Mondavi Center Adds Patricia Racette & CIRCA to Spring Lineup

The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis is pleased to announce two new additions to the 2015-16 season: Australia's acclaimed CIRCA brings its latest cirque performance Beyond for five performances from April 17-23; and soprano Patricia Racette will perform a cabaret program entitled Diva on Detour with accompanist Craig Terry on Wednesday, May 4, at 8 p.m. All of these performances will take place with artists and audiences together on the Jackson Hall Stage in our cabaret setup, providing an exceptionally intimate view of the work.

These Just Added shows go on sale to the public this Friday, January 8. Tickets will be available online at, or via phone at 866-754-2787 and in person at the Mondavi Center Ticket Office on the UC Davis campus during regular business hours (12-6 p.m., Monday - Saturday).

Founded in 2006, Australia's CIRCA offers a bold new vision of contemporary circus: a place where acrobatics and movement meld into a seamless whole; a celebration of the expressive possibilities of the human body at its extremes. CIRCA's latest show, Beyond, is warm, surreal and unexpectedly moving. Blending dynamic circus acts like trapeze and Chinese pole with cheeky feats of strength and multiple bunny heads, set to a bewitching mix of show tunes, ballads and electronica, this creation delights and enchants.

Patricia Racette is recognized around the world as one of today's greatest interpreters of the most famous soprano roles in opera. However, she got her start in cabaret and, with the release of her first cabaret album Patricia Racette: Diva on Detour (GPR Records), she brings her career full circle. Ms. Racette will be offering an intimate evening of songs by Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and Edith Piaf. Her performances in San Francisco, New York, and Santa Fe have been praised by critics, who have already hailed her as "the most convincing opera star performing in the popular vernacular since Eileen Farrell" and her voice as "smoky as 20 year old scotch."

Seating availability is limited for these intimate on-stage performances:

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