For Manitoba Opera, being part of the community extends beyond the works presented on stage.
Community engagement activities and initiatives provide context for the stage productions and demonstrate the relevance of opera to our 21st century lives. Manitoba Opera serves the community in a variety of ways that are not directly related to a season production, but provide opportunities for a broad spectrum of people to experience opera in a wide range of forms.
Summertime Dreaming Tour
For the third consecutive year, mezzo-soprano Laurelle Froese is performing an hour-long concert at retirement residences around the city through June to August. “Summertime Dreaming” will feature Broadway classics, favourite WWII songs, folk songs, and opera favourites.
Ms.Froese had her Manitoba Opera stage debut this past season as Kate Pinkerton in the fall production of Madama Butterfly.
Lindenwood Manor July 4
The Wellington July 5
Sturgeon Creek Retirement Residence July 6
River Ridge 2 Retirement Residence July 23
The Waverly July 24
Riverwood Square Retirement July 24
Shaftesbury Park Retirement Residence August 2
The Boulton August 15
Deer Lodge Centre August 22
The series is made possible with the support of Manitoba Opera.