Massive Production of Carmina Burana to Tour North America

Classic Arts News   Massive Production of Carmina Burana to Tour North America
Carmina Burana Monumental Opera, an arena-sized version of Orff's popular cantata, will tour North America starting next month.

The staging was created in 1995 by director and conductor Walter Haupt as an open-air production; in 2002, stage designer Mihail Tchernaev converted it into an indoor spectacle, complete with light show, pyrotechnics, jousting knights in armor, and a 43-foot stage tower. It includes more than 200 performers, including 30 dancers, orchestra, choir, and soloists.

According to the show's producers, Carmina Burana Monumental Opera has been seen by more than 800,000 people in Europe and South America. It visited Mexico City in September.

The North American tour starts in Puerto Rico on Feburary 19, and then travels to hockey arenas in Ottawa, Toronto, Washington, Chicago, and Montreal. Tour dates are below.

February 19: Puerto Rico
March 1: Ottawa
March 2: Air Canada Centre, Toronto
March 3: MCI Center, Washington
March 5: United Center, Chicago
March 9: Montreal

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