Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs stars as Elektra

Elektra opens this Saturday!

The wait is almost over – Elektra storms the Jubilee stage in just a few days! Featuring an incredible cast of 16 singers, an innovative post-apocalyptic production design, and Strauss's thundering score brought to life by 70+ Edmonton Symphony Orchestra musicians and their new Chief Conductor Alexander Prior, this psychological thriller is a live theatre experience you absolutely cannot miss. If you haven't already got tickets, now is the time! Elektra plays March 11, 14 & 16 at the Jubilee.

Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs

Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs is Elektra!

We are thrilled to present powerhouse dramatic soprano Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs in the title role of our upcoming Elektra. Her illustrious career has taken her to opera houses around the world, including the Met Opera and the Norwegian National Opera in award-winning productions. 

Elizabeth previously portrayed Elektra at Teatro Comunale di Bologna in 2015, earning rave reviews. For her Edmonton Opera debut, Elizabeth brings flawless vocal prowess, stellar acting instincts, and world stage experience for the performance of a lifetime. 

Michael Cavanagh

Director Michael Cavanagh

Richard Strauss's towering masterpiece Elektra is any director's dream to work on – few other operas offer so much dramatic potential for innovative staging. 

In our upcoming production, Michael Cavanagh takes the opera to a whole new level of brilliance, heightening the audience's experience of catharsis and awe. With a new post-apocalyptic concept and design, Michael and the creative team reimagine Elektra like never before. 


Masterclass with Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs

While she often plays terrifying characters on stage, off stage soprano Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs is a generous artist who loves mentoring young talent wherever she travels.

On Wednesday, March 15, she and conductor Michael Recchiuti will host a free masterclass that is open to the public. This is an excellent opportunity to see the talented soprano share her insights on vocal technique with emerging singers. Please RSVP on Eventbrite.

2017/18 season
Announcing our 2017/18 season!

We are thrilled to announce our 2017/18 season featuring three new productions – Les Feluettes (Lilies), HMS Pinafore, and Don Giovanni!  With a mix of comedy, tragedy, and incredible music, we bring you the best of opera this upcoming season. 

Experience all three operas with season tickets starting from just $99. As a season ticket holder, not only do you save up to 30% compared to single ticket prices, you also enjoy the best seats, flexible exchanges, and special offers!

Children's survey

Last chance – complete our Family Survey!

Edmonton Opera is seeking feedback on its upcoming initiatives related to child and teen programming. 

If you have kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews, or other children in your life we would greatly appreciate your input! Responses will help us share the magic of opera with future generations.

EBB Album

Listen to Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs

Other than her powerful dramatic repertoire, Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs also performs delightful and lush renditions of romantic music. 

Listen to her debut CD, which features 28 of Stefano Donaudy's finest tunes performed in a sublime collection. 

The album is available for download at the link below, but may also be purchased via Amazon, iTunes, or streamed on Apple Music.