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OPERA PLUS EVENTS

Understanding the Music of Fidelio Lecture

Monday, October 27, 7:30 pm
Canadian Mennonite University, North Campus Auditorium
500 Shaftesbury Blvd.

Speaker: Dietrich Bartel, Associate Professor of Music, CMU

Professor Bartel will focus on the music of Fidelio, and how it reflects the themes of freedom, breaking from tyranny, and overcoming adversity, topics of profound importance both in the opera and in Beethoven's life.

Free of charge, but registration is required.

To Register/More Information:
Contact Livia Dymond at 204-942-7470 or ldymond@manitobaopera.mb.ca
Click here to register online

Diagnosing Genius: Narrative-Music Presentation

Sunday, November 2, 2 pm
Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain
340 Provencher Blvd.

Speaker: Dr. François Mai, author of Diagnosing Genius with pianist Richard Konrad

The author will read excerpts from his book about Beethoven. Dr. Mai will be accompanied by piano selections performed by Richard Konrad.

Free of charge, but registration is required.

To Register/More Information:
Contact Livia Dymond at 204-942-7470 or ldymond@manitobaopera.mb.ca
Click here to register online

Fidelio Opera Primer

Thursday, November 13, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Canadian Museum for Human Rights Lecture Room
85 Israel Asper Way

Speaker: Don Anderson

An hour-long presentation focusing on the composer and opera synopis with DVD excerpts.

Free of charge, but registration is required.

To Register/More Information:
Contact Livia Dymond at 204-942-7470 or ldymond@manitobaopera.mb.ca
Click here to register online

Brutalist Architecture Walking Tour/Lecture

Tuesday, November 18, 5 pm
Centennial Concert Hall and surrounding area
555 Main Street

Speakers: Serena Keshavjee, U of W Associate Professor, Co-ordinator, Cultural Studies MA Program; Sheldon Johnson, Director of Production and Set Designer

Learn about the architecture that inspired the set design for Fidelio, including a short walking tour around the Concert Hall to view examples. Get a sneak preview of the set and stay for the Sitzprobe rehearsal.

Free of charge, but registration is required.

To Register/More Information:
Contact Livia Dymond at 204-942-7470 or ldymond@manitobaopera.mb.ca
Click here to register online


Pre-show Chats

Free of charge.
Piano Nobile, Concert Hall 

A 20-minute presentation occurring a half-hour before curtain at every performance.

More Events to Come! Please keep checking this page for details.


CDs to Borrow or Purchase

Manitoba Opera loans out CDs, DVDs and books from its resource library.

Call Livia at 204-942-7470 for more information.

 

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