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Allegro at THE BARBER OF SEVILLE: For members only Fri / nov 24 : 6:30PM
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Where

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
1415 14th Ave. NW

Under 35

Allegro Group - Be 'Scene', Be Heard

Sponsored by TD Bank

Allegro is Calgary Opera's group for under 35 with an interest in opera! Whether you're completely new to opera, or a seasoned opera enthusiast, Allegro is a fun and exclusive way to mix and mingle, see and be seen, learn and experience the grandeur of opera. If you're under 35, this is the best way to experience the beauty and power of opera like never before.

Allegro members receive special discounts for performances and events, as well as invitations to exclusive receptions, special offers, talks, tours, and more! Membership is free, all you need to do is sign up online or through our Box Office, choose your seats, and pick your tickets up at the door the night of the performance.

ALLEGRO BENEFITS

- Under 35 years of age, you are entitled to tickets to the opera performance are only $30.00 with sign-up of your membership (free) and completion of survey

- Membership is free, with valid ID

- Pre-Show exclusive reception and intermission in the Jubilee Room

- Access to behind-the-scenes events, including meet the artists and performers

-  $5.00 beverages all evening!

- Free coat check at Calgary Opera performances

- Discount on any Subscriptions purchased

To become an Allegro member, please fill out our short survey form

Renew your Allegro Membership, or Become a Member Today!

 

Meet our Calgary Opera Allegro Team:

Kyle Schulte is Patron Development Coordinator at Calgary Opera. Kyle is a born and raised Calgarian who holds a BFA from the University of Lethbridge, who is thrilled to be on the Calgary Opera team! When not developing patrons (get it?) at the Opera, Kyle is the Artistic Director at Theatre BSMT, Calgary’s only full time horror theatre company! Selected directing credits include [title of show], Wide Awake Hearts (TheatreXtra), Ocean Fox (Sage Theatre, IGNITE Festival), A Thought in Three Parts, CRABS, White Gleaming Beach (Theatre Outré), Millie and Moe, Before the Night Takes Us, and The Only Good Boy (Theatre BSMT). Kyle has been seen on stage in The Rocky Horror Show, HAIR and The Government Inspector, as well as the world premieres of Exia, Estuary (U of L) and Sharon Pollock's Centennial. He is absolutely THRILLED to see you at Allegro!

 

Shevonne Brodeur is Donor Relations Manager at Calgary Opera. Shevonne is a native Calgarian who grew up surrounded by the arts. The one person that had the biggest in fluence was her Great Aunt ‘Tante Wally’ who loved the Opera and passed along her passion. Growing up, Tante Wally had the entire family putting on productions for Christmas, birthdays and family weddings. Everyone would dress up, perform, sing, dance, and build sets with our great aunt (our fearless director and stage manager) at the helm. Even with all her childhood experiences, Shevonne has no plans to take on a stage role at Calgary Opera, but she does enjoying engaging with and meeting donors, as well as those that share her passion for Opera. Shevonne attended University in St. Catherine’s at Brock University in the Recreation and Leisure Services Program, as well as Dental Assisting here in Calgary and most recently she completed Yoga Teacher Training in Playa Negra Costa Rica. Needless to say her interests are quite diverse.

 

 

We thank Allegro Group Sponsor TD Bank for making opera accessible for 35 and under.

For more information. please contact the Calgary Opera Box Office:

403-262-7286
allegro@calgaryopera.com