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Manitoba Opera Throws Back the Curtain on Classic 2018-19 Season

March 21, 2018 9:04 AM | Entertainment

Don Giovanni

Daniel Okulitch (Don Giovanni) and Keri Alkema (Donna Elvira), Santa Fe Opera, Don Giovanni, 2016. (KEN HOWARDS PHOTO)

The Manitoba Opera will open the 2018-19 season with a classic Mozart production November 24.

The Opera has announced a season of legends, lovers, and laughs with the opening of “Don Giovanni,” considered to be one of the greatest operas ever written.

The new production tells the legendary story of Don Juan, the dangerous and irresistible cad whose incessant pursuit of women at any cost earns him a dramatic punishment as the supernatural demands his repentance.

“Our 46th season will showcase some of opera’s finest works,” said Larry Desrochers, general director and CEO.

The Barber of Seville

Elliot Madore (Figaro), Metropolitan Opera,
The Barber of Seville, 2015. (HANDOUT)

“Mozart is at the top of his game with the sublime music he composed for Don Giovanni and Rossini’s show-stopping arias and lyrical melodies in ‘The Barber of Seville’ simply sparkle.”

Seville will be presented April 6, 9, and 12, 2019, while opera-goers can circle November 24, 27, and 30, 2018 on their calendars for “Don Giovanni.”

Both productions, sung in Italian with projected English translations, will also feature the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra at the
Centennial Concert Hall.

Tickets are currently available by subscription only. Single tickets will be available beginning in September through the Manitoba Opera Box Office at (204) 957-7842 and at manitobaopera.mb.ca.

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