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Can’t Buy Me Love: Kansas City Ballet’s “Lady of the Camellias”

Kansas City Ballet’s “Lady of the Camellias” is gorgeous. The costuming, the dancing, the sets and lighting evoke a shimmering dream world, enhanced by the romantic music of Frédéric Chopin. Saturday’s performance at the Kauffman Center earned resounding praise from the audience. Choreographer Val Caniparoli used the popular and familiar (and semi-autobiographical) story by Alexander […]

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“A Winter’s Tale in Words and Song”: A Lively Collaboration by Bach Aria Soloists and Heart of America Shakespeare Festival

“This is winter, which nonetheless brings its own delights.” Antonio Vivaldi, from “The Four Seasons” sonnets “A Winter’s Tale in Words and Song” exchanged “brrr” for brio in a crisp and comic performance by the Bach Aria Soloists and Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. This was their sixth collaboration, interspersing intimate chamber music with script-in-hand […]

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