Opera 101

Join Edmonton Opera for a series of complimentary thought-provoking and informative panel discussions surrounding each season. At Opera 101, we invite experts from various disciplines to offer context and perspective on the upcoming productions. In a relaxed environment, seasoned opera enthusiasts and newcomers alike may engage in creative conversations before experiencing the production at the Jubilee. 

2016/17 Season

  • Turandot | Musicologist Stephan Bonfield and Dr. Daniel Fried, professor at the University of Alberta East Asian Studies department discussed the music, characters, and orientalism of Puccini's epic final masterpiece.
  • Cinderella Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. | CKUA downtown | Musicologist Stephan Bonfield and University of Alberta literature professor Natalie Kononenko traced the origins of Cinderella in folklore and myth. 
  • Elektra Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 at 7 p.m. | CKUA downtown | Stephan Bonfield hosts the Elektra Opera 101. Please RSVP your attendance on our Eventbrite page. 

2015/16 season

You can view previous panel discussions on our YouTube channel.

2014/15 season

2013/14 season

2012/13 season