From great classics to innovative premieres, American Ballet Theatre’s world-class dancers bring their dramatic artistry and thrilling bravura to take dance to new heights this spring. Enjoy mixed repertory programs featuring ballets by an impressive roster of choreographers, including artist-in-residence Alexei Ratmansky.

The season runs May 13 through July 6.

    Private: American Ballet Theatre: Sylvia

    Metropolitan Opera House

    Manhattan

    Mon, Jun 24, 2013 - Sat, Jun 29, 2013

    A ravishing fantasy set amid verdant forests and majestic temples, Sir Frederick Ashton's mythological love story unites the huntress Sylvia and a lovelorn shepard with the divine intervention of the deity Eros.

    Private: American Ballet Theatre: Alexei Ratmansky Premiere

    Metropolitan Opera House

    Manhattan

    Mon, May 13, 2013 - Sat, May 18, 2013

    This full-length program of three one-act ballets will reprise the recent ABT premiere of Ratmansky's new work set to Shostakovich's jaunty, mercurial Ninth Symphony performed along with world premieres set to the lively, witty yet moving Piano Concerto No. 1 and the composer's elegiac auto-biographical score, Chamber Symphony for Strings in C minor.

    Private: American Ballet Theatre: The Sleeping Beauty

    Metropolitan Opera House

    Manhattan

    Mon, Jul 01, 2013 - Sat, Jul 06, 2013

    Incensed by being snubbed at the christening of Princess Aurora, the wicked fairy Carabosse casts a curse on the child, proclaiming that she will one day prick her finger and die. The Lilac Fairy intervenes, and when the fateful day arrives, the princess and the entire palace instead fall into a deep sleep.

    Private: American Ballet Theatre: Don Quixote

    Metropolitan Opera House

    Manhattan

    Fri, May 24, 2013 - Thu, May 30, 2013

    Based on Miguel de Cervantes’ sweeping tale of romance and chivalry, the knight-errant of la Mancha, Don Quixote, and his devoted squire, Sancho Panza, are positively heroic when it comes to aiding the spirited maiden Kitri and her charming amour.

    Private: American Ballet Theatre: Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes

    Metropolitan Opera House

    Manhattan

    Tue, May 21, 2013 - Thu, May 23, 2013

    ABT's company premiere of Ashton's dance drama, "A Month in the Country," promises memorable performances in this remarkable retelling of Ivan Turgenev's famous play in which a young tutor's presence provokes competing affections in an elegant Russian household, while the reprise of Mark Morris' valentine to classical ballet creates a majestic tableaux of heart-stopping beauty.

    Private: American Ballet Theatre: Le Corsaire

    Metropolitan Opera House

    Manhattan

    Tue, Jun 04, 2013 - Sat, Jun 08, 2013

    Discover a treasure trove of virtuoso dancing in a new production of this swashbuckling comedy! Staged by Anna-Marie Holmes, this exotic fable of a dashing pirate's love for a beautiful harem girl journeys through a tapestry of captive maidens, rich sultans, suspenseful abductions and dramatic rescues

    Private: American Ballet Theatre: Onegin

    Metropolitan Opera House

    Manhattan

    Tue, May 14, 2013 - Mon, May 20, 2013

    With a wealth of magical moments, this compelling tale features an unusual twist of double unrequited love -- while the high-handed Onegin at first spurns the young, naive Tatiana, she blooms to become a sophisticated St. Petersburg aristocrat who, in turn, rejects his subsequent advances in a a final crushing blow.

    Private: American Ballet Theatre: Romeo and Juliet

    Metropolitan Opera House

    Manhattan

    Mon, Jun 10, 2013 - Sat, Jun 15, 2013

    Sir Kenneth MacMillan's masterful interpretation of Shakespeare's enduring romantic tragedy has become one of ABT's signature productions. Against a sumptuous setting in Renaissance Italy, MacMillan weaves a dance tapestry rich in character nuance and sensuality, and Sergei Prokofiev's instantly recognizable music underscores the lyric beauty and passion of this beloved ballet's star-crossed lovers.

    Private: American Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake

    Metropolitan Opera House

    Manhattan

    Mon, Jun 17, 2013 - Sat, Jun 22, 2013

    This romantic fable of ill-fated passion, dreamlike transformation and ultimate forgiveness is set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score. With breathtaking choreography and visually magnificent sets evoking a Renaissance court, the fabled lake of the swans rises into view, inspiring awe for generations to come.