2014-15 ROSTER

 

 

Domoney Artists Management
DIRECTOR'S NOTES
Vol 3 | Issue 6 | February 2015


Love is

IN THE AIR...


“Mourning Doves” by Alexandra Pomeroy

While the snow blows and winter tightens its icy grip, we look ahead to exciting performances, dreaming of springtime.

Victoria FlowersGiles Tomkins debuts the role of Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Pacific Opera Victoria this month - how lucky to be in that green and gorgeous city by the sea, where snowdrops and camellias are now blooming!

Benjamin Covey is a guest soloist with Grand Philharmonic Choir in "Grant us Peace", featuring Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass and John Estacio's powerful The Houses stand not Far Apart.

Responding to an urgent situation, Scott Belluz stepped in at the VERY last minute and gave three impressive performances of PDQ Bach's zany cantata for "bargain-countertenor," Iphigenia in Brooklyn, with Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, to great acclaim (and guffaws).

Leslie Dala, fresh from his debut conducting Edmonton Opera in The Magic Flute, is busy preparing the young cast at University of Toronto for Argento's Postcard from Morocco, for March performances and on February 22 leads Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra in Shostakovitch Symphony No. 5. Watch Leslie conducting these talented young players in Bernstein’s West Side Story.

Later in February, Daniel Lichti moves from lieder to opera, singing the role of Simone in Puccini's comic gem, Gianni Schichhi, with the talented opera students at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Closing and Openings: Congratulations to Prix Opus winners Maude Brunet and Dion Mazerolle who have now finished their performances of Chabrier's charming L'Etoile and returned from snowy Chicoutimi. Francois Racine's production of L'Etoile opens at L'universite de Montreal on February 26.

Watch this space for news about upcoming season announcements!

Kathryn DomoneyFollow our roster news with Director's Notes, where the spotlight is on the Stars of Domoney Artists Management. Here you will find special features on this wonderful group of Classical Singers, Orchestral and Opera Conductors and Stage Directors. Read about their passions, hobbies, dream opera roles and more.

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ON STAGE NOW

News from the
DAM ROSTER

FEBRUARY

Feb 12, 14, 18 & 20
Giles Tomkins is Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Pacific Opera Victoria
www.pov.bc.ca

Feb 21
Baritone Benjamin Covey is a guest soloist with Grand Philharmonic Choir and Kitchener -Waterloo Symphony in John Estacio's The Houses Stand not Far Apart and Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass; Mark Vuorinen, Conductor
www.grandphilchoir.com

Feb 22
Maude Brunet is a guest soloist with Ensemble Caprice in Bach Cantatas BWV 106 and 198; Matthias Maute, Conductor
www.ensemblecaprice.com

Feb 22
Leslie Dala conducts Shostakovitch Symphony no. 5 with the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra
www.vancouveracademyofmusic.com

Scott Belluz, Countertenor with Carla Huhtanen

Feb 26 – 28
Francois Racine directs L'Etoile (Chabrier) at L'Universite de Montréal, Jean Francois Rivest, conductor
www.calendrier.umontreal.ca

Feb 27, 28 & Mar 1
Daniel Lichti sings Simone in Puccini's comic tale of family greed, Gianni Schicchi at Wilfrid Laurier University
www.wlu.ca

 

MARCH

Mar 8
Daniel Cabena sings "Northern Lights" featuring Christos Hatzis's Everlasting Light for soloists, choir, marimba and crystal glasses.with the Spiritus Chamber Choir at All Saint’s Anglican Cathedral in Edmonton, Alberta
www.spirituschamberchoir.ca

Mar 9 – 15
Countertenor Daniel Cabena sings Messiah with Musica Fiorita in Switzerland and France
www.musicafiorita.ch

Mar 12 – 15
Leslie Dala returns to the University of Toronto to conduct their spring production of Argento’s opera Postcard from Morocco
www.music.utoronto.ca

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THIS JUST IN

Jul 18
Baritone Daniel Lichti is a guest soloist for St. Matthew Passion with Bach Music Festival of Canada, Gerald Fagan conductor
www.bachfestival.ca

Jul 22 - 25
Tenor Adam Fisher stars in “KIngs of Broadway” at Westben Arts Festival
www.westben.ca

Jul 25
Countertenor Daniel Cabena and baritone Dion Mazerolle are soloists in Handel’s Messiah, Le Festival International de musique baroque de Lameque
www.festivalbaroque.com

RECENT PERFORMANCES

Giles Tomkins at the Union Club, Victoria

Giles Tomkins appeared with his Pacific Opera Victoria Lucia di Lammermoor colleagues at the Union Club

Leslie Dala and Simone with Andreas

Leslie Dala and guest artist Simone Osborne at Vancouver Bach Choir gala (with Andreas Dala)

Dionne Mazerolle and Maude Brunet backstage at L'Etoile

Dion Mazerolle and Maude Brunet backstage after their performance of L'Etoile

Scott Belluz was a soloist PDQ Bach’s “Iphegenia in Brooklyn”, with Kitchener Waterloo

Scott Belluz starred in PDQ Bach's "Iphigenia in Brooklyn”; pictured backstage with KW Symphony conductor Edwin Outwater and furry friend

IN THE MEDIA

Leslie Dala and Simone with Andreas

Adam Fisher sang at the Westben Theatre 2015 season launch party

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Dion Mazerolle announced for 40e édition Le Festival international de musique baroque de Lamèque

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REVIEWS

Spiritus Chamber Choir provides proud evening of Canadian choral music

"...verses were sung by a male trio consisting of counter-tenor Daniel Cabena, Oliver Munar, tenor, and Roderick Bryce, baritone. All three sang with beautifully clear, expressive voices, blending beautifully in the ensemble writing and also authoritative and persuasive in the solo passages."

Peter Glenn, Calgary Herald
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L'Etoile charms audiences in Chicoutimi

"Mezzo-soprano Maude Brunet effectively conveys Lazuli’s vivacity, while baritone Dion Mazerolle and soprano Pascale Beaudin make a delightfully mismatched couple in the roles of the cantankerous ambassador and his attention-deprived wife. The tone is uninhibited, sometimes even naughty, which clearly pleased the audience."

Daniel Coté, La Presse
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AWARDS

Prix Opus

Maude Brunet with Ensemble Caprice

Congratulations to Matthias Maute and Maude Brunet for their January 2014 performance of Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans!

Ensemble Caprice won a Prix d'Opus in the category CONCERT DE L'ANNÉE – MUSIQUES MÉDIÉVALE, DE LA RENAISSANCE, BAROQUE, CLASSIQUE

Listen to Maude sing Agitata infido flatu

 

Dion Mazerolle as La Folle

Congratulations to Dion Mazerolle, who created the role of La Folle!

This production won Prix d’Opus CRÉATION DE L'ANNÉE for Le rêve de Grégoire, Pierre Michaud, Chants Libres, Société de musique contemporaine du Québec.

Watch Dion as La Folle (The Fool)

 

 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

HAPPY
VALENTINE'S DAY
from all of us!

Benjamin Covey and Valentina

Benjamin Covey and Valentina

Maude Brunet and Jacques-Oliver

Maude Brunet and Jacques-Olivier in Basel, Switzerland

Virginia Hatfield and Chris

Virginia Hatfield and Chris

Ellen Wieser and JC

Ellen Wieser and JC on their first married New Year's Eve

Marion Newman and Norm

Marion Newman and Norm aboard their sailboat, Contessa

Maria Soulis and Eric

Maria Soulis and Eric

Daniel Cabena and Mary

Daniel Cabena and Mary

QUIZ CORNER

Giles Tomkins's son Benji with Paloma

The next generation... Who are these two wee ones?

Watch for the answer in next month's Director's Notes!

LAST MONTH'S ANSWER

Leslie Dala is not the only professional musician in the family – his conductor brother Peter has led performances with Edmonton Opera and Alberta Ballet.

ABOUT DOMONEY ARTISTS

Kathy Domoney Headshot
As Director of Domoney Artists Management, Kathy Domoney brings her wealth of knowledge and experience to this position after more than 20 years as a lyric soprano.

Established in 2008, Domoney Artists Management proudly presents their 2014-15 roster of Classical Singers, Orchestral and Opera Conductors, and Stage Directors to audiences throughout Canada and beyond. It is a great pleasure to announce that acclaimed Bass-baritone Daniel Lichti now joins this prestigious roster of established and emerging artists. 

Domoney Artists Management looks forward to sharing these dynamic artists and innovative concerts including Oratorio Project, EspressOpera and The Star of Robbie Burns with you.