Outreach & Audience Engagement

UPCOMING OPERA PLUS EVENTS 

EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE
Unless Indicated otherwise | Registration is required

TO REGISTER
204-942-7470 | ldymond@manitobaopera.mb.ca | online


OPERA PRIMER: MADAMA BUTTERFLY
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22 | 2pm (doors open at 1:30pm)
Université de Saint-Boniface | Theatre
200 Cathedrale Ave.

Music expert Don Anderson will give an hour-long
presentation focusing on the composer and synopsis, with DVD excerpts.


LECTURE: UNDERSTANDING THE MUSIC OF MADAMA BUTTERFLY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 | 11am (doors open at 10:30am)
Reh-Fit Centre | Seminar Room D
1390 Taylor Ave.

Dr. Colette Simonot, Assistant Professor of Musicology, Brandon University, will explore the glorious and heart-wrenching music of Puccini’s Butterfly, revealing why this work is the sixth most-performed opera in the world.


PANEL DISCUSSION: CULTURAL APPROPRIATION AND THE ARTS
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2 | 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Canadian Museum for Human Rights | Classroom
85 Israel Asper Way

Panelists Include: Hiromi Omura (soprano singing title role of Manitoba Opera’s Madama Butterfly); Paul DePasquale (Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Winnipeg), Jaimie Isaac (Curator, Indigenous and Contemporary Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery). Additional panelist TBA. Moderated by Ismaila Alfa, Host of Up to Speed, CBC Radio One

This discussion will explore topics including the difference between cultural appreciation and
appropriation, who has the right to tell whose stories, and breaking through racial stereotypes in the arts.


LECTURE: CULTURAL DIFFERENCES AND COUPLE RELATIONSHIPS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 | 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg
603 Wellington Cres.

Dr. Narumi Taniguchi, Director of the Master of Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of Winnipeg, will discuss how cultural differences impact spousal and other intimate relationships, particularly relationships between Japanese women and North American Caucasian men.


AN EVENING OF SUSHI AND SAKE
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10 | 7pm – 9pm
Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba
180 McPhillips St.

Enjoy an evening of sake tastings presented by the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries and a selection of sushi prepared by Chef Ohno, former longtime chef at Edohei Restaurant and considered the “Father of sushi in Winnipeg.”

COST $40 per person, including taxes and gratuity
TICKETS 204-942-7470 | ldymond@manitobaopera.mb.ca


CLOSING NIGHT DINNER
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24 | 5:30pm
Centennial Concert Hall | Piano Nobile

Enjoy a Japanese-inspired dinner, served buffet style and prepared by Bergmann’s on Lombard.

Pre-show chat with Sarah Jo Kirsch included.
COST $50 per person, including taxes and gratuity
TICKETS 204-942-0489 | emiller@manitobaopera.mb.ca


JAPANESE CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF MANITOBA: DISPLAYS AND ACTIVITIES

Displays and activities presented by the Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba (JCAM) will be featured at the performances before curtain and during intermission on Orchestra Right and Left.


PRE-SHOW CHAT
PRESENTER Soprano and vocalist, Sarah Jo Kirsch
SATURDAY & FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18 & 24 | Orchestra Right
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 21 | Piano Nobile

A 20-minute presentation held a half-hour before curtain at each performance.

CDs TO BORROW OR PURCHASE 

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

Click here to view catalogue.

Call 204-942-7470 for more information.

 

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