Turning the written word into larger-than-life opera.
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May 22 & 23 Rocking Horse Winner @ The Millennium Centre
August 21-25 Hansel and Gretel @ Winnipeg Art Gallery
September 18-22 Tales of Hoffmann @ Club 200
Rocking Horse Winner
Based on the 1926 DH Lawrence short story of the same name and staged at the Millennium Centre. This Canadian-Scottish collaboration written in 2016, will receive its first performance west of Toronto. The story follows Ava, her son Paul, and their bleak house. Paul discovers that he can enter a frenzied state while riding his rocking horse, enabling him to predict the winners of upcoming horse races. He tells his Uncle Oscar, and together they capitalize several times on this uncanny ability. No spoilers here, but if you want to know more check out https://www.garethwilliamsmusic.com/rocking-horse-winner or listen to the album available on most streaming platforms.
Hansel and Gretel
Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel will bring smiles to your face in the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Presented with a new English adaptation, this opera is faithful to the original story. When Hansel and Gretel get lost in a haunted forest, they encounter the Witch and her gingerbread house. After a dangerous tussle near an open oven, the siblings vanquish the witch and set all her previous victims free. But there's more! Keep your eyes peeled for another exciting piece of this production.
Tales of Hoffmann
This gender-bending, loud-and-proud spectacle production of Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann marks MUO's triumphant return to Club 200. Based on a set of short stories, Hoffmann finds himself at a bar lamenting his recent failed romantic pursuits. He recounts his last three loves and relives each failure; a broken yet anthropomorphized doll, a singer who succumbs to illness, and a courtesan who is poisoned. This over the top production combines contemporary drag culture with grand opera. In this new English translation, the vibe will be drag meets 18th century horror meets "Hocus Pocus".