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Carolina Ballet Messiah 

When: Nov. 27-Dec. 1 2013
It has been four years since the region has seen Carolina Ballet choreographer and artistic director Robert Weiss's full-length stage adaptation of Handel's Messiah. It's a massive undertaking: Performed with a live orchestra accompanied by the N.C. Master Chorale, the work's 45 sequences transport us from a church in 17th-century England to the earliest days of Christianity—and from the depths of purgatory to the gates of paradise—over its two and a half hours. Abetted by Ross Kolman's lights and Jeff A.R. Jones' sumptuous costumes, Weiss leavens choreographic tableaux vivants of Renaissance painters including Reni and d'Auvergne with metaphorical and impressionistic interpretations of the lives of the early church. The result: a moving, metaphysical meditation on faith and redemption. —Byron Woods

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