Elektra costumes

Costumes designed by Deanna Finnman

In just 10 days, Edmonton Opera presents the Alberta premiere of Richard Strauss's riveting masterpiece Elektra. Though this opera is based on an ancient Greek play by Sophocles, our production is set nowhere in the distant past – in fact, our creative team reimagines the story in a post-apocalyptic, dystopian future for an opera experience like you've never had before! Check out our blog for a teaser of the post-apocalyptic costumes in this newly designed production. 

CTV at Elektra

CTV's Jordan Hertner at Elektra rehearsals!

This week, Jordan Hertner from CTV Edmonton visited rehearsals for Elektra and was even cast as one of the maids in the opera!

Watch this fun segment to see Jordan's first opera rehearsal experience and her interview with director Michael Cavanagh about what you can look forward to in Elektra.

The genius of Elektra

100 minutes of operatic genius

When Elektra premiered in 1909, the opening night review in The New York Times declared Strauss as "a genius and a wizard", noting that "beads of actual perspiration stood out upon many a forehead" in the audience before they broke out into thunderous applause.

What makes the music and staging of Elektra such a stroke of insane genius? Read our blog to find out more about this game-changing modernist masterpiece. 

Elektra Opera 101

Elektra Opera 101: Video

Last week, musicologist Stephan Bonfield hosted the Opera 101 for Elektra at CKUA downtown, with special guest Dr. Stefano Muneroni from the University of Alberta Department of Drama. 

If you missed the exciting discussion, here's your chance to catch up! Watch the clip to learn more about the origins of Elektra in Greek drama and how the orchestra creates Elektra's madness in this spine-chilling tragedy. 

2017/18 season
Announcing our 2017/18 season!

We are thrilled to announce our 2017/18 season featuring three new productions – Les Feluettes (Lilies), HMS Pinafore, and Don Giovanni!  With a mix of comedy, tragedy, and incredible music, we bring you the best of opera this upcoming season. 

Experience all three operas with season tickets starting from just $99. As a season ticket holder, not only do you save up to 30% compared to single ticket prices, you also enjoy the best seats, flexible exchanges, and special offers!

2017 Valentine's Gala

2017 Valentine's Gala

On February 14, we welcomed guests at our annual Valentine's Gala fundraiser featuring a stylish 1950s Hollywood theme. Nick Lees from Edmonton Journal praised the "emotional and powerful" performances of the evening by the EO Chorus, Citie Ballet, and the RCA Band. Lees felt the gala was "so good that in future people who weren't there will say they were."

Edmonton Opera would like to thank our donors and sponsors for the success of this year's Gala.

Children's survey

Family Survey — have your say!

Edmonton Opera is seeking feedback on its upcoming initiatives related to child and teen programming. 

If you have kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews, or other children in your life we would greatly appreciate your input! Responses will help us share the magic of opera with future generations.