Manitoba Opera's 21/22 season
Clockwise from bottom left: baritone Johnathon Kirby, soprano Lara Ciekiewicz, soprano Lida Szkwarek, and mezzo-soprano Lizzy Hoyt.

Manitoba Opera‘s 21/22 season announces a return to the stage for the first time since November 2019 for three exciting performances.

“Everyone associated with Manitoba Opera – the board of trustees, staff, the artists, crew, and patrons – are so excited at the prospect of our return to the stage with a live audience. We have all missed sharing an artistic experience together, and we can’t wait for that curtain to rise once again,” said Larry Desrochers, General Director & CEO.

Featuring a double bill of one-act operas in early November 2021, The Telephone and La Voix Humaine open Manitoba Opera’s 49th season starring soprano Lida Szkwarek, baritone Johnathon Kirby and soprano Lara Ciekiewicz. Jacqueline Loewen makes her Manitoba Opera directorial debut as she tells these two stories that both explore the effects of technology in our lives and the importance of human connection.

For a family-friendly production, Manitoba Opera’s 21/22 season is bringing La Cenerentola in April 2022. In a comedic approach to the classic fairytale of Cinderella by Rossini, mezzo-soprano Lizzy Hoyt makes her mainstage debut as Angelina/Cenerentola alongside tenor Andrew Owens, bass-baritone Stephen Hegedus and baritone Peter McGillivray.

Manitoba Opera's 21/22 Season
La Cenerentola costume designs by Deanna Finnman (for Edmonton Opera). Image courtesy of Manitoba Opera.

“For 2021/22, I have selected programming that allows us to invite audiences safely back to the Concert Hall. Each opera also speaks to themes that will resonate at this unique moment in our cultural consciousness: isolation, miscommunication, resilience, and the power of forgiveness,” said Desrochers.

Tickets and more information for Manitoba Opera’s 21/22 season can be found here.

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