“Anna Karenina” Returns to Joffrey Ballet This Season

Christine Rocas and Dylan Gutierrez_Anna Karenina_Photo by Cheryl Mann

First the first time since 2019, Yuri Possokhov’s blockbuster Anna Karenina returns to Chicago’s Lyric Opera House from February 15th – February 26th, 2023, according to an official press release from The Silverman Group.  This production is based on the classic novel by Leo Tolstoy and it’s award winning!

What is the dance all about?

“Love is all-consuming for the beautiful but married Anna, who in the pursuit of passion, finds herself caught in a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Vronsky. Set in the late 19th century, Tolstoy’s classic shows the triumph of romance, family, and faith against a backdrop of fraught political and social transformation.”

The Joffrey Ballet Ashley Wheater MBE: “Anna Karenina is a powerful universal love story animated by the highs and lows of human emotion. I am especially grateful to partner again with esteemed choreographer Yuri Possokhov to remount a multi-dimensional production that touched audiences across Chicago and beyond with its immersive artistry.”

The Joffrey Ballet President and CEO Greg Cameron: “The 2022-23 season represents the breadth of Joffrey’s artistry, from the original work presented by Chanel DaSilva in Beyond Borders, to the modern masterpiece that is Christopher Wheeldon’s The Nutcracker, to the remount of Yuri Possokhov’s blockbuster Anna Karenina–an all-time classic set to an original score. Following a record-breaking return to pre-pandemic attendance with The Nutcracker, we look forward to welcoming audiences back to the iconic Lyric Opera House this winter. Not only will guests experience Anna Karenina’s story that has transcended the ages; they will witness the transformative power and innovation on which the Joffrey was founded.”

Click Here to read BTSCelebs’ review of the 2019 world premiere here.

Click Here to read the official press release.

A Special Thanks to The Silverman Group and The Joffrey Ballet for the info and image.

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