Calendar

Apr
27
Mon
2020
Confluence Concerts–Second Annual Walter Unger Salon: Creativity and Aging @ The Shaftsbury Atrium
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Celebrated authors and educators Linda and Michael Hutcheon  curate a salon based on their recent book  Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten.

Includes live performances by Lawrence Wiliford (tenor), Sanya Eng (harp), Robert Kortgaard (piano) and Patricia O’Callaghan (soprano).

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May
2
Sat
2020
TOT—A Northern Lights Dream @ St Lawrence Centre for the Arts
May 2 @ 8:00 pm

A New work by Michael Rose

The northern lights cast a spell over Shakespeare, Ontario and just as in the Bard of Avon’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rose weaves a magical tale of mischievous sprites and the many faces of love, all captured by music of incomparable beauty and power.

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May
3
Sun
2020
TOT—A Northern Lights Dream @ St Lawrence Centre for the Arts
May 3 @ 3:00 pm

A New work by Michael Rose

The northern lights cast a spell over Shakespeare, Ontario and just as in the Bard of Avon’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rose weaves a magical tale of mischievous sprites and the many faces of love, all captured by music of incomparable beauty and power.

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May
24
Sun
2020
Opéra de Montréal—The Magic Flute @ SALLE WILFRID-PELLETIER
May 24 @ 2:00 pm

A new, beautiful vision for a classic Piece

This unique and celebrated production has toured the world! Yes, stage director Barrie Kosky’s Flute finally makes its way to Montreal! Having enchanted audiences around the world, this thrilling production, reminiscent of the silent film era, offers us a treat for the eyes and ears. Energetic stage direction, colourful set design, and magnificent voices – it’s Flute like you’ve never seen it before! More magical than ever and a pure delight for young and old alike! Special Offer: Save 50% on all youth ticket purchases.

Costumes/sets: Esther Bialas
Concept: 1927 (Suzanne Andrade / Paul Barrit) et Barrie Kosky
Animation: Paul Barrit
Production: Komische Oper Berlin, en coproduction avec Los Angeles Opera et Minnesota Opera. Suzanne Andrade et Barrie Kosky et Minnesota Opera

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May
26
Tue
2020
Opera de Montreal—The Magic Flute @ SALLE WILFRID-PELLETIER
May 26 @ 7:00 pm

A new, beautiful vision for a classic Piece

This unique and celebrated production has toured the world! Yes, stage director Barrie Kosky’s Flute finally makes its way to Montreal! Having enchanted audiences around the world, this thrilling production, reminiscent of the silent film era, offers us a treat for the eyes and ears. Energetic stage direction, colourful set design, and magnificent voices – it’s Flute like you’ve never seen it before! More magical than ever and a pure delight for young and old alike! Special Offer: Save 50% on all youth ticket purchases.

Costumes/sets: Esther Bialas
Concept: 1927 (Suzanne Andrade / Paul Barrit) et Barrie Kosky
Animation: Paul Barrit
Production: Komische Oper Berlin, en coproduction avec Los Angeles Opera et Minnesota Opera. Suzanne Andrade et Barrie Kosky et Minnesota Opera

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Jun
4
Thu
2020
Opera on the Avalon – Powder Her Face @ LSPU Hall
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Powder Her Face is inspired by the real-life sex scandal that rocked Britain in the early 60s. Thomas Adès’ 1995 chamber opera plays off the public’s obsession with the tabloid controversy surrounding a series of Polaroid photos of Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, dubbed the “Dirty Duchess.” Through the prism of Campbell’s life story,  Powder Her Face explores the intersection of gender, politics, and power.

Cast and Creatives

Lauren Pearl Eberwein as The Duchess

Lara Secord-Haid as The Maid

James McLennan as The Electrician

 

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Jun
6
Sat
2020
Opera on the Avalon – Powder Her Face @ LSPU Hall
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Powder Her Face is inspired by the real-life sex scandal that rocked Britain in the early 60s. Thomas Adès’ 1995 chamber opera plays off the public’s obsession with the tabloid controversy surrounding a series of Polaroid photos of Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, dubbed the “Dirty Duchess.” Through the prism of Campbell’s life story,  Powder Her Face explores the intersection of gender, politics, and power.

Cast and Creatives

Lauren Pearl Eberwein as The Duchess

Lara Secord-Haid as The Maid

James McLennan as The Electrician

 

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Jun
13
Sat
2020
UBC Opera—Il viaggio a Reims @ Old Auditorium
Jun 13 @ 7:30 pm

long lost opera, found

IL VIAGGIO A REIMS (The Journey to Reims)
MUSIC BY GIOACHINO ROSSINI
LIBRETTO BY LUIGI BALOCCHI

GORDON GERRARD, CONDUCTOR
NANCY HERMISTON, DIRECTOR
MEMBERS OF THE VANCOUVER OPERA ORCHESTRA

Composed in 1825 for the coronation of King Charles X in Reims, France, this Rossinian masterpiece is filled with music fit for a king, with all the chaos and light-hearted fun characteristic of a Rossini opera. Originally limited to only four performances, Il viaggio a Reims was lost to history until musicologists pieced together the original manuscript in the 1970s. Since then, the piece has enjoyed a growing presence on the operatic stage, beloved for its impressive vocal fireworks and its tour-de-force of an ensemble cast working together to present a fast-paced, fun-filled plot.

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Jun
19
Fri
2020
UBC Opera—Il viaggio a Reims @ Old Auditorium
Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm

long lost opera, found

IL VIAGGIO A REIMS (The Journey to Reims)
MUSIC BY GIOACHINO ROSSINI
LIBRETTO BY LUIGI BALOCCHI

GORDON GERRARD, CONDUCTOR
NANCY HERMISTON, DIRECTOR
MEMBERS OF THE VANCOUVER OPERA ORCHESTRA

Composed in 1825 for the coronation of King Charles X in Reims, France, this Rossinian masterpiece is filled with music fit for a king, with all the chaos and light-hearted fun characteristic of a Rossini opera. Originally limited to only four performances, Il viaggio a Reims was lost to history until musicologists pieced together the original manuscript in the 1970s. Since then, the piece has enjoyed a growing presence on the operatic stage, beloved for its impressive vocal fireworks and its tour-de-force of an ensemble cast working together to present a fast-paced, fun-filled plot.

For more information and tickets.

Jul
16
Thu
2020
Opera on the Avalon – Ours @ National Arts Centre
Jul 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Ours, a lyric drama in two acts and Opera on the Avalon’s first critically acclaimed commission, tracks the social, political, and emotional aftermath of the battle of Beaumont Hamel through the story of Thomas Nangle who was chaplain to the Newfoundland Regiment.

Following the war, Nangle was named to the Imperial War Graves Commission where he led efforts to properly bury the remains of much of the lost regiment across Europe. He established the existing five war memorial sites across Europe, including Beaumont Hamel, as well as the Newfoundland National War Memorial in St. John’s.

His story of sacrifice, hardship, and renewal is the perfect human embodiment of Newfoundland’s journey through the war, and through its horrific aftermath.

Ours was composed by Juno-nominated Canadian composer John Estacio with a libretto by Newfoundland Governor General award-winning playwright Robert Chafe. Directed by Glynis Leyshon and conducted by Judith Yan.

Stephen Hegedus as Arthur Murray

Samuel Chan as Michael

Lara Ciekiewicz as May

Tom Goerz as Field Marshall Haig/Recruiter

David Pomeroy as Archbishop Roche

Tracy Cantin as Thelma

Leslie Ann Bradley as Elizabeth Crowley

James McLennan as George Crowley

John Lindsay as Edward

Ryan Downey as John

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Jul
18
Sat
2020
Opera on the Avalon – Ours @ National Arts Centre
Jul 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Ours, a lyric drama in two acts and Opera on the Avalon’s first critically acclaimed commission, tracks the social, political, and emotional aftermath of the battle of Beaumont Hamel through the story of Thomas Nangle who was chaplain to the Newfoundland Regiment.

Following the war, Nangle was named to the Imperial War Graves Commission where he led efforts to properly bury the remains of much of the lost regiment across Europe. He established the existing five war memorial sites across Europe, including Beaumont Hamel, as well as the Newfoundland National War Memorial in St. John’s.

His story of sacrifice, hardship, and renewal is the perfect human embodiment of Newfoundland’s journey through the war, and through its horrific aftermath.

Ours was composed by Juno-nominated Canadian composer John Estacio with a libretto by Newfoundland Governor General award-winning playwright Robert Chafe. Directed by Glynis Leyshon and conducted by Judith Yan.

Stephen Hegedus as Arthur Murray

Samuel Chan as Michael

Lara Ciekiewicz as May

Tom Goerz as Field Marshall Haig/Recruiter

David Pomeroy as Archbishop Roche

Tracy Cantin as Thelma

Leslie Ann Bradley as Elizabeth Crowley

James McLennan as George Crowley

John Lindsay as Edward

Ryan Downey as John

Click here for more information