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Celebrating Calgary’s History

Posted on July 21 2016

Last September saw the world premiere of the Annie Davidson Opera, a new Canadian opera created from a partnership between the Calgary Public Library and Cowtown Opera.

Next month, the opera is coming to Historic Calgary Week in a pop-up format, thanks to a partnership between the Library, the City of Calgary, and the Chinook Country Historical Society.

The opera celebrates Annie Davidson, who secured approval for Calgary’s first public library and obtained funding from Andrew Carnegie. The determination of Annie and the Women’s Literary Club resulted in one of Calgary’s iconic buildings and laid the foundation for one of Canada’s best and busiest library system.

See the Annie Davidson Opera on Tuesday, July 26 from 2:00-2:45 at the First Baptist Church (1211 – 4 Street SW) or Saturday, July 30 from 2:00-2:45 pm at the John Dutton Theatre (Central Library 616 Macleod Trail SE).

To learn more about Historic Calgary Week, visit www.chinookcountry.org

The Annie Davidson Opera originally premiered in September 2015 and was created from a partnership between the Calgary Public Library and Cowtown Opera, with support from the Rozsa Foundation, the Calgary Foundation and Friends of the Library.

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