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OPERA PLUS EVENTS

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.

This event is now SOLD OUT, please contact our office to be added to the waiting list:

Contact Livia Dymond at 204-942-7470 or ldymond@manitobaopera.mb.ca

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


Speaking Out for Political Prisoners - Panel Discussion

Monday, November 24, 7 pm
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
85 Israel Asper Way

Panel discussion exploring the theme of political prisoners and taking action for freedom, with a focus on advocacy work and what can be done to champion the rights of political prisoners.

Keynote Speaker: Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada
Moderator: Louise Simbandumwe, Director of Asset-Building Programs, SEED Winnipeg
Panelists: Ali Saeed, Former Ethiopian political prisoner and activist; Jaime Carrasco, former Chilean political prisoner and activist; Karen Busby, Professor of Law and Director of Centre for Human Rights Research, University of Manitoba; Dr. Jeremy Maron, Researcher-Curator, Canadian Museum for Human Rights

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.
November 22, 28 - Orchestra Right
November 25 - Piano Nobile

Presented by Donna Fletcher

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

Closing Night Pre-Show Dinner

Friday, November 28, 6 pm
Centennial Concert Hall, Piano Nobile

Enjoy an authentic buffet-style German dinner catered by the German Society of Winnipeg and a 1/2 hour presentation about Fidelio by actor, singer, and director Donna Fletcher.

Menu: Schweineschnitzel (pork cutlet) plain, with mushroom gravy, or bell pepper sauce;Spätzle (egg noodles);Red Cabbage; Assorted Salads; Buns/butter; Black Forest Cake

Cost: $35 per person (includes tax and gratuities)

Tickets: 204-957-7842

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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