Saturday, October 23, 2010

Center City Opera Theater - Danse Russe

Center City Opera Theater invites you to attend

“A Collaborative Inspiration”

The conception, process and reception of Danse Russe

Danse Russe is a new one-act, vaudeville-style opera, with music by Paul Moravec and libretto by Terry Teachout. It tells the story of the creation of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring through the eyes of its creators: Diaghilev, Nijinsky, Monteux and, of course, Stravinsky. As we prepare for the April 28th premiere of Danse Russe as part of the 2011 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, we are eager to invite you to a related fundraising event!

WHAT: Dessert & Dialogue with Paul Moravec and Terry Teachout

WHEN: Friday November 5th, 2010 at 8PM - till

WHERE: The Knapp Gallery, 162 N. 3rd Street

TICKETS: Starting at $59 (General), $99 (VIP), $250 (Partner). Seating is limited! Available on-line at

On the eve of the premiere Danse Russe workshop, join Pulitzer prize-winning composer Paul Moravec and Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout as they discuss the “the creative process” –not only its materialization as the subject of their new opera, Danse Russe, but its relevance to the opera’s current status as a work in progress. The discussion will be moderated by PIFA Artistic Producer, Barbara Silverstein.

* The event will feature delectable desserts and beverages provided by LeBus Bakery, The Arbol Café, and Franklin Fountain.