Ballet Hispánico - Michigan Opera Theatre

Overview

Audience favorite Ballet Hispánico returns with an evening of repertory and the Detroit premiere of Doña Perón: The Rise and Fall of a Diva, a full-length ballet celebrating one of the most spellbinding women of South American history. Taking an empowering view into the little-known aspects Evita Perón’s personal life, the ballet traces the episodes in her life that shaped her into an enshrined popular icon. With choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and music by Peters Salem, Doña Perón: The Rise and Fall of a Diva represents one of the most extraordinary contemporary collaborations in ballet.

Doña Perón made its world premiere this season and appears in Detroit as part of its first national tour.

Fast Facts

Performance at the Detroit Opera House

Based on the iconic Evita Perón
Choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Director Nancy Meckler
Music Peter Salem

Synopsis

Audience favorite Ballet Hispánico returns with an evening of repertory and the Detroit premiere of Doña Perón: The Rise and Fall of a Diva, a full-length ballet celebrating one of the most spellbinding women of South American history. Eva “Evita” Perón rose from dancehall performer to First Lady of Argentina—all before her untimely death at 33 years old. To mark their 50th anniversary, Ballet Hispánico celebrates the Argentinean icon with this seminal new work and only full-length ballet about Evita, Doña Perón: The Rise and Fall of a Diva. The ballet takes an empowering view into the little-known aspects of her personal life that shaped her into such a beloved public figure.

Starting from Evita’s fear of sleeping alone, the ballet weaves episodes of her life into a collection of moving snapshots that piece together an extraordinary new picture of her as a leader and agent of change. Sumptuous, surprising, and instantly popular—like Evita herself— Doña Perón is choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, the internationally-renowned maker of the Scottish Ballet’s A Streetcar Named Desire, and set to music by the inimitable ballet composer Peter Salem.

Doña Perón made its world premiere this season and appears in Detroit as part of its first national tour.

Sponsors

with support from:
.
Richard and Joanne Brodie,
Maxine & Stuart Frankel Foundation,
Marvin, Betty, and Joanne Danto Family Foundation
and
Kevin Dennis and Jeremy Zeltzer

Fast Facts

Performance at the Detroit Opera House

Based on the iconic Evita Perón
Choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Director Nancy Meckler
Music Peter Salem

Sponsors

with support from:
.
Richard and Joanne Brodie,
Maxine & Stuart Frankel Foundation,
Marvin, Betty, and Joanne Danto Family Foundation
and
Kevin Dennis and Jeremy Zeltzer