Enjoy local arts culture from the comfort of your car.
By Adrienne Vanderheyden | March 10, 2021
Coming off a very successful Christmas campaign of Drive-in Opera, Edmonton Opera is back again with an ode to spring in Songs of Spring. Featuring singers from its Emerging Artists Studio, these drive-in concerts are broadcast from the roof of the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and ticket-holders can enjoy the oversized screen on the iconic theatre while they listen on their car radios.
We’ve all noticed businesses and organizations pivoting this past year to stay afloat among the pandemic – it’s not been easy, but arts organizations, one of the most hard-hit sectors, are using their innate creativity to keep arts alive in the city.
From live-streamed videos and clips on social media, to adapting previous work and developing new pieces that speak to the here-and-now, Edmonton performing arts groups such as Ballet Edmonton have partnered with beloved annual festivals like SkirtsAfire. Through their outside-the-box thinking, many groups have been able to continue engaging with their loyal audiences, while connecting with new ones that may not have had the resources to participate in the past.
After selling out its initial two shows, Edmonton Opera just added a third performance on March 13 at 8:45 p.m. but seating – er, parking – is limited so grab your household members and book your tickets!