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LLI: Virginia National Ballet: Cinderella

Presented ByLifelong Learning Institute, Manassas
When/WhereMonday, Feb 10, 2020 1:30pmHylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater, Science and Technology

Instructor: Elysabeth Muscat

Learn about Virginia National Ballet’s upcoming performances of Cinderella at the Hylton Center. See the dancers perform some excerpts from the ballet and hear a short lecture about the ballet (story, composer, history, previous versions, etc.). Learn more about the daily life of a professional ballet dancer and how a ballet is choreographed and produced. At the end of the lecture, we will hold a Q and A with the directors and dancers.

Elysabeth Muscat is the managing director of Virginia National Ballet and a board member of the Prince William County Arts Council. She was the managing director of Baltimore Ballet for twelve years and is also a former professional opera singer, who sang leading roles at the Zurich Opera, Staatsoper Prague, Koblenz Opera, Vienna Kammeroper, L’Opera Francais and more. She has been teaching voice for over 20 years, including 15 years at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, where she was chair of the Preparatory Voice Department and Adjunct Faculty of the Conservatory. She is a native of Northern Virginia, having lived previously in Annandale and McLean. She has also lived in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Africa. Artistic director Rafik Hegab is originally from Egypt and was a principal dancer with the Cairo Opera Ballet Company, the largest Middle East ballet company, which toured to Europe, India, Russia, China, and Mexico.

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