Orlando Ballet Carmina Burana Tickets
Orlando Ballet Carmina Burana is one performance that every ballet lover is anxiously waiting to watch. This ballet has won accolades every time it has been staged. Truly a masterpiece this ballet is worth watching. As clear from the name, it is a production of the famous work of acclaimed German composer Carl Orff. Get ready to for a splendid ballet performance but for this you need to have Orlando Ballet Carmina Burana tickets.
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Orlando Ballet Carmina Burana
Over the last few decades, Orlando Ballet has become well known for staging great ballet performances. The company started in 1974 and initially it was known as The Performing Arts Company of Florida. Since then it has grown into a respected arts company. It was finally renamed in 2001 as Orlando Ballet. Ace ballet dancer Robert Hill has been working hard as the artistic director of this company since 2009. Hill has been associated with some of the biggest companies of ballet and dance in the country such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, ABT Studio Company and also American Ballet Theater.
Currently, Orlando Ballet is the only fully residential company in the state and it regularly appears at the Bob Orr Performing Arts Center for its annual season performance. It is also a ballet school and has currently enrolled over a 1000 aspiring ballet dancers. The company has got performers, artists and choreographers from all over the world from countries like Korea, Japan, Romania, Ukraine and Brazil.
Carl Orff is the creator of this fine ballet and this gifted composer was born in Munich in 1895. While he was just five years old, he started taking piano lessons. While in his teens he started writing his own songs and compositions without the help of any music teacher. He composed music for productions like Gisei das opfer and Zarathustra. He studied music at the Munich Academy of Music and also worked at various opera houses in cities like Darmstadt and Mannheim. Orff was quite impressed and influenced by the works of legendary Russian-French neoclassic composer Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky. Till date Stravinsky is considered to be one of the most influential music composers of the 20th century.
Carmina Burana was composed by Orff in 1935 and 1936 as a scenic cantata. In musical terms a cantata is often a composition that is primarily vocal accompanied by a choir and different music instruments. Apart from Orff, cantata was made popular in the 20th century by other composers like Ralph Vaughan Williams, Joseph Ryelandt, Bela Bartok and Arnold Schoenberg. Carmina Burana was staged for the first time by Frankfurt Opera in Frankfurt and the conductor for this performance was Bertil Wetzelsberger. The ballet is structured in 25 parts, some of the parts are titled O Fortuna, Floret Silva, Tanz, Ecce Gratum, Swaz hie gat umbe, Stetit puella, Amor volat undique, Si puer cum puellula and circa mea pectora. Many notable composers and conductors have reprised this superb work of Orff such as Eugen Jochum, Riccardo Muti, Leonard Slatkin James Levine and Simon Rattle.
The ballet has been performed by famous orchestras like Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Munich Radio Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic and Deutsche Oper Berlin. A slightly different version of Carmina Burana was also staged by famous classical metal band Trans-Siberian Orchestra which featured extensive use of pyrotechnics and heavy music it making the composition more intense. Carmina Burana continues to be revived across the globe by top ballet companies. Orlando Ballet has an able team of choreographers and dancers who surely know the art of bringing color to the overall performance. Tickets to the upcoming Carmina Burana show are going cheap so better book your cheap Orlando Ballet Carmina Burana tickets asap.
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