Manitoba Opera

Gala Concert

Saturday, April 2  |  7:30 pm

Centennial Concert Hall & Online


In Celebration of Opera

One Hit after the Other!

A showcase of treasured works by beloved composers including Puccini, Verdi, Bizet, and Mozart.

Featuring acclaimed Canadian artists soprano Lara Ciekiewicz, mezzo-sopranos Catherine Daniel and Lizzy Hoyt, tenor David Pomeroy, and baritone James Westman, accompanied by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tyrone Paterson. Hosted by James McLennan.


Performance Sponsors

Whether you are new to the art form or a seasoned opera goer, you’re in for a wonderful evening of opera’s best!


Two Ways to Watch!

In Person

Attend the live performance at the Centennial Concert Hall

$65 plus GST and fees  |  $40 plus GST and fees (D section and 2nd balcony)



To purchase tickets over the phone, call 204-944-8824.



Attend from the comfort of your couch.
Available for streaming from Saturday, April 2, 2022, 7:30 PM to Monday, April 4, 11:59 PM.

$25 plus GST and fees (per household)


Please Note: We are utilizing the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s Vimeo OTT service for this concert and you will be taken to their website for a livestream purchase. 


Refunds: Refunds are available for all patrons (both in-person and livestream) for any reason at any time until curtain.



Gala Concert Health Protocols

(As of March 1, 2022)

Throughout the pandemic, Manitoba Opera has been guided by the public health orders issued by the Province of Manitoba. In most instances, our own health and safety requirements have exceeded the requirements identified in public health orders for conducting rehearsals, performances, and hosting in-person audiences. We have also been guided by periodic surveying of our patrons to understand their comfort levels and preference for safety requirements.

The following protocols were determined after surveying our patron base of 3,380. Of the 624 patrons who responded to the survey, 75% indicated they were in favour of proof of vaccination requirement and mask wearing to attend the Gala Concert.

We recognize that the public is at varying levels of comfort at this stage of the pandemic. We look forward to a time when we will not require restrictions to attend our live events, but that time is not yet.

We appreciate your support and ask for your understanding and cooperation as we implement these requirements for the public to attend the concert.

Seating in the Theatre

There will be two seats left empty between each patron cohort. Every row in the hall will be utilized and there will be no social distancing employed in the loges.

Proof of Vaccination

Patrons will be required to show proof of full vaccination.

  • Manitobans: Manitoba Immunization card (physical or digital), along with photo ID to verify. If you do not have photo ID, another Government-issued piece of ID such as your health card is acceptable.
  • Out of Province: The Province of Manitoba has provided a list of documents and samples that are considered valid forms of immunization records issued by other provinces and territories which can be found at Provincial Immunization Record Samples.
  • Children who do not meet the vaccination requirements may attend performances provided they are accompanied by a fully vaccinated caregiver.


The Centennial Concert Hall is a mask friendly venue.

  • Patrons, staff, artists, or anyone affiliated with a performance or performer will be expected to wear a mask while inside Centennial Concert Hall with the following exceptions: 
    • While on stage performing.
    • A health condition that prevents the use of a mask.
    • Children under the age of five.
    • While consuming food or beverage.

Cleaning Policies & HVAC

Please go to the Centennial Concert Hall Website for more details.

Patron Health Promise

  • You agree that neither you, nor anyone in your party, will attend the Gala Concert if anyone is actively ill with COVID-19.
  • By purchasing tickets, you acknowledge and agree that you will comply with the policies as stated above and your attendance at the event is conditioned on such compliance.


There will be no printed programs for the concert. A downloadable version will be available on this page Friday, April 1.

Credit Vouchers, Tax Receipts & Refunds

If you are unable to attend the concert, your tickets can be returned for a credit voucher, tax receipt, or refund.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter as we navigate through a most difficult time.

Soprano Lara Ciekiewicz

Mezzo-Soprano Catherine Daniel

Mezzo-Soprano Lizzy Hoyt

Tenor David Pomeroy

Baritone James Westman

Conductor Tyrone Paterson

Host James McLennan