Nov 6, 2017

MADAMA BUTTERFLY one of the World’s Most Popular Operas Opens Manitoba Opera’s 45th Season

Madama Butterfly, one of the world’s enduring and most beloved operas, opens Manitoba Opera’s 45th season with three performances Saturday, November 18 (7:30 pm), Tuesday, November 21 (7 pm), and Friday, November 24 (7:30 pm) at the Centennial Concert Hall. This is the haunting and intensely moving story of a devoted young Japanese woman, an ill-fated marriage, and her betrayal by an American naval officer.

Puccini’s sumptuously lyrical score for Madama Butterfly embodies all the passion and heartbreak of this timeless story. Set in Japan at the dawn of the 20th century, East meets West in this clash of values and tradition. The power of the delicate Butterfly’s devotion and her unshakeable belief in love make her an utterly captivating character. As she sings her famous aria “Un bel di,” it is impossible not to ache for her.

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Sep 5, 2017

BMO Financial Group Commits to $50,000 Sponsorship for Manitoba Opera’s 2017/18 Season

Manitoba Opera (MO) announced today that BMO Financial Group (BMO) has become the Season Presenting Sponsor at the $50,000 level for the 2017/18 season. Previously, BMO has been a Manitoba Opera Corporate Sponsor in the Education, Outreach and Community Engagement category since December 2008 at $10,000 annually.

“We are thrilled that BMO has committed to such a significant increase in support to Manitoba Opera. BMO’s participation as the Presenting Season Sponsor will have an unparalleled impact on our efforts to use opera to build a stronger community and to reach an ever-growing number of Canadians through our community engagement initiatives,” commented Elba Haid, Chair of the MO Board of Trustees.

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May 4, 2017

Manitoba Opera Celebrates 45th Season in 2017/18 with Two Opera Greats: Madama Butterfly & La Traviata

In celebration of the company’s 45th season, two of opera’s greatest works by two of opera’s greatest composers: Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini and La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, will be presented in the 2017/18 season. The season begins with Madama Butterfly November 18, 21, and 24, 2017. This is the haunting and intensely moving story of a devoted young Japanese geisha, an ill-fated marriage, and her betrayal by an American naval officer.

La Traviata, one of the best-loved operas of all time, is an irresistible classic, full of memorable melodies and tells the story of the French courtesan who sacrifices everything for love. It will close the season April 14, 17, and 20, 2018. Both productions will be sung in Italian with projected English translations and presented at the Centennial Concert Hall.

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Apr 19, 2017

French Masterpiece, Werther, Closes 2016/17 Season April 29, May 2 & 5

A Manitoba Opera premiere of the French romantic tragedy, Werther (pronounced Vair-TARE) closes the company’s 2016/17 season with three performances Saturday, April 29 (7:30 pm), Tuesday, May 2 (7 pm), and Friday, May 5 (7:30 pm) at the Centennial Concert Hall. Composed by Jules Massenet, Werther is the story of the idealistic young poet who cannot live without love. It is among the most exquisite and moving in all of French opera. Set in Wetzlar, Germany, from July to December in the early 20th century, Werther will be sung in French with English translations projected above the stage.

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Apr 17, 2017

French Masterpiece, Werther, closes Manitoba Opera’s 2016/17 Season April 29, May 2 & 5

A Manitoba Opera premiere of the French romantic tragedy, Werther (pronounced Vair-TARE) closes the company’s 2016/17 season with three performances Saturday, April 29 (7:30 pm), Tuesday, May 2 (7 pm), and Friday, May 5 (7:30 pm) at the Centennial Concert Hall.

Composed by Jules Massenet, Werther is the story of the idealistic young poet who cannot live without love. It is among the most exquisite and moving in all of French opera. Set in Wetzlar, Germany, from July to December in the early 20th century, Werther will be sung in French with English translations projected above the stage.

 

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