Calendar

Nov
18
Sun
2018
UWOpera–The Turn of the Screw
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

TheDon Wright Faculty of Music at The University of Western Ontario is putting on a production of The Turn of the Screw by Benjamin Britten
Music and dialogue in English
Tickets: $30 general admission, $20 students/seniors if purchased in advance.
NEW: $35/$25 for last-minute ticket sales (if available) purchased at the door.

Music Director: Simone Luti
Stage Director: Michael Cavanagh

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Vera Causa Opera-The Fairies @ Knox Presbyterian Church
Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Our Fall production of The Fairies by Puccini, featuring a full company of Dancers from the Contemporary School of Dance, Waterloo.

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Place à l’opéra — Jephtha @ CBC ICI MUSIQUE
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

18 novembre: Jephtha de Georg Friedrich Haendel (1685-1759) Ian Bostridge, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Katherine Watson, Tim Mead, Philippe Sly, Valer Sabadus 

Les Arts Florissants sous la direction de William Christie au Palais Garnier


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Nov
19
Mon
2018
Against the Grain Theatre — Bound
Nov 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

#AtGBound

“Each person has done something to threaten Peace, Order and Good Government. In a series of spoken dialogues and sung arias, we discover who they are and what the charges are.” — Toronto Star

This November 2018, composer Kevin Lau digs deeper into Handel’s music—infusing new sounds and ideas into the backbone of Handel’s works. In the wake of the world’s refugee crisis, this workshop continues to explore the current state of those displaced, dehumanized and mistreated, with texts and stories drawn from real-life news articles and world events. #AtGBound is in its second workshop of a three-year “concept to realization” production. This year’s concert performance will feature a quartet of singers, chamber orchestra, and digital sound design by Acote.

Tickets go on sale 10am on September 27, 2018.

Doors open a half hour before showtime. Rush line for non-ticket holders begins as early as 1 hour outside the venue. The performance begins at 8pm on November 19, November 20 and November 21.

Seating/Standing is assigned by section. Your ticket purchase will ensure you a spot in your section, and you will choose your seat when you arrive. No reservations, except media seats. But, please email us at tickets@againstthegraintheatre.com or call us at 647-367-8943 if you have any special seating concerns or questions. Accessible seating is available, and the venue is wheel-chair friendly.

#AtGBound is sung in English, with a new English libretto by Joel Ivany. The performance is 1.5 hours with no intermission.

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Nov
20
Tue
2018
Against the Grain Theatre — Bound
Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

#AtGBound

“Each person has done something to threaten Peace, Order and Good Government. In a series of spoken dialogues and sung arias, we discover who they are and what the charges are.” — Toronto Star

This November 2018, composer Kevin Lau digs deeper into Handel’s music—infusing new sounds and ideas into the backbone of Handel’s works. In the wake of the world’s refugee crisis, this workshop continues to explore the current state of those displaced, dehumanized and mistreated, with texts and stories drawn from real-life news articles and world events. #AtGBound is in its second workshop of a three-year “concept to realization” production. This year’s concert performance will feature a quartet of singers, chamber orchestra, and digital sound design by Acote.

Tickets go on sale 10am on September 27, 2018.

Doors open a half hour before showtime. Rush line for non-ticket holders begins as early as 1 hour outside the venue. The performance begins at 8pm on November 19, November 20 and November 21.

Seating/Standing is assigned by section. Your ticket purchase will ensure you a spot in your section, and you will choose your seat when you arrive. No reservations, except media seats. But, please email us at tickets@againstthegraintheatre.com or call us at 647-367-8943 if you have any special seating concerns or questions. Accessible seating is available, and the venue is wheel-chair friendly.

#AtGBound is sung in English, with a new English libretto by Joel Ivany. The performance is 1.5 hours with no intermission.

For more information and tickets

Nov
21
Wed
2018
Met Opera Live in HD Cineplex– Samson et Dalila (Encore) @ HD-Cineplex
Nov 21 all-day

Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the pair was last seen together by HD audiences in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet’s Carmen. Sung in French with English subtitles.

CONDUCTOR
Sir Mark Elder

PRODUCTION
Darko Tresnjak

FEATURING
Elīna Garanča, Roberto Alagna

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Calgary Opera– ROMÉO & JULIETTE
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Gounod’s tribute to Shakespeare’s classic, this tragic tale of romance between two young lovers caught in the middle of feuding families comes vividly to life with Calgary Opera. A deeply human story with enduring themes of love, fate, and tragedy, this production incorporates extended ballet, and a rich cast of opera stars.

CONDUCTED BY GORDON GERRARD
DIRECTED BY JEAN GRAND-MAÎTRE

THE CAST

ANNE-MARIE MACINTOSH
SOPRANO
JULIETTE

ADAM LUTHER
TENOR
ROMÉO

PETER BARRETT
BARITONE
MERCUTIO

STEPHANIE TRITCHEW
MEZZO-SOPRANO
STEPHANO

ALEXANDRE SYLVESTRE
BARITONE
CAPULET

ALAIN COULOMBE
BASS
FRERE LAURENT

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Against the Grain Theatre — Bound
Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

#AtGBound

“Each person has done something to threaten Peace, Order and Good Government. In a series of spoken dialogues and sung arias, we discover who they are and what the charges are.” — Toronto Star

This November 2018, composer Kevin Lau digs deeper into Handel’s music—infusing new sounds and ideas into the backbone of Handel’s works. In the wake of the world’s refugee crisis, this workshop continues to explore the current state of those displaced, dehumanized and mistreated, with texts and stories drawn from real-life news articles and world events. #AtGBound is in its second workshop of a three-year “concept to realization” production. This year’s concert performance will feature a quartet of singers, chamber orchestra, and digital sound design by Acote.

Tickets go on sale 10am on September 27, 2018.

Doors open a half hour before showtime. Rush line for non-ticket holders begins as early as 1 hour outside the venue. The performance begins at 8pm on November 19, November 20 and November 21.

Seating/Standing is assigned by section. Your ticket purchase will ensure you a spot in your section, and you will choose your seat when you arrive. No reservations, except media seats. But, please email us at tickets@againstthegraintheatre.com or call us at 647-367-8943 if you have any special seating concerns or questions. Accessible seating is available, and the venue is wheel-chair friendly.

#AtGBound is sung in English, with a new English libretto by Joel Ivany. The performance is 1.5 hours with no intermission.

For more information and tickets

Nov
22
Thu
2018
U of T Opera–Street Scene
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Set among colourful lives in a New York tenement, Street Scene portrays the romance between Rose Maurrant and her neighbour Sam Kaplan as well as the extramarital affair of Rose’s mother Anna, which escalates to tension and tragedy. Based on the Pulizer Prize-winning play by Elmer Rice, Kurt Weill’s Street Scene is a groundbreaking synthesis of European traditional opera and American musical theatre.

Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, lyrics by Langston Hughes

Michael Patrick Albano directs and Sandra Horst conducts this Faculty of Music premiere, designed by Fred Perruzza with costumes by Lisa Magill.

Thu Nov 22 | 7:30 pm | MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen’s Park | BUY TICKETS ONLINE or call 416-408-0208
Fri Nov 23 | 7:30 pm | MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen’s Park | BUY TICKETS ONLINE or call 416-408-0208
Sat Nov 24 | 7:30 pm | MacMillan Theatre, 80 Quee’s Park | BUY TICKETS ONLINEor call 416-408-0208
Sun Nov 25 | 2:30 pm | MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen’s Park | BUY TICKETS ONLINE or call 416-408-0208

$40, $25 senior, $10 student
(U of T students admitted free with a valid T-Card, space permitting.)

Made possible in part by a generous gift from Marina Yoshida.
Additional support provided by the Kurt Weill Foundation.

Opera Talk, a pre-performance lecture, will be given half an hour prior to performances of Street Scene in Room 130 at 80 Queen’s Park.

All MacMillan Theatre productions are given with SURTITLES™.

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Nov
23
Fri
2018
Calgary Opera– ROMÉO & JULIETTE
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Gounod’s tribute to Shakespeare’s classic, this tragic tale of romance between two young lovers caught in the middle of feuding families comes vividly to life with Calgary Opera. A deeply human story with enduring themes of love, fate, and tragedy, this production incorporates extended ballet, and a rich cast of opera stars.

CONDUCTED BY GORDON GERRARD
DIRECTED BY JEAN GRAND-MAÎTRE

THE CAST

ANNE-MARIE MACINTOSH
SOPRANO
JULIETTE

ADAM LUTHER
TENOR
ROMÉO

PETER BARRETT
BARITONE
MERCUTIO

STEPHANIE TRITCHEW
MEZZO-SOPRANO
STEPHANO

ALEXANDRE SYLVESTRE
BARITONE
CAPULET

ALAIN COULOMBE
BASS
FRERE LAURENT

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Opera By Request — La Bohème
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Leoncavallo “La Bohème”

Opera by Request presents Leoncavallo’s La Bohème, in concert with piano accompaniment, Friday, November 23, 7:30pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst). All tickets $20.00. Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

Marcello…………………..Robert Martin, tenor
Musetta……………………Deena Nicklefork, soprano
Rodolfo…………………….Kyle Lehmann, baritone
Mimi………………………..Cristina Pisani, soprano
Schaunard…………………Austin Larusson, baritone
Gaudenzio/Durand…….Oliver Dawson, tenor
Colline/Count Paolo……Keith O’Brien, baritone
Eufemia…………………….Shannon Halliwell-McDonald, mezzo-soprano
Barbemuche/drunkard……..George Ossipov, bass-baritone

William Shookhoff, pianist and music director

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U of T Opera–Street Scene
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Set among colourful lives in a New York tenement, Street Scene portrays the romance between Rose Maurrant and her neighbour Sam Kaplan as well as the extramarital affair of Rose’s mother Anna, which escalates to tension and tragedy. Based on the Pulizer Prize-winning play by Elmer Rice, Kurt Weill’s Street Scene is a groundbreaking synthesis of European traditional opera and American musical theatre.

Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, lyrics by Langston Hughes

Michael Patrick Albano directs and Sandra Horst conducts this Faculty of Music premiere, designed by Fred Perruzza with costumes by Lisa Magill.

Thu Nov 22 | 7:30 pm | MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen’s Park | BUY TICKETS ONLINE or call 416-408-0208
Fri Nov 23 | 7:30 pm | MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen’s Park | BUY TICKETS ONLINE or call 416-408-0208
Sat Nov 24 | 7:30 pm | MacMillan Theatre, 80 Quee’s Park | BUY TICKETS ONLINEor call 416-408-0208
Sun Nov 25 | 2:30 pm | MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen’s Park | BUY TICKETS ONLINE or call 416-408-0208

$40, $25 senior, $10 student
(U of T students admitted free with a valid T-Card, space permitting.)

Made possible in part by a generous gift from Marina Yoshida.
Additional support provided by the Kurt Weill Foundation.

Opera Talk, a pre-performance lecture, will be given half an hour prior to performances of Street Scene in Room 130 at 80 Queen’s Park.

All MacMillan Theatre productions are given with SURTITLES™.

For more information and tickets

Nov
24
Sat
2018
Manitoba Opera–Don Giovanni
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Mistaken identities, parties, and ghostly powers combine with breathtaking music in one of the 
greatest works of opera. In this interpretation of the timeless classic,  the legendary “Don Juan” is a celebrated  matador with a rock star persona. With an air of invincibility, the dashing, devilish seducer is constantly in search of a new conquest. But his incessant pursuit of women at any cost eventually earns him a dramatic punishment. Three of his female targets join forces to wreak vengeance on him. However in the end it’s the supernatural that demands the Don’s repentance. 

MUSIC
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

LIBRETTO
Lorenzo da Ponte

Leporello
Stephen Hegedus

Donna Elvira
Monica Huisman

Don Giovanni
Daniel Okulitch

Zerlina
Andrea Lett

Commendatore
Kirk Eichelberger

Conductor
Tyrone Paterson

Director
Oriol Tomas

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U of T Opera–Street Scene
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Set among colourful lives in a New York tenement, Street Scene portrays the romance between Rose Maurrant and her neighbour Sam Kaplan as well as the extramarital affair of Rose’s mother Anna, which escalates to tension and tragedy. Based on the Pulizer Prize-winning play by Elmer Rice, Kurt Weill’s Street Scene is a groundbreaking synthesis of European traditional opera and American musical theatre.

Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, lyrics by Langston Hughes

Michael Patrick Albano directs and Sandra Horst conducts this Faculty of Music premiere, designed by Fred Perruzza with costumes by Lisa Magill.

Thu Nov 22 | 7:30 pm | MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen’s Park | BUY TICKETS ONLINE or call 416-408-0208
Fri Nov 23 | 7:30 pm | MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen’s Park | BUY TICKETS ONLINE or call 416-408-0208
Sat Nov 24 | 7:30 pm | MacMillan Theatre, 80 Quee’s Park | BUY TICKETS ONLINEor call 416-408-0208
Sun Nov 25 | 2:30 pm | MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen’s Park | BUY TICKETS ONLINE or call 416-408-0208

$40, $25 senior, $10 student
(U of T students admitted free with a valid T-Card, space permitting.)

Made possible in part by a generous gift from Marina Yoshida.
Additional support provided by the Kurt Weill Foundation.

Opera Talk, a pre-performance lecture, will be given half an hour prior to performances of Street Scene in Room 130 at 80 Queen’s Park.

All MacMillan Theatre productions are given with SURTITLES™.

For more information and tickets

Nov
25
Sun
2018
Met Opera Live in HD Cineplex– Samson et Dalila (Encore) @ HD-Cineplex
Nov 25 all-day

Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the pair was last seen together by HD audiences in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet’s Carmen. Sung in French with English subtitles.

CONDUCTOR
Sir Mark Elder

PRODUCTION
Darko Tresnjak

FEATURING
Elīna Garanča, Roberto Alagna

To find a theatre near you for this show, click here

VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert–Werther
Nov 25 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Sunday, November 25, 2018— 2:30pm
A FRENCH OPERA WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

At the height of the romantic era, the impossible love of Goethe’s tragic hero is pitted against an unforgiving social environment, inspiring a wealth of melodic splendour.

Featuring
Narmina Afandiyeva, Music Director and Pianist

Isabel Bayrakdarian
Matt Chittick
Brett Polegato
Holly Chaplin

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