EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF OPERA
Edmonton Opera is committed to inspiring the next generation of arts enthusiasts by engaging students of all ages in creative, fun, and meaningful opera experiences. We offer accessibly priced Student Dress Rehearsals, free classroom visits, study guides, Opera Centre tours, and more ways to help make the arts a part of young people’s lives.
Bring your class to our Student Dress Rehearsals for a field trip like no other! With tickets starting at just $10, students can experience opera — featuring spectacular sets and costumes, beautiful live music, thrilling stories, and projected English translations making it easy to follow along.
To book your field trip, please complete the form below. For more information about our Education Program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPCOMING STUDENT DRESS REHEARSALS
Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7pm
Sung in Italian with projected English translation
Follow the rise and fall of a star in Verdi’s grand romantic masterpiece La Traviata. Soprano Laquita Mitchell performs the iconic title role of Violetta, a famous Parisian courtesan who is consumed both by love and a life-threatening illness. Our new production features spectacular sets and costumes that will match the grandeur of Verdi’s music, making this an unforgettable night out for students!
HANSEL & GRETEL
Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 11am
Sung in English with projected lyrics
Based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Hansel & Gretel takes you deep into the forbidden forest with a charmingly curious brother-sister duo. This German classic features Engelbert Humperdinck’s sumptuous score and richly woven characters that will enchant young audiences and spark their imaginations! Our special matinee Student Dress Rehearsals sell out quickly, so book your class today.
THE MISADVENTURES OF COUNT ORY
Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 7pm
Sung in French with projected English translation
From the composer of The Barber of Seville comes another raucous comedy with gorgeous bel canto melodies and vocal fireworks galore! Come along for the ride as a love triangle unfolds between Count Ory, his cunning Page, and a feisty Countess. Directed by Brian Deedrick and starring renowned tenor John Tessier as the Count, this Western Canadian premiere promises you an evening of laughter, entertainment, and charming music.
Special thanks to our education partners
How do I book my class to attend a Student Dress Rehearsal performance?
Choose the opera you wish to attend and fill out a booking form. Please send completed forms by fax to 780.429.0600 or by email to email@example.com.
I’m not sure yet how many tickets I need. Can I still reserve tickets now?
Absolutely! Simply complete a booking form to reserve tickets. Please include an estimated number of attendees on your form.
Does my group have specific seating or is it general admission?
For all mainstage operas at the Jubilee Auditorium, tickets are assigned seats.
How are groups assigned seating?
Seating will be assigned based on availability, group size, and in the order we received your booking. We cannot guarantee or reserve specific areas or rows of seating in the theatre, except for patrons with mobility requirements. If a member of your group has specific mobility requirements, please let us know as soon as possible.
When do I have to give my final ticket numbers?
Does your group have to comply with Net30 terms to pay by cheque? If so, we need your final numbers before we can process and issue your final invoice for payment. If your group is paying by credit card please notify us of your final numbers no later than two weeks before the performance date. After this date we cannot guarantee that additional tickets will be seated in the same area as your group.
When is payment due for tickets?
If your group is paying by cheque, we need your final attendance numbers no later than 6 weeks prior to the performance date in order to comply with Net30 terms for your invoice. If you are paying by credit card we require full payment no later than one week before the performance date. If you are booking your group within one week of the performance, please call our box office to make arrangements and to see if there is space for your group.
Can I pay for my tickets on the day of the performance?
Your group must be paid in full in order to be seated and watch the performance. In order to process your booking we must have full payment one week in advance of the performance. If you need to make special arrangements please call our box office for information.
When should I arrive?
Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance.
Where can I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available starting an hour before the performance in the Jubilee lobby. One person must collect all the tickets for your group, and distribute them.
Are food and drink allowed in the theatre?
You can bring packed lunches/snacks and bottled drinks, but these are to be consumed only in the lobby area during intermission. Eating and drinking inside the theatre is not permitted. School bags and coats may be left in the lobby during the performance.
What parking is available for myself or my bus?
If you’re arriving in a bus please arrive by the front door on 87th Ave, and follow instructions from the University and Jubilee staff. If you are arriving by car you can use the pay parking in the Jubilee parkade, or the nearby paid parking lots on University grounds. There is no parking available by the front door on 87th Ave, except for patrons who require wheelchair accessible parking.
How do I book a classroom visit?
We are able to offer a limited number of classroom visits per school year. To inquire and make a request for a free classroom visit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Classroom visits are subject to availability.
Banner: Edmonton Opera's Cinderella. Photo by Nanc Price.