NUOVA Opera & Music Theatre Festival

Join Opera NUOVA throughout the six-weeks of this annual classic music Festival to share in the promotion and celebration of Canada’s emerging artists. Each year, we bring over 80 singers, pianists, stage directors and other personnel from across the country to Edmonton to share in the development of their craft and talents as they help audiences discover the passion and love of opera and musical theatre. We endeavour to share exceptional artistry in intimate venues and at reasonable prices. Click HERE for Ticket & Pass Information

This Midsummer Night Unlock…

A Magical Dream,
A Secret Garden
& A Fairy Queen

Welcome to NUOVA’s third decade.

 We have created a brand new, re-imagined intensive program for our Canadian emerging artists to unlock their imaginations and to unlock the toolkit that is explored by comprehensive acting programs but rarely woven into the training forums of classical trained artists.

 This new training has inspired a festival that focuses on one of theatre’s most renowned playwrights, Shakespeare. We offer Edmonton a concert version of Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate; a workshop performance of a brand new Canadian opera commissioned by McGill, Much Ado!; and one of Britten’s most well-known operas, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

We will further explore this literary source with an early music rendition of Dream (a masque which explores the thematic threads of the play ) created by Purcell, entitled The Fairy Queen.  Finally we will end the festival breathing life into the Tony Award winning musical and well-loved literary classic, The Secret Garden

 Join us as we unlock the splendour of a season full of secrets and dreams.

Kim Mattice Wanat
Founder & Artistic Director