Portland Ballet Double Bill: Petrouchka/Carmen @ Oregon Ballet Theatre | Under 35? Pay Your Age

From our sponsors at Oregon Ballet Theatre:
Petrouchka Carmen @ Oregon Ballet TheatrePetrouchka/Carmen
Thursday, October 13 – Saturday, October 15
7:30 p.m. | All Ages (No Children under 3)
Tickets start at $23 or Pay Your Age (Anyone under 35)
Purchase Tickets at Ticketmaster, call 503-2-BALLET or visit the box office at 818 SE Sixth Avenue

Keller Auditorium
222 SW Clay Street

Under 35? The Oregon Ballet Theatre wants you to Pay Your Age for the best available seats at Petrouchka/Carmen. Tickets are available by phone or in person, at the box office or at the theater on the night of the performance. Just flash your id and Pay Your Age. More info here.

The kaleidoscopic visuals of a mirrored puzzle-box set, stripped-down storylines and world premiere choreography from Nicolo Fonte and Artistic Director Christopher Stowell combine with the full power of the OBT Orchestra to create strikingly new perspectives on Igor Stravinsky's 100-year-old landmark ballet and George Bizet's opera classic at Oregon Ballet Theatre's season opener Petrouchka/Carmen.

Petrouchka is a traditional Russian tale of a puppet who discovers he has a soul. It is one of the quintessential leading roles for male dancers and its Stravinsky score is hailed as one of the world's great ballet scores.

Beloved by opera lovers (and fans of The Aristocats), Carmen is the tale of a fiery gypsy who seduces and betrays a forthright soldier. It was truly scandalous when it first appeared on the Opéra-Comique's stage in 1843. Not only was the title character not an aristocrat, she was a decidedly violent and un-ladylike heroine. Carmen has since become one of the enduring classics of the opera stage with a score that has become as much a part of our pop cultural lore as Ride of the Valkyries or Beethoven's 9th.

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