Nov. 13, 2014
Media contact: Gwen Horvath, fund development manager
The Edmonton Opera board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Yakimec to the combined position of general manager and artistic director, effective immediately.
Tim’s academic training and performance experience in the performing arts, as well as extensive experience behind the scenes and at senior administration levels, provides him with the appropriate skills for this position.
Over the past year as Edmonton Opera’s general manager, Tim has demonstrated a collaborative leadership style that incorporates feedback from singers, directors, conductors, other opera directors and our own artistic advisory committee. He is a leader in listening to audience and patron feedback in order to create relevant and interesting performances within the means available to the company. Tim fosters a creative environment where all artists and staff are able to achieve success in their professions and respective departments.
The board looks forward to continuing to work with Tim Yakimec as we move Edmonton Opera forward as an exciting and sustainable performing arts force in Edmonton.
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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.
Before the curtain rises for Aida this October, the Edmonton Opera presents Opera 101, a panel discussion to break down the intricacies of one of Verdi’s most well-loved and grandest operas.
Five panelists, including Stephan Bonfield, Dr. Julián Castro-Rea, Dr. Magdy El-Shamma, Dr. Benjamin Garstad and Dejan Miladinovic, will discuss Aida on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m., at the Art Gallery of Alberta in the Ledcor Theatre.
With two free events planned this weekend, the Edmonton Opera is joining its arts and culture colleagues across Canada for Culture Days, providing interactive and exciting opportunities for families and individuals.
Opera is even more accessible during the 2012/13 season, as the Edmonton Opera has made changes to its production schedule to allow for matinée performances.
In addition to three nighttime performances, there will be a 2 p.m. performance on the Sunday during the production run. This earlier performance allows for out-of-town opera enthusiasts to enjoy the performance without making an overnight trip, or for families to expose their children to the art form and still make it home at a family-friendly hour.
One of the grand operas, Aida will grace the Edmonton stage for the first time in over a decade when the Edmonton Opera opens its 49th season next month. Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth, Edmonton Opera joins other opera houses around the world honouring the great composer and his works.
The Verdi masterpiece will be presented in its full splendor, with roughly 100 performers, including principal artists, chorus members, supernumeraries and Brian Webb dancers on stage together at any given time.