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Edmonton:  Mercury Opera Presents a Lemonade Summer of Entertainment

Summer Lemonade Series

Events include intimate but socially distanced 45-60 minute outdoor performances in garden locations. These concerts will feature some of Edmonton’s finest classical and jazz musicians in a potpourri of musical selections.

Classical garden programme (soprano & piano) August 8th, Little Italy
Features some of opera and operetta’s greatest hits, art songs and more sung by Cara Lianne McCleod accompanied by Emilio De Mercato and a surprise guest.
Instrument sponsored by The Piano Centre

Jazz meets Mercury Opera (Jazz trio with soprano Darcia Parada & tenor Boris Derow)*
Saturday August 15th (Private Event) 6-7 p.m.
Sunday August 16th Garden Concert Little Italy 6-7 p.m.
Thursday August 20 Garden/Terrace Fairmont Hotel MacDonald 6 – 7 p.m.
Sponsored by: The Downtown Business Association, The Fairmont Hotel MacDonald, PSVA Virtual Events.

“Don’t you know/Quando m’en vo” – La Boheme – Puccini
“Summertime” – Gershwin
“Autumn Leaves” – Kosma
“Yes My Darling Daughter” – Lawrence
“Habanera” – Carmen by Bizet
“Toreador song” – Carmen by Bizet
“Smile” – Chaplin
“Intermezzo – Cavalleria Rusticana” – Mascagni
“Moon River” – Mancini
“O sole mio/It’s now or never” – Di Capua
“That’s Amore” – Warren
“Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” – Gershwin
“What’ll I Do” – Irving Berlin

The series will be capped off with a weekend of Drive in – “Opera in the Movies” classics in partnership with Bonnie Doon Centre and features live pre- movie entertainment.

Friday August 28th Mercury Opera presents The Marx Brothers madcap comedy A Night at the Opera, “one of those classic films you can see dozens of times and laugh just as hard as you did the first time.” Heaven knows we all could use a good laugh or two this summer. It will also feature a pre-screening live show by tenor Boris Derow and friends performing music from the movie.

Saturday August 29th
The original Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Chaney, and a pre-show with live jazz ensemble “The Dungeon Quartet” performing hits from the era including “The Prisoner’s Song,” “Tea for two,” “Yes, Sir that’s my Baby” and more.

For both events:

Gates opens at 7:30 – Live performance- 8:30 – Movie screens at 9 p.m.

Mercury Opera is known for messing with the public’s perception of opera bringing it to railway platforms, tents, boats, back alleys, strip clubs, saloons, a diner, and the Badlands Amphitheatre.

Partners and Sponsors for the Bonnie Doon event include:
Bonnie Doon Centre
Fresh Air Media
French Quarter Business Association
La Cité Francophone
Creative Connects
CKUA Radio

To Purchase Tickets visit

For artist bios and photos, more info or to find out how you can book an outdoor physically distant, but socially connected, concert in your neighbourhood contact, Darcia Parada at 780-803-1849.

Information submitted by Mercury Opera.

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