Posted on January 4, 2013
American Ballet Theatre has announced an artist exchange programme that will bring The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae (pictured) and the Royal Danish Ballet’s Alban Lendorf to New York for the company’s 2013 Metropolitan Opera House season. In exchange, ABT principal Cory Stearns and soloist Isabella Boylston will appear with The Royal Ballet and the Royal Danish Ballet during 2013.
McRae will dance the role of Lankedem in Le Corsaire at the June 5 matinée and the June 8 evening performances. Alban Lendorf will dance the prince in The Sleeping Beauty at the matinée on July 6.
Cory Stearns will appear with The Royal Ballet in December 2013, though his performances have yet to be announced. Isabella Boylston will dance the roles of Dew Drop and Sugar Plum Fairy in the Royal Danish Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, also in December 2013.
Subscriptions for American Ballet Theatre’s 2013 season at the Metropolitan Opera House are on sale now at www.abt.org.
Picture: Steven McRae in Rhapsody. Photograph: Tristram Kenton, courtesy of The Royal Opera House