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The 2017 Spring Season

Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty

Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty

Sunday, April 23, 2017, 6:30pm - Russian National Ballet Theatre
Century II Concert Hall

The Story: "Sleeping Beauty" takes its audience on a magical journey to an enchanted kingdom where good conquers evil with a single kiss. A wicked curse by the evil fairy threatens Sleeping Beauty and her family. Only the protective magic of her fairy godmother will keep her safe until she is awakened by a Prince’s kiss.

The Production: This beloved full-length story ballet, performed by the Russian National Ballet Theatre, is an incomparable and seamless blending of musical and choreographic invention, combining stagecraft on a grand scale and dancing of breathtaking virtuosity with the intimacy and simplicity of the famous fairy tale on which it is based. Children and adults alike will enjoy this spectacular evening of ballet.


The 2017 Opera Ball

The Wichita Grand Opera Champagne Ball

May 6, 2017, 6:00pm
Hyatt Regency Wichita Ballroom

     For more than a decade, Wichita Grand Opera’s annual Opera Ball has been one of the premiere social events in the region, to benefit the WGO. For this year, The Wichita Grand Opera Champagne Ball!, scheduled for May 6th at Wichita’s Hyatt Regency, will be the party of the year. Put on your dancing shoes and prepare to see and be seen!

Invitations and tickets to the Opera Ball are available through

WGO’s Box Office, 316-262-8054, or online at SelectASeat.com.

Individual tickets are $200 per person
A Table of TEN is $1,500
(portions of the single-ticket and table prices are tax-deductible contributions to the WGO)
Wichita Grand Opera is a 501.c.3 non-profit corporation.


Artist depiction of the biblical story of Noah's Flood

Britten's Noah's Flood

Friday, June 9, 2017, 8:00pm - Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Sunday, June 11, 2017, 6:00pm - McPherson Opera House

The Story: "Noah’s Flood" tells the biblical story of Noah and his ark, from hearing the voice of God foretelling of the impending disaster to his family coming together to do God’s work. A truly family oriented opera, this new production by the Wichita Grand Opera will have something for everyone.

The Production: "Noah’s Flood" is widely regarded to be Benjamin Britten’s most lovable work. At its premiere in 1958, critics called the opera “a miracle of inspiration” and “extraordinarily beautiful.” Britten called for a core of professional singers and musicians to lead a large cast of student, community, and youth singers, actors, and musicians. Delightful and innovative touches abound, including striking mugs with wooden spoons to represent the sound of raindrops, and a colorful pageant of children in costume as the animals, parading two-by-two onto the ark.