BLACK SABBATH Ballet Announces International Dates For 2024 And 2025

After its successful world premiere and U.K. tour in 2023, “Black Sabbath – The Ballet” will return for an international tour in 2024 and 2025.

The ballet soundtracked by the music of BLACK SABBATH had its official premiere in September 2023 at the Hippodrome theatre in the heavy metal legends’ original hometown of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Commissioned by Birmingham Royal Ballet‘s director Carlos Acosta and Ballet Now, the ballet includes specially reorchestrated BLACK SABBATH songs plus new music inspired by the legendary British heavy metal outfit — all performed live by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.

In the second of three Birmingham-focused commissions, Acosta was drawn to both the band’s work and its musical legacy as the originators of heavy metal. This full-evening ballet promises to be a unique undertaking with three composers and three choreographers, led by renowned choreographer Pontus Lidberg (whose work has been performed by the Swedish Royal Ballet and the Paris Opera Ballet) and composer Chris Austin (whose work includes orchestrating THE WHITE STRIPES music for Wayne McGregor‘s “Chroma”) working alongside award-winning writer Richard Thomas (“Jerry Springer: The Opera”) to create an extraordinary metal symphony over three acts. The members of BLACK SABBATH themselves have been closely involved in developing this unique collaboration.

“Black Sabbath – The Ballet” international dates:

Luxor Theatre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
June 12-15, 2024

Luxor Theatre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
June 12-15, 2024

Grand Theatre de la Ville de Luxembourg, Luxembourg
June 19-20, 2024

Staatsoper, Hamburg, Germany
July 9-10, 2024

The Kennedy Center Opera House, Washington, D.C.
June 4-8, 2025

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