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Manitoba Opera Returning to the Stage for 49th Season

July 25, 2021 8:44 AM | Entertainment


The Telephone - Manitoba Opera

Cinderella - Manitoba OperaWINNIPEG — For its 49th season, the Manitoba Opera is finally returning to familiar territory — on a stage.

The 2021-22 season of Manitoba’s favourite opera is presenting two mainstage one-act premieres this fall and next spring.

“Everyone associated with Manitoba Opera — the board of trustees, staff, the artists, crew, and patrons — are so excited at the prospect of our return to the stage with a live audience. We have all missed sharing an artistic experience together, and we can’t wait for that curtain to rise once again,” said Larry Desrochers, general director and CEO.

Opera lovers can look forward to double-bill productions of The Telephone and La voix humaine in November and a family favourite, La Cenerentola (Cinderella) in April.

“For 2021/22, I have selected programming that allows us to invite audiences safely back to the Concert Hall. Audience sizes will be set by provincial public health orders when the province provides its update as per their re-opening plan,” Desrochers continued.

Desrochers says both productions have small casts that make it possible to produce under a range of scenarios.

“Each opera also speaks to themes that will resonate at this unique moment in our cultural consciousness: isolation, miscommunication, resilience, and the power of forgiveness.”

Opera subscribers will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets, which will go on sale in early September. Single tickets will be available later this fall.

For more information on tickets, visit mbopera.ca or contact the Manitoba Opera Box Office at (204) 957-7842.