Washington Ballet Opens Season With Webre's Carmen

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Washington Ballet opens its 2005-06 season tonight with a program featuring artistic director Septime Webre's Carmen, George Balanchine's Seranade, and Twyla Tharp's Nine Sinatra Songs.

The program runs through November 6.

Highlights of the season include a new work by resident choreographer Trey McIntyre set to the music of the Beatles. McIntyre's new work, his fifth premiere for the company, will debut in February 2006. It will be paired with a work by artistic director Septime Webre set to Bach's Goldberg Variations.

Also on the schedule are 22 performances of The Nutcracker in December and a program of new works to be performed in the Kennedy Center's intimate Terrance Theater in March.

The season closes in May with Lar Lubovitch's Othello, set to music by Eliot Goldenthal. Othello, which premiered at American Ballet Theatre in 1997, replaced a planned new Alice in Wonderland by Christopher Wheeldon after the struggling Colorado Ballet canceled its commission of the work.

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