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Vilar winter dance series on tap for Beaver Creek

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Special to the Daily/Christoph RŸttger

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado – An array of performers and performances will make up the Vilar Performing Arts Center’s Classical and Dance Series, including a gala evening with opera superstar Anna Netrebko.Fans will also have the opportunity to get some of the best seats in the house as tickets for the 10-event series go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday.”The Vilar Performing Arts Center is the perfect venue to experience a classical music or dance performance,” said Kris Sabel, director of the Vilar Performing Arts Center. “The acoustics of the theater are superb and the intimate nature ensures that these incredible artists are featured in the best possible way. I personally can’t wait for this series to begin as it promises to be a sensory showcase.”Spanning mid-January through mid-March, the VPAC Classical and Dance Series is scheduled to get under way Jan. 15 with a performance by the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Additional January offerings will include the State Symphony Orchestra of Russia on Jan. 21 and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Chorus on Jan. 31.February will be ushered in by the self-conducted string orchestra A Far Cry on Feb. 9, while other shows that month will feature a performance of Puccini’s last masterpiece opera, “Turandot,” by Teatro Lirico D’Europa on Feb. 15; “Great Moments in Opera” with Teatro Lirico D’Europa on Feb. 16; the gala evening with Anna Netrebko on Feb. 22 and the return of The 5 Browns on Feb. 25.”The gala evening with Anna Netrebko is an extremely rare opportunity to see an artist of her internationally renowned stature in a venue like the Vilar Center,” Sabel said. “In addition to her incredible talent and beauty, she has also been recognized for her humanitarian efforts, being named to Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World list. We are truly honored to be able to present Ms. Netrebko to our audience.”The VPAC Winter Classical and Dance Series will conclude with a pair of shows in March, including the Joffrey Ballet on March 15 and Parsons Dance, with the East Village Opera Company, on March 19. Tickets for the 2011 Classical and Dance Series will be available for purchase beginning at 11a.m. Friday. Tickets are available online at http://www.vilarpac.org, by calling 888-920-ARTS (2787) or in person at the box office in Beaver Creek. The box office is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with additional hours on performance days.Visit the Vilar Performing Arts Center website at http://www.vilarpac.org to see photos and videos of all artists, along with audio clips and in-depth bios to help you explore each performer and performance.The Vilar Performing Arts Center is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. For more information on the Vail Valley Foundation, visit http://www.vvf.org.