Apr 20, 22, 28 & 30
Daniel Cabena is Lydie-Anne de Roziers in Pacific Opera Victoria's production of Les Feluettes (Bouchard/March); Timothy Vernon, Conductor
Apr 20 – May 13
Dion Mazerolle debuts with the Canadian Opera Company as F.X. Lemieux and covers the role of Bishop Taché in Harry Somers's Louis Riel; Johannes Debus, conductor
Apr 30 – May 20
Giles Tomkins sings Sciarrone in Tosca with Canadian Opera Company
May 4 – 7
Asitha Tennekoon is the tenor soloist in Mozart's Mass in C Minor with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; Directed by Ivars Taurins & Elisa Citterio
Maria Soulis is a guest soloist with Canadian Sinfonietta in Brahms’ "Two Songs for Alto, Viola and Piano", and Jake Heggie’s "Some Times of Day" ,as well as a selection of Mikis Theodorakis' Greek songs
Matthias Maute leads Ensemble Caprice in “Casanova” featuring renowned German baritone Michael Volle. Part of the Montreal Chamber Music Festival, this concert, devised by Matthias Maute, includes music by Mozart, Vivaldi and Gluck. www.ensemblecaprice.com
Marion Newman stars in “Thunderbird” with Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra, exploring the First Nations legend with works by Dustin Peters, Matthew Locke and Purcell
Tenor Jacques Arsenault joins the cast for “Singing our History”, a Canada 150 celebration, including Acadian, Greek and Chinese folk songs, Canadian Music Theatre highlights from "Anne of Green Gables" and "Drowsy Chaperone", as well as operatic selections from Estacio’s Filumena
May 24, 26, 28 & 30
Adam Fisher is Father Alexander and Maria Soulis is Clara in Tapestry Opera's premiere of Oksana G., the story of a young Ukrainian woman lured into the world of sex trafficking; music by Aaron Gervais; libretto by Colleen Murphy; Jordan de Souza Conductor; Tom Diamond, Director
May 26 – 28
Tenor Asitha Tennekoon performs in Bach’s St. Mark Passion, BWV 247 and is a guest soloist in Bach’s Cantatas BWV 161 & BWV 150
Countertenor Scott Belluz performs in “Soundstreams Presents the music of Unsuk Chin: Cantatrix Sopranica”, at RCM Toronto’s 21C Music Festival
Jun 10 – 12
Marion Newman is a guest soloist with Vancouver Symphony in the premiere of a new work by Bramwell Tovey, celebrating Canada 150.
Jun 15 & 17
Dion Mazerolle is F.X. Lemieux in Harry Somers's Louis Riel at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa
June 22 – 24
Marion Newman stars in "Bearing", the world premiere of a dance-opera from choreographer Michael Greyeyes and playwright/director Yvette Nolan. Music by Bach, Vivier and Spy Dénommé-Welch.
June 22 – 25
Asitha Tennekoon is Harry Benn in Ethel Smyth’s "The Boatswain’s Mate" at Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto
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Jul 15 – Aug 6
Caitlin Wood joins the cast of "Sweat", touring Ontario with Bicycle Opera Project
Jul 30, Aug 1 & 3
Dion Mazerolle is F.X. Lemieux in Harry Somers's Louis Riel with L’Opéra de Québec
Aug 10 – 20
Adam Fisher is Lieutenant Cable in South Pacific, Calgary Opera in the Village
Oct 12 – 22
Oct 18 – 22
Marjorie Maltais debuts with Montreal’s Orchestre Metropolitain in “Imaging Spain”, performing de Falla’s Three Cornered Hat
Nov 17 – 25
Marion Newman stars in "Missing" with Pacific Opera Victoria
Who will be singing the title role in an opera with shadow puppets as a design element?
LAST MONTH'S ANSWER
APR 2017 | VOL 5 | ISSUE 7
Photo: Alexandra Lennox
SPRING HAS ARRIVED AT LAST, THE GARDENS ARE BURSTING WITH BUDS AND BLOOMS, AND THE DAYS ARE ONCE AGAIN LONGER AND BRIGHTER.
Caitlin Wood stars as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro with Vancouver Opera Festival with Leslie Dala on the podium, and Daniel Cabena is Lydie-Anne de Rozier in Pacific Opera Victoria’s performances of Les Feluettes.
Asitha Tennekoon is a guest soloist in Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with Tafelmusik and later in the month, is Evangelist in Toronto Bach Festival performances. Countertenor Scott Belluz is featured in Toronto’s Royal Conservatory’s 21C Music Festival , singing in "Cantatrix Sopranica" by Unsuk Chin.
Marion Newman stars in Bearing, the world premiere of a dance/opera by choreographer Michael Greyeyes, with music by Bach, Vivier and Spy Dénommé-Welch, at Luminato Festival.
May is Conference time for me, and I look forward to connecting with colleagues at Opera America’s annual conference in Dallas Texas, and the Orchestras Canada/International Orchestra Conference in Montreal, as well as NAPAMA’s annual retreat for Agents and Managers in Pennsylvania.
Watch for 2017/18 Season announcements for Domoney Artists continue to be unveiled.
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Marjorie Maltais receiving her Award, Lyndon Woodside Solo Competition, New York Oratorio Society
Caitlin Wood performing 'Glitter and be Gay' at the Vancouver Opera Gala
Daniel Cabena at the UVic School of Music for Pacific Opera Victoria's "Inside Opera"
Marjorie Maltais performing in Weill Hall at the Lyndon Woodside Solo Competition, New York Oratorio Society
IN PRINT & ONLINE
Marjorie Maltais in St. Matthew Passion with Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra –
"Mezzo Marjorie Maltais has a warm, consoling, voice with a richly elegant low register."
Natasha Gauthier, Artsfile
Asitha Tennekoon in St. Mark Passion at St Barnabas Church, Toronto –
"Both Asitha Tennekoon as the Evangelist and Brett Polegato as Jesus have large amounts to sing… each gets an aria and it’s worth the wait."
Leslie Barcza ,BarczaBlog
Caitlin Wood as Susanna with Figaro, Vancouver Opera Festival
Maude Brunet with colleagues, Mozart Requiem with Orchestre symphonique de Quebec
Ernesto Ramirez with colleagues, debut with Guelph Symphony, Verdi Requiem
Marjorie Maltais backstage with New York Oratorio Society, Lyndon Woodside Solo Competition Finalists
Dion Mazerolle as F.X. Lemieux in Louis Riel with the COC
Marion Newman with Jeremy Dutcher, Songs of Sovereignty, Human Rights Arts Festival
Leslie Dala with Figaro fellows of the Vancouver Opera Festival