ABT Adapting Penguin Classics’ JANE EYRE by Charlotte Brontë for Met Opera Stage

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The American Ballet Theater (ABT) is adapting the Charlotte Brontë novel JANE EYRE—published by Penguin Classics—for New York City’s Metropolitan Opera main stage. The limited run, June 4-10, features three different Janes performing on alternating nights: principal dancers Misty Copeland, Isabella Boylston (she has a ballerina bookclub), and Devon Teuscher will all inhabit the role. JANE EYRE is the first full-length ballet brought to the Metropolitan Opera House stage by a female choreographer since 1980.

On Friday, May 3, the JANE EYRE ballerinas will be joined at the 92nd Street Y by the ballet’s choreographer Cathy Marston for a panel discussion moderated by Elda Rotor, Vice President & Publisher of Penguin Classics.

ABT is also promoting the connection to Penguin Classics’ deluxe edition of JANE EYRE. Just last week they shared a terrific 7-slide post on Instagram in which the dancers twirl, jump, and stretch while reading the book.


Posted: May 2, 2019