Calgary Civic Symphony - Sunday Afternoon at the Opera

Sun February 23, 2020 - 2:30 PM
Calgary Civic Symphony - Sunday Afternoon at the Opera

Sunday Afternoon at the Opera

Sunday, February 23, 2020, 2:30 pm
Pre-concert chat/performance at 1:45 pm

MOZART: Don Giovanni Overture and Sextet Sola sola in buio loco;
Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor Act 2 Finale Chi mi frena in tal momento?
VERDI: Rigoletto Quartet Bella figlia dell’amore; Il Trovatore Anvil Chorus; La
Traviata Libiamo, ne’ lieti calici; Nabucco Va, pensiero
PUCCINI: Tosca Te deum
STRAUSS: Der Rosenkavalier Presentation of the Rose and
Trio Hab mir’s gelobt
BEETHOVEN: Fidelio Overture & Finale Heil Sei dem Tag


The Calgary Civic Symphony is joined by the Calgary Concert Opera Company for
the first time in this program of some of the best known works of the Italian and
German operatic repertoire. We start our celebration of the mighty Beethoven’s
250th birthday by closing this concert with the Overture and Finale of his lone
opera, Fidelio.

The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. Home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Stage, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. The hall also welcomes a spectrum of events each season from TED Talks to National Geographic Live speakers, wedding dinners on the stage to rock stars on tour.

Ideal for: Weddings, performances, meetings, graduation ceremonies, and corporate events
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Formal dinner seating 200 – Cocktail reception 
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Stage: Stage measures 86' wide by 38' deep. 
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible Seats

Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix. Suspended high above the stage is a laminated, 185,000-pound (90-ton) spruce-wood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.

Over its 32 year life, Jack Singer Concert Hall has undergone many upgrades to ensure that it remains a state-of-the-art performance hall, including a new million dollar sound system with state-of-the-art hearing assistance in 2004, a complete replacement of all its analog sound boards in 2014, and the full replacement of all of its seats, in 2017.