2006 - 2007 Season Schedule
Summer Series
Celebrate Midsummer with The Metropolitan Ballet and witness the Works of Two Great Women in Dance as we present the crown jewels of our season.

Premier: 1942 NYC
Agnes De Mille

The famed “cowboy ballet,” set to the music of Aaron Copland, was created for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and was the first ballet to include tap-dancing. Rodeo, a high spirited love story of a tomboy set in the American Southwest, uses distinctively American gestures including bronco-riding and steer-roping. De Mille became famous for her Broadway smash (and 1955 film) "Oklahoma!."

This event has been made possible in part by The Agnes De Mille Foundation.

Do not miss a rare opportunity to see this American original ~ Rodeo ~ on a Minnesota stage!

Pantages Theater
June 21-23, 2007
Thursday - Saturday 8:00 PM

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
World Premier
Music by: Mendelssohn
New Choreography by: Jennifer Hart

A neo-classical ballet based on William Shakespeare's tale of romantic adventures and misadventures, quarrels and reuniting of two pairs of mortal lovers as the King and Queen of the Fairies meddle with their human emotions. The ballet, through its themes of reality versus illusion, change versus constancy, displays love in all its guises.

Starring Guest Artist Ramon Theilen as Oberon, Mifa Ko as Titania and Keith Glenn as the mischievous Puck.

Special VIP Gold Circle Reception in celebration of "Midsummer" prior to the Performance.
(For information go to the Events Page).

The Historic State Theater
June 21-23, 2007
Thursday - Saturday 8:00 PM

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Winter (Complete)

Romeo & Juliet
Composer: Prokofiev
Choreography: Gregory Drotar

The Metropolitan Ballet is pleased to announce the return of Romeo & Juliet the most romantic love tragedy ever written. The ballet, set to Prokofiev’s Opus 64, was a rave sell-out at it’s premier in 2004 at The O’Shaughnessy with nearly 2000 audience members. Travel to Verona where you will see local luminary Patrick Scully reign over the village of Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s famed romantic tale. Ballerina Mifa Ko returns to perform the role of Juliet with special guest Ramon Thielen (former principal of The Dance Theatre of Harlem) as her Romeo. Ballet of the Dolls’ Julia Tehven and Continental Ballet’s Pavel Homko return with their dramatic portrayals of Rosalind and Tybalt.

The Historic State Theater
One Weekend only ~
February 10-11, 2007
Saturday 8 PM, Sunday 2 PM

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Fall (complete)

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Spend your Halloween with Dracula! The world premiere of Dracula, a Ballet of Love ties together history and fantasy in a spectacular dance/theatre production. Co-presented by The Metropolitan Ballet and Hennepin Theatre Trust, this production explores both the true story of Prince Vlad Tepes ~ Dracula and the character of “Dracula” as depicted in the Bram Stoker novel. The Metropolitan Ballet’s Erik J. Sanborn has combined five of the Twin Cities most celebrated choreographers, as well as three dance ensembles to realize his vision. The result is a production you won’t want to miss!

The Historic State Theater
One Weekend only ~
October 27-28, 2006 Friday & Saturday 8 PM

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