Swan Lake

  • Friday, January 25, 2019 at 7 pm
  • Century II's Mary Jane Tell Theater

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Season Subscriptions are available for purchase from August 20th through October 27th. Productions available for Season Subscriptions are Flamenco Pasión; Chris Mann: Home for Christmas, Part 2; Swan Lake; Carmen; and Noah’s Flood. Early subscribers get the best seats for WGO’s 2018-19 Season.

By Tchaikovsky

Performed by the Russian National Ballet Theatre

A young Prince struggles to free a girl from an evil curse in ballet’s most iconic work. The Russian National Ballet Theatre (RNBT) combines artistic mastery and technical perfection, all set to Tchaikovsky’s immortal music.

France’s CULTURE magazine wrote of the RNBT, “An evening of glorious theatre. The sets and costumes were dazzling in their color and style. From the moment the curtain rose to audible gasps of delight until the final ovation, the Russian National Ballet Theatre had their audience spellbound.”

The RNBT has based their production on Marius Petipa’s choreography from his 1895 revival for the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg as part of their mission to preserve the grand traditions of Russian ballet for audiences all over the world.


  • ACT I

    At the castle, Prince Siegfried celebrates his coming of age with an extravagant party. He is presented with the royal sword and scepter before his mother, the Queen, brings him a special gift – a new hunting bow. The Queen reminds Prince Siegfried that he must choose a bride at tomorrow evening’s Ball. Suddenly wishing to be alone, the Prince notices white swans flying overhead, toward a nearby lake. He sets off to follow them.

  • ACT II

    At last reaching the shore of the lake, the Prince quietly approaches the Swans and discovers they have assumed human forms! He reveals himself to them, and the Swan Queen, Odette, tells him of the Sorcerer’s curse. By day the women are transformed into swans, and only true love can lift the evil spell. Overcome, Siegfried pledges his love to Odette, and swears to return and free her and the other Swans. As day begins to break, Odette warns him that if he breaks his oath, she and the Swans will be doomed forever.


    At his Ball the next evening, the Prince is introduced to princesses from around the world, but none compare to Odette. The Sorcerer enters disguised as a visiting noble, accompanied by his daughter Odile, who looks remarkably like Odette. She seduces the Prince, luring him to pledge his undying love to her, dooming Odette and the Swans for eternity. Suddenly regaining his senses, the Prince realizes his terrible mistake and rushes away to Odette.

  • ACT IV

    At the lake, the Swan Maidens are worried, for if the Prince does not fulfill his vow, they will be doomed to everlasting captivity. The Sorcerer summons a raging storm to stop the Prince, but Siegfried plunges headlong through the storm to Odette. The Sorcerer attempts once more to conceal Odette, but the power of the curse is broken forever by the power of Prince Siegfried’s love.

What to Expect

We’ll 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, from what to wear and where to eat, to what seat to choose and where to park.

Before the Opera

Where to Stay

If you are visiting Wichita from out of town or want to make a special evening of it, we suggest staying at one of these recommended hotels.

Ambassador Hotel

Hotel at Waterwalk

Hotel at Old Town

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Wichita Downtown

Wichita Inn North

DoubleTree by Hilton

Red Roof Inn Wichita Airport

Clarion Inn Wichita Airport

Wichita Marriott

Hawthorn Suites

Where to Eat

Many production times allow for a lovely dinner prior to your opera visit. We are confident you will enjoy a delicious meal at any of these recommended restaurants.

Cafe Bel Ami

AVI Seabar & Chophouse

Hana Cafe

Harvest Kitchen and Bar at the Hyatt Regency

Lotus Leaf Cafe & Creperie

Old-Town Sushi Bar By Wasabi

Rain Café and Lounge

River City Brewery

Sabor Latin Bar & Grill

Siena Tuscan Steakhouse at the Ambassador Hotel

What to Wear

Business elegant is the norm for opera, such as a nice suit and tie for gentlemen and a nice dress or pant suit for ladies, but anything goes, from jeans to your favorite evening gown!

You’ll see more formal attire at night performances; our Sunday matinees tend to be a bit more casual. However, the rule of thumb is simple: Dress for the experience you want to have. If it makes you feel like a million bucks, wear it; after all, for some people, part of the fun is dressing up!

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Your Arrival to the Opera


Typically, we recommend you arrive 45 minutes ahead of the scheduled curtain time so you can find parking, get your tickets at will-call/the ticket window (sometimes there are lines) and find your seats before the downbeat (the first note of the opera).


    Our home venue is the Concert Hall within the Century II Performing Arts Center in downtown Wichita. The entrance for the Concert Hall is on the southeast quadrant of the round portion of Century II (to the east is the library and to the south is Expo Hall).

    Century II Performing Arts Center
    225 W. Douglas Ave. Wichita, KS 67202


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    Seating (Including for Disabled Patrons)

    To comply with ADA requirements, the following seats are reserved for our handicapped patrons:

    Concert Hall

    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

    At the Opera

    Our productions tend to last an average of 2 1/2 hours, including a 20-minute intermission. They can last longer, or have multiple intermissions, but that is not the norm.

    There are always concessions available in the lobby, providing a wide array of snacks and an assortment of wines, spirits, beers, coffee, and soda to satisfy all tastes.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • Q: Will I be able to understand what is being sung?

      A: Yes, Wichita Grand Opera provides English translations projected above the stage.

    • Q: What if I arrive late?

      A: Latecomers and those who exit the theatre during the performance will not be admitted until the next appropriate applause break. However, as a courtesy to other patrons and our performers, those who arrive late or exit the theatre will be asked to take a seat in an area that will not interrupt, and then take their ticketed seats at intermission.

    • Q: Does Wichita Grand Opera offer refunds?

      A: Our standing policy is that there are no refunds or exchanges. However, our Subscribers are permitted to exchange or upgrade their tickets.

    • Q: What if I lose my ticket?

      A: Don’t worry about a thing! Simply contact the Box Office at (316) 262-8054 and replacements will be waiting for you at will-call/the ticket window.

    • Q: If I don’t want my tickets mailed out, what are my options?

      A: If you don’t want to receive your tickets by mail, they can be placed in will-call/the ticket window, and then either picked up the evening (or afternoon) of the production, or you can come by our offices at Century II between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday to pick them up.