Opera in the Village lasts for 10-days and includes free activities, performers and more. Performing this year in a 900-seat open air tent are The Mikado and The Scorpions’ sting: An Egyptian Myth.
Considered the centerpiece of this years Opera in the Village, is about a son of the Mikado of Japan named Nanki-Poo. Nicki-Poo’s father arraigned a marriage for him, but Nicki-Poo fled. He disguised himself as a traveling musician and then finds himself falling in love with the already engaged Yum-Yum. Later Nicki-Poo finds out that Yum-Yum’s fiancé was condemned to death for flirting and he goes to back to claim her.
This 45-minute puppet show is perfect for the family. It’s about Professor Hornsby’s students and how they must use Iset’s ancient wisdom and learn the power of forgiveness to try to save the professor from a scorpion’s sting.
Where: East Village
When: Thursday, August 13 to Saturday, August 22
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit calgaryopera.com.