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

Li Keur: Riel’s Heart of the North

Music by Alex Kusturok and Neil Weisensel  |  Libretto by Dr. Suzanne M. Steele

In this historical, mystic opera, 21st century Joséphine-Marie, through a grandmother’s story, is transported to 1870s Montana where she encounters an ancestor, the sharpshooter Josette, a runaway travelling with Riel and the last buffalo brigades. Josette falls in love with the young, passionate, Louis Riel, in disguise, on the run from assassins.

The pair confront jealousy, destiny, deprivation, and torment wrought by four shape-shifting Black Geese of Fate, but are comforted by ghost choruses of ancestors, the bison brigades, and the women of their peoples, as they try to salvage a nation and save themselves from total destruction in the burning heart of the continent of the 1870s.

Thursday, November 16, 7:30 PM

Book Tickets

Sung in Southern Michif, French-Michif, Anishinaabemowin, French, and English, with projected English translations.

The most popular opera of all time!

Music by Georges Bizet |  Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy

Carmen can have any man she wants, and discards them as easily as she does the cigarettes she makes. When she seduces the proud young soldier Don José only to cast him aside for the handsome bullfighter, jealousy ignites. José is pushed to the brink. Carmen’s tragic fate has been sealed.

Who can resist the memorable music of Carmen?
With its lavish score, brilliant orchestration, and Spanish rhythms,
you will be powerless to resist the hit melodies and beloved music of the most popular opera of all time.

Features some of opera’s most recognizable tunes including Carmen’s smoky Habanera, Don José’s Flower Song, and the rousing Toreador Song.

Thursday, April 11, 7:30 PM

Book Tickets

Sung in French with projected English translations.
Approximately 3 hours, including two 20-minute intermissions


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