Carmen and Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons
City Ballet of San Diego will close this exciting season with two thrilling ballets by its extremely talented Resident Choreographers Elizabeth Wistrich and Geoff Gonzalez. Two large-cast ballets are sure to enchant and excite – a program not to be missed.
With the City Ballet Orchestra, John Nettles, conducting
Elizabeth Wistrich’s one-act version of Carmen has been one of her most popular, critically acclaimed and in demand ballets. Created in 1988, danced to Georges Bizet’s exhilarating score, the ballet tells the story of Carmen, a beautiful and sultry factory worker, set in 1820’s Spain. Men are fascinated by her and will do almost anything for her love – including murder. With detailed scenery and elaborate costumes by the great designer, David Heuvel, this dramatic story ballet never fails to leave an indelible impression.
Music by Georges Bizet Choreography by Elizabeth Wistrich
The Four Seasons – World Premiere
City Ballet’s breathtaking reflection of Antonio Vivaldi’s most popular score. With ebullient choreography, at once athletic, ethereal and exciting ~ stunning costumes and visual effects, this popular ballet is sure to lift your spirits.The music is a new arrangement by contemporary composer Max Richter. This is a premiere for both the choreography and the arrangement.
Music by Max Richter, a re-composition of Antonio Vivaldi’s the Four Seasons. Choreography by Geoff Gonzalez
Dates and Times
Friday, May 12, 2017 at 8:00pm
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 8:00pm
Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Free Lecture by Artistic Director Steven Wistrich ½ Hour Prior to Each Performance.
Spreckels Theater in Downtown San Diego
121 Broadway, Downtown San Diego
Special Thanks to Our Season Sponsor
Financial support for City Ballet is provided in part by the City of San Diego
Commission for Arts and Culture.