A Midsummer Night's DreamMay 26-27, 2023
Diablo Ballet closes its 2022-23 Season with the world premiere of a new ballet by Julia Adam, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
All performances will be offered in person with a digital option as well. For the Lesher Center for the Arts main ticketing page, click here. Early bird pricing for both our in-theatre and virtual performances is available through May 3, 2023.
In-theatre performances will be performed at the Lesher Center for the Arts in the Hofmann Theatre May 26 – 27, 2023.
Virtual performances will be a recording of the live performance and will be available for viewing June 2 – 11, 2023. By purchasing a household ticket, you can watch the performance as many times as you like, whenever you like within those 10 days.
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The performance is 1 hour and 35 mins with one 20 minute intermission. For the full playbill, click here.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Music: Felix Mendelssohn
Choreography: Julia Adam
In May, the 29th season will conclude with a brand-new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Julia Adam based on Shakespeare’s charming story of a world where humans encounter the realm of magic. With lush costumes and sets, the ballet will be set to Felix Mendelssohn’s beautiful score and will include students from Diablo Ballet School.
Music: Antonio Vivaldi
Choreography: Stanton Welch
An encore presentation of the sweeping contemporary ballet set to music by Antonio Vivaldi, Orange is danced by three couples and choreographed by Australian choreographer Stanton Welch who is the Artistic Director at Houston Ballet.
Music: Chopin Mazurka Opus 17, no 7 and Nocturne Opus 27, no 2
Choreography: Sir Richard Alston
Diablo Ballet will premiere British choreographer Sir Richard Alston’s Such Longing. Set to the music of Chopin’s Mazurka Opus 17, no 7 and Nocturne Opus 27, no 2, the dance work portrays Chopin as a young man in Paris, in exile from Poland. The ballet premiered in February of 2005 with the Richard Alston Dance Company and was later restaged for New York Theatre Ballet.
Music: Cavatina by Joseph Joachim Raff
Choreography: Sally Streets
Also on the program is the romantic duet from Encores choreographed by Diablo Ballet’s Artistic Advisor, Sally Streets. The full ballet was originally created for the company in 1996.