Paul McCartney's first ballet to premiere at the New York City Ballet

July 21, 2011 by Amy Gold

Paul McCartney 2010
Paul McCartney live in Barton, England (photo taken June 13, 2010 by Oli Gill)

Singer-songwriter legend Sir Paul McCartney has written his first ballet called "Ocean's Kingdom" which is slated to debut at the New York City Ballet on September 22, 2011.

The ballet is a love story in which the daughter of an Ocean King falls for the brother of the Earth King. Is this unlikely pairing ill-fated or meant to be? As McCartney puts it, "You’ll have to see whether the couple make it." "Ocean's Kingdom" lasts for about 45-50 minutes and is divided into four acts. This ballet is McCartney's largest opus since "Liverpool Oratorio" which premiered in 1991.

According to personnel from whom we just got this news:

Tickets are not yet on sale and may not even be available to the general public for the World Premiere. It is a fund-raising gala for the NYC Ballet so it's likely that they may only be selling tables instead of individual seats for thousands of dollars. We were told that the next lowest admission donation will be $1500 per individual. Our package includes admission, deluxe hotel accommodations, a guided walking tour of Manhattan's Beatle sites during the day, a goodie gift bag, organized group lunch and any other surprises. We will get to the ballet early enough to experience the "red carpet" treatment (many celebrities are expected to attend) and be part of the hoopla. This will be a huge media event.

We have secured only 15 seats to this event.

If you are interested in joining us for this special very exclusive world premiere package, where you will be among the first in the world to see Paul's ballet and sit in the same room with him and his family, call us for a reservation form as soon as possible. This will sell out quickly and we won't be able to get more tickets once our limited allotment is gone. Call us today (203) 795-4737.

* * *

Well, we called the above number, and as of this morning, they have only 4 tickets left. By the time you read this notice, we expect that tickets to this momentous event will probably have sold out completely. But we thought you might like to know anyway (in case you didn't already) as this news really took us by surprise. No doubt "Ocean's Kingdom" will be broadcast somewhere, perhaps either on YouTube or live on TV (maybe PBS?).

Stay tuned.