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Colorado Ballet Opens 2022/2023 Season with Dracula at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, October 7–16, 2022


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Christopher Moulton and Sarah Tryon by Rachel Neville

DENVER, CO (September 8, 2022) – Colorado Ballet will welcome patrons back to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House for the opening of its 2022/2023 Season with eight performances of Dracula, October 7–16, 2022.

Back by popular demand, Dracula returns to Denver for the first time since its sold-out run in 2017. Featuring mesmerizing choreography by Michael Pink and Philip Feeney’s original score performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra, this frighteningly fun ballet brings Bram Stoker’s legendary gothic novel to life, complete with Victorian-style sets and costumes, seductive vampires, and a Corps de Ballet of the undead.

“Colorado Ballet is thrilled to bring Dracula back to Denver audiences this October,” stated Artistic Director Gil Boggs. “This production has become something of a cult favorite here in Colorado, and the level of enthusiasm we see from our patrons for this ballet is absolutely incredible. Every year we receive scores of requests to add Dracula to our season line-up.

Now that it’s back, we can really feel the excitement from our patrons, and it makes our job of presenting this epic retelling that much more fun and rewarding,” continued Boggs. “Our dancers love performing Dracula as much as our audiences love experiencing it, and we can’t wait to show Colorado a scary-good time next month.”

Tickets to Dracula are already selling quickly, and Colorado Ballet anticipates that performances will sell out again this season. For the best availability, purchase today at COLORADOBALLET.ORG.

PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES

Friday, October 7, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 2 p.m.
Friday, October 14, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 2 p.m.*
Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 2 p.m.

*Audio described performance

TICKETS

Tickets range from $40 to $175. Visit COLORADOBALLET.ORG or call Patron Services at 303-837-8888 ext. 2 to purchase tickets.

To continue to reduce the number of ticket resellers, please purchase directly through Colorado Ballet via the website or phone number listed above. Tickets purchased through resellers may not be valid.

SPONSORS

The 2022/2023 Season presenting sponsors are the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), PNC Bank, Lynnette Morrison, MidFirst Bank and Denver Ballet Guild. Supporting sponsors include Colorado Ballet Auxiliary, The Shubert Foundation, Bonfils Stanton Foundation, Genesee Mountain Foundation, and Colorado Creative Industries.

EVENT LISTING FOR DRACULA

Colorado Ballet presents Dracula
October 7 – 16, 2022 | Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Tickets start at $40 at COLORADOBALLET.ORG

Back by bloodthirsty demand, our season opens with Bram Stoker’s legendary gothic love story set in 19th century Transylvania. Featuring choreography by Michael Pink and Philip Feeny’s original score performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra, this haunting, all-consuming cult favorite promises goosebumps.

MORE UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS

The Nutcracker | November 26–December 24, 2022
Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Lady of the Camellias | February 3–12, 2023
Ellie Caulkins Opera House

 Cinderella | March 10–19, 2023
Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Ballet MasterWorks | April 14–23, 2023
Featuring George Balanchine’s Prodigal Son, Ji?í Kylián’s Sinfonietta, and Clark Tippet’s Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1.
Ellie Caulkins Opera House

ABOUT COLORADO BALLET

Presenting exceptional classical ballet and innovative contemporary dance through performances, training, education and community engagement, Colorado Ballet continues to inspire and grow an increasingly diverse audience base in Denver, Colorado. Established in 1961 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet is a non-profit organization celebrating 62 years of excellence. As a world-class professional company serving over 100,000 national and international patrons, Colorado Ballet presents 58 performances annually to sold-out audiences in the 2,000 seat Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The Company’s 35 professional dancers and 25 studio company dancers come from all over the world. Colorado Ballet’s The Armstrong Center for Dance, a 35,000 square foot building, boasts eight state-of-the-art professional dance studios and amenities for the professional Company. Under the direction of Artistic Director Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet performs classical ballet masterpieces, full-length story ballets and its critically acclaimed repertory production Ballet MasterWorks, featuring varied works from neoclassical ballets to world premieres. The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy serves over 1,200 students from toddlers to seniors each year. Colorado Ballet’s Education & Community Engagement offers programs to students and community members, making over 25,000 contacts and reaching over 200 schools and organizations annually. Participants come from a variety of backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses including youth, families, teachers, and people with and without disabilities. For more information, please visit coloradoballet.org.

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