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Edmonton Opera Presents: Aida

Image Courtesy Edmonton Opera


Presented by the Edmonton Opera, this inspired tale of ancient Egypt, jealousy, loyalties, and forbidden passion showcases composer Giuseppe Verdi — it is the 200th anniversary of his birth — at the height of his creative powers. Elaborate costumes, and huge cast of over 100 performers,  accompanies exhilarating, haunting orchestral music. From the seductive slave dances to the hauntingly heart-rendering finale, this is one of the most memorable shows in opera.

Worried you won’t understand the show? Never fear! A screen above the stage displays a translation of the score, which makes this performance more accessible to audiences unfamiliar with opera or with this story.

October 19 (8 pm), 21 (2 pm), 23 (7:30 pm), 25 (7:30 pm); Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (11455-87 Ave). Tickets required; $60 – $150, available online or by calling 780-429-1000. Guests can receive a 20%-off discount on tickets to the Sunday, October 21 (2 pm) performance by mentioning the special-offer code “Opera Notes”.

Storm the Stage

This annual “party on the set” celebrates the opening of Aida with live music performances, a fashion show by Thread Hill, and delightful pastries from Duchess Bake Shop among the stunning set of Aida. Saturday, October 20 at 9 pm. Tickets required; $25 General Admission, available online or by calling 780-429-1000.

Opera Art Project

One of the many craft items available for sale during the Opera Art Project: Jewellery by Claire Uhlick made from folded and woven opera posters and programs.
Photo by Laura O’Connor, Alberta Craft Counci

Before each performance of Aida, browse a selection of fine crafts by local artists that have been inspired by, or incorporate materials from, the current opera performance. The artworks available for sale include hand-made and hand-painted scarves, jewellery, ornaments, pottery, and glassware. These crafts will be available for sale during the performance at the Jubilee Auditorium (11455-87 Ave.), and will be available after October 25 at the Opera Box Office at Tickets on the Square (9930-102 Ave).


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