Storm the Stage brings arts patrons onto the opera set

For Immediate Release October 10, 2012
Media Contact Jelena Bojic, Director of Community Relations
jelena.bojic@edmontonopera.com
780.392.7837

Not only is the Edmonton Opera recognizing the 200th anniversary of composer Verdi’s birth with the production of Aida, but we’re also throwing a party.

The fifth annual Storm the Stage — a party on the opera set — will be held on Oct. 20, during a non- performance night of Aida. Edmontonians are invited to experience Egypt on the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium stage during this unique arts event.

This year, Storm the Stage will feature performances by hip-hop fusion artist Mitchmatic, alternative folk trio F&M, and Edmonton Opera chorus members. Thread Hill will also put on a fashion show, featuring garments that are perfect to wear to the opera, and pastries will be provided by Duchess Bake Shop.

Edmonton Opera’s Explorers and encore! social clubs are vibrant associations of young arts patrons in the capital city, and provide accessible opportunities for young professionals to experience opera. Members of both Explorers and encore! will receive $5 off their tickets.

Tickets are $25 and available online, at the opera box office at Tix on the Square or by calling 780-429- 1000. Doors open at 9 p.m

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Themes of fate, broken hearts drive Eugene Onegin opera

Those who haven’t had their heart broken need not apply.

Each character in the opera Eugene Onegin has the love of something, so understanding love is key to Edmonton Opera’s production, starting in mid-April at the Northern Alberta Jubilee.

“It’s really about, in many ways, living your life with a broken heart,” said director Tom Diamond. “On the first day, when I spoke to the cast, I talked about, at my middle age, I’m kind of glad that at some point in my life, I have had my heart broken, because it equips me to direct this kind of opera.”

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