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"Waterton Stage & Screen" is preparing  another great season of live performances, special big screen events, festivals and speaker events for 2018. Presented in the historic Waterton Lakes Opera House. Like us on Facebook: .

Here's a sampling of upcoming events. Keep checking back as more events will be added throughout the season:

("A Taste of the Opera" has been cancelled)

 “Passport to the World Travel Film Festival” Thursday, May 31 to Sunday, June 3: The film series “Passport to the World” is your ticket to discover eight exotic and fascinating travel destinations, by means of high-quality feature-length films made for movie theatre big screen. Featuring eight professionally filmed productions in high definition and surround sound 5.1, these beautifully crafted films are presented in collaboration with national tourism organizations, and depict an overall portrait of a country or region. Individual film tickets or a festival pass are available. Get ready for itchy feet! All films are rated General.

Trailer: "Passport to the World" - Travel Film Festival

Tickets: Adults: $10.00  Seniors and Children 3-12: $7.00. Purchase a 'passport' to see as many shows as you like for $45.00   General Seating



Waterton Stage & Screen presents: Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" with the Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra - Saturday, June 16 at 7:00 pm -  (Carlos Foggin, conductor). Carlos Foggin, conductor.

Do not miss this performance of Vivaldi's exquisitely beautiful concerto as it will be a spectacular Baroque symphony performance by The Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra. Vivaldi's Four Seasons is a set of four Virtuosic Violin Concertos, each depicting the beauty and fury of each of the four seasons. It's often said if you don't like the weather in Alberta, wait 5 minutes: These concertos are just like that - full of change! This orchestra is a collection of some of Calgary's finest classical musicians- an experience you won't want to miss. 


Since his critically acclaimed Lincoln Center debut in 1993, the American violinist Odin Rathnam has established himself as one of the most passionate and versatile artists of his generation. He has received unanimous praise from critics and audiences for his “captivating temperament,” “brilliant technique” and a sound “recalling the legendary violinists of the past”. Odin Rathnam performs on a late 19th century violin crafted by an unknown master, in the manner of Guarnerius Del Gesu’s middle period.

Tickets: Adults: $25.00 Seniors 65+ and Children 0-11: $20.00.  General Seating


Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra


Waterton Wildflower Festival Events: The Waterton Lakes Opera House will be having special presentations all throughout the Waterton Wildflower Festival, from Thursday June 14 to Tuesday June 19. Be sure not to miss these great events:

Thursday June 14,  at 4:00  PM:  

"Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies" (Exhibition On Screen Movie)

A new look at Van Gogh, one of the greatest landscape painters ever, through the legacy of the largest private collector of artworks by the Dutch painter. Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), who, in the early 20th Century, ended up buying nearly 300 of his works, paintings and drawings included. This is an exhibition that will not only tell us about Van Gogh’s art and his genius, but it will also allow us to understand the importance of drawing as part of his artistic technique. His seemingly instinctive, ‘au premier coup’ canvases were the result of long, preparatory studies, not sketches but complete works of art in themselves, where the broken flow of lines that characterizes the style of his paintings, can already be found.


Saturday June 16, at 3:00 PM:

The Beautiful Chemicals in Beautiful Flowers -

Join Roy Golsteyn, a cancer research scientist, who is investigating chemicals from native plants. Roy will share some of his experiences and experiments about chemicals that are present in native plants, including those that flourish in Waterton Lakes National Park. He will give you a healthy look at some of the chemicals found in beautiful wildflowers.

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Saturday June 16, at 7:00 PM:

Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" with the Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra

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Sunday June 17, 4:00 PM

"Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies" (Exhibition On Screen Movie) 

See above for description.


Monday June 18,  at 12:00 noon:

Painting The Modern Garden - From Monet to Matisse (Exhibition On Screen movie)

Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art but he was not alone. Artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Pissarro and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful subject for their art. These great artists, along with many other famous names, feature in an innovative exhibition from The Cleveland Museum of Art and The Royal Academy, London. From the exhibition walls to the beauty of artist gardens like Monet’s Giverny, we take a magical journey to discover how artists used the modern garden to explore radical and wonderful new ideas.


Tuesday June 19, at 12:00 noon

Painting The Modern Garden - From Monet to Matisse (Exhibition On Screen movie)

See above for description.



"International Adventure Film Festival and Fair"-Saturday, June 23 starting at 1 pm: These films from the Ottawa Adventure Film Festival showcases some of the best adventure films from around the globe. The Adventure Fair features Waterton-based outdoor adventure specialists who will have information booths set up in the theatre to answer all your questions on how best to enjoy all Waterton has to offer. Fair runs from 1 - 3 pm, and films start at 3 pm.

Participating Partners: Alpine Stables, Waterton Outdoor Adventures, Blakiston & Co. Adventure Rentals (and more to come)

International Adventure Film Festival

Tickets: For both fair and film festival: General Admission: $15 Children 3 - 12: $10  General Seating



"The Missing Piece Rendezvous 2018" - Sunday, June 24 at 2:00 pm: There’s a very real possibility that the wilderness of Waterton Lakes National Park could more than double in size, and people are invited to gather at the Rendezvous to show their support for the dream. We want to send the message that people are excited and committed to the idea of the expansion of Waterton Lakes into B.C.’s Akamina-Kishinena Provincial Park, also known as the Flathead Valley. This event will be a who's who of leading Canadian and international conservation leaders.

Hosted by Harvey Locke,  conservationist, writer, photographer and founder of Yellowstone to Yukon initiative. More information on Harvey Locke

Music by Sid Marty and Friends : Sid is an award-winning musician and author. More Information on Sid Marty


Brian Keating: Well-known conservationist and radio/television host . More Information on Brian Keating

Dr. Ric Hauer:  Director of the Center for Integrated Research on the Environment at University of Montana. More information on Dr. Ric Hauer

More presenters TBA.

Plus in memoria tributes to Charlie Russell, world-famous bear conservation advocate, John Russell, Charlie's brother and tireless campaigner for Southwest Alberta habitat preservation,and John Fredrick, long time champion of the North Fork Preservation Association in Montana, and advocate for the preservation of the Flathead. 

By donation. Donations will go to the Flathead conservation initiative.

Harvey Locke on the Flathead Conservation Initiative




 The Met Opera Live On Screen: Puccini's LA BOHÈME -  Tuesday, July 3 at 11 am: The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production starring a cast of young stars, including Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts. 

The Met Opera's "La Boheme"

Tickets: General Admission : $18  Children 3-12 : $10   General Seating



“Lorna MacLaughlan Quintet” Saturday, July 21 at 7 pm: This group has some of Calgary’s best musicians. “Lorna is one of those rare artists who can write beautifully, play beautifully, and sing beautifully. She does everything with great care and musicality and her music draws you in like a best friend. From the strong writing and arranging in her instrumental tracks to the engaging tone and lyrics in her vocal pieces, it's music that pleases a listener with a penchant for beautifully crafted compositions and strongly musical performances.” – Michelle Grégoire

Thanks to our sponsor The Bear Mountain Motel.

Lorna MacLaughlan Quintet

Tickets: General Admission: $20.00  Children 3-12: $15.00  General Seating



Andre Rieu's 2018 Maastritch Concert: Amore, My Tribute to Love - Saturday, July 28 at 3:00 pm:  One of the most popular live acts in the world, the King of the Waltz André Rieu has announced that his 2018 Maastricht concerts will be screened in cinemas across the weekend of 28th – 29th July, as he performs his hometown shows this year with a celebration of love. ‘Amore - My Tribute to Love', is the renowned violinist's tribute to his love for music, and his love for both of his families; his wife and children, and of course for his Johann Strauss Orchestra, who he has performed with for over 30 years. It follows on from the release of his album ‘Amore’, which features his own versions of classic love songs, from the worlds of popular and classical music.

Andre Rieu's 2018 Maastricht Concert

Tickets: General Admission: $18.00  Seniors 65+ : $17.00  Children 3-12: $13.00  General Seating




Heritage Spotlight: Japan - Saturday, August 4 at 7 pm: From ancient to modern Japan, we celebrate this country's music, dance and film arts. Hear the rhythmic thunder of Japanese drumming with Midnight Taiko Kai performing live. The Yosoca Dancers of Calgary will perform yosakoi dances, a fascinating blend of ancient and modern dance traditions. To be followed by the award-winning anime film, "The Napping Princess", telling the story of a young girl dreaming of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. A full spectrum tribute to Japanese culture for the Heritage Day weekend.

Midnight Taiko Kai

The Napping Princess - Trailer 



National Theatre Live: Follies - Tuesday, August 7 at 3 pm: Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors). Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George. Follies contains two 15 second incidents of strobe lighting approximately 1:50 into the performance during Buddy’s folly.

National Theatre Live: Follies

Tickets: General Admission: $15.00 Children 3-12: $8.00  General Seating




“Wild Rose Trio” – Sunday, September 2 at 7 pm: The Wild Rose Trio was formed in the spring of 2016 when Liz, Julie and Mary, all members of Calgary’s Wind Symphony, realized a burning need to get together and play chamber music. As Liz is also an accomplished cellist, the trio presents the rich repertoire for clarinet, cello and piano: Beethoven’s Trio Opus 11, Brahms’ Trio Opus 114, Glinka’s ‘Trio Pathetique’. And this is just the beginning!

Thanks to our sponsor the Bear Mountain Motel.

Tickets: General Admission: $18.00 Children 3-12: $10.00    General Seating



Thank you to our 2018 sponsors and partners: Bear Mountain Motel, Vimy's Restaurant, The Chophouse Restaurant, The Waterton Park Community Association, Alpine Stables, Waterton Outdoor Adventures, Blakiston & Co., Parks Canada, Waterton Wildflower Festival, Waterton Wildlife Festival, Waterton Food Festival, Waterton Chamber of Commerce, Chinook Country Tourism, Travel Alberta, Friends of the Waterton Lakes Opera House



Larry and Andrea Becker - Artistic Directors
309 Windflower Avenue Box 111
Waterton Park, AB T0K 2M0

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