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Carnaval! is a party celebrating the end of the holiday season before the introspection of Lent begins, culminating in Mardi Gras, French for “Fat Tuesday.” Lyric Theatre @ Illinois will celebrate Spanish and Portugese South America with music, dancing, and revelry.

Carnaval! is a concert celebrating music and dance from South America, Spain, and Portugal—from operatic favorites to cabaret, musical theatre, salsa, tango, and more. Accompanied by the beauty of the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra in Foellinger Great Hall, the company of Lyric Theatre @ Illinois will dazzle, delight, and entrance.

Bring your Mardi Gras masks, dress up, and join the fun in the Krannert Center Lobby at 6pm. Enjoy an appetizer and a drink while trying your luck at the gaming tables before following the parade of Marching Illini, acrobats, and cast into the Great Hall. Dessert will be served at intermission, and the guest who receives the special piece of cake will be crowned the Sovereign of Carnaval! Don’t miss the family-friendly fun.

Party starts at 6pm in the Lobby.
Concert follows at 7:30pm in Foellinger Great Hall.

If you can, show your love for the arts by purchasing an “Advocate” ticket; the additional ticket cost directly benefits Lyric Theatre @ Illinois.

The importance of philanthropy has never been greater. Please consider gifts to the Illinois Lyric Theatre and Opera Support Fund, the Music at Illinois Fund, the Krannert Center Lyric Theatre Student Excellence Fund, and Support Krannert Center Today (Unrestricted Fund) to ensure the future of the arts at Illinois.

Event Details

Lobby and Foellinger Great Hall
Tu Feb 21, 2023 - 6:00pm CT
Advocate 70 / Standard 35 / SC 30 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10

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