Each season, we share with Edmonton audiences fantastic artists from all over the world. Opera casts vary greatly in size, depending on the production, and Edmonton Opera is always looking for accommodations that will make the artists feel at home for the five to six weeks that they are staying in Edmonton.
It’s easy to be a billet for Edmonton Opera — we are looking for people who can offer the artists some personal, private space in their home, preferably with no pets and with access to a kitchen. Close to the Jubilee Auditorium or near transit and LRT routes is also preferable, as rehearsals can be scheduled between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Current EO billets are quick to speak of the unique experience they have had hosting artists, as opera singers in the past have often been happy to share their stage experiences and provide a glimpse into the theatrical world for their hosts. Edmonton Opera is also able to offer some benefits in exchange for becoming a billet.
When staying in a hotel or other commercial residence, visiting artists are required to pay for their own accommodation, so we also greatly appreciate donors who choose to support the artists and Edmonton Opera by making a donation to cover accommodations, flights or car rentals.
Please contact Ha Neul Kim, Director of Artistic Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780.288.4179 for more information about becoming a billet or making a donation to cover accommodations for the 2016/17 season.