Much like human history, opera is epic in scale, full of murders and romantic intrigue, and frequently interrupted by deformed men in half-masks and capes. Get in on the grandeur with today's Groupon: for $17, you get one ticket to Rascals, Rogues, & Rapscallions (up to a $34 value including GST) at Saskatoon Opera on Sunday, January 9 at 2 p.m. at the Persephone Theatre's Rawlco Radio Hall.
The program presents Saskatchewan-born baritone Peter McGillivray intoning songs and arias investigating humanity's sinister side. Ivory-tickler Julien LeBlanc accompanies the award-winning troubadour as he skates across barely frozen lakes of vice, blackguardism, and illegal downloading. Saskatoon Opera is Saskatchewan's premier outlet for libretto-based amusements, with performances held in the elegant, modern Persephone Theatre. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis upon arrival at the box office.