Calendar

May
22
Tue
2018
Opera de Montreal – Romeo et Juliette @ Place des Arts
May 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love, but the young lovers of Verona are from rival families. Their love can only survive in death.

A timeless story of passion and forbidden love… Shakespeare’s eternal drama and Gounod’s bewitching music.

Gounod

Conductor: Carella
Stage Director: Diamond
Designer: Girard

Jordi, Munger, Laporte, Coulombe, Sylvestre, Miller, van Wyck, Keoughan. 

Tickets: operademontreal.com

May
23
Wed
2018
The Met Opera Live on Screen in Cinemas – LUISA MILLER (Encores – First time in HD)
May 23 all-day

Plácido Domingo adds yet another chapter to his legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.

Verdi

For tickets & to find a theatre near you visit:

https://www.cineplex.com/Showtimes/luisa-miller-verdi-italian-west-encore-metropolitan-opera/nearby-theatres?Date=5/23/2018

Orchestre symphonique de Québec–La voix humaine
May 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Orchestre symphonique de Québec--La voix humaine

Tickets: https://www.osq.org/concerts/83/Helene_Guilmette_chante_Poulenc

May
24
Thu
2018
COC – Anna Bolena
May 24 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

The court of Henry VIII is in tumult as the king tires of his second wife, Anne Boleyn, who must now fight for her honour and her life. The COC completes its Tudor Trilogy by Donizetti with a sumptuous production of Anna Bolena, starring the queen of bel canto, Sondra Radvanovsky. 

Donizetti 
Conductor: Rovaris
Stage Director: Lawless
Designer: Dugardyn
Costumes: Bernerth
Lighting: McMullough
Radvanovsky, Owens, Alkema, Sledge, McHardy. 

Tickets: www.coc.ca 

Opera de Montreal – Romeo et Juliette @ Place des Arts
May 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love, but the young lovers of Verona are from rival families. Their love can only survive in death.

A timeless story of passion and forbidden love… Shakespeare’s eternal drama and Gounod’s bewitching music.

Gounod

Conductor: Carella
Stage Director: Diamond
Designer: Girard

Jordi, Munger, Laporte, Coulombe, Sylvestre, Miller, van Wyck, Keoughan. 

Tickets: operademontreal.com

May
25
Fri
2018
Opera by Request–Le Nozze di Figaro
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Opera by Request presents Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, in concert with piano accompaniment, Friday, May 25, 7:00pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst). All tickets $20.00. Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

Figaro…………………….John Holland, baritone
Susanna………………….Jessica Clark, soprano
Countess Almaviva…..Cristina Pisani, soprano
Count Almaviva……….Norman E. Brown, baritone
Cherubino……………….Meagan Larios, mezzo-soprano
Marcellina……………….Anush Pasishnik, soprano
Bartolo……………………Lawrence Shirkie, baritone
Basilio/Curzio…………. Edward Larocque, tenor
Antonio……………………Gregory Dunleavy, baritone
Barbarina…………………Melissa Danis, soprano

Natasha Fransblow, pianist and music director

More information and tickets: http://operabyrequest.ca/?p=592

Canadian Children’s Opera Company – The Monkiest King
May 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The main opera production for the season is the world premiere of The Monkiest King, a new CCOC commission by award-winning composer Alice Ping Yee Ho and librettist Marjorie Chan. The duo won the 2013 Dora Award for Outstanding New Opera for their Toronto Masque Theatre commission of The Lessons of Da Ji.

The story is adapted from the Song Dynasty mythological figure of Sun Wukong – the Monkey King. The character, which grew to include Taoist, Buddhist and Hindu influences, spread outside of China throughout East and Southeast Asia. He has appeared in many forms and adaptations, prominently including the Classic 16th-century novel Journey to the West by Wu Cheng’en, and remains prevalent in the modern day with appearances in Hong Kong action movies and video games. A proud trickster character reminiscent of Raven or Loki, Sun Wukong rebels against heaven, but ultimately learns humility.

Marjorie Chan and Alice Ping Yee Ho 

Tickets: canadianchildrensopera.com

 

The Toronto Consort – Orfeo
May 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

We cap off this season of celebration with the world’s first great opera, and one of the most moving love stories of all time, Claudio Monteverdi’s masterpiece Orfeo in concert. For this grand finale we have assembled an international team of singers and players, starring the fabulous English tenor Charles Daniels in the title role, and the Montreal-based early brass ensemble La Rose des Vents.  

Monteverdi

Daniels, La Rose des Vents. 

Tickets: https://torontoconsort.org/concerts-tickets/2017-18-a-season-to-celebrate/monteverdis-orfeo/

May
26
Sat
2018
The Met Opera Live on Screen in Cinemas – SEMIRAMIDE (Encores – First time in HD)
May 26 all-day

This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.

Rossini

For tickets & to find a theatre near you visit: 

https://www.cineplex.com/Showtimes/semiramide-rossini-italian-west-encore-metropolitan-opera/nearby-theatres?Date=5/26/2018

CBC Radio 2 Saturday Afternoon at the Opera @ CBC Radio 2
May 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Canadian Children’s Opera Company – The Monkiest King
May 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The main opera production for the season is the world premiere of The Monkiest King, a new CCOC commission by award-winning composer Alice Ping Yee Ho and librettist Marjorie Chan. The duo won the 2013 Dora Award for Outstanding New Opera for their Toronto Masque Theatre commission of The Lessons of Da Ji.

The story is adapted from the Song Dynasty mythological figure of Sun Wukong – the Monkey King. The character, which grew to include Taoist, Buddhist and Hindu influences, spread outside of China throughout East and Southeast Asia. He has appeared in many forms and adaptations, prominently including the Classic 16th-century novel Journey to the West by Wu Cheng’en, and remains prevalent in the modern day with appearances in Hong Kong action movies and video games. A proud trickster character reminiscent of Raven or Loki, Sun Wukong rebels against heaven, but ultimately learns humility.

Marjorie Chan and Alice Ping Yee Ho 

Tickets: canadianchildrensopera.com

COC – Anna Bolena
May 26 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

The court of Henry VIII is in tumult as the king tires of his second wife, Anne Boleyn, who must now fight for her honour and her life. The COC completes its Tudor Trilogy by Donizetti with a sumptuous production of Anna Bolena, starring the queen of bel canto, Sondra Radvanovsky. 

Donizetti 
Conductor: Rovaris
Stage Director: Lawless
Designer: Dugardyn
Costumes: Bernerth
Lighting: McMullough
Radvanovsky, Owens, Alkema, Sledge, McHardy. 

Tickets: www.coc.ca 

Opera de Montreal – Romeo et Juliette @ Place des Arts
May 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love, but the young lovers of Verona are from rival families. Their love can only survive in death.

A timeless story of passion and forbidden love… Shakespeare’s eternal drama and Gounod’s bewitching music.

Gounod

Conductor: Carella
Stage Director: Diamond
Designer: Girard

Jordi, Munger, Laporte, Coulombe, Sylvestre, Miller, van Wyck, Keoughan. 

Tickets: operademontreal.com

The Toronto Consort – Orfeo
May 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

We cap off this season of celebration with the world’s first great opera, and one of the most moving love stories of all time, Claudio Monteverdi’s masterpiece Orfeo in concert. For this grand finale we have assembled an international team of singers and players, starring the fabulous English tenor Charles Daniels in the title role, and the Montreal-based early brass ensemble La Rose des Vents.  

Monteverdi

Daniels, La Rose des Vents. 

Tickets: https://torontoconsort.org/concerts-tickets/2017-18-a-season-to-celebrate/monteverdis-orfeo/

May
27
Sun
2018
The Met Opera Live on Screen in Cinemas – LUISA MILLER (Encores – First time in HD)
May 27 all-day

Plácido Domingo adds yet another chapter to his legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.

Verdi

For tickets & to find a theatre near you visit:

https://www.cineplex.com/Showtimes/luisa-miller-verdi-italian-west-encore-metropolitan-opera/nearby-theatres?Date=5/27/2018

The Toronto Consort – Orfeo
May 27 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

We cap off this season of celebration with the world’s first great opera, and one of the most moving love stories of all time, Claudio Monteverdi’s masterpiece Orfeo in concert. For this grand finale we have assembled an international team of singers and players, starring the fabulous English tenor Charles Daniels in the title role, and the Montreal-based early brass ensemble La Rose des Vents.  

Monteverdi

Daniels, La Rose des Vents. 

Tickets: https://torontoconsort.org/concerts-tickets/2017-18-a-season-to-celebrate/monteverdis-orfeo/