february, 2018


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17feb7:30 PMWORLD PREMIERE OF THE BALLET AIDA7:30 PM 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA 20110

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THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE BALLET AIDA

Virginia National Ballet, which has established itself in the region by consistently presenting exciting world premieres each season and offering not only classical ballet but also neo-classical and contemporary works to a wide range of music including classical, opera, contemporary, and hard rock, is continuing this tradition with the World Premiere of the Ballet Aida on Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at the Hylton Performing Arts Center 2pm and 7:30 pm.

Aida is based on the famous opera by Giuseppe Verdi, and uses the orchestral score from the opera with the addition of orchestration for the vocal lines. This is the first time that any ballet company in the world has created a full- length ballet of Aida. The opera Aida is a classic staple of every major opera company with its gorgeous music and heart wrenching story. Elton John created a Broadway Musical of Aida, in a rock-music style, based on a children’s story adaption. The Virginia National Ballet version is closer to the

Verdi opera, using the original story and music, without voices. The opera is four acts and 2.5 hours. The Virginia National Ballet production will be condensed to two acts and 1.5 hours.

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