PRESS RELEASE: Jan. 24, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Cody Hefner (513) 287-7054 office, (513) 608-5777 cell, firstname.lastname@example.org
CINCINNATI - Immerse yourself in the chivalry and magic of King Arthur's legendary Camelot with Cincinnati Ballet's world premiere of King Arthur's Camelot. Relive the elegance and charm of Princess Diana as the world-renowned exhibit Diana, A Celebration makes its final stop at Cincinnati Museum Center. Together these experiences will delight and inspire you, and through Cincinnati Museum Center and Cincinnati Ballet's Royal Weekend package, you can experience both for just $60.
The highlight of Cincinnati Ballet's 50th Anniversary Season is the world premiere of King Arthur's Camelot on February 13. The exhilarating legend of Camelot comes to life in a way you've never seen before - because it's never been done as a ballet before. King Arthur's Camelot features a brand new score composed for this production by John Estacio, performed live by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and new choreography by Artistic Director & CEO Victoria Morgan. Come along on a mystical journey to another time and place where lover and honor are at stake.
After Camelot has captured your imagination, let Princess Diana capture your heart. A ballerina in her younger years, Diana was a ballet supporter all her life. The exhibition Diana, A Celebration will inspire and enamor you as it takes you through nine galleries containing 150 objects, including her royal wedding gown, 28 of her designer dresses, family heirlooms and two of her tiaras. Relive the life of the people's princess from her days as a schoolgirl and ballerina to her royal wedding watched by millions to her charity work that championed early childhood education and those ravaged by landmines and AIDS. Through her philanthropic outreach, Diana touched people emotionally and physically who were shunned or forgotten by much of the world. Experience the extraordinary life of the late Princess of Wales as Diana: a celebration concludes its world tour at Cincinnati Museum Center.
The Royal Weekend package is available through Cincinnati Ballet at www.cballet.org/50/camelot. Packages are $60 each and include a ticket to a performance of King Arthur's Camelot and an adult ticket voucher to the exhibition Diana: a celebration.
Diana, A Celebration opens February 14 and vouchers are redeemable on a space available basis at Cincinnati Museum Center's box office through Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Visit cincymuseum.org/Diana for dates and times or call (513) 287-7001 for information about availability prior to arrival.
About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution as well as national historic landmark. Dedicated to sparking community dialogue, insight and inspiration, Museum Center was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Our Union Terminal has been voted the nation's 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects. Organizations within Cincinnati Museum Center include the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children's Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science, the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater and the Cincinnati Historical Society Library. Recognized in Forbes Traveler Magazine as the 17th most visited museum in the country, Cincinnati Museum Center welcomes one million plus visitors annually. Cincinnati Museum Center gratefully acknowledges operating and capital support from the taxpayers of Hamilton County and the State of Ohio. For more information, visit www.cincymuseum.org.
About Cincinnati Ballet
Since 1963, Cincinnati Ballet has been the cornerstone professional ballet company of the region, presenting a bold and adventurous array of classical, full-length ballets and contemporary works, regularly with live orchestral accompaniment. Under the artistic direction of Victoria Morgan, Cincinnati Ballet has become a creative force within the larger dance community, commissioning world premiere works and exploring unique collaborations with artists as diverse as Grammy-winning guitarist Peter Frampton and popular, Ohio-based band Over the Rhine. With a mission to inspire hope and joy in our community and beyond through the power and passion of dance, Cincinnati Ballet reaches beyond the stage in programs that allow every person in the region to be part of the continued evolution of dance. To that end, Cincinnati Ballet presents exhilarating performances, extensive education outreach programs and offers top level professional ballet training at Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy.