Joburg Ballet opens a bumper 2018 ballet year in sizzling style when the company brings South African choreographer Veronica Paeper’s production of Carmen to Joburg Theatre for ten performances from 6 to 15 April.
For the first time in many years, Joburg Ballet will perform to live orchestral accompaniment when the relaunched Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra takes its place in the orchestra pit, bringing to life composer Georges Bizet’s famous score.
Last seen on the Johannesburg stage eight years ago, Paeper’s acclaimed full-length production returns to showcase a new generation of Joburg Ballet stars in the roles of Carmen and Don José, in this searing story of passion and betrayal under the Spanish sun. Principal dancer Shannon Glover will be partnered in the title role by Ruan Galdino, Claudia Monja and Sanmarie Kreuzhuber by Leusson Muniz and Monike Cristina by Revil Yon.
Paeper, whose La Traviata was one of the highlights for both the company and Joburg audiences in 2017, will return to Johannesburg to rehearse Carmen. Commenting on working with the company, she said: “When I produced La Traviata for Joburg Ballet I found the dancers very skilled on a technical level and superb dramatically, so I’m really looking forward to restaging Carmen and fascinated to see what we can achieve.”
Joburg Ballet offers a range of affordable and competitive ticketing options for Carmen, including half price on opening night, two budget priced morning matinees when every seat is just R100, and discounts for pensioners and groups.
CARMEN: BOOKING INFORMATION
Dates, Times, Prices:
Fri 6 Apr at 19:30 – Half Price: R100, R138, R188, R205, R238
Sat 7 Apr, Fri 13 Apr, Sat 14 Apr at 19:30 & Sat 7 Apr, Sun 8 Apr, Sat 14 Apr, Sun 15 Apr at 15:00 – Early Bird 30% off until 5 April: R140, R193, R263, R287, R333; Standard Prices from 5 April: R200, R275, R375, R410, R475
Tue 10 April & Wed 11 April at 11:00 – All tickets R100
Where: Joburg Theatre, Braamfontein (GPS -26.191316, 28.038519)
Patrons can also book and pay via the Nedbank app and at selected Pick n Pay stores (full list at www.webtickets.co.za/pnpoutlets.aspx)
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