Learn about Opera

Learn About Opera

OPERA PLUS EVENTS

LOVE, MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIPS COMEDY NIGHT

Monday, October 19, 7:30 pm
Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue
Tickets: $25 + GST

Manitoba Opera and the Winnipeg Comedy Festival co-present an evening of comedy related to love, marriage and relationships, featuring a variety of talented local comedians and performers.

Click here to purchase tickets online or call our box office at 204-944-8824.


OPERA PRIMER

Monday, October 26, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Manitoba Museum Auditorium, 190 Rupert Ave (lower level)

An hour-long presentation by music expert Don Anderson, on Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro, and the opera synopsis, accompanied by DVD excerpts.

Free of charge but registration is required. 
To register: Ph: 204-942-7470; Email: ldymond@manitobaopera.mb.ca
or click here to register online

SEX, POLITICS, PRIVILEGE & THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

Saturday, October 31, 11:30 am
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Classroom, 85 Israel Asper Way

An exploration into The Marriage of Figaro’s comments on the abuses of 18th century aristocracy and the use and misuse of sex, politics and privilege.

Discover how a culture of celebrity, pornography and political criticism transformed the politics of the time; learn about the origins of the “droit du seigneur” (a mythical feudal law allowing lords to sleep with their servants’ new brides); and how Mozart manipulated his music to comment on the socio-political issues raised by the plot.    

Presented by University of Manitoba professors Roisin Cossar (medieval history); Erik Thomson (early modern European history); and James Maiello (musicology and music history).

Free of charge but registration is required. 
To register: Ph: 204-942-7470; Email: ldymond@manitobaopera.mb.ca
or click here to register online.


UNDERSTANDING THE MUSIC 

Wednesday, November 4, 7:30 pm
Canadian Museum for Human Rights Classroom, 85 Israel Asper Way

Dr. Dietrich Bartel, Associate Professor of Music, Canadian Mennonite University, will explore the music of The Marriage of Figaro.

Free of charge but registration is required.
To register: Ph: 204-942-7470; Email: ldymond@manitobaopera.mb.ca;
or click here to register 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. Click here to view catalogue.

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

 

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