The L-Space Web : Plays : Maskerade : 2005

June - Edmonton


EDMONTON, AB - Curve Entertainment proudly announces a new, fun opera based on the best-selling Disworld series by acclaimed author Terry Pratchett: "Maskerade - the Opera!"

"Maskerade - the Opera" is the story of Agnes Nitt, a young witch with a magical voice who travels to the bustling city-state of Ankh-Morpork to make her mark as an opera singer. Featuring fan-favourite characters Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, "Maskerade" borrows heavily on the plot from "The Phantom of the Opera" to create a fresh, satirical look at modern stage musicals.

"After reading "Maskerade - the Opera" several years ago, I knew it would make an excellent adaptation to a full, comedic opera, "said Jared Samborski, composer. "We've worked very hard to create a faithful adaptation from the book to the stage that we're sure the fans will enjoy."

Combining Pratchett's sharp, British wit and heaping doses of satire with the elements of classic opera, "Maskarade - the Opera" will bridge the gap between high culture and pop culture, attracting a fresh, young audience to the opera house.

"Maskerade - the Opera" is being staged June 22-25, 2005 at the Shoctor Theatre, a part of the Citadel Theatre complex in downtown Edmonton, Alberta. Ticket sales, in part, will be going towards assisting battered women's shelters in Edmonton.

Information on "Maskerade - the Opera" can be found at: www.maskeradetheopera.com

Ticket are now on sale through the Citadel website.

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