2014-15 ROSTER

Domoney Artists Management
DIRECTOR'S NOTES
Vol 3 | Issue 2 | October 2014

Fall

FLAVOURS
 


Photo by Alexandra Lennox

Kathryn DomoneyAutumn is a special time of Thanksgiving and Harvest celebration in Canada, and we marvel at the colourful display as the leaves change from summertime green to brilliant yellow, orange and red.

HarvestWhile the gardens may be winding down, the season of musical performances is now in full swing - opera companies, choirs and orchestras are busy with their new seasons, and Domoney Artists are taking the stage.

Singers are savvy travellers, and seek special places to enjoy a break from rehearsals. This month we feature some of their favourite coffee spots at home, or while on the road.

In October, countertenor Daniel Cabena begins his “Sanctuary in Song” recital tour in Eastern Canada, culminating in a Toronto performance in December. Tenor Sean Clark stars as Tamino in Opera Lyra Ottawa’s Magic Flute production for young audiences.

Virginia Hatfield epitomizes today’s versatile artist in her upcoming debut with Talisker Players in “Songs of Travel”, performing works by baroque composer Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Louis Applebaum’s Algoma Central for soprano, flute and harp, and arrangements of songs by Canadian icons Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot and Ian Tyson.

Maude Brunet sings Bach in Montreal, Charlotte Corwin debuts with I Musici de Montreal in Mozart’s Requiem, Francois Racine directs La Veuve Joyeuse in Quebec, Vancouver Opera debuts Stickboy, with Leslie Dala on the podium, Adam Fisher stars in Cowtown Opera’s cabaret opera The Bachelor and Maria Soulis guards the gold in Das Rheingold with Pacific Opera Victoria.

We look forward to a great season of music - be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for news about future performances.

Follow 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.

ON STAGE NOW

News from the
DAM ROSTER

OCTOBER

Oct 3 – 5
Daniel Cabena joins Daniela Dolci and Musica Fiorita, in Motets by Molitor, for performances in Switzerland and Germany
www.musicafiorita.ch

Das Rheingold

Das Rheingold

Oct 16, 18, 24 & 26
Maria Soulis debuts as Flosshilde with Pacific Opera Victoria in Wagner's Das Rheingold
www.pov.bc.ca

Oct 16, 19, 22 & 24
Countertenor Daniel Cabena sings A Sanctuary in Song with Stephen Runge, piano
Oct 16 | Acadia University, Wolfville, NS
Oct 19 | Sunday in the Garden Room, Wolfville, NS
Oct 22 | St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB
Oct 24 | Mount Allison Unversity, Sackville, NB
www.danielcabena.com

Oct 18
Soprano Ellen Wieser is a guest soloist in Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, at Montreal’s The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul - a featured concert of the Canadian International Organ Competition, Jordan de Souza conductor

La Veuve Joeyeuse

La Veuve Joeyeuse

Oct 18 – 25
Francois Racine returns to L'Opera de Quebec to direct Lehar's charming La Veuve Joyeuse
www.operadequebec.qc.ca

Oct 19
Leslie Dala conducts "Concerto Showcase”, the first concert of the season with Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, at the Orpheum Theatre
www.vancouveracademyofmusic.com

stickboy

Oct 23 – Nov 7
Leslie Dala conducts twelve performances at Vancouver Playhouse of Vancouver Opera's highly-anticipated premiere of Neil Weisensel's Stickboy, based on the book by world-renowned spoken-word artist Shane Koyczan. "Bravely autobiographical, beautifully poetic, visually innovative and musically memorable"
www.vancouveropera.ca

Cowtown Opera

Oct 24 & 25
Tenor Adam Fisher stars as “The Bachelor” in Cowtown Opera’s Cabaret
www.cowtownoperacompany.com

Oct 25, 26 & Nov 1
Sean Clark joins Opera Lyra Ottawa's Studio this fall, singing the role of Tamino in their production of The Magic Flute
www.operalyra.ca

Oct 26
Maude Brunet is guest soloist in Bach's Cantatas BWV48, 49 and 188 at the Canadian International Organ Competition; Jordan de Souza, Conductor
www.ciocm.org

Oct 28 & 29
Virginia Hatfield joins Talisker Players in "Songs of Travel", including Le sommeil d'Ulisse by Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, and Algoma Central by Louis Applebaum
www.taliskerplayers.ca

NOVEMBER

Vivera PosterNov 2
Jacques Arsenault is tenor soloist for Schubert's Mass in G with the Richard Eaton Singers, Edmonton
www.richard
eatonsingers.com

Nov 6, 7 & 12
Countertenor Daniel Cabena sings A Sanctuary in Song on his recital tour with Stephen Runge, piano
Nov 6 | University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
Nov 7 | Western University, London, ON
Nov 12 | University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
www.danielcabena.com

Nov 14
Charlotte Corwin will be a guest soloist in Mozart's Requiem at Place des Arts, Montreal with I Musici de Montreal
www.imusici.com

Nov 16
Leslie Dala conducts Schubert’s "Unfinished" Symphony and Mozart Requiem with the Vancouver Bach Choir
www.vancouverbachchoir.com

Nov 23
Charlotte Corwin debuts in Charlottetown, where she is the featured soloist in a new work by the dynamic duo Alice Ho and Marjorie Chan - Ocean Child, the winning composition selected by Prince Edward Island Symphony for their Celebrate Canada concert www.peisymphony.com

Nov 29
Maude Brunet joins Matthias Maute and Ensemble Caprice for Bach's Magnificat at the Montreal Bach Festival
www.festivalbachmontreal.com

Nov 30
Daniel Cabena is guest soloist in Bach cantatas with Spiritus Ensemble in Kitchener-Waterloo

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THIS JUST IN

Ellen Wieser, Soprano

Oct 5, 2014
Ellen Wieser was awarded the Fidapa Prize for the Alcamo International Voice Competition in Alcamo, Sicily

Dec 20, 2014
Dion Mazerolle is bass soloist in Aradia Ensemble’s Dublin Messiah in Toronto, joining Maria Soulis and Adam Fisher

REVIEWS

Dion Mazerolle Impresses as Pere Felicien in Evangeline at Opéra-Théâtre de Rimouski

«La voix noble et riche de Dion Mazerolle et un jeu scénique mène avec intelligence donnent au role du Pere Felicien une reele profondeur.»

"Dion Mazerolle’s rich, dignified voice, combined with his intelligent stagecraft brought true depth to the role of Père Felicien."

– Simon Rivard, L’Opera - Revue québécoise d'art lyrique

 

Maude Brunet Oustanding at Orford

«Maude Brunet, mezzo soprano s'est particulièrement illustree. Sa voix Ronde, Dans le grave comme Dans l'aigu, avait une belle resonance.»

"Maude Brunet, mezzo soprano, was particularly successful. Her smooth voice possessed a beautiful resonance in both the high and low registers."

– ´╗┐Justin Bernard, L’Opera - Revue quebecoise d’art lyrique
Mozart Requiem, Orford Festival

 

François Racine Directs an Excellent Merry Widow

«Le metteur en scène François Racine, qui montait pour la première fois La Veuve joyeuse, s’était donné comme mission, pour cette opérette présentée au Grand Théâtre de Québec, de tenir compte de l’aspect humour, sans tomber dans la «guimauverie.»

"Director François Racine, who was directing The Merry Widow for the first time, was on something like a mission: to reflect the humorous atmosphere in this operetta, presented by the Grand Théâtre de Québec, without falling into sticky sweetness."

– Yves Leclerc, Le Journal de Québec
Full Review

SPOTLIGHT ON

DAM Singers' Favourite Coffee Shops from Around the World

Ellen Wieser Coffee

Here's a picture of one of the multitude of amazing macchiatos that Ellen Wieser enjoyed while in Sicily for the Alcamo competition. Her new favorite spot for coffee? "Southern Italy, hands down!!!"

Maria Soulis, Mezzo-soprano

Maria Soulis enjoying java at the beautiful Mirage cafe in Victoria, B.C.

Daniel Cabena Coffee

Daniel Cabena writes from Wolfville, Nova Scotia, on the road with his recital tour “A Sanctuary in Song” with pianist Stephen Runge: "I have been enjoying a wonderful coffee shop called T.A.N. The coffee is superb, and they have lots of wheat-free sweets and savories. I thought I might move in! So that's a new favourite spot. I also like Konditorei Da Graziella in Basel. It's a Sicilian-owned place in my old neighbourhood and they serve spectacular pastries and, of course, coffee. It looks out over a beautiful church, too."

Adam Fisher, Tenor

Adam Fisher likes his Café Beano in Calgary

Giles Tomkins Coffee

Bass Baritone Giles Tomkins, who sings Raimondo in POV’s Lucia di Lammermoor in February, says: “My all-time favourite on the road is Discovery Coffee in Victoria, BC. Located near the technical and wardrobe shops of Pacific Opera Victoria. They have the best Cafe Latte I have ever had (paired with delicious scones as well!) I’m sure I”m not the only Domoney Artist who loves Discovery Coffee!"

Maude Brunet, Mezzo-Soprano

Mezzo-soprano Maude Brunet at her favourite neighbourhood coffee shop: "Saint-Henri micro-torrefacteur (micro-coffee roaster) they only roast small batches at a time so the coffee is always incredibly fresh. And, at the Verdun branch, they are next door to Sweet Lee Bakery, so you can get a divine coffee + a divine pastry/sandwich/scone, too. Paradise!"

Dion Mazerolle, Baritone

Baritone Dion Mazerolle says “My favourite coffee place in Toronto is de Mello Palheta north of Yonge and Eglinton. Great coffee, service and sweet stuff."

OFFSTAGE

Adam Fisher, Tenor

Go West, young man! Tenor Adam Fisher enjoying the open space of Alberta

Sean Clarke, Tenor

Tenor Sean Clark backstage with colleagues, Opera Lyra Ottawa Studio

Maude Brunet, Mezzo-soprano

Mezzo-soprano Maude Brunet enjoying Autumn splendour

QUIZ CORNER

Which Domoney Artist celebrates both Canadian and American Thanksgiving?

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

LAST MONTH'S ANSWER

Marion Newman, Mezzo-soprano

Mezzo-soprano Marion Newman, can navigate the water as well as coloratura. In fact, she sailed around Lake Ontario for two weeks this summer!

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. Countertenor Daniel Cabena now joins the prestigious group of emerging and established 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.