Outreach & Audience Engagement

UPCOMING OPERA PLUS EVENTS 

EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE
Unless Indicated otherwise | Registration is required

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FILM SCREENING: BECOMING TRAVIATA
SATURDAY, MARCH 17 | 11:30AM
Cinematheque, 100 Arthur St

A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the staging of a major operatic production, Verdi's masterpiece, La Traviata, starring world-famous French coloratura soprano Natalie Dessay and directed by the celebrated Jean-Francois Sivardier.



THE CONSUMPTION OF VIOLETTA: TUBERCULOSIS AS METAPHOR
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 | 7:00PM
Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library
251 Donald St
Presenter: Dr. Pamela Orr, Professor of Medicine, University of Manitoba

In a medical text published in 1852, Dr. Richard Payne Cotton wrote “Of all vices, however, none are so apt to lead to consumption as the unnatural or unrestrained indulgence of the sensual passions.” In Italy the expression “tipo Traviata” described what came to be known as tubercular beauty.

This talk will explore the romantic myths of tuberculosis as portrayed in music, literature and visual arts.


LECTURE: LA TRAVIATA OPERA PRIMER
SUNDAY, MARCH 25 | 1:00PM
Cinematheque, 100 Arthur St
Presenter: Music expert Don Anderson

An hour-long presentation focusing on the composer and story, with DVD excerpts.

 

LECTURE: ART DECO 
THURSDAY, MARCH 29 | 7:00PM
Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library
251 Donald St
Presenter: Jeffery Thorsteinson, Architectural Historian, Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

During the 1920s and 30s, Art Deco design transformed the look of buildings, furniture, jewelry, and other elements of everyday life. This new style was forward-looking, glamourous, and energetic, embracing Jazz Age cultural change. The Art Deco was also fluid, drawing on everything from transportation design to exotic and ancient art.

This presentation will explore the trajectory and legacy of Art Deco design in Manitoba, Canada, and around the world. 



LECTURE: UNDERSTANDING THE MUSIC OF LA TRAVIATA

SATURDAY, APRIL 7 | 11:00AM
Convocation Hall, 
University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Ave
Presenter: Dr. James Maiello, Musicologist, University of Manitoba, Desautels Faculty of Music

This lecture will explore the music of La Traviata, with music and DVD excerpts.



PRE-SHOW CHAT
SATURDAY & TUESDAY APRIL 14 & 17 | Piano Nobile
FRIDAY APRIL 20 | Orchestra Right
Presenter: Soprano and vocalist, Sarah Jo Kirsch

A 20-minute presentation held a half-hour before curtain at each performance.

 

MORE EVENTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON...



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