From the end of April through to the middle of May, the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music takes an opera production, created specifically for young people, on tour to approximately 30 schools in Manitoba. This annual school tour is an important part of opera at the University of Manitoba as it not only provides performing experience for advanced voice students but also supports arts education in the province and helps to develop a future audience for opera. The production is double cast with selected students from both the graduate and undergraduate programs.
2011 School Tour - The Brothers Grimm
In May of 2011 the Opera Theatre School Tour took a production of Dean Burry's The Brothers Grimm through north-western Manitoba - as far as Flin Flon, with stops in Gladstone, Erickson, Dauphin, Winnipegosis,The Pas, Cranberry Portage, Swan River and Ethelbert. This tour was made possible with a grant from the Academic Enhancement Fund from the University of Manitoba.
Hansel and Gretel 2012
The Brothers Grimm 2011
Angela and Her Sisters 2010
The Barber of Seville 2008
Hansel and Gretel 2007
Mozart: A Life Worth Noting 2006
Brothers Grimm 2005