Atlantic Ballet of Canada to perform April 15

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The “Galaxy of Stars: Legends on Stage” continues at Western Carolina University’s Fine and Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 15, with “Amadeus,” a performance by the Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada, at 7:30 p.m.

The ballet is an interpretation of the rivalry between composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri, two men that were opposites in every way but had one thing in common – an obsession to create brilliant music.

The story weaves the life of Mozart through his music and examines his isolation by a society that accepted his musical works, but not him as a composer.

The production is conceived and choreographed by artistic director Igor Dobrovolskiy, with set and costume design by Michael Eagan and lighting by Pierre Lavoic.

“This performance is the American premiere of this program,” said Paul Lormand, director of WCU’s Fine and Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens 60 and older, $20 for WCU faculty and staff, and $5 for students ages 5 and up. Group rates also are available.

The 7:30 p.m. performance is re-scheduled from its previously announced starting time of 3 p.m.

The Legends on Stage Series will come to a conclusion Friday, April 27, with The Capitol Steps, a traveling troupe performing political satire, at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the center box office at (828) 227-2479, or visit the Web site at http://fapac.wcu.edu/.