Highlands Opera Studio announces short live season

by | Aug 6, 2021 | Featured, News

After two summers of online performances, Highlands Opera Studio (HOS) is launching a short season of live shows between August 12 and 20, 2021.

Featuring four productions, limited audiences will have the chance to experience HOS concerts, operas and musical theatre in-person for the first time since the pandemic hit. To be able to attend, audience members must provide proof of two vaccinations two weeks before travelling to Haliburton County and a negative COVID-19 test result.

At Abbey Gardens, three shows will take place including Opera to Broadway, featuring artist’s favourite songs from opera and musical theatre, and The Leporello Diaries, an opera based on Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Each of the performances includes eight of Canada’s up-and-coming artists as well as special guests Richard Margison and Melissa Stephens.

Highlands Opera Studio Rehearsal 2

In rehearsal for Highlands Opera Studio live 2021 summer season. Photo: Valerie Kuinka

A bonus concert on Mountain Lake, Minden will be featuring Lauren Margison and River Guard on vocals with Stéphane Mayer on keyboard. The performance will include pop, folk and musical theatre songs in an event called Music on the Beach that encourages attendees to anchor their boats in Fairfield Bay to enjoy the concert for free.

“We are overjoyed to be bringing the beauty of the unamplified human voice back to Haliburton County with a shortened live season featuring eight of Canada’s brightest young artists. We hope to see you at the opera,” said Valerie Kuinka, General Director & Co-Artistic Director & Richard Margison, Co-Artistic Director of Highlands Opera Studio.

Tickets and more information for Highlands Opera Studio can be found here.

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