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This show closed on March 22, 2020

About Carmen

Jorma Elo's "Carmen" updates the fiery Spanish antiheroine of stage and screen for the 21st century, exploring the timeless dynamics of passion, jealousy, and betrayal. George Balanchine's "Serenade," famously born of the challenge to create a piece for fledgling ballerinas upon his arrival in the United States, paints intricate scenes on an unforgettable blue palette and its gorgeous Tchaikovsky score. Helen Pickett's "Tsukiyo" returns to the stage where it premiered in 2009 – a seductive and intimate duet based on the Japanese fable of "The Woodcutter's Daughter" set to music by Arvo Pärt. Pickett's popular "Petal" also comes to Boston for the first time, filled with high-energy choreography and music by Philip Glass and Thomas Montgomery Newman.


"Serenade" - George Balanchine

"Tsukiyo" - Helen Pickett

"Petal" - Helen Pickett

"Carmen" - Jorma Elo

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Captivating...an artistic feast...Blink at your peril - you may miss something special.
The Boston Herald
"Serenade" is one of the greatest works of art ever made about a woman artist.
The Wall Street Journal
High-octane yet sensual choreography... a barely contained riot of wildflowers.
San Francisco Chronicle

Boston Opera House

539 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111

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