Tickets are still available for four performances of Svadba - Wedding, while opening night has sold out! On Jan. 13, 16, 18 and 19, join us for this opera which explores a universal rite of passage, where the night before a wedding, five girlfriends join to prepare the bride. Please note change of venue: Svadba is now at C103 (8529 Gateway Blvd., formerly Catalyst Theatre). If you have already purchased tickets, box office staff will be contacting you with a reminder; new tickets with the correct location are also being mailed.
As part of the EO Film Series, Amarcord will be screened at the Metro's Garneau Theatre on Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. Both the movie and Les Contes d'Hoffmann have their own sets of eccentric characters, making this the perfect film to see before the opera opens in February. We will be holding a draw for Svadba - Wedding tickets that night as well. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Before Les Contes d'Hoffmann opens on Feb. 1, a panel including director Joel Ivany, designer Camellia Koo and two professors in German and Austrian literature and French literature will discuss Offenbach's opera, which has been set as a dark fairytale under the big top. Please register for this complimentary event, Jan. 23, 7 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Alberta, to firstname.lastname@example.org or Amanda MacRae, education and community outreach coordinator, at 780.392.7832.
The programming for Edmonton Opera's 2013/14 season will be announced Jan. 23 at noon in the City Centre Mall pedway, second floor. Please join us as we reveal the three mainstage productions that will certainly make our 50th year a memorable one.
And, connect with us via social media to guess beforehand what operas we'll be announcing. The best/most creative guess will win tickets to Svadba - Wedding. Leave us a comment on Facebook or follow #edmopera50 on Twitter.
Get a sneak preview of the artists performing in Les Contes d'Hoffmann during brunch on Jan. 20 at the Sutton Place Hotel. During this popular event, enjoy menu items themed to the opera — in this case, circus-inspired — and listen to personal favourites of the artists performing in Hoffmann. Please call the box office at 780.429.1000 for tickets.
Make sure to get your tickets for Les Contes d'Hoffmann, opening Feb. 1, with performances on Feb. 3 (2 p.m.), Feb. 5 (7:30 p.m.) and Feb. 7 (7:30 p.m.). If you already have your season tickets, consider bringing a friend to experience the opera, a brand-new concept of Offenbach's dark fairytale that we've placed under the big top. Our new matinées make the opera accessible as well to families and out-of-town guests.
New York is now only 4.5 hours away, thanks to United Airlines' new non-stop service between Edmonton International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport. This year-round service will operate six times a week, starting May 1 from Newark and May 2 from Edmonton. A United Airbus will fly the route, with eight seats in United Business, 40 in Economy Plus, and 72 in United Economy.
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