Krisztina Szabo Q&A
Q&A with Krisztina Szabó

Mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó, last seen at Edmonton Opera in 2014's The Tales of Hoffman, is back to portray a vocally awe-inspiring Cinderella!

On this week's blog, Krisztina tells us more about singing in Rossini's bel canto masterpiece and what makes this opera so musically stunning. 

Clorinda and Tisbe
Cinderella's chatty and catty stepsisters

They're mean, petty, and completely self-obsessed — and that's why you'll love them! Meet Cinderella's ugly (on the inside) stepsisters Clorinda and Tisbe!

Enjoy this candid talk show-style chat between soprano Caitlin Wood and mezzo-soprano Sylvia Szadovszki. Their crackling chemistry as the mean girls of Cinderella guarantees some hilarious moments on stage. 

We won't say too much, but with Clorinda and Tisbe you can expect some tantrums, slaps, and of course many unbelievably high notes!

Auditioning for opera
Auditioning for an opera

When Virgin Radio Edmonton's Chelsea Bird heard we were looking for a Cinderella understudy, she jumped at the chance to audition. But let's just say her singing might need some work.

Will she make the cut? Watch Chelsea's audition with Cinderella director Rob Herriot and find out if she has what it takes to be the new stepsister in our production!

Find your vintage style at Rowena!

Looking for the perfect outfit to wear at our 1950s-inspired high fashion production of Cinderella? Look no further than Rowena, Edmonton's most glamorous vintage clothing store located on Whyte Ave!

Rowena has a large collection of the finest fashions from various eras, including some incredible looks from the 1950s. So if you want to flaunt your 50s style at the opera, head to our friends at Rowena!

You may visit the store at 10544 Whyte Ave, or shop online to find even more selections.

Style Her Success

Style Her Success

To celebrate the spirit of kindness in Cinderella, we are currently accepting donations of new or gently-used women's office wear for deserving women making a transition into the workplace. 

Until February 6, you may drop off items at Southgate Centre Guest Services or Edmonton Opera's box office. As a reward, you will be entered to win tickets to Cinderella!

Elektra Opera 101

Elektra Opera 101

When Elektra premiered in 1909, The New York Times described the opening night audience as "numbed, stunned, and hypnotized." What made this Strauss opera an instant classic? Find out at our Opera 101 discussion hosted by musicologist Stephan Bonfield! 

Wednesday, February 22 • 7 pm • CKUA building downtown • 9804 Jasper Ave

Please RSVP on Eventbrite to book your spot.