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Sunday Afternoon at the Opera

Sunday Afternoon at the Opera Dates / Times 2020-02-23 to 2020-02-23 (14:30 to 16:30) Organization Calgary Civic Symphony Type Single Day Community Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons, 205 8th Avenue SECalgary, ABT2G 0K9 403.815.0663 This third concert of the 2019 – 2020 Calgary Civic Symphony season "Sunday Afternoon at the Opera" will showcase a first-time collaboration between the Calgary Civic Symphony and the Calgary Concert Opera. The concert will commence at 2:30 pm on Sunday, February 23rd on the stage of the Jack Singer Concert Hall. This unique program will feature ten soloists from the Calgary Concert Opera supported by the Foothills Philharmonic Opera Chorus interpreting some of the best known works of the Italian and German operatic repertoire, including works by Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini and Strauss. We close the concert with the mighty Beethoven's Overture and Finale from his lone opera Fidelio, which marks the start of our celebration of the mighty Beethoven's 250th birthday. Maestro Rolf Bertsch conducts this ensemble of exceptional artists as we bring this wonderful collaboration to the stage of the Jack Singer Concert Hall. Barbara King and the Calgary Concert Opera Company will be featured in our special pre-concert performance commencing at 1:45 pm. The Calgary Civic Symphony was founded in 1975 as Calgary's volunteer orchestra. Over the years, the Civic has swelled to over 80 musicians. With an interesting diversity in professions, its members come together each week to rehearse complex orchestral works. Under the baton of Artistic Director and Conductor Rolf Bertsch, the Symphony shapes and polishes performances that are truly brilliant! . Event Details. Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons, 205 8th Avenue SE, Calgary