Spectre de la Rose
“Impressively original... mysterious, innovative and enthralling” - Channel Rivera, Cannes, France
“The Monte-Carlo Ballet danced Marco Goecke’s Spectre de la Rose under a rain of flower petals: a wonder!” - performArts
Opus 19/The Dreamer
“This subtle and mysteriously moody work reveals more with each performance.” - The Toronto Star
“An elusive, romantic piece that demands technical virtuosity from its central male figure… the entire Opus 19 cast moved with glorious musicality… they created a midnight walk through an exotic dreamscape.” - The Hamilton Spectator
“A complex work of timeless modernity, blending the precise geometry of the works of Balanchine with something more edgy, modern and downright American that is truly exciting.” - Toronto Sun
the second detail
“A wonderful spectacle of impeccable footwork and light, precise port de bras; these are dancers working at their peak, and it was an impressive start to the evening.” - Dance International
“Uncategorizable, distinctive, riveting, surprising, and deconstructive” - CJSF Radio
“Great stuff, brilliantly danced.” - The Calgary Herald
“The National attacks William Forsythe’s 1991 work the second detail with chilly precision and irony.” - NOW Magazine
The National Ballet invites you to attend the Spectre de la Rose & Opus 19/The Dreamer & the second detail Ballet Talk 1 hour before every show.
Our hugely popular Ballet Talks take place in R. Fraser Elliot Hall in the Four Seasons Centre 1 hour before every performance. All ticket holders are welcome. Seats for everyone!
Enhance your experience and learn more about our productions from Lindsay Fischer Artistic Director, YOU dance/Ballet Master.