Inspired by the 30-Day Opera Challenge done by Austin Lyric Opera, the staff at Edmonton Opera have taken on a 30-question challenge of their own. Each week, we'll post answers from staff members about various aspects of opera, whether it's their favourite aria, an opera house they'd like to visit, or an open-ended question about what they would do if they could sing, conduct, direct, etc., an opera.
We welcome your comments with your own opinion on the question, either on the blog or via social media.
Which is the opera you've seen the most often?
Mickey Melnyk, stewardship officer: Carmen. At least three times.
Amanda MacRae, education & community outreach manager: Tales of Hoffmann. When we presented it in February I saw it four times. The singing was wonderful!
Jeff McAlpine, assistant technical director: La bohème.
On Twitter, Aida got a mention as the most-viewed opera, because "our opera house loved producing it ... plus, the triumphal march is the music played at our graduation ceremonies. It just means a lot. I was happy to see it in #yeg."