MUO is expanding our activities to a longer form season! This means bolder productions and more opera around the year. We can't wait for you to join us on this journey.
Our season opens with the world premiere of The Mansplaining Division, our highly anticipated commission project, on May 24 and 25 at the Pyramid Cabaret in downtown Winnipeg. This is an original opera written by two up and coming Winnipeg artists, and it stars some of Canada’s brightest operatic talents. This groundbreaking show kicks off the journey of Odyssey 2023 with a bang, taking us on a treacherous (yet darkly funny) expedition into the Underworld.
The journey continues with a detour to a slightly different branch of the afterlife with Rameau’s Castor et Pollux. Presented on August 22-25 in the courtyard of St. Boniface Cathedral, this ethereal show demonstrates that familial love transcends death itself. Join the mythical twins as they travel from life to death, then from death to immortality in the stars.
We come back to earth with Verdi’s The Corsair, performed September 20-23 at the Manitoba Museum. Set in the Caribbean during the golden age of piracy, this swashbuckling tale follows Corrado, a pirate in search of adventure. With the action taking place right on the deck of the historic Nonsuch, this production brings Odyssey 2023 to a thrilling conclusion.
Our Opera for Children Tour also continues its journey this summer, with The Bremen Town Musicians bringing opera to families across Manitoba. Last year we introduced almost 1200 children and parents to our artform, and we plan to create even more pintsized opera lovers in 2023.
Tickets are available for all remaining shows. Buy now so you don't miss out!
Sail into a world of queer historical pirates with Verdi's The Corsair - MUO's most ambitious production yet!
Redefining Opera with Feminist Fury and Dark Comedy - The Mansplaining Division
MUO's Annual Opera for Children Tour
Bringing Communities Together Through Music and Friendship
Breaking Boundaries & Uniting Souls Under the Summer Sun: Castor et Pollux at St. Boniface Cathedral
Manitoba Underground Opera was founded on Treaty 1 land, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. These lands are the traditional territories of the Anishinaabeg, Ininiwak, and Nakota Nations. In addition, our tours extend throughout the province of Manitoba, also encompassing Treaties 2, 3, 4, and 5.
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