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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.

 

Events are Free of Charge

Unless Indicated Otherwise  |  Registration is Required

 

For more information or to register:

Scott Miller  |  204-942-7470  |  smiller@mbopera.ca

“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

Places of Worship Bus Tour

A specially curated bus tour of places of worship in Winnipeg has been developed in conjunction with Manitoba Opera’s fall production of Susannah. This acclaimed opera by American composer Carlisle Floyd, is set in Tennessee and centers around a small town’s church and its congregation. Houses of worship have always been an integral part of

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The Forks, 21 Forks Market Rd
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4T7 Canada
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Square Dance Event

Learn to square dance with Manitoba Opera and the experienced dancers and callers of the Manitoba Square and Round Dance Federation! Square dancing is a fun and social all-ages activity that is a long-standing favourite pastime of rural communities, with a rich history here in Manitoba. Light refreshment is provided. This is an alcohol-free event.

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Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 43, 134 Marion St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0T4 Canada
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Film Screening: Susannah

Susannah is American composer Carlisle Floyd's best-known opera. Loosely based on the Apocryphal tale of Susannah and the Elders, the work is rooted in vernacular folk melodies and hymns, and contains soaring melodic beauty. This 2014 production by the St. Petersburg Opera Orchestra & Chorus is conducted by Mark Sforzini, and stars Susan Hellman Spatafora

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Cinematheque, 100 Arthur St
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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Folk Music Traditions

Much of the music of Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah is rooted in folk music from Appalachia. Learn more about the folk music of this and other regions of North America and how Floyd has used it in his opera. Baritone Mel Braun and pianist Laura Loewen will also perform selections from their recording Folk Songs from

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Understanding the Music of Susannah

Dr. Colette Simonot-Maiello, Assistant Professor of Musicology, Desautels Faculty of Music, University of Manitoba, presenter. There is no charge for this event, and tickets will not be printed. Registered patrons will be on an attendance list. Please do not select "Mail Me My Tickets". To register: Online: Click here to register online. Phone: 204-942-7470 Email:

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Millennium Library, 251 Donald St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3P5
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Opera Primer: Susannah

Music expert Don Anderson will give an hour-long presentation focusing on the composer and synopsis, with DVD excerpts. There is no charge for this event, and tickets will not be printed. Registered patrons will be on an attendance list. Please do not select "Mail Me My Tickets". To register: Online: Click here to register online.

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Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0L5 Canada
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Susannah Opening Night Dinner

Champagne reception followed by a three-course dinner, catered by Bergmann’s on Lombard. TICKETS $150 per person (Does not include a ticket to the performance) Includes complimentary parking and coat check. For Tickets or More information contact Liz Miller, 204-942-0489 emiller@mbopera.ca Click Here To Buy Tickets

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Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main St
Winnipeg, MB Canada
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Susannah Closing Night Dinner

Enhance your evening with the Susannah Closing Night Dinner • A delicious dinner & dessert prepared by Bergmann’s on Lombard • Convenience of dinner right inside the Concert Hall • Exclusive dinner Pre-show chat with Simeon Rusnak COST $65 per person, including taxes and gratuity For Tickets or More information contact Liz Miller, 204-942-0489 emiller@mbopera.ca

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