Community Events

Free Lilies Events

To celebrate the highly anticipated Alberta premiere of Lilies (Les Feluettes), Edmonton Opera presents a series of free events that will elevate your experience of this new Canadian opera!

Les Feluettes Staged Reading

In collaboration with L'UniThéâtre, we present a staged reading of Les Feluettes, the iconic Quebecois play our upcoming opera Lilies is based on. This reading will be performed in French with English supertitles and directed by Brian Dooley, featuring a cast of Edmonton actors.

Saturday, October 14 at 7 pm • La Cité Francophone • Get free tickets on Eventbrite

CLC Brown Bag Lunch with Michel Marc Bouchard

The librettist of Lilies (Les Feluettes) Michel Marc Bouchard is one of Canada's foremost playwrights and will be discussing his works at this event co-presented by the Canadian Literature Centre and Edmonton Opera. 

Friday, October 20 at noon • Rutherford Library South 2-09 (University of Alberta) • Free admission

Opera Talks with Kevin March

Before each performance of Lilies, join composer Kevin March to get some exciting insights into the music and story of this new Canadian opera. On opening night, you will also get to hear from librettist Michel Marc Bouchard!

October 21, 24 and 27 • Lower level Kaasa lobby, Jubilee Auditorium • 45 minutes before curtain


Gay Film Series at Metro Cinema Garneau

Brokeback Mountain • Saturday, Sept 30 at 4 pm
Tom at the Farm • Monday, October 2 at 7 pm
Lilies • Wednesday, October 4 at 7 pm 

Pizza and Opera!

Edmonton Opera and The Pride Centre of Edmonton present a fun-filled evening to celebrate Lilies, Canada's first gay opera! Enjoy free pizza and pop while we host an informal chat with Kevin March, composer of Lilies. We'll talk about the music and staging of this new Canadian work, showing you just how easy it is to fall in love with opera! All are welcome.

Wednesday, October 11 at 7 pm • Pride Centre of Edmonton • 10608 105 Ave (behind MacEwan campus)

An Evening with Kevin March at the Art Gallery of Alberta

Curious about the process of putting together a full-length opera? In this special edition of Opera 101, we bring composer Kevin March to talk about creating the score of Lilies. Presented in partnership with the Art Gallery of Alberta. 

Thursday, October 12 at 7 pm • Art Gallery of Alberta • Meet and greet with Kevin at 6 pm

Lilies community events have been made possible with support from the Edmonton Community Foundation

Special thanks to our community event partners

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Lilies High Tea at Café Linnea

Enjoy a fabulous, three-tiered high tea service and a special opera performance at Café Linnea, Edmonton's newest culinary destination! This stylish afternoon is the perfect way to sample the charm and elegance of our upcoming production Lilies. Tickets will sell out quickly, so purchase today!

Sunday, October 15 at 3 pm • Café Linnea • 10932 119 St • Get tickets