Thursday, April 22, 2010

Romeo & Juliet

I had the opportunity last night to photograph the dress rehearsal for the Carolina Ballet presentation of "Romeo & Juliet" at Fletcher Opera Theater, Raleigh, North Carolina. The well known Shakespeare tragedy is set to the beloved and well music of Sergei Prokofiev. Carolina Ballet's presentation choreographed by Robert Weiss is stunning with a large cast, superb costumes and Margeret Severin-Hanson and Marcelo Martinez wonderfully portray the characters of the archetypal young lovers. Performances start tonight and run through until May 9th. Enjoy these preview pictures and don't miss the real thing!
Margeret Severin-Hanson and Marcelo Martinez

Friday, April 2, 2010

La Sylphide

This week I photographed the dress rehearsal for Carolina Ballet's premiere of "La Sylphide". La Sylphide is one of the world's oldest surviving romantic ballets. This particular version was by the Danish balletmaster August Bournonville (1805-1879). There's still a chance to see the ballet this weekend at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh, North Carolina. The last show is on 4 April. Here's a flavour of the images I took using an Olympus E-3 SLR with a 35-100m f2 lens - superb for low light conditions.
Carolina Ballet performing "La Sylphide"