Rhapsody In Blue

City Ballet continues its commitment of presenting works choreographed by its Resident Choreographers in the traditions of ballet, both new and traditional.

By Popular Demand, Extended Through March 28, 2021


A story of four lovers. Resident Choreographer Elizabeth Wistrich takes inspiration for her ballets from the music. This Ralph Vaughan Williams work came from a borrowed theme from his great 16th century English forebear, Thomas Tallis, and extended it into an elaborate, richly textured fantasia – perfect for Ms. Wistrich’s interpretation using two couples dancing to the flowing, interwoven themes of the music.

Choreographed in 1994 and last performed by City Ballet of San Diego in 1994.

Bring on the Pas de Deux

The artistic achievements of City Ballet’s remarkable dance artists will be on full display in our presentation of four very different pas de deux (a dance for two). Each pas de deux tells a story of its own. From the excitement of the technically demanding Black Swan Pas de Deux, to the ethereal and liquid beauty of Samuel Barber’s Adagio, to highly innovative and fascinating contemporary four PAIR and the sweetness and elegance of the Cinderella Pas de Deux, you will marvel how two people can create unforgettable magic together on stage.

Black Swan Pas de Deux

Choreographed in 1895 and last performed by City Ballet of San Diego in 2018.


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


after Marius Petipa

Barber Adagio

Choreographed in 1990 and last performed by City Ballet of San Diego in 2017.


Samuel Barber


Elizabeth Wistrich

four PAIR

Choreographed in 2015 and last performed by City Ballet of San Diego in 2019.


Claude Debussy


Geoff Gonzalez

Cinderella Pas de Deux

Choreographed in 1984 and last performed by City Ballet of San Diego in 2004.


Sergei Prokofiev


after Rostislad Zakharov

Rhapsody in Blue

World Premiere

One of the most popular of all-American concert works. ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ established George Gershwin’s reputation as a serious composer. Created in 1924, the piece exudes the qualities of the virtuoso pianist and master of the jazz style that Gershwin was known for – played energetically and magically. This Gershwin ‘classic’ inspired Resident Choreographer Geoff Gonzalez to create a large ensemble work.


George Gershwin


Geoff Gonzalez


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