TO PERFORM HERE: Ballerina Melissa Hayden and Kenneth Johnson are shown in a scene from “Camille,” one of two operatic ballets to be presented by Ruth Page’s Chicago Opera Ballet Wednesday, April 6, at the Michigan Theater. The other ballet is “The Merry Widow.”
Two Ballets To Be Given
Two operatic ballets, “The Merry Widow” and “Camille,” will be presented by Ruth Page’s Chicago Opera Ballet Wednesday, April 6, at the Michigan Theater.
Melissa Hayden, internationally-known ballerina, will head a company of 50 in the presentations, getting support from soloists Kenneth Johnson, Veronika Mlakar, Barbara Steele, Patricia Klekovic and Orrin Kayan.
John Kriza, famous for his role with the American Ballet Theater, will appear as guest artist.
The soloists will be supported by the Chicago Opera Corps de Ballet and orchestra under the direction of Neal Kayan.
Both the ballets have been at the Lyric Opera in Chicago, on Broadway, abroad and in hundreds of American cities.
The sentimental classic “Camille,” utilizes the music of Verdi’s “La Traviata.”