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May
31
Fri
2019
Toronto Lyric Opera Centre–Handel’s Semele @ Trinity-St. Paul's United Church and Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts
May 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Toronto Lyric Opera Centre will present their 2019 staged production of Handel’s Semele.

“In a reflection of the timeless struggle of humanity pursuing happiness, Handel’s Semele reveals our truest enemy.”

Erik Thor, Stage Director
Jennifer Tung, Music Director

Emily Zixin Wang, Semele
Gabrielle Turgeon, Iris
Alida Doornberg, Ino
Alex Hetherington, Juno
Ryan McDonald, Athamas
Daevyd Pepper, Jupiter
Dylan Wright, Cadmus/Somnus

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Jun
5
Wed
2019
Pomegranate Opera @ Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
Jun 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The world premiere of Pomegranate tells the story of the endurance of love over time. Suli & Cassia fall in love during their initiation into the Dionysian Mysteries in ancient Pompeii in 79 CE. When Vesuvius erupts their love is held in time until we meet the couple again in 1984 at the Fly by Night, a downtown Toronto lesbian bar. Reincarnated as Cass & Suzie, the lovers face the challenge of Suzie coming out to her refugee family. Another separation sends the story spiralling back to the ruins of Pompeii where the two young lovers must rely on the power of memory to ignite their passion once again.

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Jun
6
Thu
2019
Pomegranate Opera @ Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The world premiere of Pomegranate tells the story of the endurance of love over time. Suli & Cassia fall in love during their initiation into the Dionysian Mysteries in ancient Pompeii in 79 CE. When Vesuvius erupts their love is held in time until we meet the couple again in 1984 at the Fly by Night, a downtown Toronto lesbian bar. Reincarnated as Cass & Suzie, the lovers face the challenge of Suzie coming out to her refugee family. Another separation sends the story spiralling back to the ruins of Pompeii where the two young lovers must rely on the power of memory to ignite their passion once again.

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Jun
7
Fri
2019
Pomegranate Opera @ Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
Jun 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The world premiere of Pomegranate tells the story of the endurance of love over time. Suli & Cassia fall in love during their initiation into the Dionysian Mysteries in ancient Pompeii in 79 CE. When Vesuvius erupts their love is held in time until we meet the couple again in 1984 at the Fly by Night, a downtown Toronto lesbian bar. Reincarnated as Cass & Suzie, the lovers face the challenge of Suzie coming out to her refugee family. Another separation sends the story spiralling back to the ruins of Pompeii where the two young lovers must rely on the power of memory to ignite their passion once again.

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Jun
8
Sat
2019
Met Opera Live in HD Cineplex–Dialogues des Carmélites (Encore) @ HD-Cineplex
Jun 8 all-day

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress. Sung in French with English subtitles.

CONDUCTOR
Yannick Nézet-Séguin

PRODUCTION
John Dexter

FEATURING
Isabel Leonard, Karita Mattila

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Pomegranate Opera @ Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The world premiere of Pomegranate tells the story of the endurance of love over time. Suli & Cassia fall in love during their initiation into the Dionysian Mysteries in ancient Pompeii in 79 CE. When Vesuvius erupts their love is held in time until we meet the couple again in 1984 at the Fly by Night, a downtown Toronto lesbian bar. Reincarnated as Cass & Suzie, the lovers face the challenge of Suzie coming out to her refugee family. Another separation sends the story spiralling back to the ruins of Pompeii where the two young lovers must rely on the power of memory to ignite their passion once again.

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Pomegranate Opera @ Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The world premiere of Pomegranate tells the story of the endurance of love over time. Suli & Cassia fall in love during their initiation into the Dionysian Mysteries in ancient Pompeii in 79 CE. When Vesuvius erupts their love is held in time until we meet the couple again in 1984 at the Fly by Night, a downtown Toronto lesbian bar. Reincarnated as Cass & Suzie, the lovers face the challenge of Suzie coming out to her refugee family. Another separation sends the story spiralling back to the ruins of Pompeii where the two young lovers must rely on the power of memory to ignite their passion once again.

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SOLO–From Burlington to Broadway @ St. Raphael Roman Catholic Church
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Southern Ontario Lyric Opera (SOLO) will present “From Burlington to
Broadway”: A Gala Fundraiser Concert on Saturday, June 8th. The concert will feature world-renowned Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka, originally from Burlington, and Canadian baritone Gregory Dahl, with orchestra and Chorus.

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Jun
9
Sun
2019
Pomegranate Opera @ Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The world premiere of Pomegranate tells the story of the endurance of love over time. Suli & Cassia fall in love during their initiation into the Dionysian Mysteries in ancient Pompeii in 79 CE. When Vesuvius erupts their love is held in time until we meet the couple again in 1984 at the Fly by Night, a downtown Toronto lesbian bar. Reincarnated as Cass & Suzie, the lovers face the challenge of Suzie coming out to her refugee family. Another separation sends the story spiralling back to the ruins of Pompeii where the two young lovers must rely on the power of memory to ignite their passion once again.

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Jun
10
Mon
2019
Met Opera Live in HD Cineplex–Dialogues des Carmélites (Encore) @ HD-Cineplex
Jun 10 all-day

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress. Sung in French with English subtitles.

CONDUCTOR
Yannick Nézet-Séguin

PRODUCTION
John Dexter

FEATURING
Isabel Leonard, Karita Mattila

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Jun
12
Wed
2019
Met Opera Live in HD Cineplex–Dialogues des Carmélites (Encore) @ HD-Cineplex
Jun 12 all-day

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress. Sung in French with English subtitles.

CONDUCTOR
Yannick Nézet-Séguin

PRODUCTION
John Dexter

FEATURING
Isabel Leonard, Karita Mattila

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Jun
15
Sat
2019
Vera Causa Opera-Canadian Opera Fest 2019 Cambridge @ Cambridge Centre for the Arts
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Vera Causa Opera (VCO) will be hosting their second annual Canadian Opera Festival coming to Cambridge, Guelph and Waterloo. A contest was held for local students to create the plot of an opera. Once selected, the students collaborated with VCO to turn these initial ideas into full stories with music: short operas. Five winners were chosen.

They are: The Shoemaker’s Orphans – Words by Kyri and Rivi Friedman, Music by Emma Verdonk; La jugement – Words by Ms. Lemieux and Music by Dylan Langan; Refracted – Words by Ms. Lilley and Music by Emma Verdonk; Étrange et belle – Words by Ms. McCorkindale & Vanessa Kerr and Music by Dylan Langan; The Village Girl – Plot by Ms. Bissada, Words and Music by Dylan Langan

The operas will feature performances by Autumn Wascher (Soprano), Michaela Chiste (Soprano), and Jorge Trabanco (Baritone).

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Jun
16
Sun
2019
Vera Causa Opera-Canadian Opera Fest 2019 Waterloo @ Knox Presbyterian Church
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Vera Causa Opera (VCO) will be hosting their second annual Canadian Opera Festival coming to Cambridge, Guelph and Waterloo. A contest was held for local students to create the plot of an opera. Once selected, the students collaborated with VCO to turn these initial ideas into full stories with music: short operas. Five winners were chosen.

They are: The Shoemaker’s Orphans – Words by Kyri and Rivi Friedman, Music by Emma Verdonk; La jugement – Words by Ms. Lemieux and Music by Dylan Langan; Refracted – Words by Ms. Lilley and Music by Emma Verdonk; Étrange et belle – Words by Ms. McCorkindale & Vanessa Kerr and Music by Dylan Langan; The Village Girl – Plot by Ms. Bissada, Words and Music by Dylan Langan

The operas will feature performances by Autumn Wascher (Soprano), Michaela Chiste (Soprano), and Jorge Trabanco (Baritone).

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Jun
17
Mon
2019
Vera Causa Opera-Canadian Opera Fest 2019 Guelph @ Harcourt Memorial United Church
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Vera Causa Opera (VCO) will be hosting their second annual Canadian Opera Festival coming to Cambridge, Guelph and Waterloo. A contest was held for local students to create the plot of an opera. Once selected, the students collaborated with VCO to turn these initial ideas into full stories with music: short operas. Five winners were chosen.

They are: The Shoemaker’s Orphans – Words by Kyri and Rivi Friedman, Music by Emma Verdonk; La jugement – Words by Ms. Lemieux and Music by Dylan Langan; Refracted – Words by Ms. Lilley and Music by Emma Verdonk; Étrange et belle – Words by Ms. McCorkindale & Vanessa Kerr and Music by Dylan Langan; The Village Girl – Plot by Ms. Bissada, Words and Music by Dylan Langan

The operas will feature performances by Autumn Wascher (Soprano), Michaela Chiste (Soprano), and Jorge Trabanco (Baritone).

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Jun
19
Wed
2019
Soundstreams Canada: Hell’s Fury, The Hollywood Songbook
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Hanns Eisler’s wonderful, neglected songs of exile in a new opera featuring baritone Russell Braun and pianist Serouj Kradjian. Staging and concept by Tim Albery, design by Michael Levine.

Hanns Eisler’s life was the story of exile. The brilliant Austrian, Jewish, Marxist composer fled to Hollywood in 1938, only to be deported a decade later, an early casualty of the McCarthy era. Between film scores, he wrote these passionate songs of nostalgia, horror and longing, adapting lyrics by Brecht, Goethe and Shakespeare. Despite his troubles, this song cycle established Eisler’s reputation as one of the 20th century’s great composers of German lieder.

Presented in partnership with Luminato.

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Jun
20
Thu
2019
UBC Opera–Don Giovanni @ Old Auditorium 6344 Memorial Road UBC Campus
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

This operatic classic tells the tale of the legendary Don Juan, opera’s most notorious bad boy. The suave, confident, and rather chauvinistic Don Juan (known in Italian as Don Giovanni) roams Europe pursuing women wherever he goes. In this opera his habits catch up to him when old and new flames alike unite to see him punished.

DON GIOVANNI
MUSIC BY WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
LIBRETTO BY LORENZO DA PONTE

NORBERT BAXA, CONDUCTOR
NANCY HERMISTON, DIRECTOR
MEMBERS OF VANCOUVER OPERA ORCHESTRA

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