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May 2018

Dinner at De Luca’s

Thursday, May 17 at 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
$135

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August 2018

Santa Fe Opera Tour

Thursday, August 9 - Monday, August 13
Santa Fe Santa Fe, NM United States

Manitoba Opera is going on an exciting trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico, for four nights of opera, art, wine, and sightseeing.

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September 2018

A Gala Reception in Honour of Gail Asper

Thursday, September 13 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Manitoba Club, 194 Broadway
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0R2 Canada

Ms. Asper has created a legacy of philanthropy in our country which resonates from coast to coast, standing as a benchmark for those who will come after. Her decades of service to others have made an indelible and unparalleled imprint on Canadians and for this reason, Manitoba Opera will pay tribute to Ms. Asper with a Gala Reception. This event will also serve to announce the creation of The Gail Asper Award, named for our inaugural recipient. Subsequent honourees will…

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October 2018

FILM SCREENING: In Search of Mozart

Saturday, October 27 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cinematheque, 100 Arthur St
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
Free

The composer’s life is traced through his music and letters. Over 80 works are featured chronologically, revealing striking parallels between the music and Mozart’s own experiences. Many common myths about the composer are dispelled.   EVENT IS FREE OF CHARGE   To Register 204-942-7470  |  smiller@mbopera.ca

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November 2018

LECTURE: The Sexual Politics of Don Giovanni

Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0L5 Canada
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Free

Who are the characters in this classic opera, and how do they speak to us today? Can we even find a place for such a work in the 21st century, or must we put it in some new context? In short, is it actually possible that Mozart and his brilliant librettist Da Ponte created characters that can reach us – and even teach us – today? Metropolitan Opera writer, producer, and on-air commentator, William Berger, will go beyond the beauty…

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PRESENTATION: Behind the Curtain

Monday, November 5 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main St
Winnipeg, MB Canada
Free

Glimpses of backstage life and drama from San Francisco to the Met and beyond. Met Opera commentator and quiz master, Will Berger shares stories from his many years working in and enjoying opera all over the world.   EVENT IS FREE OF CHARGE   To Register 204-942-7470  |  smiller@mbopera.ca

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LECTURE: Understanding the Music of Don Giovanni

Saturday, November 10 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2N2 Canada
Free

Dr. James Maiello, Associate Professor of Musicology, Desautels Faculty of Music, U of M, delves into what many consider to be the greatest opera ever composed. He will explore the genius of Mozart’s music in a work that combines stark human tragedy and touching comedy.   EVENT IS FREE OF CHARGE   To Register 204-942-7470  |  smiller@mbopera.ca

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OPERA PRIMER

Sunday, November 18 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Université de Saint-Boniface, 200 Avenue de la Cathedrale
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0H7 Canada
Free

Music expert Don Anderson will give an hour-long presentation focusing on the composer and synopsis, with DVD excerpts. EVENT IS FREE OF CHARGE   To Register 204-942-7470  |  smiller@mbopera.ca

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