Elektra opens this Saturday!

"[Elektra] is 100 minutes of the most extraordinary and gripping study of people in psychological extremes, set to music written on a herculean scale" – Mark Morris, Edmonton Journal

Dark, harrowing, and dystopian – our new production of Richard Strauss's Elektra storms the Jubilee stage this weekend! Featuring a cast of 16 singers, a massive orchestra of over 70 musicians, and post-apocalyptic designs, this production will be the year's most riveting theatrical experience. Read the Edmonton Journal preview to find out more about Strauss's maniacal masterpiece! Elektra plays March 11, 14 and 16 at the Jubilee. If you haven't got tickets yet, purchase them today! 

Elektra trailer

Your first look at Elektra!

The highly anticipated Alberta premiere of Elektra is in just two days, and here is your exclusive first look at the post-apocalyptic world of our spellbinding production!

The Game of Thrones-meets-Mad Max-meets-The Walking Dead aesthetic of this production perfectly complements Strauss's thundering and cinematic score! 

Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs interview with VUE Weekly

Interview with Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs

Her stage presence is fierce and her vocal technique is flawless – meet renowned dramatic soprano Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs, portraying the title role in Elektra

Having sung at opera houses around the world including multiple roles at the Met Opera, Elizabeth plans to enrapture Edmonton audiences this week. "I am really excited to make my Canadian debut singing one of my favourite crazy girls," she says. "It's always fun to make a big noise. I'm not sneaking in."

Message from Elektra conductor Alexander Prior

Message from the Conductor

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's new chief conductor Alexander Prior makes his Edmonton Opera debut with Elektra, a piece he considers "one of the pinnacles of human culture". 

Alex cannot wait for Edmonton audiences to experience the pounding, gritty, and sheer genius composition of Elektra, which will be brought to life by over 70 ESO musicians. Read Alex's thoughts on the groundbreaking music of Elektra!

2017/18 season
Our 2017/18 season features 3 new productions!

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!