Anna Karenina

Performance Details

  • When February 15–26, 2023
  • Where Lyric Opera House
  • Choreography Yuri Possokhov
  • Original Score Ilya Demutsky

Love is all-consuming for the beautiful but married Anna, who in the pursuit of passion, finds herself caught in a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Vronsky. Witness Yuri Possokhov's immersive adaptation unravel the profound power, desire, and possession which shapes Leo Tolstoy's 19th-century novel. A breathtaking, cinematic production with stunning costume design and captivating choreography, set to an original composition by award-winning composer Ilya Demutsky, the famed psychological drama returns to the Joffrey for the first time since its successful world premiere.

Program Book

Learn more about our production of 'Anna Karenina'.

Learn about the 'Anna Karenina' costumes with Costume Shop Manager, Ellie Cotey.

PBS Goes Inside the Studio (2019)

Meet the Artists

Choreographer Yuri Possokhov

Possokhov’s extensive repertoire for The Joffrey Ballet includes the blockbuster world premiere of Anna Karenina in 2019.

Composer Ilya Demutsky

A multi-award winning composer, performer, and conductor, Demutsky’s works include compositions for orchestra, chorus, chamber ensemble, piano, voice, as well as electronic and film music.

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Presenting and Comissioning Sponsor

  • Mr. and Mrs. Joel V. Williamson

Major and Commissioning Sponsor

  • Mary Jo and Doug Basler

Major Sponsor

  • Women's Board of The Joffrey Ballet

Producing Sponsors (2018)

  • Margot and Josef Lakonishok
  • NIB Foundation

Major Sponsors (2018)

  • Lorna Ferguson and Terry Clark
  • Nancy and Sanfred Koltun
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joel V. Williamson
  • The Walter E. Heller Foundation
  • JHL Capital Group
  • Jane Ellen Murray Foundation
  • Diane and John Patience
  • Poetry Foundation
  • Rudolf Nureyev Fund at The Joffrey Ballet

Sponsors (2018)

  • Mary Jo and Doug Basler
  • Ethel and William Gofen
  • Bill and Orli Staley Foundation
  • Australian Consulate-General in Chicago