May 01 2018 | Posted in Newsletter

Photo of RWB Company Dancers performing Carmina Burana

May 2 - 6, 2018
Centennial Concert Hall

RUN TIME: 2 hours, 10 minutes.
DOORS OPEN: 60 minutes before curtain.
TICKET PICK-UP: If you’ve opted to have your tickets held they will be available at the Centennial Concert Hall Box Office prior to showtime.

Share the air, go scent free. We ask that you please be considerate of those in the audience who may have allergies and/or multiple chemical sensitivities and refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or other scented products.

To ensure that all of our patrons have the best possible experience, we ask that all cell phones be powered completely off, or that they be put on silent with the screen turned all the way down. We would also like to ask that there be no talking during the performance and to remind everyone that there is no food allowed in the theatre.

Thank-you for your cooporation.

Pre-Show and Intermission performances.

We are pleased to have live piano and vocal performances before each of the performances for our May show.

Wednesday May 2 & Thursday May 3
Vocal and piano performances before the show and during intermission.

Friday May 4 - Sunday May 6
Piano performance before the show.

2018-19 Season Subscription Table

RWB Company dancers in costume

If you have not yet renewed your subscription for our upcoming 2018-19 season, there will be the opportunity to sign up at each performance of Carmina Burana with Serenade and For Bye and About before the show and at intermission.

Pre-Show Chats

Image of Natasha Havrilenko and RWB Company Dancer Ryan Vetter in a Q&A

Come early to Centennial Concert Hall to catch interviews before each performance on the right side of the Concert Hall lobby.

Wednesday, May 2:

Host: Chris Reid. CJNU FM
Guest:Mauricio Wainrot. Carmina Burana Choreographer

Thursday, May 4:

Host: Natasha Havrilenko. Public Relations Coordinator at RWB
Guest: Sophia Lee. RWB Principal Dancer

Friday, May 4:

Host: Emily Diehl-Reader. Classic 107 FM Host
Guest: Philippe Larouche, For Bye and About Choreographer.

Saturday, May 5:

Host: Megan Benedictson, CTV News Winnipeg
Guest: Tara Birtwhistle, RWB Ballet Master & Former Principal Dancer

Sunday, May 6:

Host: Mark McAvoy, Classic 107 FM Host
Guest: Earl Stafford, Guest Conductor

RWB Photo Booth

Image of RWB marketing and box office staff at the Nutcracker photo booth.

Come to the RWB photo booth before the show and at intermission to have a commemorative photo taken.
The photo booth is a fun and FREE experience in the Concert Hall lobby. Photos are uploaded within a week from the show date to the RWB Facebook page so that attendees can have a copy of their photo.

Backstage Tour

Image of the Backstage Tour at Nutcracker

Join us immediately after the performances on May 3, 4, & 5.

Tickets can be picked up in advance at intermission. Limited tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Meet the Dancers

Image of RWB Company Dancers in costume

Join us immediately after the performance on Thursday May 3 & Sunday May 6 for an opportunity to meet and chat with RWB dancers.

Wednesday, May 3.
Stephan Azulay
Liam Caines
Ryan Vetter
Jaimi Deleau

Sunday, May 6.
Stephan Azulay
Liam Caines
Ryan Vetter

The Lyrics behind the music of Carmina Burana

Carl Orff’s original music “Carmina Burana” is very well known within the classical music community, as well as with the general public as this powerful score has been used regularly in pop culture in film and television series’ including How I Met Your Mother and The X Factor. It is a wonderfully inspiring and emotional piece that will be played by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and accompanied by The U of M Singers, and the Winnipeg Boy’s Choir. Soloists inlude Adam Sperry (Tenor), Ben Erickson (Baritone), and Sydney Clarke (Soprano).

The music “Carmina Burana” is mostly in secular Latin verse, with a small amount of Middle High German, Old Provençal, and Old French.Below is a translation in order to give you some context as to what the music of Carmina Burana is about.