Calendar

Sep
22
Sat
2018
CBC Radio 2 Saturday Afternoon at the Opera @ CBC Radio 2
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance–Rossini Opera Festival – L’Italiana in Algeri
Sep 22 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Enjoy a concert version of the opera performed by this year’s participants in the Rossini Opera Academy. 

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Opera by Request–Don Giovanni
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Opera by Request presents Don Giovanni on tour:

Sunday, September 16, 2:00pm, First Baptist Church, 140 Laurier Ave. W (Elgin), Ottawa, ON

Saturday, September 22, 7:00pm, New St. James Presbyterian Church, 280 Oxford St. E, London, ON

Sunday, September 30, 2:00pm, All Saints Anglican Church, 330 City Hall Square W., Windsor, ON

Don Giovanni………………………….Norman E. Brown
Leporello………………………………..John Holland
Donna Anna……………………………Alexandra LeBlanc
Donna Elvira……………………………Deena Nicklefork
Don Ottavio…………………………….Colin Frotten/Conlan Gassi
Zerlina……………………………………Danie Friesen/Jessica Clark
Masetto………………………………….George Ossipov
Commendatore……………………….George Ossipov

Music Director and pianist, William Shookhoff/Claire Harris

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Opéra de Montréal– Rigoletto @ Place des Arts
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Cruel jester by day, loving father by night… Rigoletto is well aware of the dangers his daughter Gilda faces in the court of the depraved Duke of Mantua. His efforts to keep her hidden away are in vain: the unscrupulous Duke finds Gilda and seduces her. To avenge his daughter, the jester hires an assassin, but a curse upsets his deadly plan.

Inspired by Victor Hugo’s play Le roi s’amuse, this fastpaced opera delivers a succession of famous arias and choruses. Under the spotlight, stars of the opera stage enthusiastically portray Verdi’s emblematic characters.

Cast:

Rigoletto
JAMES WESTMAN

 Gilda
MYRIAM LEBLANC

 Duc
RAME LAHAJ

 Sparafucile
VARTAN GABRIELIAN

 Maddalena
CAROLYN SPROULE

 Marullo
MAX VAN WYCK

 Monterone
SCOTT BROOKS

 Giovanna
ROSE NAGGAR-TREMBLAY

 Borsa
ROCCO RUPOLO

 Chef d’orchestre
CARLO MONTANARO

Sets Robert Dahlstrom / Orchestre Métropolitain / Opéra de Montréal Chorus

Stage Director
MICHAEL CAVANAGH

Composer
GIUSEPPE VERDI

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City Opera Vancouver–Nigredo Hotel
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Nigredo Hotel is the story of an encounter between a beautiful but crazed woman who runs a shoddy hotel, and a brain surgeon who takes refuge there after he crashes his car. By Nic Gotham and  Ann-Marie MacDonald. 

Raymond:  Tyler Duncan

Sophie:  Sarah Vardy

Stage Director:  Alan Corbishley

Music Director:  Charles Barber

Production Manager:  Jayson McLean

Lighting and Set Designer:  John Webber

Producers:  Janet Lea and Nora Kelly

More information: http://cityoperavancouver.com/

Paper Canoe Projects and Cahoots Theatre–I Call Myself Princess
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A PAPER CANOE PROJECTS & CAHOOTS THEATRE PRODUCTION
in association with NATIVE EARTH PERFORMING ARTS

When William, a modern-day Métis music student, is handed a 1918 opera about Creek/Cherokee Mezzo Soprano Tsianina Redfeather, he learns more than just an aria as he begins to unravel the complex circumstances faced by Indigenous performers past and present.

Seen and Unseen worlds collide as Tsianina appears to William, the two learning from each other as he makes a decision about his future as an artist. Combining drama, biography, and contemporary opera, this interdisciplinary work explores the tension between representation, inspiration and cultural appropriation.

I Call myself Princess is inspired by and features music from, Shanewis: The Robin Woman, the real opera about Tsianina Redfeather composed by her creative partner Charles Wakefield Cadman, an American composer in the early 1900’s who was part of a musical movement using Indigenous music to create a distinct North American musical identity.

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Written by Jani Lauzon
Directed by Marjorie Chan
Musical Director Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate

Associate Director Keith Barker
Set & Props Design by Christine Urquhart
Lighting Design by Kaitlin Hickey
Costume Design by Snezana Pesic
Sound Design by Marc Merilainen
Stage Management by Laura Baxter

Performed by Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster, Howard J. Davis,
Richard Greenblatt, Marion Newman, Aaron M. Wells

Sep
23
Sun
2018
Paper Canoe Projects and Cahoots Theatre–I Call Myself Princess
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A PAPER CANOE PROJECTS & CAHOOTS THEATRE PRODUCTION
in association with NATIVE EARTH PERFORMING ARTS

When William, a modern-day Métis music student, is handed a 1918 opera about Creek/Cherokee Mezzo Soprano Tsianina Redfeather, he learns more than just an aria as he begins to unravel the complex circumstances faced by Indigenous performers past and present.

Seen and Unseen worlds collide as Tsianina appears to William, the two learning from each other as he makes a decision about his future as an artist. Combining drama, biography, and contemporary opera, this interdisciplinary work explores the tension between representation, inspiration and cultural appropriation.

I Call myself Princess is inspired by and features music from, Shanewis: The Robin Woman, the real opera about Tsianina Redfeather composed by her creative partner Charles Wakefield Cadman, an American composer in the early 1900’s who was part of a musical movement using Indigenous music to create a distinct North American musical identity.

For more information and tickets

Written by Jani Lauzon
Directed by Marjorie Chan
Musical Director Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate

Associate Director Keith Barker
Set & Props Design by Christine Urquhart
Lighting Design by Kaitlin Hickey
Costume Design by Snezana Pesic
Sound Design by Marc Merilainen
Stage Management by Laura Baxter

Performed by Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster, Howard J. Davis,
Richard Greenblatt, Marion Newman, Aaron M. Wells

Highlands Opera Studio– Tea n Tunes (Fall Fundraiser)
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us on Sunday, September 23rd, from 3-6 pm, for HIGH TEA and a CONCERT featuring favourites from the OPERA and MUSICAL THEATRE repertoire! The event is in support of Highlands Opera Studio, a summer professional training and networking program for highly advanced emerging operatic professionals (collaborative partner of l’Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal.)

Performers will include internationally acclaimed tenor, RICHARD MARGISON, O.C., and Highlands Opera Studio alumni: soprano ELIZABETH POLESE, mezzo-soprano ROSE NAGGAR-TREMBLAY, tenor ROCCO RUPOLO, and baritone NATHAN KEOUGHAN. (Performers subject to change.)

The event will take place in a private home in Westmount. High Tea and sparkling wine will be provided.

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Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and NMC: An Evening with Measha Brueggergosman
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and NMC are pleased to present Measha Brueggergosman at Studio Bell.

Enjoy the astonishingly refined vocal genius of Canada’s greatest soprano. Measha Bruggergosman’s seemingly innate talent erupts from passionate performances which delve into the depths of each patrons emotional core. In this intimate performance Measha will perform a deeply personal concert, singing favoured pieces of her repertoire which range from spirituals to song, in all its glory Measha’s voice stirs emotive experiences.

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Sep
25
Tue
2018
VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert–The Little Mahagonny
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Musical Bon Bons

Music and reception in a relaxed gallery setting in the West End.

 at Gallery 345 – Little Mahagonny on September 25, 2018

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Paper Canoe Projects and Cahoots Theatre–I Call Myself Princess (PWYC)
Sep 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A PAPER CANOE PROJECTS & CAHOOTS THEATRE PRODUCTION
in association with NATIVE EARTH PERFORMING ARTS

When William, a modern-day Métis music student, is handed a 1918 opera about Creek/Cherokee Mezzo Soprano Tsianina Redfeather, he learns more than just an aria as he begins to unravel the complex circumstances faced by Indigenous performers past and present.

Seen and Unseen worlds collide as Tsianina appears to William, the two learning from each other as he makes a decision about his future as an artist. Combining drama, biography, and contemporary opera, this interdisciplinary work explores the tension between representation, inspiration and cultural appropriation.

I Call myself Princess is inspired by and features music from, Shanewis: The Robin Woman, the real opera about Tsianina Redfeather composed by her creative partner Charles Wakefield Cadman, an American composer in the early 1900’s who was part of a musical movement using Indigenous music to create a distinct North American musical identity.

For more information and tickets

Written by Jani Lauzon
Directed by Marjorie Chan
Musical Director Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate

Associate Director Keith Barker
Set & Props Design by Christine Urquhart
Lighting Design by Kaitlin Hickey
Costume Design by Snezana Pesic
Sound Design by Marc Merilainen
Stage Management by Laura Baxter

Performed by Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster, Howard J. Davis,
Richard Greenblatt, Marion Newman, Aaron M. Wells

Sep
26
Wed
2018
Paper Canoe Projects and Cahoots Theatre–I Call Myself Princess
Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A PAPER CANOE PROJECTS & CAHOOTS THEATRE PRODUCTION
in association with NATIVE EARTH PERFORMING ARTS

When William, a modern-day Métis music student, is handed a 1918 opera about Creek/Cherokee Mezzo Soprano Tsianina Redfeather, he learns more than just an aria as he begins to unravel the complex circumstances faced by Indigenous performers past and present.

Seen and Unseen worlds collide as Tsianina appears to William, the two learning from each other as he makes a decision about his future as an artist. Combining drama, biography, and contemporary opera, this interdisciplinary work explores the tension between representation, inspiration and cultural appropriation.

I Call myself Princess is inspired by and features music from, Shanewis: The Robin Woman, the real opera about Tsianina Redfeather composed by her creative partner Charles Wakefield Cadman, an American composer in the early 1900’s who was part of a musical movement using Indigenous music to create a distinct North American musical identity.

For more information and tickets

Written by Jani Lauzon
Directed by Marjorie Chan
Musical Director Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate

Associate Director Keith Barker
Set & Props Design by Christine Urquhart
Lighting Design by Kaitlin Hickey
Costume Design by Snezana Pesic
Sound Design by Marc Merilainen
Stage Management by Laura Baxter

Performed by Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster, Howard J. Davis,
Richard Greenblatt, Marion Newman, Aaron M. Wells

Sep
27
Thu
2018
BrottMusic– Viva Verdi @ FirstOntario Concert Hall
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Soprano: Ambur Braid

Tenor: Dimitri Pittas

Baritone: Gregory Dahl

Join us for an evening with one of the greatest operatic composers of all time, Giuseppe Verdi! Hear some of the most memorable operatic ‘hits’ of the past 150 years with world’s most inspiring melodies. Arias and ensembles from Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, La Traviata, Aida and more.

Don’t miss hearing your favourites from so many of Verdi’s masterpieces!

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Paper Canoe Projects and Cahoots Theatre–I Call Myself Princess (Relaxed)
Sep 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A PAPER CANOE PROJECTS & CAHOOTS THEATRE PRODUCTION
in association with NATIVE EARTH PERFORMING ARTS

When William, a modern-day Métis music student, is handed a 1918 opera about Creek/Cherokee Mezzo Soprano Tsianina Redfeather, he learns more than just an aria as he begins to unravel the complex circumstances faced by Indigenous performers past and present.

Seen and Unseen worlds collide as Tsianina appears to William, the two learning from each other as he makes a decision about his future as an artist. Combining drama, biography, and contemporary opera, this interdisciplinary work explores the tension between representation, inspiration and cultural appropriation.

I Call myself Princess is inspired by and features music from, Shanewis: The Robin Woman, the real opera about Tsianina Redfeather composed by her creative partner Charles Wakefield Cadman, an American composer in the early 1900’s who was part of a musical movement using Indigenous music to create a distinct North American musical identity.

For more information and tickets

Written by Jani Lauzon
Directed by Marjorie Chan
Musical Director Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate

Associate Director Keith Barker
Set & Props Design by Christine Urquhart
Lighting Design by Kaitlin Hickey
Costume Design by Snezana Pesic
Sound Design by Marc Merilainen
Stage Management by Laura Baxter

Performed by Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster, Howard J. Davis,
Richard Greenblatt, Marion Newman, Aaron M. Wells

Sep
28
Fri
2018
Opera By Request–Der Fliegende Hollander
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Opera by Request presents Wagner’s Der Fliegende Hollander, in concert with piano accompaniment, Friday, September 28, 7:30 pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst). All tickets $20.00. Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

The Dutchman……………………..Peter Bass, baritone
Daland………………………………..Steven Henrikson, baritone
Senta…………………………………..Brigitte Bogar, soprano
Erik……………………………………..Sean Catheroy, tenor
Steersman……………………………Oliver Dawson, tenor
Mary……………………………………Kristine Dandavino, mezzo-soprano

William Shookhoff, pianist and music director

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Paper Canoe Projects and Cahoots Theatre–I Call Myself Princess
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A PAPER CANOE PROJECTS & CAHOOTS THEATRE PRODUCTION
in association with NATIVE EARTH PERFORMING ARTS

When William, a modern-day Métis music student, is handed a 1918 opera about Creek/Cherokee Mezzo Soprano Tsianina Redfeather, he learns more than just an aria as he begins to unravel the complex circumstances faced by Indigenous performers past and present.

Seen and Unseen worlds collide as Tsianina appears to William, the two learning from each other as he makes a decision about his future as an artist. Combining drama, biography, and contemporary opera, this interdisciplinary work explores the tension between representation, inspiration and cultural appropriation.

I Call myself Princess is inspired by and features music from, Shanewis: The Robin Woman, the real opera about Tsianina Redfeather composed by her creative partner Charles Wakefield Cadman, an American composer in the early 1900’s who was part of a musical movement using Indigenous music to create a distinct North American musical identity.

For more information and tickets

Written by Jani Lauzon
Directed by Marjorie Chan
Musical Director Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate

Associate Director Keith Barker
Set & Props Design by Christine Urquhart
Lighting Design by Kaitlin Hickey
Costume Design by Snezana Pesic
Sound Design by Marc Merilainen
Stage Management by Laura Baxter

Performed by Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster, Howard J. Davis,
Richard Greenblatt, Marion Newman, Aaron M. Wells