Donizetti breaks convention by creating two leading female characters in Mary Stuart; for maximum effect and heightened tensions, each soprano must stand out on her own. More than up to this challenge are Kathryn Lewek (Mary, Queen of Scots) and Keri Alkema (Elizabeth I).

Kathryn Lewek is one of this generation's most promising coloratura sopranos, having sung her signature role, Queen of the Night, at grand venues such as the Metropolitan Opera. 

Keri Alkema is an accomplished soprano, starring in productions of Madama Butterfly, Anna Bolena, and Don Carlo among others, at opera houses around the world.

With a stellar cast of globally renowned artists, Mary Stuart promises to be a spectacular treat for audiences! 

April 16, 19, and 21 • Jubilee Auditorium

Tickets start at $40

Our exciting 2016/17 season begins this fall, 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.

The renewal deadline for current season ticket holders is April 26.

Celebrate the arrival of summer with Opera al Fresco! 

Join us on one of the longest days of the year, as we present opera on four different stages across the Devonian Botanic Garden. Enjoy delicious food, refreshing drinks, and uplifting music as you stroll through the beautiful scenery. This is the perfect family event!

Tickets are on sale now, so grab them early as they sell out every year! Tickets are $55 for adults and $20 for children. 

Enjoy a royal night out with this special event to celebrate the Alberta premiere of Mary Stuart! Come down to Earls Campus Towers for a drink, appetizers, and pose for some photos with drag queens from the Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose. Then head to the Jubilee to watch rival cousins Mary and Elizabeth I face-off in an epic showdown! 

Your ticket includes the pre-show event at Earls, free parking at the Jube, and a ticket to the performance of Mary Stuart. 

Tuesday, April 19 at 5 pm • Earls Campus Towers

Tickets are $49 per person (plus Eventbrite fees)

For season ticket holders, Explorers members, and those who already have tickets to Mary Stuart, this event is only $15 (plus fees)

Add some glamour to your opera experience with drinks, networking, and culture! Head to BLVD downtown, enjoy a glass of wine, and socialize before going to the Jubilee to watch Mary Stuart!

Your Allegro ticket includes a glass of wine and appetizers from BLVD Supper x Kitchen, admission to Mary Stuart, and round trip LRT fare from the Jube. Also get a $25 gift card from The Press Gallery and enter to win a limousine ride to the Jube! 

Thursday, April 21 at 5 pm •   BLVD Supper x Kitchen

Tickets are $54 per person (plus Eventbrite fees)

Edmonton's own Nathan Berg presents a night of captivating arias along with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra this Friday! 

Bass-baritone Berg will dazzle audiences with famous arias from Carmen, The Magic Flute, Eugene Onegin, and many others. Experience this accomplished singer's versatility and prowess as he honours some of the opera's most revered composers! 

Friday, April 8 at 7:30 pm • Winspear Centre

The Canadian Literature Centre welcomes Margaret Atwood, one of Canada's foremost literary figures, in what promises to be an unforgettable lecture! 

CLC • Margaret Atwood • April 7 • Winspear Centre

The Ukranian Shumka Dancers present the world premiere of their latest piece, Kobzar.

Shumka • Kobzar • April 8 & 9 • Jubilee Auditorium

JTMF West hosts a fundraising event for the Kindred House (Boyle McCauley Health Centre) and YESS, with grand prizes including a 2-night stay at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge! 

JTMF West • Artists for Life • April 9•  The Needle

The Citadel Theatre presents a sizzling comedy of family secrets that will leave you in splits! 

Citadel Theatre • Other Desert Cities • April 9–May 1