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Mar
23
Sat
2019
Musique 3 Femmes — Next Wave Workshop
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

5 new operas. 5 composers. 5 librettists. 5 directors. Witness a unique creation event which celebrates Canadian female creative leaders in opera!

Montreal-based ensemble Musique 3 Femmes, with the support of Tapestry Opera, presents an evening of staged excerpts from winners of this year’s Mécénat Musica Prix 3 Femmes, a new $25,000 award in Canada supporting the creation of operas by emerging female and female-identifying composers and librettists.

In collaboration with Toronto-based directors Jessica Derventzis, Amanda Smith, Anna Theodosakis, Aria Umezawa, and Alaina Viau, Musique 3 Femmes brings to the stage five exciting new works by all-female creative teams.

Join us at the Ernest Balmer Studio March 23 at 7:30, and stay for a wine reception following the performance (included in ticket purchase) to mingle with our creators and performers.

This year’s winners are:

L’HIVER ATTEND BEAUCOUP DE MOI
Composer: Laurence Jobidon (QC)
Librettist: Pascale St-Onge (QC)
Director: Aria Umezawa

Amidst the harsh and cold weather of northern Quebec, Léa tries to reach a safe-house in order to protect herself and her unborn child. She meets Madeleine, a tormented woman who promises to lead her to the end of a road where no one else goes. L’hiver attend beaucoup de moi is a chamber opera that pays tribute to feminine solidarity and resilience, as well as to the strength of the Quebecois territory. The work is led in Toronto by director and former San Francisco Opera Adler fellow Aria Umezawa and will see its full premiere in Montreal in March 2020.

BOOK OF FACES
Composer: Kendra Harder (SK)
Librettist: Michelle Telford (SK)
Director: Jessica Derventzis

“Nothing on Earth has prepared me for life like the Internet…” Book of Faces is a comic opera exploring the world of social media and two millennials for whom the struggle is just too real. The second collaboration between Saskatoon composer Kendra Harder and librettist Michelle Telford, Book of Faces sees a world premiere at Next Wave Workshop led by director and Artistic Director of Opera 5 Jessica Derventzis, and later performances as part of Highlands Opera Studio’s 2019 summer season.

SINGING ONLY SOFTLY
Composer: Cecilia Livingston (TO)
Librettist: Monica Pearce (PEI)
Director: Alaina Viau

Singing Only Softly is a song-cycle opera by Toronto composer Cecilia Livingston, featuring an original libretto by Monica Pearce inspired by redacted texts from Anne Frank’s famous diary. The work explores Anne’s complex adolescence, her growing maturity, and her tumultuous relationship with her mother, Edith. Singing Only Softly is led here by Loose Tea Music Theatre founder and Artistic Director, stage director Alaina Viau, and features guest artist soprano Gillian Grossman. Singing Only Softly sees a full production by Loose Tea Music Theatre in May 2019.

SUITES D’UNE VILLE MORTE
Composer: Margareta Jeric (QC)
Librettist: Naima Kristel Phillips (QC)
Director: Amanda Smith

A woman returns to a place where she fell in love. She finds a piano on a heap of rubble. An exploration of the anatomy of a piano, this work examines the interplay of loss and connection in a world where everything can change in an instant. Based on the play Ghost Town Suites by Naima Kristel Phillips, Suites d’une ville morte is the first collaboration by Phillips with Croatian-Canadian composer Margareta Jeric. The work is in development for Toronto’s FAWN Chamber Creative, and is led here by FAWN founder and stage director Amanda Smith.

THE CHAIR
Composer: Maria Atallah (ON)
Librettist: Alice Abracen (QC)
Director: Anna Theodosakis

“You didn’t even know her name. You don’t even know my name.” With an original libretto by Alice Abracen on a short story by composer Maria Atallah, The Chair explores grief, loss, and friendship through the eyes of a teenager. Melanie loses her best friend in a tragic accident and returns to school to face throng of well-wishers and a mysterious new classmate. For the Next Wave Workshop, the piece is led by COC Ensemble dramatic coach and founder of Toronto’s Muse 9 Productions, stage director Anna Theodosakis.

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OdeM– Twenty-Seven
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

In their Parisian salon at 27 rue de Fleurus, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas welcome the greatest artists of the era: Hemingway, Picasso, Matisse, Fitzgerald. The context of the two World Wars will alter the quick wit and sense of mischief that was part of the famous couple’s daily life.

An irresistible recreation of the famous Parisian salon. A perfect opportunity to applaud our emerging artists. An opera that is not to be missed!

Composer
RICKY IAN GORDON 

Librettist
ROYCE VAVREK 

Stage Director
ORIOL TOMAS 

Cast:

Alice B.Toklas (23.26.28.30 mars)
ELIZABETH POLESE
Canada

 Alice B.Toklas (24.31 mars)
ANDREA NÚÑEZ
Canada

 Gertrude Stein (23.26.28.30 mars)
CHRISTIANNE BÉLANGER
Canada

 Gertrude Stein (24.31 mars)
ROSE NAGGAR-TREMBLAY
Canada

 Pablo Picasso
ROCCO RUPOLO
Canada

 Francis Scott Fitzgerald
SEBASTIAN HABOCZKI
Canada

 Doughboy
SPENCER BRITTEN
Canada

 Leo Stein
NATHAN KEOUGHAN
Canada

 Henri Matisse
PIERRE RANCOURT
Canada

 Man Ray
SCOTT BROOKS
Canada

 Ernest Hemingway
BRENDEN FRIESEN
Canada

With Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal artists / Production Washington Opera

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Mar
24
Sun
2019
OdeM– Twenty-Seven
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In their Parisian salon at 27 rue de Fleurus, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas welcome the greatest artists of the era: Hemingway, Picasso, Matisse, Fitzgerald. The context of the two World Wars will alter the quick wit and sense of mischief that was part of the famous couple’s daily life.

An irresistible recreation of the famous Parisian salon. A perfect opportunity to applaud our emerging artists. An opera that is not to be missed!

Composer
RICKY IAN GORDON 

Librettist
ROYCE VAVREK 

Stage Director
ORIOL TOMAS 

Cast:

Alice B.Toklas (23.26.28.30 mars)
ELIZABETH POLESE
Canada

 Alice B.Toklas (24.31 mars)
ANDREA NÚÑEZ
Canada

 Gertrude Stein (23.26.28.30 mars)
CHRISTIANNE BÉLANGER
Canada

 Gertrude Stein (24.31 mars)
ROSE NAGGAR-TREMBLAY
Canada

 Pablo Picasso
ROCCO RUPOLO
Canada

 Francis Scott Fitzgerald
SEBASTIAN HABOCZKI
Canada

 Doughboy
SPENCER BRITTEN
Canada

 Leo Stein
NATHAN KEOUGHAN
Canada

 Henri Matisse
PIERRE RANCOURT
Canada

 Man Ray
SCOTT BROOKS
Canada

 Ernest Hemingway
BRENDEN FRIESEN
Canada

With Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal artists / Production Washington Opera

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Mar
26
Tue
2019
OdeM– Twenty-Seven @ Place des Arts
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

In their Parisian salon at 27 rue de Fleurus, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas welcome the greatest artists of the era: Hemingway, Picasso, Matisse, Fitzgerald. The context of the two World Wars will alter the quick wit and sense of mischief that was part of the famous couple’s daily life.

An irresistible recreation of the famous Parisian salon. A perfect opportunity to applaud our emerging artists. An opera that is not to be missed!

Composer
RICKY IAN GORDON

Librettist
ROYCE VAVREK

Stage Director
ORIOL TOMAS

Cast:

Alice B.Toklas (23.26.28.30 mars)
ELIZABETH POLESE
Canada

 Alice B.Toklas (24.31 mars)
ANDREA NÚÑEZ
Canada

 Gertrude Stein (23.26.28.30 mars)
CHRISTIANNE BÉLANGER
Canada

 Gertrude Stein (24.31 mars)
ROSE NAGGAR-TREMBLAY
Canada

 Pablo Picasso
ROCCO RUPOLO
Canada

 Francis Scott Fitzgerald
SEBASTIAN HABOCZKI
Canada

 Doughboy
SPENCER BRITTEN
Canada

 Leo Stein
NATHAN KEOUGHAN
Canada

 Henri Matisse
PIERRE RANCOURT
Canada

 Man Ray
SCOTT BROOKS
Canada

 Ernest Hemingway
BRENDEN FRIESEN
Canada

With Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal artists / Production Washington Opera

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Mar
27
Wed
2019
Abridged Opera — Cendrillon
Mar 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join Abridged Opera in partnership with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra as they present Cinderella at Willistead Manor.

Immerse yourself in Cinderella’s world as you sit in their living room and watch the Evil Stepmother ready her daughters for the king’s ball, then move to the ballroom and witness Prince Charming and Cinderella fall in love. In this intimate setting, you are sitting in the middle of the action!

Tickets are $50 for adults, $35 for students and are available online (https://squareup.com/store/abridged-opera) or by calling 226-346-8372. Seating is limited.

Many thanks to the Eizenga-Lacey-Kootstra Wealth Management Group at BMO Nesbitt Burns, without whom this production would not be possible.

Cinderella, composed by Jules Massenet, will be sung in French and runs two hours. This opera is directed by Abridged Opera’s Artistic Director, Erin Armstrong, and Daniel Wiley, Assistant Conductor of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, leads the chamber orchestra. The title role will be sung by Windsor native Amelia Daigle.

Cast
Cinderella, Amelia Daigle
Prince Charming, Philip Klaassen
Pandolfe (Cinderella’s father), Michael Robert-Broder
Mme de la Haltière (Cinderella’s Stepmother), Leah Giselle Field
Noémie (Stepsister), Naomi Eberhard
Dorothée (Stepsister), Alex Beley
Fairy Godmother, Molly Bruner
The King, Michael Nyby
The Master of Ceremonies, Jake Flynn
The Dean of the Faculty, David Katich-McNamara
The First Minister, Max Arvidsson
Chorus of Spirits, Music Moves Kids Sr. Choir – Amber Collison, Grace Connolly, Siena Pacheco, Hayley Romanyk, Abby Wearne, Hanna Willemsma, Juliana Willemsma

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Mar
28
Thu
2019
OdeM– Twenty-Seven @ Place des Arts
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

In their Parisian salon at 27 rue de Fleurus, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas welcome the greatest artists of the era: Hemingway, Picasso, Matisse, Fitzgerald. The context of the two World Wars will alter the quick wit and sense of mischief that was part of the famous couple’s daily life.

An irresistible recreation of the famous Parisian salon. A perfect opportunity to applaud our emerging artists. An opera that is not to be missed!

Composer
RICKY IAN GORDON

Librettist
ROYCE VAVREK

Stage Director
ORIOL TOMAS

Cast:

Alice B.Toklas (23.26.28.30 mars)
ELIZABETH POLESE
Canada

 Alice B.Toklas (24.31 mars)
ANDREA NÚÑEZ
Canada

 Gertrude Stein (23.26.28.30 mars)
CHRISTIANNE BÉLANGER
Canada

 Gertrude Stein (24.31 mars)
ROSE NAGGAR-TREMBLAY
Canada

 Pablo Picasso
ROCCO RUPOLO
Canada

 Francis Scott Fitzgerald
SEBASTIAN HABOCZKI
Canada

 Doughboy
SPENCER BRITTEN
Canada

 Leo Stein
NATHAN KEOUGHAN
Canada

 Henri Matisse
PIERRE RANCOURT
Canada

 Man Ray
SCOTT BROOKS
Canada

 Ernest Hemingway
BRENDEN FRIESEN
Canada

With Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal artists / Production Washington Opera

For more information and tickets

Abridged Opera — Cendrillon
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join Abridged Opera in partnership with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra as they present Cinderella at Willistead Manor.

Immerse yourself in Cinderella’s world as you sit in their living room and watch the Evil Stepmother ready her daughters for the king’s ball, then move to the ballroom and witness Prince Charming and Cinderella fall in love. In this intimate setting, you are sitting in the middle of the action!

Tickets are $50 for adults, $35 for students and are available online (https://squareup.com/store/abridged-opera) or by calling 226-346-8372. Seating is limited.

Many thanks to the Eizenga-Lacey-Kootstra Wealth Management Group at BMO Nesbitt Burns, without whom this production would not be possible.

Cinderella, composed by Jules Massenet, will be sung in French and runs two hours. This opera is directed by Abridged Opera’s Artistic Director, Erin Armstrong, and Daniel Wiley, Assistant Conductor of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, leads the chamber orchestra. The title role will be sung by Windsor native Amelia Daigle.

Cast
Cinderella, Amelia Daigle
Prince Charming, Philip Klaassen
Pandolfe (Cinderella’s father), Michael Robert-Broder
Mme de la Haltière (Cinderella’s Stepmother), Leah Giselle Field
Noémie (Stepsister), Naomi Eberhard
Dorothée (Stepsister), Alex Beley
Fairy Godmother, Molly Bruner
The King, Michael Nyby
The Master of Ceremonies, Jake Flynn
The Dean of the Faculty, David Katich-McNamara
The First Minister, Max Arvidsson
Chorus of Spirits, Music Moves Kids Sr. Choir – Amber Collison, Grace Connolly, Siena Pacheco, Hayley Romanyk, Abby Wearne, Hanna Willemsma, Juliana Willemsma

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Tapestry Opera– Songbook
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Canada’s brightest emerging artists perform alongside operatic masters. Hear highlights from Tapestry’s 39-year collection of absurd, tragic, and beautiful Canadian repertoire in the intimate Ernest Balmer Studio.

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Mar
29
Fri
2019
UofT Opera: Glancing Back, Looking Ahead
Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

As the Faculty of Music celebrates its centenary, U of T Opera offers a program of costumed and staged scenes sampling highlights from over one hundred operas produced since operatic studies began at the University of Toronto.

Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park

$20, $10 student | BUY TICKETS ONLINE or call 416-408-0208
(U of T students admitted free with a valid T-Card, space permitting.)

Made possible in part by a generous gift from Earlaine Collins.

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Opera McGill: La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

FRANCESCA CACCINI La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina

Hank Knox, conductor; Jessica Derventzis, stage director
with the McGill Baroque Orchestra
Intermedio with Cappella Antica

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VCM — The Magic Flute
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) Opera Studio presents The Magic Flute. Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart only weeks before his death, this whimsical and bewitching opera has been delighting audiences for over 200 years. The VCM’s Opera Studio is presented by the VCM Voice department with Alison Greene (Director) and Csinszka Redai (Music Director).



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Tapestry Opera– Songbook
Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Canada’s brightest emerging artists perform alongside operatic masters. Hear highlights from Tapestry’s 39-year collection of absurd, tragic, and beautiful Canadian repertoire in the intimate Ernest Balmer Studio.

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Mar
30
Sat
2019
Met Opera Live in HD Cineplex–Die Walküre (Revival) @ HD-Cineplex
Mar 30 all-day

The second installment of Wagner’s Ring cycle, Die Walküre, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as the warrior goddess Brünnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek, leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity. Philippe Jordan conducts.

CONDUCTOR
Philippe Jordan

PRODUCTION
Robert Lepage

FEATURING
Christine Goerke

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Tapestry Opera– Songbook
Mar 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Canada’s brightest emerging artists perform alongside operatic masters. Hear highlights from Tapestry’s 39-year collection of absurd, tragic, and beautiful Canadian repertoire in the intimate Ernest Balmer Studio.

For more information and tickets

OdeM– Twenty-Seven @ Place des Arts
Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

In their Parisian salon at 27 rue de Fleurus, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas welcome the greatest artists of the era: Hemingway, Picasso, Matisse, Fitzgerald. The context of the two World Wars will alter the quick wit and sense of mischief that was part of the famous couple’s daily life.

An irresistible recreation of the famous Parisian salon. A perfect opportunity to applaud our emerging artists. An opera that is not to be missed!

Composer
RICKY IAN GORDON

Librettist
ROYCE VAVREK

Stage Director
ORIOL TOMAS

Cast:

Alice B.Toklas (23.26.28.30 mars)
ELIZABETH POLESE
Canada

 Alice B.Toklas (24.31 mars)
ANDREA NÚÑEZ
Canada

 Gertrude Stein (23.26.28.30 mars)
CHRISTIANNE BÉLANGER
Canada

 Gertrude Stein (24.31 mars)
ROSE NAGGAR-TREMBLAY
Canada

 Pablo Picasso
ROCCO RUPOLO
Canada

 Francis Scott Fitzgerald
SEBASTIAN HABOCZKI
Canada

 Doughboy
SPENCER BRITTEN
Canada

 Leo Stein
NATHAN KEOUGHAN
Canada

 Henri Matisse
PIERRE RANCOURT
Canada

 Man Ray
SCOTT BROOKS
Canada

 Ernest Hemingway
BRENDEN FRIESEN
Canada

With Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal artists / Production Washington Opera

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Opera Immediat — Don Pasquale
Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Composer  
GAETANO DONIZETTI

Librettist
GIOVANNI RUFFINO

Stage Director
VALERIO VITTORIA GARAFFA

Pianist and Musical Director
GIANCARLO SCALIA

Norina
SOPHIE DE CRUZ

Don Pasquale
STEEVE VÉRAYIE

Ernesto
JAIME SANDOVAL

Malatesta
ARIEL LEFEBVRE

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