over the world. Colorado Ballet’s Armstrong Center for Dance, a 35,000 square foot building, features eight state-of-the-art professional dance studios and equipment for professional company. Under the direction of Artistic Director Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet performs classical ballet masterpieces, full ballets and its critically acclaimed repertoire output. Ballet masterpiecesfeaturing a variety of works ranging from neoclassical ballets to world premieres.
The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy welcomes more than 1,200 students each year, from toddlers to seniors. Colorado Ballet Education and Community Engagement provides programs to students and community members, making more than 25,000 contacts and reaching more than 200 schools and organizations each year. Participants come from a variety of backgrounds and socio-economic statuses, including young people, families, teachers, and people with and without disabilities.
For more information, please visit coloradoballet.org.