News Roundup: This week’s top Canadian opera news

by | Aug 12, 2020 | Featured, News

With the world slowly opening up again, perhaps you’ve seen the resurgence of upcoming event announcements in your inbox. To help out, here’s our news roundup of some of the most exciting opera announcements to come our way for your audio and visual pleasure:

  • Opera Atelier’s 35th Anniversary Season Announcement
Upcoming production

Source: Opera Atelier

OA just announced their upcoming season, complete with two fully-staged and livestreamed productions at Toronto’s Koerner Hall. The first production, Something Rich and Strange on October 28th, will include music by Handel, Lully, Locke and Purcell in a fully-staged new creation exploring dreams, visions and the supernatural. It will feature sopranos Measha Brueggergosman and Meghan Lindsay as well as tenor Colin Ainsworth. The second performance will be Handel’s The Resurrection on April 1st.

  • Mercury Opera’s Summer Lemonade Series 
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Source: Mercury Opera

Mercury Opera has a slew of exciting events for the rest of August including three more “jazz meets opera” evenings, as well as special Opera in the Movies features on August 28th and 29th. Close your eyes and get carried away to simpler times!

  • Orchestre classique de Montreal’s As One
Upcoming "As One"

l-r: Dominique Côté and Sarah Bissonnette. Source: OCM

Tickets for OCM’s As One went on sale last week for performances scheduled for November 20th and 21st. The semi-staged production follows Hannah–a trans woman interpreted by two singers–starring Dominique Côté (baritone) and Sarah Bissonnette (mezzo-soprano), as well as the OCM String Quartet. The Québec premiere of this American chamber opera is taking place during Transgender Awareness Week in partnership with the LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce. 

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