Calendar

Aug
16
Thu
2018
Manitoba Underground Opera–Don Giovanni
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Manitoba Underground Opera presents an exciting new production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, staged in the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Follow the unrepentant title character’s shameless exploits throughout the WAG, culminating in his dramatic comeuppance on the rooftop. The combination of Mozart’s stunning music paired with one of Winnipeg’s most uniquely beautiful landmarks makes this show a must-see.

The production, headed by Winnipeg director Jacqueline Loewen and American conductor Dr. Alexandra Dee, will feature a cross-Canadian collective of talented artists, complete with chamber orchestra and chorus. Presented through the lens of an all-female creative team, MUO re-imagines Don Giovanni as a fable for the #metoo era. And unlike too many of his real-world counterparts, Don Giovanni’s misdeeds result in his irreversible downfall.

Sung in Italian with English Dialogue
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte 

For more information and tickets

Opera Kelowna – Carmen
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

A heart-wrenching story of fiery passions and desperate acts, the luscious work overflows with some of opera’s best-known arias, such as Habanera and the Toreador Song. The production’s illustrious cast and creative team were announced at a special event at Kelowna’s new Porsche Dealership on February 14, and features the anticipated return of conductor Bernard McDonald and the Opera Kelowna debut of award-winning theatre & opera director Amiel Gladstone. In addition to the main stage production, the company will share special concerts and events throughout the Okanagan.

Barbara King: Carmen
Suzanne Lommler: Carmen
Jason Slayden: Don Jose
Ernesto Ramirez: Don Jose
Jean- Phillippe Lazure: Remendado
Lara Ciekiewicz: Micaela
Geoffrey Sirrett: Escamillo
Peter Monaghan: Zuniga
Aaron Durand: Dancairo
Marie Civitarese: Frasquita
Geoffrey Schellenberg: Morales
Martina Govednik: Mercedes

Alexandra Babbel: Opera Kelowna Artistic Director
Bernard McDonald: Conductor
Amiel Gladstone: Stage Director

Tickets: https://www.operakelowna.com/2018-bizets-carmen/

Highlands Opera Studio–The Glove & The Troublemaker
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

A double-bill of Canadian comic operas by Tibor Polgar, guaranteed to tickle your funny bone!

THE GLOVE CAST
Ringmaster | Andy Erasmus
Princess | Grace Canfield
Knight | Matthew Dalen
Lioness | TBA
Lion | TBA

THE TROUBLEMAKER CAST
Abu Hussein | Matthew Dalen
Sherkan | Andy Erasmus
Tamatil | Suzanne Taffot
Nushmet | Emma Bergin
The Cadi | Joseph Trumbo
Eunuch | River Guard

For more information and tickets

Aug
17
Fri
2018
Manitoba Underground Opera– Poppea
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

In the year 62 CE, the Roman emperor Nero put aside his wife, Octavia, in favour of his mistress, Poppea. Manitoba Underground Opera’s experimental new production of Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea, led by director Brenna Corner and music director Deena Grier, will present a retelling of the circumstances surrounding this historical event. Set against the picturesque outdoor backdrop of La Cathédrale de Saint-Boniface, this production will see Orchestra members fully incorporated into the action alongside the singers to create an operatic experience like nothing seen in Winnipeg before.

Sung in Italian
Composed by Claudio Monteverdi
Libretto by Alessandro Striggio

For more information and tickets

Opera Kelowna – Carmen
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

A heart-wrenching story of fiery passions and desperate acts, the luscious work overflows with some of opera’s best-known arias, such as Habanera and the Toreador Song. The production’s illustrious cast and creative team were announced at a special event at Kelowna’s new Porsche Dealership on February 14, and features the anticipated return of conductor Bernard McDonald and the Opera Kelowna debut of award-winning theatre & opera director Amiel Gladstone. In addition to the main stage production, the company will share special concerts and events throughout the Okanagan.

Barbara King: Carmen
Suzanne Lommler: Carmen
Jason Slayden: Don Jose
Ernesto Ramirez: Don Jose
Jean- Phillippe Lazure: Remendado
Lara Ciekiewicz: Micaela
Geoffrey Sirrett: Escamillo
Peter Monaghan: Zuniga
Aaron Durand: Dancairo
Marie Civitarese: Frasquita
Geoffrey Schellenberg: Morales
Martina Govednik: Mercedes

Alexandra Babbel: Opera Kelowna Artistic Director
Bernard McDonald: Conductor
Amiel Gladstone: Stage Director

Tickets: https://www.operakelowna.com/2018-bizets-carmen/

Highlands Opera Studio–The Glove & The Troublemaker
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

A double-bill of Canadian comic operas by Tibor Polgar, guaranteed to tickle your funny bone!

THE GLOVE CAST
Ringmaster | Andy Erasmus
Princess | Grace Canfield
Knight | Matthew Dalen
Lioness | TBA
Lion | TBA

THE TROUBLEMAKER CAST
Abu Hussein | Matthew Dalen
Sherkan | Andy Erasmus
Tamatil | Suzanne Taffot
Nushmet | Emma Bergin
The Cadi | Joseph Trumbo
Eunuch | River Guard

For more information and tickets

Aug
18
Sat
2018
CBC Radio 2 Saturday Afternoon at the Opera @ CBC Radio 2
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A summer series of international opera productions

Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi

Antonio Pappano, conductor
Željko Lučić – Macbeth
Anna Netrebko – Lady Macbeth
Ildebrando D’Arcangelo – Banco
Konu Kim – Malcolm
Yusif Eybazov – Macduff
Francesca Chiejina – Lady in Waiting
Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus

For more information

Radio-Canada Place à l’Opéra–FIDELIO & LA SONNAMBULA
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

FIDELIO de Ludwig van Beethoven (extr.)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Hans Sotin, René Kollo, Gundula Janowitz, Manfred Jungwirth, Lucia Popp, Adolf Dallapozza, Karl Terkal, Alfred Sramek                                                                                                                
The Vienna Opera Chorus and the Vienna Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein

& LA SONNAMBULA de Vincenzo Bellini (extr.)

Maria Callas, Cesare Valletti, Gabriella Carturan, Giuseppe Modesti, Eugenia Ratti, Pierluigi Latinucci, Giuseppe Nessi,

The choir and orchestra of La Scala theater under the direction of Leonard Bernstein

For more information

Highlands Opera Studio–The Art of Song
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Featuring sopranos Lauren Margison and Elizabeth Polese, along with mezzo-soprano Rose Naggar-Tremblay, in song music by Richard Strauss, and more. 

For more information

Manitoba Underground Opera– Female Fortitude
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Manitoba Underground Opera presents a benefit concert held in support of Ikwe-Widdjiitiwin, an organization whose mission is to support Aboriginal women and children affected by domestic violence. Conducted by MUO general manager Brendan McKeen, the concert will celebrate strong and complicated women characters from the classical operatic repertoire. Enjoy music by Mozart, Puccini, Bellini, and more while learning about the important work done by Ikwe, with all proceeds going directly to the organization. This event promises to be equal parts poignant and entertaining.

For more information and tickets

Opera Kelowna – Carmen
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

A heart-wrenching story of fiery passions and desperate acts, the luscious work overflows with some of opera’s best-known arias, such as Habanera and the Toreador Song. The production’s illustrious cast and creative team were announced at a special event at Kelowna’s new Porsche Dealership on February 14, and features the anticipated return of conductor Bernard McDonald and the Opera Kelowna debut of award-winning theatre & opera director Amiel Gladstone. In addition to the main stage production, the company will share special concerts and events throughout the Okanagan.

Barbara King: Carmen
Suzanne Lommler: Carmen
Jason Slayden: Don Jose
Ernesto Ramirez: Don Jose
Jean- Phillippe Lazure: Remendado
Lara Ciekiewicz: Micaela
Geoffrey Sirrett: Escamillo
Peter Monaghan: Zuniga
Aaron Durand: Dancairo
Marie Civitarese: Frasquita
Geoffrey Schellenberg: Morales
Martina Govednik: Mercedes

Alexandra Babbel: Opera Kelowna Artistic Director
Bernard McDonald: Conductor
Amiel Gladstone: Stage Director

Tickets: https://www.operakelowna.com/2018-bizets-carmen/

Aug
19
Sun
2018
Radio-Canada Place à l’Opéra–FIDELIO & LA SONNAMBULA
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

FIDELIO de Ludwig van Beethoven (extr.)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Hans Sotin, René Kollo, Gundula Janowitz, Manfred Jungwirth, Lucia Popp, Adolf Dallapozza, Karl Terkal, Alfred Sramek
The Vienna Opera Chorus and the Vienna Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein

& LA SONNAMBULA de Vincenzo Bellini (extr.)

Maria Callas, Cesare Valletti, Gabriella Carturan, Giuseppe Modesti, Eugenia Ratti, Pierluigi Latinucci, Giuseppe Nessi,

The choir and orchestra of La Scala theater under the direction of Leonard Bernstein

For more information

Manitoba Underground Opera– Don Giovanni
Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Manitoba Underground Opera presents an exciting new production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, staged in the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Follow the unrepentant title character’s shameless exploits throughout the WAG, culminating in his dramatic comeuppance on the rooftop. The combination of Mozart’s stunning music paired with one of Winnipeg’s most uniquely beautiful landmarks makes this show a must-see.

The production, headed by Winnipeg director Jacqueline Loewen and American conductor Dr. Alexandra Dee, will feature a cross-Canadian collective of talented artists, complete with chamber orchestra and chorus. Presented through the lens of an all-female creative team, MUO re-imagines Don Giovanni as a fable for the #metoo era. And unlike too many of his real-world counterparts, Don Giovanni’s misdeeds result in his irreversible downfall.

Sung in Italian with English Dialogue  
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte 

For more information and tickets

Aug
20
Mon
2018
Manitoba Underground Opera– Poppea
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

In the year 62 CE, the Roman emperor Nero put aside his wife, Octavia, in favour of his mistress, Poppea. Manitoba Underground Opera’s experimental new production of Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea, led by director Brenna Corner and music director Deena Grier, will present a retelling of the circumstances surrounding this historical event. Set against the picturesque outdoor backdrop of La Cathédrale de Saint-Boniface, this production will see Orchestra members fully incorporated into the action alongside the singers to create an operatic experience like nothing seen in Winnipeg before.

Sung in Italian
Composed by Claudio Monteverdi
Libretto by Alessandro Striggio

For more information and tickets

Highlands Opera Studio– Alumni Concert
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Hear singers from previous years in opera and musical theatre favorites!

For more information and tickets

Aug
21
Tue
2018
Manitoba Underground Opera– Jack and the Beanstalk
Aug 21 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

People of all ages will enjoy this retelling of the well-known fairy tale, which incorporates music from the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan. Directed by Jonathan Ayers, Jack and the Beanstalk will entertain while imparting an important lesson about the importance of treating others with respect and kindness. Both opera lovers and opera newbies will delight in this family friendly show, which is aimed at children aged 5 to 11.

Featuring music by Gilbert & Sullivan arranged by John Davies.

As space is limited, attendees should register with Winnipeg Public Library to avoid disappointment. Registration opens at 10am on Tuesday, June 19. 

For more information