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 Media Release