Nov 18, 2016

Contract for General Director & CEO Larry Desrochers Extended To 2021

Elba Haid, Chair of the Board of Trustees for Manitoba Opera, announced today that the company has renewed the contract for Larry Desrochers, General Director & CEO, for another five years – expiring May 31, 2021.

“The Board of Trustees is delighted to renew Larry’s contract,” said Haid. “He is a respected cultural leader locally and nationally, and we feel lucky to have him work for our company. He has been sought after by a number of arts organizations, but has been committed to Manitoba Opera. Larry has provided exceptional leadership for Manitoba Opera since his hiring in the fall of 2000. The board was reassured to know that we could count on Larry’s leadership for another five years, as we work to expand our programming, extend our reach into the community, and start an endowment campaign.”

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Nov 14, 2016

Falstaff, Verd’s Brilliant Comic Opera, Opens Manitoba Opera’s 2016/17 Season November 19, 22, 25

What could possibly go wrong when a well-aged knight who thinks he’s still “got it,” sends identical love letters to two married women? Plenty! Falstaff, one of the operatic world’s greatest comedies, opens Manitoba Opera’s 2016/17 season with three performances Saturday, November 19 (7:30 pm), Tuesday, November 22 (7 pm), and Friday, November 25 (7:30 pm) at the Centennial Concert Hall. A Manitoba Opera (MO) premiere, Falstaff is the musical retelling of Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor and features disguises, cross dressing, a late-night forest prank, plots, and counterplots. It is the crowning achievement and final opera of the great Italian composer, Giuseppe Verdi.

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