Fact meets fiction as two rival Tudor queens face-off in Donizetti’s Mary Stuart. Queen Elizabeth I suspects her Catholic cousin Mary, Queen of Scots is after her throne—so she keeps Mary imprisoned for twenty years and even considers putting her to death.
Donizetti captures the tension between the two queens in his trademark bel canto style, ensuring high stakes and fiery confrontations. To up the ante, he even adds in a love triangle! You won’t want to miss this royal drama!
April 16, 19, and 21 Jubilee Auditorium
Tickets start at $40
Maria Lamont shares her experience directing Mary Stuart, and what inspired her to revive this Tudor opera here and now.
She talks about the fascinating lives of controversial British monarchs, and what fuels our continued interest in them!
Enjoy a scrumptious brunch with some delectable arias at the Royal Glenora Club! The talented cast of Mary Stuart, including sopranos Keri Alkema (Elizabeth) and Kathryn Lewek (Mary) are sure to create a royal, memorable, and operatic Sunday brunch experience!
Sunday, April 3 at 11am • Royal Glenora Club
Adults $85 • Children $35
Our exciting 2016/17 season is almost here, and season tickets are now on sale starting at $99 for all three operas! Don’t miss out on Puccini’s Turandot, Rossini’s Cinderella (La Cenerentola), and Strauss’s Elektra. Visit our website or call our box office to guarantee your seats for the season.
Why were the queens of Mary Stuart at odds? Discover more about their explosive relationship at Opera 101 this Wednesday! Our expert panel, including musicologist Stephan Bonfield and theatre scholar Dr. Piet Defraeye, will talk about Mary Stuart’s history, its music, and the scandalous gossip surrounding it. This is a complimentary event, but please RSVP to save your spot!
Wednesday, March 30 • 7pm • CKUA
Act now! Only a handful of tickets remain!
Stop by during your lunch hour to enjoy a free performance by our talented opera singers at City Centre Mall! Whether you're a seasoned opera goer or a curious beginner, you will love what we have in store for the hour!
The performance will take place on the lower east side of the mall (near the food court).
Friday, April 1 at 12 pm • City Centre Mall
Indulge in some tasty treats at the Italian Centre while our performers entertain you with some beautiful operatic renditions! This event begins at 4 p.m. and is free to attend, so bring your family and friends to appreciate some fine Italian delicacies and sublime Italian arias!
Sunday, April 3 at 4 pm • The Italian Centre West location
Pro Coro Canada returns for "Good Friday at the Winspear" with a classic piece by Johann Sebastian Bach, St. John Passion. Come celebrate Easter season with international tenor Lawrence Wiliford as the Evangelist.
Friday, March 25 • 7:30 pm • Winspear Centre
University of Alberta's Studio Theatre presents the world premiere of The Kaufman Kabaret by Hannah Moscovitch. March 24- April 2, 7:30 p.m. Timms Centre for the Arts.
The Ukrainian Shumka Dancers perform in the world premiere of KOBZAR at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on April 9 at 8 p.m. & April 10 at 2 p.m.
Citie Ballet welcomes spring with Evolution on April 15 & 16 at 7:30 p.m. and April 17 at 2:30 p.m. at Timms Centre for the Arts.