The National Ballet of Canada graces the nation's stages with classic and contemporary repertoire culled from across the globe, bolstering the emerging works of Canadian choreographers. Onegin sees the pairing of Tchaikovsky's rich harmonies with the plot of Pushkin's classic poetic novel, balancing the two with John Cranko's modern choreography and the Good Witch of the North's flirtatious cackle. Allow an orchestra seat ($123.74–$171.20) to envelop you as the melodramatic composition fills the room, or gaze upon the embellished costumes and coiling formations from a nestled seat in Ring 3 ($134.47) or Ring 4 ($94.92). Arrive early, as late callers will be forced to eat an entire ballet slipper before being seated at intermission.
Conceived by Cliff E. Lee Choreography Award–winner Bengt Jörgen, Anastasia weaves the tragic tale of Russia's mysterious grand duchess with movements both elegant and urgent. Beginning with the heroine's youth in the imperial court, the ballet paints an arresting portrait of World War I, the Russian Revolution, and a fictionalized account of her disappearance after the murder of her family in 1918.