Sep 5, 2014

Manitoba Opera Invites Former Refugees to Appear in Fidelio

Manitoba Opera is looking for approximately 100 volunteers who arrived in Winnipeg as refugees, to appear in the season-opening production of Beethoven’s Fidelio in November at the Centennial Concert Hall.

Fidelio tells the story of Leonore, a young woman who disguises herself as a young man so that she can work in a jail where her husband is a political prisoner,” explains Larry Desrochers, General Director & CEO. “In the final scene of the opera, she successfully frees her husband, as well as the other prisoners, and the community gathers to witness their release. The former refugees would appear in this scene as part of the community seeing the prisoners released.”

Manitoba Opera has programmed Fidelio to celebrate the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Volunteers participating in the production will have the unique opportunity to take part in a powerful expression of humanity’s right to be free of oppression.

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Aug 26, 2014

Manitoba Opera Posts Small Loss on 2013/14 Season

Manitoba Opera announced this evening at its Annual General Meeting (AGM), held at the Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg, that for the year ending
May 31, 2014, the company posted a loss of $21,316 (1.2%) on an operating budget of $1,816,482. This marks just the second time since 2000
that Manitoba Opera has posted an operating loss on a season.

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Apr 11, 2014

Manitoba Opera’s 2014/05 Season to Include Beethoven’s Fidelio, In Commemoration of the Opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Fidelio, Beethoven’s only opera and his powerful ode to freedom, will kick off Manitoba Opera’s 42nd season November 22, 25, and 28 at the Centennial Concert Hall. Selected to commemorate the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, this will be the first time in the company’s history that this opera has been staged.

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Apr 10, 2014

LA BOHEME Cast Saves the Day when Singer is Injured During Tuesday’s Performance

The show must go on, and indeed it did, at the Tuesday evening performance of Manitoba Opera’s La Bohème at the Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg, despite an accident on stage that prevented a singer from continuing.

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Mar 24, 2014

Take a Backstage Tour at Manitoba Opera

Manitoba Opera’s biennial Open House will be held Sunday, April 6 from noon to 4 pm at the Centennial Concert Hall.

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Mar 24, 2014

Manitoba Opera Presents the Most Romantic Opera of All Time, LA BOHEME

Manitoba Opera presents Puccini’s beloved La Bohème, considered the most romantic opera of all time, at the Centennial Concert Hall, Saturday, April 5 (8 pm), Tuesday, April 8 (7 pm), and Friday, April 11 (8 pm).

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