There's just over a month to go for opening night of Turandot, and Edmonton audiences are buzzing with excitement for Puccini's operatic blockbuster! We have eager Puccini lovers coming in from neighbouring Saskatchewan, B.C., and even south of the border just to see the show. Turandot will certainly be the theatrical event of the year! 

If you haven't already, purchase your tickets now — just like suitors clamouring to catch a glimpse of Turandot, audiences are rushing to buy tickets before they sell out!

Meet soprano Othalie Graham

From her hometown of Brampton, Ontario, all the way across the United States and beyond, Othalie Graham has grown into a highly acclaimed dramatic soprano.

Now, she marks her Canadian operatic debut with Edmonton Opera's Turandot. We are honoured to give Othalie a warm Canadian welcome, and are excited to see her perform her signature role!

Read this stellar soprano's insights on Puccini's Turandot, an opera she guarantees will leave audiences mesmerized!  

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Michele Capalbo is Liu in Turandot!

In many ways, the character closest to Puccini's heart was Liu, a dedicated servant girl in Turandot — he died just after writing her final scene of sacrifice. She is likewise adored by audiences, and is an integral part of Turandot's own journey to find love. 

Our production features Michele Capalbo in the role, who talks about her interpretation of Liu on this week's blog. She is set to win Edmonton audiences' hearts with an emotional and moving performance of this beautiful character!

Single tickets now on sale

Opera 101 (free event)

Want to know all the exciting background to Puccini's Turandot before you go see it at the Jubilee? Opera 101 is back with host Stephan Bonfield! 

Join us at this complimentary event to discuss the music, history, and scandals surrounding Puccini's final opera. Special guest Dr. Daniel Fried, associate professor in the UofA East Asian Studies department, will share his insights on Puccini's use of Chinese literature and music in Turandot!

Wednesday, October 5 at 7 pm • CKUA

Free admission (please RSVP on Eventbrite)

Drinks and refreshments available for purchase (cash or credit card accepted)

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Alberta Culture Days (free event)

Celebrate Alberta Culture Days by going around the world with Edmonton Opera! Join us at Kingsway Mall (centre court) for a day of free family-friendly fun! We will have a complimentary photo booth, crafts table, face painting, and prize draws to win tickets to the opera!

Sopranos Whitney Sloan and Victoria Biel will also perform delightful arias in various languages! 

Saturday, October 1

Kingsway Mall, Centre Court (Near Food Court)

Family friendly activities: 11:30 am–2:30 pm

Performances: noon and 1:30 pm