Feb 27, 2023
First Inductees to Chorus Hall of Fame
Congratulations to our first 10 inductees to the Manitoba Opera Chorus Hall of Fame!
These passionate and dedicated choristers have each performed in 50 or more operas.
Inductees were acknowledged at the concert on Saturday and received a framed photograph of their 50th production at the post-concert reception.
Feb 27, 2023
Honour Roll Recipients Celebrated at Concert
This season Manitoba Opera is recognizing people and organizations whose involvement with the company over the past five decades has been instrumental in our success.
This includes contributions in the areas of service, artistic, advocacy and ambassadorship, and financial support.
Honour Roll members were feted at a pre-show reception at the 50th Season Anniversary Concert on Saturday. They were presented with a Certificate of Achievement and had their photograph take with Judith Chambers, Chair, Board of Trustees and Larry Desrochers, General Director & CEO.
Bravo to all the Honour Roll inductees! Your support has enabled Manitoba Opera to serve our community for 50 seasons. Thank You.
Manitoba Opera Honour Roll
Joann Alexander Smith ◊
Gail Asper, O.C., O.M., LL.D.
Tadeusz A. Biernacki
Michael D. Cavanagh
Tracy Dahl, C.M.
Jeanie M. Dubberley
Phil and Ilse Ens
Hedie L. Epp
Judith D. Forst, O.C., O.B.C.
Dr. Irving Guttman, C.M., O.B.C. ◊
I.A.T.S.E. Local 63
IG Wealth Management
Bruce Lang ◊
Bill and Shirley ◊ Loewen
Manitoba Arts Council
Manitoba Opera Chorus
Craig McIntosh and Lorraine Beck
Leo ◊ and Margareth Mol ◊
Drs. William Pope and Elizabeth Tippett Pope
Hartley, LVO, O.C., O.M., LL.D. and Heather Richardson
Tannis M. Richardson, C.M., LL.D.
Family Members of Darlene Ronald
Stewart, Derrick, and Ryan Heaton, Beverly Laurin
Eleanor Siddall ◊
Dr. Lawrence Soloway ◊
Stano Spina ◊
John Standing ◊
Stewart Thomson ◊
Dr. Robert H. ◊ Thorlakson, Q.C. and Deborah Thorlakson
The Honourable A. Kerr Twaddle ◊
Ruth Waters ◊
Winnipeg Arts Council
The Winnipeg Foundation
Winnipeg Free Press
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Lori YorkeView Press Release
Feb 14, 2023
MANITOBA OPERA CELEBRATES 50th SEASON ANNIVERSARY WITH CONCERT & A TRIBUTE TO COMPANY’S FIRST PERFORMANCE
Manitoba Opera is celebrating its 50th Season anniversary with a special concert Saturday, February 25, beginning at 7:30 pm at the Centennial Concert Hall. The concert will pay tribute to the company’s first performance in 1972, a concert performance of Verdi’s Il trovatore, with excerpts from this powerful melodrama. It will also feature a selection of other well-known opera favourites including works from Turandot, Madama Butterfly, and Roméo et Juliette.
The talented roster of internationally acclaimed artists who will be joining the Manitoba Opera Chorus and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tyrone Paterson, includes sopranos Andriana Chuchman, Lara Ciekiewicz, and Hiromi Omura; mezzo-soprano Nadia Krasteva; tenor David Pomeroy; and baritone Gregory Dahl.
Tickets, starting at just $24 ($14 for youth 17 and under), are on sale now at mbopera.ca or by calling 204-944-8824.
The evening will also include the unveiling of the 50th Anniversary Honour Roll. This initiative recognizes dozens of people and organizations whose involvement over the past five decades has been instrumental to the company’s success. The Manitoba Opera Chorus Hall of Fame will also be launched at the concert and will recognize the first inductees: 10 choristers who have performed in 50 or more productions. Chorus master Tadeusz Biernacki will also be acknowledged as he celebrates his 40th season with the company.View Press Release