Puccini's magnum opus opens this Saturday at the Jubilee!

The wait is almost over — Edmonton Opera's production of Turandot arrives at the Jubilee in just a few days! This production exemplifies everything audiences love about opera, including its lavish designs, electrifying drama, and of course, Puccini's soul-stirring music. As this year's most anticipated theatrical event, it is no wonder that Turandot is selling out fast. If you haven't already booked your tickets, now is the time!  

Reasons to look forward to Turandot

There are a great many reasons to get excited about our production of Puccini's epic final masterpiece! Here are just a few:

  • Puccini's music — with a huge orchestra to perform this extensive score, Turandot includes Puccini's innovative use of percussions and Chinese melodies; you will be treated to one of the most stunning compositions in opera history.
  • Lavish production design — to complement the music, the scenery and costumes in this production are larger than life. There's even a dragon on stage!
  • Turandot also has the largest cast of performers we have seen in years; over 80 people will fill the Jubilee stage including our principals, chorus, children's chorus, and supers! Watch this rehearsal snippet to see our massive chorus in action!
  • Our production marks the Canadian debut of Othalie Graham as Turandot. This powerhouse dramatic soprano has made her mark across the United States and beyond, wowing audiences with her signature interpretation of the icy princess.
  • There are funny moments too! Despite the drama and showdowns in this opera, Puccini revives the Italian tradition of commedia dell'arte through the mischievous, clown-like characters of Ping, Pang, and Pong.

Message from the Conductor

Internationally renowned conductor David Stern joins us for this orchestrally opulent production of Turandot. Stern was last here with 2013's Salome, and is thrilled to return to Edmonton with Puccini's "most expressionist" score. 

Read our blog to learn Stern's thoughts on Puccini's final opera, including his understanding of Turandot's unique music that would have been the beginning of a whole new Puccini era. 

Season tickets

 Season tickets still available

If you haven't yet purchased your Turandot tickets, consider getting season tickets to see all three operas this year including Rossini's Cinderella and Strauss's Elektra

Starting at just $99, you can experience a whole year's worth of opera with 30% savings compared to single ticket prices. Plus you get exclusive perks like complimentary ticket exchanges and more!

Pop up box office

Pop-up box office

Starting today, we will have a special pop-up box office at the Jubilee Auditorium until Oct. 27!

Hours are 9 am to 5 pm on days when there is no performance (closed from 1-1:30 pm for lunch). On performance days, the pop-up box office will be open from noon till showtime. This box office is closed on Sunday, Oct. 23. 

You may purchase tickets, Explorers memberships, and more at this conveniently located temporary box office!

Our regular box office will remain open as well throughout this time. You may visit us at 15230 128 Ave or reach us at 780.429.1000, Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm. 


 Under 30? Get $20 rush tickets to Turandot! 

Are you under 30? Opera Explorers is for you! As an Explorer:

  • You can buy two rush tickets for best available seats to each opera for only $20
  • You get a free drink on Tuesday night performances at the Jube!

By purchasing a once-per-season membership for $25, you can enjoy the benefits of being an Explorer! This means you get to experience all three operas — Turandot, Cinderella, and Elektra — for as low as $24 per ticket! 

If you know someone who would qualify, tell them about Explorers! This is a great and affordable way for young people to witness the best of performing arts in Edmonton. 


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Our social media handle is simple: @edmontonopera on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Periscope.


We will have some exciting social media contests coming up in the next few days, so connect with us!