For Immediate Release - October 20, 2016
Contact: Midge Hamilton, Music Worcester or Lisa Condit, Hanover Theatre
Worcester - Music Worcester and The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts present an award-winning ballet production by choreographer Mark Godden, performed by Canada's premiere ballet company.
Dracula is brought to life once again as Royal Winnipeg Ballet makes its first appearance in Worcester this November. A legend, a classic novel, the subject of countless movies and burnt into the public psyche over the past one hundred years, the Dracula name evokes dread and horror but, most of all, fascination.
Set to a glorious score by Gustav Mahler, with opulent sets and costumes, this dark fantasy is faithful to Bram Stoker’s gothic novel, brimming with passion and fearful suspense.
Versatility, technical excellence and a captivating style are the trademarks of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, qualities that have garnered both critical and audience acclaim. Founded in 1939 by Gweneth Lloyd and Betty Farrally, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet holds the double distinction of being Canada’s premiere ballet company and the longest continuously operating ballet company in North America. In 1953, the Company received its royal title, the first granted under the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
Music Worcester presents a season of events in the finest venues in the Worcester area, including in and in cooperation with The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts. A non-profit arts organization, Music Worcester was founded in 1858, supports the Worcester Chorus, The Young Artists Competitions, The Music Guild, and many outreach and educational initiatives.