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March 2024

Understanding the Music: Carmen

Sunday, March 17 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0L5 Canada
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Understanding the Music: Carmen Sunday, March 171:30 pm (doors open at 1:00 pm) Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Classroom 85 Israel Asper Way Presenter: Dr. Colette Simonot, Associate Professor of Musicology, Desautels Faculty of Music, University of Manitoba In this presentation, Dr. Simonot will examine how Georges Bizet used music not only to evoke the Spanish setting of this opera, but also to characterize Carmen as an “exotic outsider.” Issues of opera genre as they impacted the history of…

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Storytelling Through the Tarot

Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Cres.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 0A7 Canada
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Storytelling Through the Tarot Tuesday, March 19, 7:00pm - 9:00pm (doors open at 6:30 pm) Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg 603 Wellington Cres. Presenter: Bernice Bisson, psychic medium and astrologer In the opera, Carmen reads cards and sees the portents of her own death. Explore the story of the Tarot and the character and role each of the major arcana plays in that story. Learn how birthdates play into how Tarot tells the story of our lives. Registration…

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Panel Discussion: Carmen and Intimate Partner Violence

Saturday, March 23 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Millennium Library, 251 Donald St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3P5
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Panel Discussion: Carmen and Intimate Partner Violence Saturday, March 23 1:00 pm (doors open at 12:30 pm) Location: Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium 251 Donald Street Panelists (Confirmed to date):   Dr. Tracey Bone, RSW, MSW, Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba Lydia Hamel, RSW, MSW, CST Brittany Krahn, BSW, RSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist Hailey Bird-Matheson, Peguis First Nation, BSW, MSW. Counsellor at North End Women's Centre Discussion Moderator: Kara Neustaedter, Manager of Counselling Services, Klinic Community Health The…

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April 2024

Opera Primer: Carmen

Saturday, April 6 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Millennium Library, 251 Donald St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3P5
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Opera Primer Saturday, April 6 1:30 pm (doors open at 1:00 pm) Location: Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium 251 Donald Street Presenter: Dr. Scott Miller, Education & Community Engagement Coordinator, Manitoba Opera An hour-long presentation on the composer and synopsis that includes video and audio excerpts. Registration for this event is free. To register: Click to register Online Phone: 204-942-7470 Email: smiller@mbopera.ca

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Introduction to Carmen, En francais

Sunday, April 7 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Université de Saint-Boniface, Salle Martial-Caron, 200 Avenue de la Cathedrale
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0H7 Canada
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Introduction à Carmen, En français Dimanche 7 avril 13 h 30 (ouverture des portes à 13 h) Théâtre de l'Université de Saint-Boniface 200, avenue de la Cathédrale PRÉSENTATRICE : Dre Sophie Bouffard, présidente de l'Université de Saint-Boniface, docteure en musicologie Cette conférence d'une heure sur Carmen de Bizet comprendra un point de vue d'initiée de la Dre Bouffard, qui a elle-même interprété le rôle de Micaëla. L'inscription à cet événement est gratuite. Enregistrer: Cliquez pour vous inscrire en ligne Introduction…

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Carmen Sitzprobe

Tuesday, April 9 at 6:15 pm
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada + Google Map

SIT IN ON THE SITZ & CHAT WITH THE DIRECTOR (A benefit available to donors of $100+) Tuesday, April 9 6:15pm Orchestra Left, Centennial Concert Hall Join General Director & CEO Larry Desrochers in conversation with director Brian Deedrick. Following the chat, sit in on the Sitzprobe – the first working rehearsal for the singers and orchestra together. Light refreshments will be served. Register by Thursday, April 4 204-942-0489 | emiller@mbopera.ca  

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Carmen Opening Night Dinner

Saturday, April 13 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main St
Winnipeg, MB Canada
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CENTENNIAL CONCERT HALL | Piano Nobile $175/person (Does not include a ticket to the performance) Enjoy a wine/hors d'oeuvres reception followed by a Spanish inspired three-course dinner, catered by Bergmann's on Lombard. (does not include a ticket to the performance) Complimentary parking and coat check included. SPANISH THEMED DINNER CATERED BY BERGMANN’S ON LOMBARD: Starter Mixed Bistro Greens w/Mustard Vinaigrette Tomatoes/Cucumber/Candied Almonds/Manchego Cheese Entrée Course Slow Red Wine & Shallot Braised Boneless Beef Short Rib Spun Saffron infused Yukon Potato…

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