The grandest love story is now more accessible than ever, with three nighttime performances and a Sunday matinée. The adjusted performance schedule is a perfect opportunity for parents to enjoy the opera with their kids while still getting home at a family-friendly hour, or out-of-town opera enthusiasts to enjoy the opera without spending the night in Edmonton. Tickets are available for all performances at Tix on the Square, at 780.429.1000, online, or at select Safeways across Alberta.
Experience Egypt on Oct. 20 from the set of Aida, when the Edmonton Opera hosts Storm the Stage. A party on the opera set, this annual event has something for everyone — live bands Mitchmatic and F&M will be playing, a fashion show by Thread Hill, operatic performances and treats from Duchess Bake Shop. Explorers and encore! members also receive $5 off their tickets.
For our first Opera 101 event of the season, we’ve put together a multi-disciplinary panel to discuss Aida. Join us, the director of Aida and experts in musicology, political science, history, classics and Middle Eastern & African Studies in the Ledcor Theatre at the Art Gallery of Alberta, 7 p.m. on Oct. 10. Follow along with us on Twitter @edmontonopera #opera101.
Carl Tanner has sung in opera houses around the world, but he's definitely taken the long road to get there. The tenor grew up in Arlington, Virginia, listening to country music and singing in his school choir before he graduated and became a truck driver and a bounty hunter. His career started when he moved to New York and was heard, by chance, by the head of the Santa Fe Opera. Now, Tanner is our Radamès in the first production of the Edmonton Opera's 49th season.
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We want your thoughts and opinions! Keep up to date on all the latest Edmonton Opera events and news by following us on Twitter @edmontonopera, on Facebook or by visiting our website, with pages dedicated specifically to each opera. Is there something you’ve always wanted to know about opera? Submit your question on Twitter to @edmontonopera with the hashtag #AskAida or leave a comment on our Facebook page, and Angela Brown, our Aida, will answer it with a 30-second video clip!
Save the date: Presented by Liquor Depot, The Experience is Nov. 1. A night of wine, spirits and beer tasting as a prelude to the Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival, the event supports both the University Hospital Foundation and the Edmonton Opera. Last year’s event sold out, so we encourage you to get your tickets early, as either single tickets or a table pack of 10.
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