California Center for the Arts, Escondido
The Russian Grand Ballet offers just one opportunity to see the full-length classical production of the world’s most famous ballet, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Odette, a beautiful princess, falls under the spell of an evil sorcerer and only Prince Siegfried’s devotion can save her. Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake combines pure romanticism and tragedy, in a magical tale of love and deception. The glorious score and gravity-defying choreography have enchanted audiences for over a century, and continue to inspire new generations of dancers and music lovers of all ages.
Come one, come all to the spellbinding cirque sensation that entertains adults and children alike. The Quebec-based troupe of six acrobats dazzle in this fast-paced circus show. Spectacular acrobatics, a one-of-a-kind trampowall and humor are all part of the astonishing fun.
November 19 and 26
Il Trovatore is a tale of love and vengeance set in mysterious fifteenth century Spain. Presented by Pacific Lyric Association, this abridged version features professional opera soloists and a chorus. Sung in Italian the show features English narration that entertains and keeps audiences on the edge of their seat every step of the way.
Bill Murray, Jan Vogler, Mira Wang: New Worlds
New Worlds is a project that showcases the core of American values in literature and music. Noted actor Bill Murray teams up with distinguished German cellist Jan Vogler, alongside violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Perez, to present a spirited evening of music and literature. In this rare live appearance, Murray – as both singer and narrator – brings his charm and wit to songs by Foster, Gershwin, Mancini, and Bernstein, as well as readings of classic American poetry and prose in dialogue with Vogler’s singing Stradivari cello.
California Center for the Arts, Escondido is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. For more complete schedule visit www.artcenter.org