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Carmen

When: Thu., May 18, 8 p.m., Fri., May 19, 8 p.m., Sat., May 20, 2 & 8 p.m. and Sun., May 21, 2 p.m. 2017

Artistic director Robert Weiss's initial take on Carmen helped put Carolina Ballet on the map. The Washington Post praised its "near-symphonic clarity of structure" in a 2000 review, concluding that Weiss was "a world-class choreographer who is making story ballets worth watching." But, in 2011, Weiss cut half an hour from the work, radically recalibrating it from its Raleigh Memorial Auditorium premiere for the smaller Fletcher Opera Theater. In doing so, he produced a more intimate and focused view of the title character's unruly passions. Weiss's challenge now is to retain the intimacy of that take when he returns the work to its larger original stage. —Byron Woods

Price: $30-$89

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