Join Edmonton Opera for a series of thought-provoking and informative panel discussions surrounding the 2015/16 season, including The Merry Widow, Carmen and Maria Stuarda. This is a series of multi-disciplinary panels before each opera production, which offers context and perspective from the realms of history, political science, music and more.
The Merry Widow | Oct. 7, 2015, 7 p.m. at CKUA performance space (9804 Jasper Ave., Alberta Hotel)
Hosted by musicologist Stephan Bonfield and joined by Joseph Patrouch, director of the University of Alberta's Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies.
Wine, beer and other refreshments will be available for purchase. This is a complimentary event, but please RSVP your spot online, as spaces tend to fill quickly. The closest LRT station is Churchill Station, meter parking is free downtown after 6 p.m. and there are also many parkades in the area to choose from. Please contact the box office at 780.429.1000 with any questions.
Carmen | Jan. 13, 2016, 7 p.m. at CKUA performance space (9804 Jasper Ave., Alberta Hotel)
Maria Stuarda | March 30, 2016, 7 p.m. at CKUA performance space (9804 Jasper Ave., Alberta Hotel)
You can view previous panel discussions on our YouTube channel:
- Donizetti's music (Stephan Bonfield)
- Lucia's madness (Dr. Alec Oskin)
- Literary aspect of Lucia di Lammermoor (Brianna Wells)
- Mozart's music (Stephan Bonfield)
- Historical Viennese context (Joseph Patrouch)
- Staging The Magic Flute (Kim Mattice-Wanat)
- The history of comedy in The Barber of Seville (Stephan Bonfield)
- Staging the opera (director Allison Grant)
- The music of The Barber of Seville (maestro Robert Dean)
- Rossini's composition and singing Figaro (Phillip Addis)
- Opera: an art that works "in between" (Brianna Wells)
- Stephan Bonfield speaking about Madama Butterfly's synopsis
- Aya Fujiwara and a perspective on Puccini's Japan
- Kim Mattice Wanat about the staging of Butterfly (audience questions are also included in this clip)
- Part 1: Stephan Bonfield on Salome
- Part 2: Benjamin Garstad on Salome
- Part 3: panel discussion on Salome