Calendar

Jun
22
Fri
2018
Toronto Summer Opera Workshop– Dvorak’s Rusalka
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Toronto Summer Opera Workshop (TSOW) returns for a 7th summer to offer Dvořák’s ravishingly haunting fairy tale presented in concert version in its entirety, sung in Czech with English subtitles projected. The casts are a fine blend of local talent mixed with young professionals visiting from Calgary, Montreal, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, New Mexico, Massachusetts, Texas, California, Georgia and Tennessee.

Performances will take place on June 22nd, 23rd and 24th St Peter and St Simon-the-Apostle Anglican Church, 525 Bloor St E, Toronto, ON @ 7 PM with rotating casts. Free will donation at the door.

Vera Causa Opera – Canadian Opera Fest 2018
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Featuring New Canadian Operas.

Tickets: https://www.vcopera.ca/ 

UBC Opera Ensemble – Il Tabarro/Gianni Schicchi
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

In 1904, Puccini first began planning what would later become his famous collection of one-act operas: Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica, and Gianni Schicchi. His plans were to write each opera as a reflection on Dante’s Divine Comedy. In the end, however, only Gianni Schicchi was based on the epic poem, with the unifying theme throughout the three operas being the concealment of death. This production presents the first and third operas of the set: the dark and brooding, verismo opera, Il Tabarro; and the ever-popular farce, Gianni Schicchi.

Puccini

Conductor: Agler
Stage Director: Hermiston

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Jun
23
Sat
2018
The Met Opera Live on Screen in Cinemas – CENDRILLON (Encores – Met Premiere)
Jun 23 all-day

For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.

Massenet

For tickets & to find a theatre near you visit: 

https://www.cineplex.com/Showtimes/cendrillon-massenet-french-west-encore-metropolitan-opera/nearby-theatres?Date=6/23/2018

CBC Radio 2 Saturday Afternoon at the Opera @ CBC Radio 2
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Saturday Afternoon at the Opera’s “Best Operas Ever” series: 

Brett Polegato presents Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi

Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
Don Carlo – Plácido Domingo
Montserrat Caballé – Elisabetta di Valois
Shirley Verrett – La Principessa d’Eboli
Sherrill Milnes – Rodrigo, Marchese di Posa
Ruggero Raimondi – Filippo II
Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden

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Radio-Canada Place à l’Opéra–CARMEN
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Choice of Conductor Susanna Mälkki

CARMEN by Georges Bizet

Featuring Elina Garança, Roberto Alagna, Barbara Frittoli, Teddy Tahu Rhodes

The choir and orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin

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Saskatoon Opera – La Boheme
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Toronto Summer Opera Workshop– Dvorak’s Rusalka
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Description:Toronto Summer Opera Workshop (TSOW) returns for a 7th summer to offer Dvořák’s ravishingly haunting fairy tale presented in concert version in its entirety, sung in Czech with English subtitles projected. The casts are a fine blend of local talent mixed with young professionals visiting from Calgary, Montreal, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, New Mexico, Massachusetts, Texas, California, Georgia and Tennessee.

Performances will take place on June 22nd, 23rd and 24th St Peter and St Simon-the-Apostle Anglican Church, 525 Bloor St E, Toronto, ON @ 7 PM with rotating casts. Free will donation at the door.

Vera Causa Opera – Canadian Opera Fest 2018
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Featuring New Canadian Operas.

Tickets: https://www.vcopera.ca/ 

Maritime Opera– La Bohème
Jun 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Maritime Concert Opera presents Puccini’s beloved opera of love and loss among a group of starving artists in 19thcentury Paris, La Bohème, in concert with a professional cast of amazing singers in Shelburne, Annapolis Royal and Lunenburg. The cast includes singers Jason Davis (Rodolfo), Beth Hagerman (Mimi), Justin Welsh (Marcello), Maureen Batt (Musetta),
Marko Hubert (Benoit and Alcindoro), Rob O’Quinn (Schaunard) and Colin Oulton (Colline), and the MCO Chorus, under the musical direction of Tara Scott and Nina Scott-Stoddart (Chorus Director and Artistic Director of MCO).

Performances are June 19 at the Osprey Arts Centre (Shelburne); the Kings Theatre in Annapolis Royal on June 21 and at Central United Church on Saturday, June 23 in Lunenburg. All performances are at 7:30 p.m.

For more information and tickets

UBC Opera Ensemble – Il Tabarro/Gianni Schicci
Jun 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

In 1904, Puccini first began planning what would later become his famous collection of one-act operas: Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica, and Gianni Schicchi. His plans were to write each opera as a reflection on Dante’s Divine Comedy. In the end, however, only Gianni Schicchi was based on the epic poem, with the unifying theme throughout the three operas being the concealment of death. This production presents the first and third operas of the set: the dark and brooding, verismo opera, Il Tabarro; and the ever-popular farce, Gianni Schicchi.

Puccini

Conductor: Agler
Stage Director: Hermiston

For more information and tickets

Jun
24
Sun
2018
UBC Opera Ensemble – Il Tabarro/Gianni Schicchi
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In 1904, Puccini first began planning what would later become his famous collection of one-act operas: Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica, and Gianni Schicchi. His plans were to write each opera as a reflection on Dante’s Divine Comedy. In the end, however, only Gianni Schicchi was based on the epic poem, with the unifying theme throughout the three operas being the concealment of death. This production presents the first and third operas of the set: the dark and brooding, verismo opera, Il Tabarro; and the ever-popular farce, Gianni Schicchi.

Puccini

Conductor: Agler
Stage Director: Hermiston

For more information and tickets

Radio-Canada Place à l’Opéra–CARMEN
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Choice of Conductor Susanna Mälkki

CARMEN by Georges Bizet

Featuring Elina Garança, Roberto Alagna, Barbara Frittoli, Teddy Tahu Rhodes

The choir and orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin

For more information

Toronto Summer Opera Workshop– Dvorak’s Rusalka
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Description:Toronto Summer Opera Workshop (TSOW) returns for a 7th summer to offer Dvořák’s ravishingly haunting fairy tale presented in concert version in its entirety, sung in Czech with English subtitles projected. The casts are a fine blend of local talent mixed with young professionals visiting from Calgary, Montreal, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, New Mexico, Massachusetts, Texas, California, Georgia and Tennessee.

Performances will take place on June 22nd, 23rd and 24th St Peter and St Simon-the-Apostle Anglican Church, 525 Bloor St E, Toronto, ON @ 7 PM with rotating casts. Free will donation at the door.

Jun
26
Tue
2018
The Llandovery Castle
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The opera, The Llandovery Castle, to premiere in Toronto, bears the name of the hospital ship infamously destroyed by a German U-boat in the North Atlantic. 

It focuses on the 14 nurses from eight Canadian provinces* who served in harrowing circumstances throughout the war, their care and compassion contrasting with the chaos and violence surrounding them. Of the 258 people on board, only 24 men survived to tell the women’s story. 

The sinking of the ship and subsequent murder of many of those in lifeboats sparked outrage in Canada and internationally, and the incident was one of six British cases presented at the war crimes trials post-WWI in Leipzig, Germany.
With music by Stephanie Martin and libretto by Paul Ciufo, the opera spotlights in particular the lives of Minnie “Kate” Gallaher and Rena “Bird” McLean, the latter traumatized by earlier battlefield-area nursing, and her quest on the hospital ship to prove herself ready to return to the Front.     

Tickets: www.llandoverycastle.ca

Jun
27
Wed
2018
The Llandovery Castle
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The opera, The Llandovery Castle, to premiere in Toronto, bears the name of the hospital ship infamously destroyed by a German U-boat in the North Atlantic. 

It focusses on the 14 nurses from eight Canadian provinces* who served in harrowing circumstances throughout the war, their care and compassion contrasting with the chaos and violence surrounding them. Of the 258 people on board, only 24 men survived to tell the women’s story. 

The sinking of the ship and subsequent murder of many of those in lifeboats sparked outrage in Canada and internationally, and the incident was one of six British cases presented at the war crimes trials post-WWI in Leipzig, Germany.
With music by Stephanie Martin and libretto by Paul Ciufo, the opera spotlights in particular the lives of Minnie “Kate” Gallaher and Rena “Bird” McLean, the latter traumatized by earlier battlefield-area nursing, and her quest on the hospital ship to prove herself ready to return to the Front.     

Tickets: www.llandoverycastle.ca