Galleria Arts & Culture Showcase

Explore visual and performing arts with the Galleria Arts & Culture Showcase, this Saturday, Sept. 26, as part of the Alberta Culture Days weekend! Soprano Whitney Sloan will perform at 12:50 p.m., followed by tenor Andrea Pinna at 2 p.m. in the Epcor Tower south parking lot, with additional representation from Citie Ballet, iHuman, University of Alberta and Alberta Aboriginal Arts. Admission is free (plus free parking in the Epcor Tower), but please bring an item for the Edmonton Food Bank. 

Around the world with opera

Celebrate the Edmonton arts community with us at Kingsway Mall this Sunday, Sept. 27, with free performances and dance workshops. Tenor Andrea Pinna will perform at noon, followed by an EO Chorus performance at 2 p.m.; at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. there will be dance workshops led by Dave Ganert, choreographer for The Merry Widow. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will also be arts & crafts, face painting and a photobooth. 

Eggs, arias and river valley views — Sunday Opera Brunch on Oct. 4, at the Royal Glenora Club has it all with a fantastic menu, performances by the artists in The Merry Widow cast, and the river valley in splendid fall colours. Treat yourself to Sunday brunch — a limited number of single tickets and subscriptions remain!

Subscriptions are the best way to enjoy a charming musical confection, a sizzling new production and an Alberta premiere this season! Starting at $99, you're guaranteed the best seats at the best price, so join us for this season's Epic Scandals of The Merry Widow, Carmen and Maria Stuarda

Join The Merry Widow conversation on Oct. 7, in CKUA's space at the Alberta Hotel (9804 Jasper Ave.) for Opera 101. The event is hosted by musicologist Stephan Bonfield and joined by Joseph Patrouch, director of the Wirth Institute for Austrian & Central European Studies at the U of A. This event is complimentary but fills up quickly; refreshments will also be available for purchase.

With its engaging singers, romantic comedy style and music that sticks to the heart, The Merry Widow is the perfect season launch. Purchase single tickets from $40 today, and then join in on the conversation, with Opera 101, Opera Talks and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #eoWidow.