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Welcome to the 2014 Season

A Message from the President and CEO

 


Dear Friends,

 

One of the best things about the Wichita Grand Opera is the loyalty and enthusiasm of our audiences. Your continued attendance encourages us to keep working hard to make each new season the very best we can for your enjoyment and entertainment. I would like to personally invite you to join us as the lights dim and the curtain rises on our exciting 2013-2014 Season. With five wonderful new productions we are sure you will be delighted.

 

Join us in January as we open the season with Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty with the famed Russian National Ballet Theatre. Next, we’ll usher in February with Rossini’s William Tell, starring two Americans who are taking the world by storm: baritone Lucas Meachem and tenor Michael Spyres. This legendary story of the Swiss hero who was forced to shoot an apple off his son’s head has only been produced three times in the United States since 1931, so you won’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. In April we’re offering two productions: the fiery passions of Puccini’s Tosca, featuring international superstars Zvetelina Vassileva and Hector Sandoval; and the Kansas premiere of Don Quixote, a classic tale of chivalry, in an encore performance by the Russian National Ballet Theatre. In May, Rossini’s uproarious comic opera, The Barber of Seville (performed in English), will enchant you with its sparkling wit and amazing cast led by Sharin Apostolou and Michael Nansel.

 

You won’t want to miss any of our special events this year! To get you in the Christmas spirit, come see “Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas,” featuring the Wichita Grand Opera Orchestra. In March we are “Putting on the Glitz” with a Roaring Twenties fashion show, as a preview our May Chairmen’s Opera Ball inspired by The Great Gatsby. And to conclude the season, we are offering our annual operatic spectacular: Opera on the Lake at Bradley Fair in June.

After 12 successful years of bringing you timeless masterpieces, period sets and costumes, and world-class opera singers, I know you won’t want to miss our exciting new productions.

 

Cordially yours,

 

 

 

 

Parvan Bakardiev
President & CEO