Spice up your opera experience and learn all about the opera with Opera Talks.
Held 45 minutes prior to show time in the lower level Kaasa lobby, these complimentary sessions will let you in on interesting background information such as the opera's story, its characters and the composer's life. By the time the curtain rises, you will know the ins and outs of the opera you've come to see.
The Opera Talks for The Merry Widow will be presented by John Madill, who is a retired stage designer, theatre history instructor at MacEwan University's theatre production program and occasionally a stage director. He has been involved in various aspects of theatrical production in Western Canada for over 50 years. He has travelled throughout Europe examining historical theatre sites and archives as well as taking in productions. He thinks opera is a good idea.