Carolina Ballet Releases Podcast On Beauty And The Beast And Premiere Of Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Artistic Director Robert Weiss Discusses Upcoming Production Of A Fairytale Classic
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May 15, 2012 - PRLog -- RALEIGH, N.C. – Robert Weiss, artistic director and CEO of Carolina Ballet (, has announced the release of a podcast presenting information about the ballet’s world premiere of Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, as well as its production of Beauty And The Beast. The performance will run Thursday, May 17 through Sunday, May 20 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, located at 2 E. South St. Carolina Ballet will put a unique spin on the beloved family classic, Beauty and the Beast, set to an original score by Karl Moraski. Completing the event is Weiss’ world premiere of Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 with the powerful finale, “Ode to Joy.” In his podcast, Weiss discusses background information about the performance, the inspiration behind his creative work, information about the cast and choreographer, showtimes and ticket information. The podcast is available to download at

For more information about the performance, call (919) 719-0800 or visit

“Beauty And The Beast is a magical and timeless performance that is sure to engage audience members of all ages,” said Weiss. “We are excited to share how Carolina Ballet has put our own spin on this dmqqv beloved tale, as well as introduce the world premiere of Beethoven: Symphony No. 9. I invite all area residents to share in this unique artistic celebration with us.”

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Carolina Ballet is a world-class professional ballet company based in Raleigh, N.C. Since its professional launch in 1998 under the leadership of Artistic Director/CEO Robert Weiss, the company has staged more than 80 world premiere ballets, toured internationally in China and Hungary, and has been acclaimed as one of the premiere arts organizations in the country. The mission of Carolina Ballet is to entertain and enlighten audiences in Raleigh, the greater Triangle area, North Carolina and beyond. The organization seeks to accomplish this mission by presenting traditional ballets of legendary masters; commissioning new works by innovative choreographers; educating current and future audiences through programs for school-aged children and other performance outreach activities; and attracting, developing, and retaining excellent dancers and artistic personnel, combined with a fiscally responsible management and board of directors. For more information, please visit or call (919) 719-0800.

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