Royal NZ Ballet - The Wizard of OZ


Sat May 28th 2016 to Sun May 29th 2016
Rotorua, Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, 1170 Fenton St, Rotorua, 1170 Fenton Street

Event Details

One of the world’s best known stories, The Wizard of Oz, has been lovingly crafted by the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Artistic Director Francesco Ventriglia into a magical two act ballet. The new production features the ‘jazz age’ music of French composer Francis Poulenc, which is fast and very cinematic. Francesco Ventriglia describes the specially created score as “a greatest hits of Poulenc”, compiled by RNZB company pianist Michael Pansters. “Each character has their own dance vocabulary – classical pointe work, barefooted contemporary ballet, and even some ruby slipper tap dancing,” he adds. The stunning sets and costumes, designed in Italy by Gianluca Falaschi, bring Dorothy and her friends and foes to sparkling life in a magical world that will enchant audiences of all ages. Allocation Seated: $38.00 Allocation Seated: $78.00 Buy Tickets – 0800 111 999 Additional fees may apply

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