Community Engagement


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.

Tour Dates

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.

Past Community Engagement Events

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La Traviata - Opening Night Dinner

For more information:

Livia Dymond  |  204-942-7470

“Thank you for making our visit memorable and encouraging for all of us. You can be sure the communities and families of these refugees will hear of your hospitality.”


Fadel Alshawwa, Welcome Place

“Thank you so much for choosing us as one of the venues for the tour! We are so grateful and the kids had an amazing time!”


Amanda Sanders,
Library Assistant
Thompson Public Library

Upcoming Events

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