Roberto Bolle and Julie Kent danced in the premiere of Apotheose at the American Ballet Theatre's Gala on Monday evening May 13, 2013. The work was choreographed by fellow ABT principle Marcello Gomes who looked quite dapper dressed in tuxedo when he took a curtain call with Roberto Bolle and Julie Kent after the ballet's performance . Roberto quite affectionately kissed Marcello to the audience's delight. It was a spontaneously passionate moment, something lacking in the overall gala itself.
For me this world premiere was the highlight of the gala, if only because we got to stare at a shirtless Roberto Bolle for the duration of the ballet. As you can tell from the photos, Roberto looks mighty fine without his shirt!
While not quite shirtless in this interview from LaScala, I found this video of Roberto in which he discusses his role as Eugene Onegin. For those of you who were unable to attend the Met Gala, this interview accords a view of Roberto's lovely pecs.