Calendar

Oct
20
Sun
2019
Against the Grain—La Bohème (Toronto) @ Tranzac Club
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

A modern love story sung in English. At a bar.

The AtG production that started it all, and uprooted opera from the opera house. The story is set in modern-day. Not at Café Momus, but at your local: the most comforting bar in the heart of the city. This is La Bohème. Experience it (with a beer in hand) for the first time.

FEATURING

Marcel D’entremontRodolfo

Jonelle SillsMimì

Gwendolyn YearwoodMimi (Yukon performances)

Clarence FrazerMarcello

Danika LorenMusetta

Madison AngusMusetta (Yukon performances)
FULL TOUR DATES

September 27 — Banff, Alberta
September 28 — Calgary, Alberta
September 30 — Medicine Hat, Alberta
October 1 — Regina, Saskatchewan
October 2 — Brandon, Manitoba
October 4 — Winnipeg, Manitoba
October 5 — Kenora, Ontario
October 6 — Thunder Bay, Ontario
October 8 — Sudbury, Ontario
***
October 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24 & 25 — Tranzac Club, Toronto, Ontario

***

November 4 & 5 — Whitehorse, Yukon
November 7 — Dawson City, Yukon

Oct
22
Tue
2019
COC– Rusalka @ Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Dvořák’s bewitching opera is a retelling of the timeless mermaid myth. Rusalka, the water sprite, is hopelessly smitten by an earth-bound prince. But, to be by his side, she has to risk it all and leave behind her mystical home of rivers and lakes to enter the dangerous world of humans on land. Getting her wish granted, however, turns out to be as much a curse as it is a blessing.

Dreamlike melodies and ethereal poetry cast a powerful spell in this sensuous opera, which includes the “Song to the Moon” aria, performed by superstar soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role.

Conductor Johannes Debus
Director David McVicar
Rusalka Sondra Radvanovsky
Vodník Matthew Rose/Stefan Kocan*
Ježibaba Elena Manistina
Prince Pavel Cernoch
Foreign Princess Keri Alkema
First Wood Nymph Anna-Sophie Neher
Second Wood Nymph Jamie Groote
Third Wood Nymph Lauren Segal
Gamekeeper Matthew Cairns
Hunter Vartan Gabrielian

*Oct. 24, 26, 2019

For more information and tickets

Edmonton Opera — Rigoletto
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

As the infamous court jester, Rigoletto earns a living by making fun of people’s misery. So when his enemies seek revenge, they take the one thing Rigoletto values most: his daughter Gilda. What follows is a harrowing tale of greed, corruption, and violence that ultimately turns Rigoletto’s own fate into a cruel joke.

Baritone James Westman, acclaimed by critics and audiences as Germont in La Traviata, sings the title role in Verdi’s high-stakes revenge thriller.

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Librettist Francesco Maria Piave

Conductor: Judith Yan
Director: Robert Herriot

Cast
Rigoletto: James Westman
Gilda: Sharleen Joynt
The Duke Matthew White
Monterone & Sparafucile: Aaron Dimoff
Maddalena: Krista de Silva
Marullo: Tyler Fitzgerald
Borsa: Matthew Dalen 

For more information and tickets

Against the Grain—La Bohème (Toronto) @ Tranzac Club
Oct 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

A modern love story sung in English. At a bar.

The AtG production that started it all, and uprooted opera from the opera house. The story is set in modern-day. Not at Café Momus, but at your local: the most comforting bar in the heart of the city. This is La Bohème. Experience it (with a beer in hand) for the first time.

FEATURING

Marcel D’entremontRodolfo

Jonelle SillsMimì

Gwendolyn YearwoodMimi (Yukon performances)

Clarence FrazerMarcello

Danika LorenMusetta

Madison AngusMusetta (Yukon performances)
FULL TOUR DATES

September 27 — Banff, Alberta
September 28 — Calgary, Alberta
September 30 — Medicine Hat, Alberta
October 1 — Regina, Saskatchewan
October 2 — Brandon, Manitoba
October 4 — Winnipeg, Manitoba
October 5 — Kenora, Ontario
October 6 — Thunder Bay, Ontario
October 8 — Sudbury, Ontario
***
October 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24 & 25 — Tranzac Club, Toronto, Ontario

***

November 4 & 5 — Whitehorse, Yukon
November 7 — Dawson City, Yukon

Opéra de Québec- La traviata @ Grand Théâtre de Québec
Oct 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Romantic drama with intimate character, history both simple and overwhelming, La traviata is certainly one of the most moving operas of the repertoire. Mixing love, redemption, fatality and theatrical sense, all the genius of Verdi is found in these touching characters of sincerity. Violetta’s haunting presence, which carries immeasurable pain, manages to move us deeply. Intense psychological work, it is above all a great story of love and sacrifice, followed by a reconciliation that comes too late …

With Rocco Rupolo, Gregory Dahl, and Marianne Fiset

For more information tickets

Oct
23
Wed
2019
Pacific Opera Victoria– Il Trittico @ Royal Theatre
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretti by Giuseppe Adami and Giovacchino Forzano

Puccini’s classic 1918 collection comprises three distinct works that, when presented together as the composer wished, provide a rare and unforgettable experience:

  • Il tabarro (The Cloak): Dark and brooding. A noir thriller of infidelity and murder.
  • Suor Angelica (Sister Angelica): Delicate and sweet. A lyric tragedy of loss, suicide, and forgiveness
  • Gianni Schicchi: Bracing and astringent. A wicked black comedy full of devilish chicanery.

For more information and tickets

COC– Turandot @ Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Turandot’s beauty is matched only by her cruelty. To her admirers, she offers a deadly game: solve three riddles and win her hand in marriage. Answer incorrectly and die by the executioner’s blade. As the latest suitor is beheaded before a stunned crowd, a stranger steps forward to accept the challenge, hiding a riddle of his own.

The most ambitious and dazzling opera of Puccini’s career is reimagined in a new production by legendary director Robert Wilson, “a towering figure in the world of experimental theater.” The New York Times.

Conductor Carlo Rizzi
Director Robert Wilson
Turandot Tamara Wilson/Marjorie Owens*
Calaf Sergey Skorokhodov/Kamen Chanev*
Liù Joyce El-Khoury/Vanessa Vasquez**
Timur Stefan Kocan
Ping Adrian Timpau
Pang Julius Ahn
Pong Joseph Hu
The Mandarin Joel Allison
The Prince of Persia Matthew Cairns

*Oct. 23, 25, 2019
**Oct. 15, 17, 23, 25, 2019

For more information and tickets

Oct
24
Thu
2019
COC– Rusalka @ Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Dvořák’s bewitching opera is a retelling of the timeless mermaid myth. Rusalka, the water sprite, is hopelessly smitten by an earth-bound prince. But, to be by his side, she has to risk it all and leave behind her mystical home of rivers and lakes to enter the dangerous world of humans on land. Getting her wish granted, however, turns out to be as much a curse as it is a blessing.

Dreamlike melodies and ethereal poetry cast a powerful spell in this sensuous opera, which includes the “Song to the Moon” aria, performed by superstar soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role.

Conductor Johannes Debus
Director David McVicar
Rusalka Sondra Radvanovsky
Vodník Matthew Rose/Stefan Kocan*
Ježibaba Elena Manistina
Prince Pavel Cernoch
Foreign Princess Keri Alkema
First Wood Nymph Anna-Sophie Neher
Second Wood Nymph Jamie Groote
Third Wood Nymph Lauren Segal
Gamekeeper Matthew Cairns
Hunter Vartan Gabrielian

*Oct. 24, 26, 2019

For more information and tickets

Vancouver Opera– La Traviata @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

La Traviata, a glorious work that deserves to be revisited time and again, was last performed eight years ago at Vancouver Opera. Verdi’s perennial favourite has been given a brand-new look and features a terrific cast. Five Canadian opera companies have joined forces to produce lavish sets and costumes inspired by the decadent music hall scene of 1920s Paris.

Violetta, a famous Parisian courtesan who is consumed both by love and a life- threatening illness, is sung by Canadian Emily Dorn. Tenor Andrew Haji, who delighted audiences as Nemorino in last year’s production of L’Elisir d’amore, is the love-struck Alfredo.

For more information and tickets

Against the Grain—La Bohème (Toronto) @ Tranzac Club
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

A modern love story sung in English. At a bar.

The AtG production that started it all, and uprooted opera from the opera house. The story is set in modern-day. Not at Café Momus, but at your local: the most comforting bar in the heart of the city. This is La Bohème. Experience it (with a beer in hand) for the first time.

FEATURING

Marcel D’entremontRodolfo

Jonelle SillsMimì

Gwendolyn YearwoodMimi (Yukon performances)

Clarence FrazerMarcello

Danika LorenMusetta

Madison AngusMusetta (Yukon performances)
FULL TOUR DATES

September 27 — Banff, Alberta
September 28 — Calgary, Alberta
September 30 — Medicine Hat, Alberta
October 1 — Regina, Saskatchewan
October 2 — Brandon, Manitoba
October 4 — Winnipeg, Manitoba
October 5 — Kenora, Ontario
October 6 — Thunder Bay, Ontario
October 8 — Sudbury, Ontario
***
October 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24 & 25 — Tranzac Club, Toronto, Ontario

***

November 4 & 5 — Whitehorse, Yukon
November 7 — Dawson City, Yukon

Opéra de Québec- La traviata @ Grand Théâtre de Québec
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Romantic drama with intimate character, history both simple and overwhelming, La traviata is certainly one of the most moving operas of the repertoire. Mixing love, redemption, fatality and theatrical sense, all the genius of Verdi is found in these touching characters of sincerity. Violetta’s haunting presence, which carries immeasurable pain, manages to move us deeply. Intense psychological work, it is above all a great story of love and sacrifice, followed by a reconciliation that comes too late …

With Rocco Rupolo, Gregory Dahl, and Marianne Fiset

For more information tickets

Oct
25
Fri
2019
COC– Turandot @ Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Turandot’s beauty is matched only by her cruelty. To her admirers, she offers a deadly game: solve three riddles and win her hand in marriage. Answer incorrectly and die by the executioner’s blade. As the latest suitor is beheaded before a stunned crowd, a stranger steps forward to accept the challenge, hiding a riddle of his own.

The most ambitious and dazzling opera of Puccini’s career is reimagined in a new production by legendary director Robert Wilson, “a towering figure in the world of experimental theater.” The New York Times.

Conductor Carlo Rizzi
Director Robert Wilson
Turandot Tamara Wilson/Marjorie Owens*
Calaf Sergey Skorokhodov/Kamen Chanev*
Liù Joyce El-Khoury/Vanessa Vasquez**
Timur Stefan Kocan
Ping Adrian Timpau
Pang Julius Ahn
Pong Joseph Hu
The Mandarin Joel Allison
The Prince of Persia Matthew Cairns

*Oct. 23, 25, 2019
**Oct. 15, 17, 23, 25, 2019

For more information and tickets

Edmonton Opera — Rigoletto
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

As the infamous court jester, Rigoletto earns a living by making fun of people’s misery. So when his enemies seek revenge, they take the one thing Rigoletto values most: his daughter Gilda. What follows is a harrowing tale of greed, corruption, and violence that ultimately turns Rigoletto’s own fate into a cruel joke.

Baritone James Westman, acclaimed by critics and audiences as Germont in La Traviata, sings the title role in Verdi’s high-stakes revenge thriller.

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Librettist Francesco Maria Piave

Conductor: Judith Yan
Director: Robert Herriot

Cast
Rigoletto: James Westman
Gilda: Sharleen Joynt
The Duke Matthew White
Monterone & Sparafucile: Aaron Dimoff
Maddalena: Krista de Silva
Marullo: Tyler Fitzgerald
Borsa: Matthew Dalen

For more information and tickets

Opéra de Montréal—Fidelio @ Maison symphonique
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

Summary

The celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday starts with a bang, in collaboration with the distinguished conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin and his Orchestre Métropolitain. This concert version of the composer’s only opera will bring together several of today’s finest singers on the stage at the Maison symphonique, for two performances only!

FEATURING

Lise Davidsen – Leonora

Jean-Michel Richer – Jaquino

Kimy McLaren – Marzelline

Michael Shade – Florestan

Pellegrini Opera—Roméo et Julliette @ Meridian Theaters at Centrepoint - Studio
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm

In fair Verona, where we lay our scene…

Charles Gounod’s adaptation of The Bard’s verse makes it’s way to Ontario this fall! Presented fully staged with chamber ensemble, Pellegrini Opera will bring the classic tale of love and woe in fitting fashion.

FEATURING

Cian Horrobin & Grayson Nesbitt — Romeo

Susan Elizabeth Brown & Rachael Jewell — Julliet

James Levesque & Kyle McDonald — Frere Laurent

Cesar Bello & Ryan Hofman — Mercutio

For more information and tickets

Against the Grain—La Bohème (Toronto) @ Tranzac Club
Oct 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

A modern love story sung in English. At a bar.

The AtG production that started it all, and uprooted opera from the opera house. The story is set in modern-day. Not at Café Momus, but at your local: the most comforting bar in the heart of the city. This is La Bohème. Experience it (with a beer in hand) for the first time.

FEATURING

Marcel D’entremontRodolfo

Jonelle SillsMimì

Gwendolyn YearwoodMimi (Yukon performances)

Clarence FrazerMarcello

Danika LorenMusetta

Madison AngusMusetta (Yukon performances)
FULL TOUR DATES

September 27 — Banff, Alberta
September 28 — Calgary, Alberta
September 30 — Medicine Hat, Alberta
October 1 — Regina, Saskatchewan
October 2 — Brandon, Manitoba
October 4 — Winnipeg, Manitoba
October 5 — Kenora, Ontario
October 6 — Thunder Bay, Ontario
October 8 — Sudbury, Ontario
***
October 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24 & 25 — Tranzac Club, Toronto, Ontario

***

November 4 & 5 — Whitehorse, Yukon
November 7 — Dawson City, Yukon