Manitoba Opera

Student Night at the Opera

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Educate Through Live Experience

Give your students the opportunity to learn about the timeless art form of opera through Manitoba Opera’s Student Night at the Opera.

Student Night at the Opera occurs at the final dress rehearsal before Opening Night and is an opportunity for students to experience a fully staged professional opera production at a greatly reduced price.


Group tickets

K-12 schools, home schools, or youth groups. Tickets must be ordered by the educational institutions.


Individual tickets

Full-time post-secondary students (must provide valid student ID).


*If your educational group no longer qualifies for Student Night at the Opera tickets under our new policy, please contact Scott Miller at 204-942-7470 to find out about our group rate discounts. 

All performances, including the dress rehearsals, take place at the Centennial Concert Hall.


Prepare your students for Student Night at the Opera by sharing our Opera Study Guides with your class.

“It was amazing to laugh and hang out with my friends and watch a show. I had never been to the opera and I was amazed by the singing capabilities.”
– Student


To Our Education and Community Engagement Sponsor


Student Night at the Opera Dress Rehearsal Performances

The Elixir of Love

Music by Gaetano Donizetti  |  Libretto by Felice Romani (Based on the French comedy Le Philtre)

Gaetano Donizetti’s sparkling opera is overflowing with tunes to dazzle your ear and warm your heart. Features one of the most popular tenor solos ever written, Nemorino’s achingly beautiful and touching “Una furtiva lagrima” (One furtive tear) and the show-stopping ensemble, “Adina, credimi” (Adina, listen).

Lovesick Nemorino, the poor, but good-hearted country boy, has fallen madly in love with the rich, smart, and beautiful Adina. She’s out of his league, but luckily the scheming Dr. Dulcamara has just the cure for what ails him: drink his celebrated love potion and within 24 hours, Adina will be unable to resist him. Will this magical tincture really work?

Thursday, October 24, 7:30 PM

Book Tickets

Sung in Italian with projected English translations.

La Bohème

Music by Giacomo Puccini|  Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Poor in cash but rich in dreams, the poet Rodolfo and the frail but beautiful seamstress Mimì chance upon each other one cold winter’s night and fall in love. But soon winter fades, taking with it the love of a lifetime.

Set in the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1830s, this true-to-life tale of struggling young artists living life to the fullest will make you laugh and break your heart.

A brilliant mix of lightness and darkness, La Bohème is one of the most romantic operas ever written. Soaring, lyrical, and intensely emotional, this is the music that made Puccini a legend and inspired the Broadway sensation and hit movie, Rent.

Features some of opera’s most famous tunes: the arias “Che gelida manina” (What a frozen little hand), “Mi chiamano Mimì” (My name is Mimì), ”Quando m’en vo” (Musetta’s Waltz), and the great love duet, “O soave fanciulla” (Oh lovely girl).

Thursday, April 3, 7:30 PM

Book Tickets

Sung in Italian with projected English translations.


Scott Miller

Education & Community Engagement Coordinator

“I had never been to the opera so I didn’t know what to expect, but I loved it! The singers were very, very talented and put so much life into their characters.”
– Student