Stabat MaterStabat Mater
- Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 3 pm
- Holy Cross Lutheran Church
After completing his monumental William Tell, Rossini simply stopped composing at the age of 37, leaving behind his reputation as opera’s greatest living composer. While on vacation in Spain, a state councilor approached Rossini to write a setting of the well-known Latin text “Stabat Mater.” The poem dates to the 13th century and contemplates Mary’s emotions as she sees her son Jesus on the cross.
At first, Rossini refused, saying that Giovanni Pergolesi’s setting of the same text from a century earlier was still the greatest musical treatment of the text that could possibly be written. Eventually Rossini relented and composed his Stabat Mater, combining a heartfelt solemnity suited to the text with his trademark genius for theatrical flair.
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|Wichita Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus|
CAST OF CHARACTERS
|Soprano Soloist||Yunnie Park|
|Tenor Soloist||Kirk Dougherty|
|Mezzo-Soprano Soloist||Suzanne Hendrix|
|Bass-Baritone Solist||Alan Held|
What to Expect
Let Us Help You Plan Your Opera Visit
Whether this is your first visit to Wichita Grand Opera or you’re a regular patron, we have all the information you need to plan your evening.
Before the Opera
Where to Stay
If you are visiting Wichita from out of town, we suggest staying at one of these recommended hotels.
Clarion Inn Wichita Airport
- 5500 W Kellogg Dr,
Wichita, KS 67209 get directions
Where to Eat
Downtown Wichita and the nearby Delano District provide many dining options to enhance your opera experience. Concessions are also available at the opera.
Except as noted, Wichita Grand Opera performs in the Century II Performing Arts Center in downtown Wichita.
Century II Performing Arts Center
225 W. Douglas Ave. Wichita, KS 67202
Seating (Including for Disabled Patrons)
To comply with ADA requirements, the following seats are reserved for our handicapped patrons:
On House Right, Seating is available at:
- Row M, Seats 123 & 124 (Best seating – $85 per seat)
- Row S, Seats 124 & 125 (Better seating – $58 per seat)
- Row KK, Seats 101-106 (Better seating $58 per seat) – Promenade Box
- Row LL, Seats 107-112 (Good seating, $37 per seat) – Promenade Box
On House Left, Seating is available at:
- Row M, Seats 22 & 23 (Best Seating – $85 per seat)
- Row S, Seats 24 & 25 (Better seating – $58 per seat)
- Row KK, Seats 1-6 (Better seating – $58 per seat) – Promenade Box
- Row LL, Seats 7-12 (Good seating, $37 per seat) – Promenade Box
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: Will I be able to understand what is being sung?
A: All Wichita Grand Opera productions incorporate English translations projected above the stage.
- Q: What if I arrive late?
A: Latecomers and those who exit the theater during the performance will not be admitted until the next appropriate applause break.
- Q: Does Wichita Grand Opera offer refunds?
A: Only season ticket subscribers are permitted to exchange or upgrade their tickets.
- Q: What if I lose my ticket?
A: Contact the Box Office at (316) 262-8054. Replacements will be waiting for you at the Century II Box Office.
- Q: If I don’t want my tickets mailed out, what are my options?
A: Tickets can be sent to you via mail or can be picked up at the Century II Box Office. On performance evenings, your tickets may be picked up at the will-call window before the performance.