ATLANTA — Atlanta Ballet presents the North American premiere of famed British choreographer David Bintley’s "Carmina Burana" on April 12 through April 14 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Performances will feature the Georgia State University Singers and Atlanta Ballet Orchestra performing Carol Orff’s score alongside the Atlanta Ballet dancers.
Performance times are 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Bintley’s theatrical, large-scale production is a modern interpretation of "Carmina Burana" — an everyman story following three seminarians as they reject their faith and explore the pleasures of the flesh, including lust, love, greed and gluttony.
Atlanta’s production will feature the full Atlanta Ballet Orchestra and the 49-member Georgia State University Singers, who will flank the stage from the boxes of the theater.
The University Singers, under the direction of Dr. Deanna Joseph, is the Georgia State University School of Music’s premier vocal ensemble. Selected by competitive audition, the choir is comprised of music majors and non-majors, undergraduate and graduate students while representing the diverse population of Georgia State University. The ensemble’s annual performances have included appearances before the Georgia Music Educators Association, American Choral Directors Association and at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards.
"Carmina Burana’s" four performances run from Friday, April 12, through Sunday, April 14, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, in Atlanta.
Tickets start at $20. To purchase tickets, visit www.atlantaballet.com or call 404-892-3303.