Ellen Wieser, Soprano

DIRECTOR'S NOTES

Splendours of Summertime

THE CONCERT SEASON IS COMING TO A CLOSE, AND WE MOVE OUTSIDE AT LAST -  THIS HAS A BEEN A SPECTACULAR SEASON OF PREMIERES, WITH WONDERFUL PERFORMANCES FROM COAST TO COAST. GARDENS, PATIOS, BEACHES NOW BECKON, AS WE PAUSE TO ENJOY THE OUTDOORS FOR THESE NEXT FEW MONTHS. BUT, THE SONG CONTINUES...

 

Summer brings a wide range of events for Domoney Artists:

 

  • Tenor Asitha Tennekoon is nominated for a Dora Award for his vivid portrayal in Tapestry Opera’s Rocking Horse Winner, and this week opens in Opera 5’s double bill “Suffragette”

  • Marion Newman stars in Bearing at Luminato Festival and celebrates Canada Day with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in concert at Whistler

  • Marjorie Maltais debuts at Ottawa’s Music and Beyond Festival, singing in “400 Years of Opera”, a musical tour of opera’s history, hosted by Pierre Vachon

  • Caitlin Wood will  be  touring Ontario (on two wheels)  in the a capella opera Sweat  (Juliet Palmer/Anna Chatterton) with Bicycle Opera Project

  • Adam Fisher heads to Calgary Opera for performances of South Pacific, singing the role of Lieutenant Cable in their summer festival

 

Be sure to follow all the news of Domoney Artists, both on stage and off, via Facebook and Twitter, and now Instagram, and check out our YouTube channel for videos of our roster in performance!

 

See you in September when the new season kicks off!  Until then, enjoy your summertime, wherever it takes you...

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IN PRINT & ONLINE

RECENT PRESS

 

Asitha Tennekoon nominated for the "Outstanding Performance – Male" Dora Award for his role in Tapestry Opera's The Rocking Horse Winner

"Tapestry Opera earns 9 taps over the two divisions, all for its production of Rocking Horse Winner, which leads the pack for most nods for Opera productions"

FULL ARTICLE

 

Adam Fisher in Young Caesar at Disney Hall –

"Adam Fisher portrays the 'Young Caesar' title character in a one-night presentation brought to life with animated projections and shadow puppets. The 1971 Lou Harrison opera was presented at Walt Disney Concert Hall."

Glenn Koenig, Los Angeles Times

FULL ARTICLE

 

"LA Phil’s ‘Young Caesar’ lives up to composer Lou Harrison’s radical legacy"

Jim Farber, Daily Bulletin

FULL ARTICLE

 

Marion Newman in Bramwell Tovey's "Ancestral Voices" with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra –

"Mezzo Soprano Marion Newman gave the piece a distinguished launch."

David Gordon Duke, Vancouver Sun

FULL REVIEW

FULL ARTICLE

 

Jacques Arsenault, TenorJacques Arsenault appears in the "Microphone" video by KINLEY –

"I encourage you all to watch this from start to finish. I applaud KINLEY for her immense courage and am very proud to know many involved in the making of this amazing work of art. This is so much more than a music video. And because of the dedicated group of young women and men behind it, this video and story will be shared with high school students across PEI. Such an important message. Please share."

Jacques Arsenault

WATCH VIDEO

 

Adam Fisher in Oksana G. with Tapestry Opera –

"I was especially taken with Adam Fisher as Father Alexander... he effortlessly provided the warmth that balanced the coldness of Oksana’s servitude."

Robert Harris, The Globe & Mail

FULL REVIEW

 

"The sweet-toned Fisher suggests a lot as a priest who refuses to judge Oksana"

Glenn Sumi, Now Toronto

FULL REVIEW

 

"Tenor Adam Fisher shines in the role of Canadian priest Father Alexander... His voice was clean and bright and wrought with emotion. He employed the use of a more musical theatre vocalism which lent itself well to this modern score. I have to say, his English diction was some of the best in the show."

Greg Finney, Schmopera

FULL REVIEW

 

"...a standout performance by Adam Fisher."

Jenna Douglas, Schmopera

FULL REVIEW

 

"Adam Fisher’s sweet, bright, and youthful tone was perfection... He approached the role with unassuming candor and vulnerability, which was instrumental in making the story ring true."

Keira Grant, MooneyOnTheatre.com

FULL REVIEW

 

Asitha Tennekoon in St. Mark Passion with Toronto Bach Festival –

"One cannot say enough about tenor Asitha Tennekoon... His mastery of the drama in the Evangelist’s story-telling matched his vocal clarity and superb musicianship."

David Richards, TorontoConcertReviews.ca

FULL REVIEW

 

 

Kathryn Domoney

Follow the news onstage and off with Directors Notes, where the spotlight is on the stars of Domoney Artists.

Here you will find special features on this dynamic roster... read about their passions, hobbies, dream roles and more.

ON STAGE NOW

JUNE 2017

Jun 10 – 12

Marion Newman is a guest soloist with Vancouver Symphony in the premiere of "Ancestral Voices" by Bramwell Tovey, celebrating Canada 150

www.vancouversymphony.ca

 

Young Caesar PosterJun 13

Adam Fisher stars in Young Caesar, (Lou Harrison) with the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group; directed by Yuval Sharon; Marc Lowenstein, Conductor

www.laphil.com

 

Jun 15 & 17
Jacques Arsenault debuts  in the role of Ambroise Lepine and Dion Mazerolle is F.X. Lemieux in Harry Somers's Louis Riel at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

www.nac-cna.ca

 

Requiem PosterJun 21

Michele Bogdanowicz and Ernesto Ramirez are guest soloists in Mozart’s Requiem with the  Brott Music Festival; Boris Brott, conductor

www.brottmusic.com

 

Bearing PosterJune 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.

www.luminatofestival.com

 

Suffragette PosterJune 22 – 25

Asitha Tennekoon is Harry Benn in Ethel Smyth’s "The Boatswain’s Mate"  at Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto

www.opera5.ca

 

 

JULY 2017

Jul 6

Marjorie Maltais debuts at Ottawa's Music and Beyond Festival in "400 Years of Opera", with musical excerpts sung by four superb singers, narrated by musicologist and director of communications for the Opéra de Montréal, Pierre Vachon

www.operademontreal.com

 

Jul 15 – Aug 6

Caitlin Wood joins the cast of "Sweat", touring Ontario with Bicycle Opera Project

www.bicycleopera.com

 

Jul 30, Aug 1 & 3
Dion Mazerolle is F.X. Lemieux in Harry Somers's Louis Riel with L’Opéra de Québec

www.operadequebec.com

 

 

AUGUST 2017

Aug 10 – 20

Adam Fisher is Lieutenant Cable in South Pacific, Calgary Opera in the Village

www.calgaryopera.com

 

 

MORE UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS

THIS JUST IN

Bach Akademie Logo

Asitha Tennekoon has been invited to Stuttgart this August, studying with renowned Andreas Scholl and Joerg Duermueller

www.bachakademie.de

OFF STAGE

DOMONEY ARTISTS BEHIND THE SCENES

Jacques Arsenault, Tenor & Dion Mazerolle, Tenor

Louis Riel's Acadien team –  Jacques Arsenault, Dion Mazerolle & Bruno Cormier

 

Scott Belluz, Countertenor

Scott Belluz post-show with 21C "Cantatrix Sopranica"  colleagues

 

Scott Belluz, Countertenor

Ernesto Ramirez with Off Centre Music Brahms/Schumann concert colleagues Boris, Inna, and Russell Braun

 

Dion Mazerolle, Tenor

Dion Mazerolle at the National Arts Centre with Louis Riel

 

Marjorie Maltais, Mezzo-Soprano

Marjorie Maltais with cast of Luisa Miller, Lunenberg Academy of Music Performance

 

Adam Fisher, Tenor

Adam Fisher with Natalya Gennadi, Oksana G.

IN PERFORMANCE

DOMONEY ARTISTS ON STAGE

Marion Newman, Mezzo-Soprano

Marion Newman in "Ancestral Voices" with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Adam Fisher, TenorADAM FISHER | Tenor

"Before I started singing I was a drummer in a heavy metal band. Most of my means of musical expression came through complex drums patterns and writing flashy drum fills. However, it came to a screeching halt before the first semester of music college when the band suddenly broke up while recording our second album. My introduction to the vocal arts came during this period of change and uncertainty in my life. I was in music history class and heard Mahler's "Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen". The passion and message of that music resonated in me. I'd never been moved quite that way by a piece of music before."

FULL ARTICLE

 

Dion Mazerolle, BaritoneDION MAZEROLLE | Baritone

"My parents grew up in very big Acadian families in New Brunswick. Together they had 19 siblings. During family get togethers for holidays or summer vacations, we always had big parties. Music was always a big part of these occasions. If I wasn't causing havoc with my 40 or so cousins, I was probably harmonizing with my older aunts and uncles to Bluegrass or country music or singing to the rock classics of the 70s with my younger uncles."

FULL ARTICLE

 

Giles Tomkins, Bass-BaritoneGILES TOMKINS | Bass-Baritone

"I sing professionally because I can't imagine doing anything else. I never take for granted the opportunity to take the stage and perform for five or five thousand people. Music has the power to heal and change lives. In these troubled times, it's now more important than ever to continue to contribute to this wonderful and timeless art form."

FULL ARTICLE

Scott Belluz, Countertenor

Scott Belluz, curtain call for "Cantatrix Sopranica" from The Music of Unsuk Chin, 21C Festival

FATHER'S DAY
CORNER

Ernesto Ramirez, Tenor

Ernesto Ramirez with Paloma

 

Jacques Arsenault, Tenor

Jacques Arsenault with daughter Lucie

 

Ernesto Ramirez, Tenor

Giles Tomkins storytime with son Benji

 

Jacques-Olivier Chartier, Tenor

Jacques-Olivier Chartier and son Gabriel

Maria Soulis, Mezzo-Soprano

Maria Soulis as Clara in Oksana G. with Tapestry Opera

Adam Fisher, Tenor

Adam Fisher as Young Caesar at Disney Hall, Los Angeles