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Wichita Grand Opera presents the Russian National Ballet in "Romeo & Juliet" and "Carmen"

Opening night of the Wichita Grand Opera 2016 Season arrives with a gala double bill of two phenomenal ballets in one unforgettable evening, performed by the world-renowned “Russian National Ballet,” said to be “a cut above their rivals,” according to The Washington Post.


First, Shakespeare’s immortal love story, “Romeo and Juliet,” comes to life with passionate choreography and spine-tingling swordsmanship. Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous fantasy on Shakespeare’s beloved romance becomes a tour-de-force of Russian ballet in the hands of legendary choreographer Marius Petipa.


Then, experience Bizet’s “Carmenas you’ve never seen it before, reimagined by renowned Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin, with Latin-inspired choreography by Alberto Alonso, former Artistic Director of the National Ballet of Cuba. BBC reviewer John Armstrong praised Shchedrin’s interpretation for including “all the familiar tunes dressed up in a way Bizet would never have imagined, and with a sly grin and a twinkle in the eye.”


Tickets are $37 - $85, with senior, student, group, and corporate discounts available. Or, save up to 25% and subscribe for the 2016 season.


Tickets available at (316) 262-8054 or online at


Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 19:00 to 21:30


Century II Performing Arts Center, 225 W. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67202

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