Fri., Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Oct. 14, 2 p.m., Fri., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 21, 2 p.m. 2012
Selections of Carmina Burana
, a Middle Ages manuscript composed of poems and songs, have become a cantata, a ballet, an opera. (The opera uses a 200-voice chorus, a full symphony orchestra and a children's choir of more than 50. It's big, is what we're saying.) At 7:30 p.m., 28 members of the Kansas City Ballet
, 84 singers from the KC Symphony Chorus, a 20-member children's chorus and the entire Kansas City Symphony come together for the Toni Pimble-choreographed production of "Carmina Burana," set to Carl Orff's intense score. The evening also includes "Mercury" and "End of Time." Tickets cost $29–$99, and additional performances are this weekend and next. See kcballet.org
for more information.