American Ballet Theatre brings ancient Greece and Renaissance Italy to Met Opera House

American Ballet Theatre brings ancient Greece and Renaissance Italy to Met Opera House
Of Love and Rage
© American Ballet Theatre photo by Gene Schiavone

G. Schirmer is pleased to highlight two major productions from American Ballet Theatre’s 2022 Summer Season taking place at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

Of Love and Rage, Alexei Ratmansky’s thrilling ballet set to music by Aram Khachaturian, tells the epic tale of the supernaturally beautiful Callirhoe, her lover Chaereas, and the daunting obstacles they face. Set in ancient Greece, the production is based on the first-century Greek novel Callirhoe, with dramaturgy by Guillaume Gallienne and designs by Jean-Marc Puissant. Of Love and Rage is a “dance tapestry rich in character that is rhapsodic and sensuous,” (The New York Times) and receives its long-awaited New York premiere June 20-25, 2022, after its 2020 World Premiere in Costa Mesa, CA.

“I am fascinated by the topic of forgiveness. This is a story about how anger and jealousy tear two people apart — two people who are madly in love. Forgiveness is the only way they can reunite, and forgiveness requires strength. As Mahatma Gandhi said, ‘The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.’ ” — Alexei Ratmansky

Making of Alexei Ratmansky’s World Premiere: Of Love and Rage

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Against the sumptuous setting of Renaissance Italy, Kenneth MacMillan’s iconic production of Romeo and Juliet returns to the Metropolitan Opera House July 11-16. The unforgettable music by Sergei Prokofiev scores the beauty and passion of this beloved ballet and its star-crossed lovers.

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