Learn about Opera

Learn About Opera

OPERA PLUS EVENTS

THE TURANDOT PROJECT – Film Screening

Cinematheque
100 Arthur Street
Saturday, March 28, 12 noon

Doors open – 11:30 am
(Concession stand will be open)
Approximately 90 minutes long

Go behind the scenes at the most spectacular opera ever staged…Turandot outdoors in Beijing’s Forbidden City. This is a fascinating chronicle of an unprecedented cross-cultural collaboration.

The Turandot Project combines the pageantry of this opulent opera production with a spectacular cinematic portrait of the struggles and triumphs of renowned conductor Zubin Mehta and celebrated Chinese film director Zhang Yimou.  

Free of charge, but registration is required.

To register: Contact Livia Dymond at 204-942-7470 or ldymond@manitobaopera.mb.ca 
or click here to register online.



CHINESE TEA APPRECIATION 

218 Roslyn Rd.
Sunday, March 29, 2 pm

SOLD OUT

Doors open – 1:30 pm
Approximately 2 ½ hours long

Spend the afternoon in an historic mansion with Si Chen, tea art master and Michael Case, tea enthusiast, as they introduce you to the world of Chinese tea. This interactive event includes the preparation and sampling of three teas, a formal Chinese-style tea service demonstration by Si Chen and even some tea to take home with you!

Cost: $20 + GST
Limited Capacity of 40, payment in advance.

 

UNDERSTANDING THE MUSIC OF TURANDOT - Lecture

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg
603 Wellington Cres.
Wednesday, April 1, 7:30 pm

Doors open – 7 pm

Dr. Dietrich Bartel, Associate Professor of Music at Canadian Mennonite University will explore the music of Turandot.

Free of charge, but registration is required. 

To register: Contact Livia Dymond at 204-942-7470 or ldymond@manitobaopera.mb.ca 
or click here to register online.

 

OPERA PRIMER 

Canadian Museum for Human Rights Classroom
85 Israel Asper Way (Use Group Entrance at northeast corner of building)
Monday, April 6, 2 pm and 7:30 pm

Doors open – 1:30 pm and 7 pm, respectively

An hour-long presentation with music expert Don Anderson on Puccini and the opera synopsis accompanied by DVD excerpts.

Free of charge, but registration is required.

To register: Contact Livia Dymond at 204-942-7470 or ldymond@manitobaopera.mb.ca 
or click here to register online.

 

AN AFTERNOON OF ART & OPERA

Gurevich Fine Art Gallery
200-62 Albert Street
Sunday, April 12, 2 pm

Doors open - 1:30 pm

Explore works of Chinese-born artist Aliana Au, learn more about her life story, and top it off with a performance of opera.  

Free of charge, but registration is required.

To register: Contact Livia Dymond at 204-942-7470 or ldymond@manitobaopera.mb.ca 
or click here to register online.

 

CLOSING NIGHT DINNER ON THE NOBILE

Piano Nobile, Concert Hall
Friday, April 24, 6 pm

Buffet-style Chinese food catered by Kum Koon Garden with pre-show chat by Simeon Rusnak, Baritone and Host on Classic Radio 107.

$35 per person includes tax and gratuities
Limited seating, payment in advance.

To purchase tickets: Contact Livia Dymond at 204-942-7470
or click here to purchase online.


PRE-SHOW CHAT

½ Hour before curtain at each performance
Presenter: Simeon Rusnak, Baritone and Host on Classic 107 Radio 

 

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.

 

Room 1060, 555 Main Street, Wpg. R3B 1C3
(Lower Level, Centennial Concert Hall)
phone: 204.942.7479 | fax: 204.949.0377
e-mail: mbopera@manitobaopera.mb.ca
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