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Wichita Grand Opera announces guest stars, puts single tickets on sale

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at 7:13 a.m.

Wichita Grand Opera has put single tickets on sale for its new season, and it also has named the guest stars that will be performing in each show.

Patrons can save 10 percent on single tickets to all of the shows now through Dec. 2. The tickets are $77, $52 and $32 if purchased by Dec. 2. After that, they’re $85, $58 and $35.

Season tickets, which went on sale this summer, also are still for sale. They’re $272, $186 and $112 for the full season or $219, $150 and $90 for a “pick three” option.

The opera also has announced some of the well-known stars that will headline the shows.

Opera bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi, who has performed in more than 100 productions with the Metropolitan Opera, will star in the role of Figaro in Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro,” scheduled for March 16 at the Century II Concert Hall.

And opera bass-baritone William Powers, who has performed all over the world, will appear in the title role of “Don Pasquale,” which will be staged in Wichita, Salina and McPherson.

Tickets to the shows are available by phone at the Wichita Grand Opera Box Office, 316-262-8054, or online at www.selectaseat.com.

For more information, visit www.WichitaGrandOpera.org.

Following is the lineup for the 2012-2013 season:

• “Otello” by Giuseppe Verdi, 7 p.m. Jan. 19, Century II Concert Hall

• “Don Pasquale” by Gaetano Donizetti, 7 p.m. Feb. 8, Salina’s Stiefel Theatre; 7 p.m. Feb. 9, Orpheum Theatre; 7 p.m. May 17, McPherson Opera House

• “The Marriage of Figaro” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 7 p.m. March 16, Century II Concert Hall

• “Swan Lake” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, 7 p.m. May 1, Century II Concert Hall (performed by the Russian National Ballet Theatre).

Season tickets do not cover performances in Salina and McPherson. The opera also will present Opera on the Lake at 6:30 p.m. May 18 at Bradley Fair Plaza, but admission to that show is free.

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