Portland, October 8th. A beloved opera gets a bold ballet twist and Stravinsky gets polished to a sexy new shine in Oregon Ballet Theatre’s World Premiere re-envisioning of Stravinsky’s Petrouchka and Bizet’s Carmen, at the Keller Auditorium. (Photo by Blaine Truitt Covert)

Choreographer Nicolo Fonte has chosen to completely transform Petrouchka

Choreographer Nicolo Fonte has chosen to completely transform Petrouchka

An exciting post party at the Marriott followed opening night for the OBT premiere.

Tom and Sandy Hageman with Principal Dancers Chauncey Parsons (Don José), and Alison Roper (Carmen) at the opening night after party at the Portland Marriott for Oregon Ballet Theatre’s world premiere performance of Nicolo Fonte’s Petrouchka and Christopher Stowell’s Carmen at the Keller Auditorium. Photo by Rachel Austen

Tom and Sandy Hageman with Principal Dancers Chauncey Parsons (Don José), and Alison Roper (Carmen) at the opening night after party at the Portland Marriott for Oregon Ballet Theatre’s world premiere performance of Nicolo Fonte’s Petrouchka and Christopher Stowell’s Carmen at the Keller Auditorium. Photos by Rachel Austen

 

OBT Board of Trustees Chair Harold Goldstein, Romani Lay and Principal Guest Artist Artur Sultanov (who portrayed “The Conjurer” in Petrouchka and “Muerte” in Carmen) Photo by Rachel Austen.

OBT Board of Trustees Chair Harold Goldstein, Romani Lay and Principal Guest Artist Artur Sultanov (who portrayed “The Conjurer” in Petrouchka and “Muerte” in Carmen) Photo by Rachel Austen.

 

Choreographer Nicolo Fonte chats with OBT Trustee Dean Richardson and School of Oregon Ballet Theatre Pre-Professional Division student and Petrouchka cast member, Dominique Leopold

Choreographer Nicolo Fonte chats with OBT Trustee Dean Richardson and School of Oregon Ballet Theatre Pre-Professional Division student and Petrouchka cast member, Dominique Leopold

 

Petrouchka/Carmen Costume Designer Mark Zappone with Melissa Burch and Kurt Hutton at the opening night after party at the Portland Marriott for Oregon Ballet Theatre’s world premiere performance of Nicolo Fonte’s Petrouchka and Christopher Stowell’s Carmen

Petrouchka/Carmen Costume Designer Mark Zappone with Melissa Burch and Kurt Hutton at the opening night after party at the Portland Marriott for Oregon Ballet Theatre’s world premiere performance of Nicolo Fonte’s Petrouchka and Christopher Stowell’s Carmen

Petrouchka/Carmen premiered on Saturday, October 8, 2011 and ran for 5 performances through Saturday, October 15, 2011.

Other performances this season include:

A Holiday Revue
DECEMBER 10 – 22, 2011
Keller Auditorium
The Nutcracker
DECEMBER 10-24, 2011
Keller Auditorium
Giselle
FEBRUARY 25 –
MARCH 3, 2012
Keller Auditorium
Chromatic Quartet
APRIL 19 – 28, 2012
Newmark Theatre
Dance United
JUNE 9, 2012
Keller Auditorium

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