Calendar

Jan
21
Sun
2018
The Royal Conservatory of Music–Russell Braun sings Schumann’s Dichterliebe
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Renowned for his luminous voice “capable of the most powerful explosions as well as the gentlest covered notes,” (Toronto Star) baritone Russell Braun is a recent Order of Canada recipient. He is joined by pianist Carolyn Maule to perform a lieder and song recital that highlights Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Love), one of Robert Schumann’s most famous song cycles.  

Tickets: rcmusic.com

Vancouver Opera–L’Elisir d’Amore
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

L’Elisir d’amore is a romantic comedy in which a poor and hapless young man eventually wins the hand of the rich and educated town beauty. The love potion of the title unlocks the secret desires of all the main characters, and along the way the plot takes many amusing twists and turns. This whimsical production is set in a small Canadian town, complete with ice cream truck and gazebo, which perfectly captures the innocence of the story. 

Donizetti

Conductor: Darlington
Stage Director: Robinson

Fang, Haji. 
Tickets: vancouveropera.ca

UofT Opera – Vengeance
Jan 21 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

A reimagining of Friedrich Durrenmatt’s chilling drama Der Besuch der alten Dame (The Visit of the Old Lady) in which the world’s richest woman returns to her impoverished birthplace to confront the man she once loved and the townspeople who betrayed her.

A student composer project. 

Composers: Brito, Kim, McMahon, Tellez, Wright
Conductor: Horst
Director: Albano
Costumes: Magill
Lighting: Dunkin 
 

Radio Canada-re-broadcast @ Radio-Canada Place à l’Opera
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jan
23
Tue
2018
COC–Interpretations of Love
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

VOCAL SERIES – Proclaimed a “gifted young tenor” (New York Times), Joshua Guerrero makes his Canadian and COC debut as The Duke of Mantua in the COC’s Rigoletto. In this solo recital, he demonstrates his youthful charisma and rich tone while exploring different interpretations of love songs.  

Tickets: coc.ca

Jan
25
Thu
2018
COC–Meet the Orchestra Academy
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

CHAMBER MUSIC/VOCAL SERIES – The COC Orchestra Academy is an opera-focused mentorship program that offers talented young instrumentalists exposure to world-class opera productions under the mentorship of professional musicians in the COC Orchestra. In this special concert, members of the Academy perform alongside their mentors in a program featuring artists from the COC Ensemble Studio.  

Tickets: coc.ca

Opera McGill–Lucia di Lammermoor
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Donizetti 

Conductor: Hargreaves
Stage Director: Hansen

Tickets: mcgill.ca/music/

Vancouver Opera–L’Elisir d’Amore
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

L’Elisir d’amore is a romantic comedy in which a poor and hapless young man eventually wins the hand of the rich and educated town beauty. The love potion of the title unlocks the secret desires of all the main characters, and along the way the plot takes many amusing twists and turns. This whimsical production is set in a small Canadian town, complete with ice cream truck and gazebo, which perfectly captures the innocence of the story. 

Donizetti

Conductor: Darlington
Stage Director: Robinson

Fang, Haji. 
Tickets: vancouveropera.ca  

Jan
26
Fri
2018
Opera McGill–Lucia di Lammermoor
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Donizetti 

Conductor: Hargreaves
Stage Director: Hansen

Tickets: mcgill.ca/music/

UW Opera–The Pirates of Penzance
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

A wonderful mid-winter romp with singing, dancing and lots of fun. Come lift your spirits, laugh and leave singing the catchy tunes. Dialogue and music in English. 

Conductor: Tyrone Paterson
Stage Director: Theodore Baerg   

Tickets: music.uwo.ca

Jan
27
Sat
2018
The Met Opera Live on Screen in Cinemas – TOSCA (Live)
Jan 27 all-day

Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing. Sonya Yoncheva stars as the title prima donna alongside Vittorio Grigolo and Bryn Terfel. Emmanuel Villaume conducts.

Puccini

For tickets & to find a theatre near you visit: https://www.cineplex.com/Showtimes/tosca-puccini-italian-west-metropolitan-opera/nearby-theatres?Date=1/27/2018

CBC Radio 2 Saturday Afternoon at the Opera @ CBC Radio 2
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
CBC Radio 2 Saturday Afternoon at the Opera–Tosca @ CBC Radio 2
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Radio-Canada Place à l’Opera Web Broadcast @ icimusique.ca
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
COC–Rigoletto
Jan 27 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Verdi 
Conductor: Lord
Stage director: Alden
Designer & Costumes: Levine
Lighting: Schuler
Wood, Christy, Costello/Guerrero, Sproule, Janelidze, Pomakov, Latham. 
Tickets: coc.ca

Opéra de Montréal–JFK
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

An intimate and poetic drama about a man who changed the destiny of 20th century America. A spectacular work… moving music and a libretto with a few smiles to help illuminate the tears…

In a hotel room, twelve hours before the gunfire rings out in Dallas, Jack (John F.) and Jackie drift in and out of hallucinatory dreams, taking them to various times and places. The dreams explore the innermost struggles of these fragile humans, as their tragic fate swiftly approaches.

Little 

Conductor: Osgood
Stage Director: Strassberger
Designer: Strassberger
Costumes: Ullrich
Lighting: Jung

Worth, Mack, Okulitch, Trevigne, Panikkar, Carrio, Mac Master, Goeldner. 

Tickets: operademontreal.com