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Construction of this majestic theatre commenced in 1899. Since this date the Opera House has gained national and international recognition for its beautiful architecture and its great acoustics. The Opera House is used regularly by touring artists and shows as well as by local productions, fashion shows and local dance groups.

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A Festival of Russian Ballet

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A FESTIVAL OF RUSSIAN BALLET
 
ROYAL WANGANUI OPERA HOUSE
WEDNESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 8PM  
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Following their sell-out performances of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to New Zealand.  This diverse and stunning programme in three awe-inspiring acts is proudly presented by Russian Ballet Ltd. 
 
The Imperial Russian Ballet Company have performed this three-hour ballet extravaganza all around the world, thrilling audiences and impressing critics. This stunning and diverse programme consists of an eclectic mix ranging from the magnificent Don Quixote and the dramatic Bolero.

ACT 1 - Don Quixote
Don Quixote, a retired gentleman travels the roads of Spain searching for glory and grand adventure. 

ACT 2 - Bolero
Bolero is a striking and dramatic ballet and is regarded as one of world music’s masterpieces.

ACT 3 - Highlights from the world's great ballets

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company was formed in 1994 by the Bolshoi Theatre soloist, Gediminas Taranda. 

‘Bold, Brave Russians’
‘In a night that overflows with all things ballet, you can't help be swept up by the sheer panache of the Imperial Russian Ballet Company dancers.’
The West Australian
 
A reserve: Adult $85
Senior / student $75
Group 8+ $75 each
Child 0-17yrs $65

B reserve: Adult $75
Senior / student $65
Group 8+ $65 each
Child 0-17yrs $55
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