National Ballet of Canada 2013|14 Season Preview

17 February, 2013

So I came home on Friday afternoon to find the brochure for the National Ballet of Canada’s 2013|14 Season.  Let me tell you, I am so freaking excited.  Why you ask?  Well they are kicking off the season with this…

NB 2013-14 Brochure

That’s right, they are kicking off the 2013|14 season with Swan Lake in November and I can’t wait.  As big of a fan of the ballet that I am, you would think that I would have seen Swan Lake at some point.  But no, I have not.  When the National Ballet last put on this production I somehow managed to miss it.  Well not this time.  Break out the credit card, cause mama needs some tickets.  The National Ballet’s rendition of Swan Lake is so popular, they are offering it twice in the new season.

Quite honestly, it’s not just Swan Lake that is drawing me to subscribe to the 2013|14 season.  The National Ballet of Canada has really outdone themselves for the upcoming season.  Of all of their offerings, I don’t think I’m going to be able to pass any of them up.

  • Swan Lake: November 9 – 17, 2013 & March 8 – 16, 2014
  • Innovation: November 22 – 29, 2013
  • The Nutcracker: December 14, 2013 – January 4, 2014
  • Watch Her & A Month in the Country: February 26 – March 2, 2014
  • Onegin: March 19 – 23, 2014
  • Spectre de la Rose & Opus 19/The Dreamer & the second detail: May 28 – June 1, 2014
  • Cinderella: June 4 – 15, 2014

While tickets to the National Ballet can be a bit pricey (all 6 Ballets with the best seats goes for $1302), you can get discount tickets.  If you are between the ages of 16-29, then you can participate in the Dance Break program.  While tickets are not always guaranteed for every performance, when they do have them, it will only cost you $30.  You really can’t go wrong with that.  For those of you over the age of 29, I think that they sometimes have rush tickets available, but don’t quote me on that.

Next week, I take a look at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s 2013|14 season and start the process of choosing my tickets, which really is more involved than one would think.

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