La Belle Notte
The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra and Saskatoon Opera are having an affair again! Join us for this gorgeous night in Italy where each of your sense will be attended to — a true Italian banquet with specially paired Italian wines, and Grammy Award winning star of the Metropolitan Opera Gino Quilico. O Sole Mio and Arrevederci Roma never sounded so sweet!
A gala evening in support of great music in Saskatoon, we are pleased to partner with Art Placement Gallery, Darrell Bell Gallery, porcelin artists the Simairs, and many more for the finest art auction in Saskatoon.
This night in Italy is unlike any other gala you’ve ever been to. This affair will be one romantic night!
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The Magic Flute
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
In 2014, Saskatoon Opera will continue its long history of presenting top-quality of opera by mounting a production of one of the world’s most popular operas, The Magic Flute, in an innovative technological setting. Mozart’s sublime music enchants while illuminating essential truths beneath the fairytale story. Many numbers in this score are the most popular in opera, among them the Queen’s vengeance aria, Papageno and Papagena’s love duet and Pamina’s sorrowful farewell. Leading the cast of rising Canadian opera stars are coloratura soprano, Ambur Braid (Queen of the Night) and bass Neil Craighead (Sarastro) in their debuts with Saskatoon Opera joining returning artists, Christopher Enns (Tamino), Lida Szkwarek (Pamina) and Regina native, Gordon Bintner (Papageno). Maestro Christopher Mokrzewski (Calgary Opera, Against the Grain Opera) conducts the Saskatoon Opera Orchestra and Rob Herriot (Calgary Opera, Manitoba Opera) is the stage director.
- Christopher Enns – Tamino
- Lida Szkwarek – Pamina
- Gordon Bintner – Papageno
- Courtney Atkins – Papagena
- Ambur Braid – Queen of the Night
- Neil Craighead – Sarastro
- Johane Ansell – First Lady
- Laurelle Jade – Second Lady
- Alicia Woynarski – Third Lady
- Matthew Pauls – Speaker & Armoured Man 2
- Jonathan MacArthur – Monostatos
- Philip Klaassen – Priest & Armoured Man 1
Thursday, June 12, 2014, 7:30 pm
Opening Night Performance:
Saturday, June 14, 2014, 7:30 pm
Reception to follow in theatre foyer (Sponsor Recognition plus opportunity to mingle with cast and crew.)
June 17, 19 at 7:30 pm
June 21 at 5:00 pm
Did you know that ticket sales cover only about one-third of our production costs?
Your donations help us ensure that opera in Saskatoon remains affordable and available to all. Won’t you please consider making a donation to Saskatoon Opera today?
Donations may be made by Visa, Mastercard or cheque. Cheques can be mailed to Saskatoon Opera, PO Box 25114, River Heights RPO, Saskatoon, SK. S7K 8B7.
Season Presenting Sponsor
Saskatoon Opera presents
Saskatoon Opera in Schools Tour 2014
The Brothers Grimm
by Dean Burry
Saskatoon Opera in Schools presents The Brothers Grimm, a 45-minute opera by Canadian composer, Dean Burry. Follow the Grimm brothers as they and their friends tell three of the famous fairy tales, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood and Rumpelstiltskin. The cast of five singers and piano accompanist also give a short Question and Answer after the show. The Brothers Grimm was commissioned by the Canadian Opera Company and premiered in 2001. It is the most successful Canadian opera ever written and has been performed across North America.
Since 2001, Saskatoon Opera in Schools has performed for thousands of elementary and high school students in Saskatoon and communities in central Saskatchewan introducing young audiences to the exciting art form of opera. Our performers are the next generation of opera stars, many of whom are native to Saskatchewan.
|Tour Dates||May 5 – May 16, 2014|
Saskatoon Opera in Schools gratefully acknowledges the support of the Saskatoon Community Foundation and sponsorship of the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan.
“As a school administrator, and on behalf of our students, I am so grateful that Saskatoon Opera in the Schools provided an opportunity for the arts to be opened up to our students in this way.” – Doug Boyd, principal, Caswell School, May 2012
Sponsorship Marketing is the modern day version of the age-old concept of sponsorship. In the old days, sponsorship was a benevolent gesture shown by good corporate citizens. Today it is much more. By applying modern day thinking to an old school concept, sponsorship has been transformed into a dynamic and effective communications and public relations tool that is targeted at an audience you need to reach with the messages you need to deliver.
Purchasing a sponsorship marketing package for the right event or project can easily be one of the most effective tools in your communications toolbox. When developed properly, your package can:
- Deliver important messages to targeted audiences in creative and experiential ways that will form memorable impressions and keep your company top of mind.
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- Provide you with unique opportunities for client hosting and appreciation
- Drive sales of products and services.
Rights and Benefits
All sponsors receive the following benefits:
- Positioning in order of investment
- Name or logo online at www.saskatoonopera.ca
- Name or logo in program book
- Complimentary Tickets and purchase discounts
- Invitations to special events
Sponsorship components in the top three levels of sponsorship may also include:
- Name or logo in print advertising
- Name or logo on collateral material (print deadlines in affect)
- Verbal recognition at all events
- Name/logo on media releases
- Right to run contests or promotions
- Exclusivity is negotiable
- On site Corporate Signage
For positioning purposes throughout the opera’s physical presence, activities and accompanying communications, there are currently four levels of sponsorship. The higher the positioning, the more public recognition you will receive. Other rights and benefits will also increase commensurate with amount of sponsorship.
Season Presenting Sponsor2013-2014 Season Presented by “Your Name”
Production Sponsors$10,000 - $30,000
Performance Sponsor$5,000 - $7,500
Opera in the Schools$7,500
Special Event Sponsor$3,500 - $5,000
Patron Sponsor$1,000 - $2,499
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