Calendar

Nov
15
Fri
2019
Pacific Opera Victoria—Missing @ Uda Dune Baiyoh
Nov 15 @ 2:00 pm

A story everyone knows, from the vantage of a woman no one remembers.

A new chamber opera by Métis playwright Marie Clements and Juno-winning composer Brian Current, Missing gives voice, in English and Gitxsan, to the story of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women. Set in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and along the Highway of Tears, Missing is a poetic expression of loss and hope.

FEATURING

Cailtlin Wood—Ava

Marion Newman—Dr. Wilson

Rose-Ellen Nichols—Native Mother

Heather Molloy—Jess

For more information and tickets

Opera Niagara—La bohème @ Southminster United Church
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm

Art, Love, and pain on the streets of Paris.

Puccini’s iconic tale comes to Niagra. Following the tragic between struggling artist Rodolfo and seamstress Mimi and they struggle to survive in a world that’s cast them aside. La bohème continued to prove its endurance, gracing small and big stage alike and touching viewers across the world.

FEATURING

Maria Vetere, Lisa Di Maria, & Evelyne Larochelle — Mimi

Joel Ricci — Rodolfo

Alexander Leigh — Marcello

Lisa Di Maria, Emily Casey, & Lindsey Duggan — Muestta

Mario Morales — Schaunard

Anthony Bellissimo — Colline

Rodney Freake — Alcindoro/Benoit

Steven Teves & Daniel Abadie — Parpignol

For more information and tickets

Pacific Opera Victoria—Missing @ Uda Dune Baiyoh
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm

A story everyone knows, from the vantage of a woman no one remembers.

A new chamber opera by Métis playwright Marie Clements and Juno-winning composer Brian Current, Missing gives voice, in English and Gitxsan, to the story of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women. Set in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and along the Highway of Tears, Missing is a poetic expression of loss and hope.

FEATURING

Cailtlin Wood—Ava

Marion Newman—Dr. Wilson

Rose-Ellen Nichols—Native Mother

Heather Molloy—Jess

For more information and tickets

VCO—The Child and The Spells @ First United Church
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm

Toy Story Temper Tantrum

A spoiled brat in the Normandy countryside soon finds that the toys he tortured have a bone to pick with him. Touch of magic brings them life, and with it, his reckoning…

VCO is an innovative opera company in the Region of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. VCO reinstates opera as an accessible and communicative medium through the adaptation of old operas and the composition of new ones. VCO is a registered charity formed in 2015.

Vera Causa Opera will partner with the Contemporary School of Dance in Waterloo to present a classic piece of opera/dance with full orchestra.

For more information and tickets.

Opera Mariposa — Gianni Schicchi @ St. Faith's Anglican Church
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm

Canada’s only disability-led opera company Presents: Gianni Schicchi

When Buoso Donati dies, his relatives embark on a frantic search for his last will and testament, determined to get their hands on his fortune at any cost. Enter Gianni Schicchi, the clever rogue who knows how to solve any problem…but possibly not in the way that this greedy family expects. The opera will be brought to life by a multi-award-winning international cast and presented alongside a performance of Italian songs and scenes, so you won’t want to miss this tribute to Italian opera at its peak!

Stage Director
Jeanine Fynn*

Music Director
John Arsenault

Assistant Director
Robin Hahn

Gianni Schicchi – Richard Petroski**
Rinuccio – Jonathan Gagné**
Lauretta – Sevan Kochkarian, Nancy Hasiuk-Lay (cover)
Zita – Lauren Solomon
Gherardo – Kimani Troy Iba
Nella – Libby Donald
Gherardino – Nancy Hasiuk-Lay
Betto di Signa – Cameron Killick
Simone – Barry Honda
Marco – Zainen Suzuki**
La Ciesca – Jacqueline Ko
Maestro Spinelloccio | Ser Amantio di Nicolao – Vicente Sandoval
Pinellino – Graeme Guimond
Guccio – Brittony LeFever

And featuring
Robin Hahn
Shanté van Horlick
in the Italian songs and scenes

Pianist
Maria Hwa Yeong Jung

For more information and tickets

Nov
16
Sat
2019
VCO—The Child and The Spells @ First United Church
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm

Toy Story Temper Tantrum

A spoiled brat in the Normandy countryside soon finds that the toys he tortured have a bone to pick with him. Touch of magic brings them life, and with it, his reckoning…

VCO is an innovative opera company in the Region of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. VCO reinstates opera as an accessible and communicative medium through the adaptation of old operas and the composition of new ones. VCO is a registered charity formed in 2015.

Vera Causa Opera will partner with the Contemporary School of Dance in Waterloo to present a classic piece of opera/dance with full orchestra.

For more information and tickets.

Opera Mariposa — Gianni Schicchi @ St. Faith's Anglican Church
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm

Canada’s only disability-led opera company Presents: Gianni Schicchi

When Buoso Donati dies, his relatives embark on a frantic search for his last will and testament, determined to get their hands on his fortune at any cost. Enter Gianni Schicchi, the clever rogue who knows how to solve any problem…but possibly not in the way that this greedy family expects. The opera will be brought to life by a multi-award-winning international cast and presented alongside a performance of Italian songs and scenes, so you won’t want to miss this tribute to Italian opera at its peak!

Stage Director
Jeanine Fynn*

Music Director
John Arsenault

Assistant Director
Robin Hahn

Gianni Schicchi – Richard Petroski**
Rinuccio – Jonathan Gagné**
Lauretta – Sevan Kochkarian, Nancy Hasiuk-Lay (cover)
Zita – Lauren Solomon
Gherardo – Kimani Troy Iba
Nella – Libby Donald
Gherardino – Nancy Hasiuk-Lay
Betto di Signa – Cameron Killick
Simone – Barry Honda
Marco – Zainen Suzuki**
La Ciesca – Jacqueline Ko
Maestro Spinelloccio | Ser Amantio di Nicolao – Vicente Sandoval
Pinellino – Graeme Guimond
Guccio – Brittony LeFever

And featuring
Robin Hahn
Shanté van Horlick
in the Italian songs and scenes

Pianist
Maria Hwa Yeong Jung

For more information and tickets

Nov
17
Sun
2019
VCO—The Child and The Spells @ First United Church
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm

Toy Story Temper Tantrum

A spoiled brat in the Normandy countryside soon finds that the toys he tortured have a bone to pick with him. Touch of magic brings them life, and with it, his reckoning…

VCO is an innovative opera company in the Region of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. VCO reinstates opera as an accessible and communicative medium through the adaptation of old operas and the composition of new ones. VCO is a registered charity formed in 2015.

Vera Causa Opera will partner with the Contemporary School of Dance in Waterloo to present a classic piece of opera/dance with full orchestra.

For more information and tickets.

Pacific Opera Victoria—Missing @ Uda Dune Baiyoh
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm

A story everyone knows, from the vantage of a woman no one remembers.

A new chamber opera by Métis playwright Marie Clements and Juno-winning composer Brian Current, Missing gives voice, in English and Gitxsan, to the story of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women. Set in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and along the Highway of Tears, Missing is a poetic expression of loss and hope.

FEATURING

Cailtlin Wood—Ava

Marion Newman—Dr. Wilson

Rose-Ellen Nichols—Native Mother

Heather Molloy—Jess

For more information and tickets

Nov
19
Tue
2019
UoT Music—Purcell’s King Arthur @ Trinity-St. Paul's United Church
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm

ERIK THOR stage director, CHRISTOPHER BAGAN conductor

Purcell’s semi-opera based on Dryden’s text draws the eye and ear with richly textured choral movements and beautiful songwriting. Hear Purcell’s famous ‘Fairest Isle’ and ‘Cold Genius’ as the versatile young harpsichordist/conductor Christopher Bagan leads the Collegium Musicum and Schola Cantorum. Through a new staging by director Erik Thor, the audience is asked to consider our national identity and the conflict of ideologies of our own time.

For more information and tickets

Nov
20
Wed
2019
HMS Parliament—TrypTych @ Seven Generations Education Institute
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm

Gilbert and SULLIVAN Meet Bob and Doug

A political satire for the ages, HMS Parliament is an adaptation of G&S’s enduring classic, HMS Pinafore, re-imagined for 19th century Canada! Directed by Kenora native Edward Franko, TrypTych Opera puts on the cult classic anew, fully staged with a 9-piece professional orchestra.

FEATURING

Carrie Hall—Angelina
Joshua Clemenger—Sam Snifter
Ryan Hofman—Captain MacA
Michael Robert-Broder—Alexander MacDeadeye
Douglas Tranquada—Sir Sam Sillery
Nina Scott-Stoddart—Mrs. Butterbun
Nov
21
Thu
2019
HMS Parliament—TrypTych @ Seven Generations Education Institute
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm

Gilbert and SULLIVAN Meet Bob and Doug

A political satire for the ages, HMS Parliament is an adaptation of G&S’s enduring classic, HMS Pinafore, re-imagined for 19th century Canada! Directed by Kenora native Edward Franko, TrypTych Opera puts on the cult classic anew, fully staged with a 9-piece professional orchestra.

FEATURING

Carrie Hall—Angelina
Joshua Clemenger—Sam Snifter
Ryan Hofman—Captain MacA
Michael Robert-Broder—Alexander MacDeadeye
Douglas Tranquada—Sir Sam Sillery
Nina Scott-Stoddart—Mrs. Butterbun
Opera at Western—La finta giardiniera @ Grand Theatre
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Mistaken and hidden identities. Would be, but impossible, lovers. Hilarious misconceptions. Sneaky characters. All set to beautiful music. More fun than anyone could imagine from Mozart who composed the opera at age 18. Such brilliance and genius is not to be missed.

What were you doing when you were 18? Without a computer, recording device, smart phone, internet or even electric lights, Mozart was writing a comic opera for full orchestra and singers. He certainly would have been the winner of Austria Has Talent for that year!

Music Director: Simone Luti
Stage Director: Theodore Baerg

Advance Tickets: $30/$20 (general admission/students and seniors).
Door sales: $35/$25 (cash only) for last-minute ticket sales (if available) purchased at the doo

For more information and tickets

Nov
22
Fri
2019
HMS Parliament—TrypTych @ Seven Generations Education Institute
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm

Gilbert and SULLIVAN Meet Bob and Doug

A political satire for the ages, HMS Parliament is an adaptation of G&S’s enduring classic, HMS Pinafore, re-imagined for 19th century Canada! Directed by Kenora native Edward Franko, TrypTych Opera puts on the cult classic anew, fully staged with a 9-piece professional orchestra.

FEATURING

Carrie Hall—Angelina
Joshua Clemenger—Sam Snifter
Ryan Hofman—Captain MacA
Michael Robert-Broder—Alexander MacDeadeye
Douglas Tranquada—Sir Sam Sillery
Nina Scott-Stoddart—Mrs. Butterbun
Opera Niagara—La bohème @ Southminster United Church
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm

Art, Love, and pain on the streets of Paris.

Puccini’s iconic tale comes to Niagra. Following the tragic between struggling artist Rodolfo and seamstress Mimi and they struggle to survive in a world that’s cast them aside. La bohème continued to prove its endurance, gracing small and big stage alike and touching viewers across the world.

FEATURING

Maria Vetere, Lisa Di Maria, & Evelyne Larochelle — Mimi

Joel Ricci — Rodolfo

Alexander Leigh — Marcello

Lisa Di Maria, Emily Casey, & Lindsey Duggan — Muestta

Mario Morales — Schaunard

Anthony Bellissimo — Colline

Rodney Freake — Alcindoro/Benoit

Steven Teves & Daniel Abadie — Parpignol

For more information and tickets

Opera at Western—La finta giardiniera @ Grand Theatre
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Mistaken and hidden identities. Would be, but impossible, lovers. Hilarious misconceptions. Sneaky characters. All set to beautiful music. More fun than anyone could imagine from Mozart who composed the opera at age 18. Such brilliance and genius is not to be missed.

What were you doing when you were 18? Without a computer, recording device, smart phone, internet or even electric lights, Mozart was writing a comic opera for full orchestra and singers. He certainly would have been the winner of Austria Has Talent for that year!

Music Director: Simone Luti
Stage Director: Theodore Baerg

Advance Tickets: $30/$20 (general admission/students and seniors).
Door sales: $35/$25 (cash only) for last-minute ticket sales (if available) purchased at the doo

For more information and tickets