I bought tickets online but didn't see a print option. What's going on?
We have a paper-free system. When you buy tickets online we get your name and will check you off at the door.
When should I arrive?
For some types of shows the time on the ticket is a rough estimate of when the headlining act may start thinking about heading on stage. In opera, the time on your ticket is the time the show will start. Make sure to allow yourself some time to park, freshen up, spray yourself with mosquito repellent, etc. before this time.
What should I wear?
Some people live for getting glitzy and glamourous and see the opera as a perfect opportunity to do just that. If you'd like to, that's awesome, but if you prefer jeans and a nice top then that is a'okay too. We are happy to see you in the audience so wear what makes you comfortable. Pro-tip: Our outdoor performances feature back up performances by Manitoba's provincial bird... the mosquito. We recommend wearing bug repellant, long sleeves, or heavy netting.
Do I need to bring my own chair?
No, we will provide all the seating. Bring your own bug spray.
When can I clap?
The easiest way to know when it is appropriate to applaud is when the folks around you are doing it too. It is pretty typical for there to be applause after an aria or duet (a song that could stand alone). Our productions this year will include spoken dialogue so you will likely hear clapping each time the music stops and if you feel like it you are welcome to join in.
Why do you have an "artist" category in your pricing?
This company is run by artists and being in this industry we get invited to a lot of shows. Eventually the tickets all add up and weigh heavily on the wallet so we want to do what we can to lighten the load for our colleagues in the same situation.
Am I an artist?
Are you? Would you like to be? We are working on the honour system for self-identification as an artist. We do enough self-questioning as it is, we won't question you further.
Can I buy tickets at the door?
It's best to plan ahead and buy your tickets in advance online. If you are unable to do so, please send us an email at ManitoaUndergroundOpera@gmail.com and we will help you out.
How will I understand the shows if you are singing in other languages?
Take some time before the show to familiarize yourself with the synopsis and character road map in your program. This will give you a general idea of what is going to happen and will help you follow along with the story. In Idomeneo you will also be able to catch up between every musical number when the performers speak in English to further the story.
So you've decided to come to the Opera...
Here's what to expect: