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Misty Copeland and Herman Cornejo in American Ballet Theatre’s “Tchaikovsky Spectacular”

American Ballet Theatre Spring 2017

At the Metropolitan Opera House Monday-Saturday, May 15 through July 8 (dark July 4).

Get tickets at www.metopera.org

The season’s stunning Latin dancers are:
Herman Cornejo Principal dancer from San Luis, Argentina (near Mendoza)
Marcelo Gomes Principal dancer from Manaus in Amazonas, Brazil
Alexandre Hammoudi, Principal dancer from Paris, France
Luciana Paris, Soloist from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Already This Season

Don Quixote

"Don Quixote" courtesy of American Ballet Theatre

“Don Quixote” courtesy of American Ballet Theatre

The season opened with Don Quixote Tuesday-Saturday, May 15-20. The ballet is based on the legendary Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes. Italian-American multiple Tony Award winner Santo Loquasto designed the set and costumes.

Luciana Paris is Mercedes on Tuesday, May 16 at 7:30pm.
Alexandre Hammoudi is Espada Wednesday, May 17 at 7:30pm.
Herman Cornejo is Basilio on Friday, May 19 at 7:30pm.
Alexandre Hammoudi is Espada Saturday, May 20 at 2pm.

American Ballet Theatre Spring Gala

The ABT Gala is Monday, May 22 at 6:30pm.

Whipped Cream

American Ballet Theatre Spring 2017 "Whipped Cream"

American Ballet Theatre “Whipped Cream”

ABT presents the premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s Whipped Cream to music by Richard Strauss, Tuesday-Wednesday, May 23-24.

The original casting of Argentine Principal Herman Cornejo on Tuesday, May 23 has been changed. He will dance The Boy on June 27, 29, and July 1.

Marcelo Gomes dances The Boy on June 28 and 30.

Giselle

"Giselle" American Ballet Theatre Spring 2017

“Giselle” courtesy of American Ballet Theatre

ABT presents Giselle Thursday-Wednesday May 25-31.

Marcelo Gomes dances Albrecht on Tuesday, May 30 at 7:30pm.
Herman Cornejo dances Albrecht on Wednesday, May 31 at 7:30pm.

Le Corsaire

"Le Corsaire" American Ballet Theatre

Le Corsaire | American Ballet Theatre

American Ballet Theatre presents Adolphe Adam’s Le Corsaire, Monday-Saturday June 5-10. Le Corsaire is a swashbuckling comedy about a pirate who falls in love with a harem girl.

Herman Cornejo dances the lead pirate Conrad, Monday, June 5 and Thursday June 8, both at 7:30pm.

Swan Lake

"Swan Lake" by American Ballet Theatre

Swan Lake | American Ballet Theatre

American Ballet Theatre presents Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Monday-Saturday, June 12-17.

Dancing the dual role of Odette/Odile is a ballerina’s dream. This week presents some exceptional pairings.

Herman Cornejo and Misty Copeland pairs two stars of Argentina and America. This is a dream couple.

Monday, June 12
Marcelo Gomes dances Von Rothbart at 7:30pm.

Herman Cornejo and Misty Copeland in "Swan Lake" | courtesy of Herman Cornejo

Herman Cornejo and Misty Copeland in “Swan Lake” | courtesy of Herman Cornejo

Tuesday, June 13
Misty Copeland and Herman Cornejo are Odette/Odile and Prince Siegfried at 7:30pm.

Wednesday, June 14
2pm: Devon Teuscher and Alexandre Hammoudi are Odette/Odile and Prince Siegfried.
7:30pm: Devon Teuscher and Marcelo Gomes are Odette/Odile and Prince Siegfried.

Friday, June 16
Marcelo Gomes dances Von Rothbart at 7:30pm.

Saturday, June 17
2pm: Alexandre Hammoudi dances Von Rothbart.
7:30pm: Misty Copeland and Herman Cornejo are Odette/Odile and Prince Siegfried. This is the thrilling conclusion of this season’s Swan Lake.

Tchaikovsky Spectacular

Thursday, July 6

Marcelo Gomes dances Alexei Ratmansky’s Souvenir d’un Lieu Cher with Stella Abrera and Sara Lane at 7:30pm.

Friday, July 7

Herman Cornejo and Misty Copeland dance Alexei Ratmansky’s Nutcracker pas de deux at 7:30pm.

Saturday, July 8

2pm: Marcelo Gomes and Hee Seo dance Alexei Ratmansky’s Nutcracker pas de deux.

8pm: Luciana Paris dances in Aurora’s Wedding with Joseph Gorak and Gabe Stone Shayer.

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