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VC’s Welder Center to screen Royal Opera House encore productions

PrudhommeSuzanne_5x7 Sue Prudhomme

The Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts will partner with Victoria Ballet Theatre to screen encore productions from the Royal Opera House of the Royal Ballet and the Royal Opera.

The six screenings, which will run through June 2018, will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22 with the Royal Opera’s performance of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.” The series will continue at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11 with the Royal Ballet performing Christopher Wheeldon’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”

Scheduled performances for 2018 are:

  • Wheeldon’s “The Winter’s Tale” by the Royal Ballet at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 25
  • “Bernstein Centenary” by the Royal Ballet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 14
  • Giuseppe Verdi’s “Macbeth” by the Royal Opera at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 10
  • Kenneth MacMillan’s “L’Histoire de Manon” by the Royal Ballet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 25

“The Leo J. Welder Center is excited to offer these world-class performances to the community,” said Victoria College Executive Director of Cultural Affairs Sue Prudhomme. “These cinema broadcasts offer audiences a unique opportunity to experience London’s famed opera and ballet productions, utilizing state-of-the-art digital technology.”

Tickets are available at the Leo J. Welder Center Box Office by calling (361) 570-TKTS or visiting WelderCenter.org.

The Leo J. Welder Center is located at 214 N. Main Street in Victoria.