Join us, as Irish-Canadian mezzo-soprano Wallis Giunta brings us on a tour of beautiful, romantic Paris. She’s in Paris, preparing to reprise the role of Dodo in Opéra Comique’s production of Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek’s Breaking the Waves. The show opens May 28, and runs to May 31.
Artist of the Week
Artist of the Week 34 Qs for Keri Alkema
American soprano Keri Alkema delighted Canadian audiences this month when she reprised the title role in the Canadian Opera Company‘s production of Puccini’s beloved Tosca. She sits down with us to reflect on her first singing lesson, her favourite opera house, opera roles she’d like to be singing in 10 years & more.
OPERA PLACES Tenor Matthew Cairns takes us to Toronto
Canadian tenor Matthew Cairns has been in Toronto, Canada, singing the role of Macduff in the Canadian Opera Company’s new production of Verdi’s Macbeth from acclaimed Scottish director Sir David McVicar, which opened April 28 and has its final show on May 20. He shares his favourite spots in TO with us — from the stage of the Four Seasons Centre to a restaurant with breathtaking sunset views of the city.
Artist of the Week 28 Qs for Quinn Kelsey
American Baritone Quinn Kelsey is in Toronto debuting the title role in the Canadian Opera Company‘s brand new production of Verdi’s Macbeth. We caught up with Kelsey, one of the world’s most celebrated baritones, to chat all things opera – from silly stage mishaps to “bromances”, and everything in between.
OPERA PLACES Soprano Lauren Margison takes us to Mainz, Germany
Canadian soprano Lauren Margison has been in Mainz debuting the roles of Anna and Nedda in the company’s double-bill production of Puccini’s Le Villi and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. In this Opera Places, she gives us a tour of Mainz—the beautiful capital of the Rhineland-Palatinate region.
Artist of the Week 17 Qs for Joyce El-Khoury
Lebanese-Canadian Soprano Joyce E-Khoury is in Montreal, singing the role of Cio-Cio-San in Opéra de Montréal‘s reimagined production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, a role she debuted last season with Welsh National Opera. In this Artist of the Week, she reflects on her career in opera, shares how it all began, and what’s keeping her inspired.
OPERA PLACES American soprano Marjorie Owens takes us to Vancouver
American soprano Marjorie Owens is in Vancouver, BC singing one of her signature roles, Senta in Vancouver Opera‘s new production of Wagner‘s The Flying Dutchman. Join us she she gives us a tour of what makes the city great, from cherry blossoms to magnificent mountain views.
Artist of the Week 22 Qs for Scott Rumble
Canadian tenor Scott Rumble is in Vancouver making his role debut singing Steuermann in Vancouver Opera’s new production of The Flying Dutchman, which opened April 29 and has two performances left on May 4 and 7. In this Artist of the Week, he reflects on what inspired him to sing, favourite operatic inspirations and more.
Artist of the Week 20 Qs for Andrew Haji
Canadian tenor Andrew Haji is in Calgary performing the role of Macduff in Calgary Opera's new...
OPERA PLACES Soprano Sarah Dufresne takes us to London
Canadian soprano Sarah Dufresne, who joined Royal Opera House's prestigious Jette Parker Artists...