Rochester Lyric Opera and New York State Ballet will collaborate to present “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff and “Carmen” by George Bizet at 7 p.m. May 5-6 at Lyric Theatre, 440 East Ave., Rochester.
Jared Chase, assistant professor of music, director of bands and coordinator of instrumental music at Nazareth College, will conduct the 17-piece orchestra. Rochester vocalists include Sue Cotroneo, Katie Hannigan, Jessie Keim, Shaya Greathouse, Robb Zimmerman and Mitchell Hutchings. “Carmina Burana” will feature children’s ensemble Lyric Voices, directed by Vincent Salvadge.
Choreography will be by guest artist Robert Royce; Sarah Rothrock-Rickel, assistant creative director for NYSB; and NYSB founder Katherine Johnson. The performance will include 12 full-time professionals from NYSB.
Tickets start at $35.
For information, call 800-838-3006 or visit newyorkstateballet.org.