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Rossini's holiday recipes

Holiday recipes alla Rossini

The composer of Cinderella was also a huge foodie, and used his sizeable opera paycheques to indulge in fine dining from across Europe. He even befriended famous chefs who made special dishes in his name, resulting in a line of "alla Rossini" recipes!

Read our latest blog post to get exciting recipes for epicurean delights, Rossini-style. Not only are these gloriously gourmet, they also make for excellent conversation pieces at your holiday party. Rossini has your cocktail needs covered too!

Roman Holiday
Roman Holiday at the Garneau (free screening)

Immerse yourself in the vintage charm of the 1950s as we present a free screening of Roman Holiday starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck at the Garneau Theatre. Much like our high-fashion production of Cinderella, this film is full of romance, comedy, and mistaken identities. 

This screening is also a chance to dress up in your finest vintage Hollywood fashions. The best outfit will win a pair of tickets to Cinderella in February!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 • Garneau Theatre • 7 pm

Free admission, sign up on Eventbrite. Tickets are going fast so book now!

Cinderella Opera 101

Cinderella Opera 101

Before you attend our February production of Rossini's charming Cinderella, learn more about the music and themes of this bel canto masterpiece at Opera 101. Join host Stephan Bonfield and U of A literature professor Natalie Kononenko to delve into the whimsical origins of the Cinderella story.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 • 7 pm • CKUA building downtown • 9804 Jasper Ave

Free admission, RSVP on Eventbrite.

Rehearsal hall funding announced

On December 20, MP Randy Boissonnault visited the Edmonton Opera facility to announce Federal funding for the renovation of our rehearsal hall through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund. Also in attendance were MLA David Shepherd and arts leaders from the city. 

We are very thankful to federal, provincial, and municipal funding bodies for their contribution — the renovated facility will be a great space for the Edmonton arts community to use for rehearsals, scenery builds, and more!

Welcome Freewill Shakespeare Festival!

As a result of facility renovations, we are now able to share our space with local arts organizations like Freewill Shakespeare Festival, who have moved their administrative office to our building!

Not only that, Freewill's productions will also be built and rehearsed at our facility. The Bard and opera make quite the combination, and we are very excited about this partnership!

Salute to Vienna

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert

This year, a stunning new program for the Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert featuring Strauss waltzes and sweeping melodies from Die Fledermaus and The Merry Widow will be performed by a full orchestra, acclaimed European singers, ballet as well as beautifully costumed ballroom dancers that will waltz you through romantic vignettes. Fall in love with the Blue Danube Waltz all over again and clap until the last note of the Radetzky March! 

Monday, January 2 • 2:30 pm • Winspear Centre • Tickets from $49.50 • VIP tickets available

Opera Duos