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2019/20

Season

The Marriage of Figaro

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte

The Marriage of Figaro, one of the most beloved operas in the entire repertory, remains the benchmark against which all other comic operas are measured. In 1946, Mozart’s masterpiece was the first complete opera presented at the University of Toronto. We are excited to present this new period production, sung in Italian, designed by Fred Perruzza with costumes by Lisa Macgill. Michael Patrick Albano directs and Sandra Horst conducts.


$40, $25 senior, $10 student

November

Onstage 2019

MacMillan Theatre

Thursday

Nov 21

7:30 pm

Friday

Nov 22

7:30 pm

Saturday

Nov 23

7:30 pm

Sunday

Nov 24

2:30 pm

Roles:

November 21 & 23

Figaro: Korin Thomas-Smith
Susanna: Maeve Palmer
Count Almaviva: Nicholas Higgs
Countess Almaviva: Saige Carlson
Cherubino: Lindsay Connolly
Barbarina: Mèlissa Danis
Marcellina: Renee Fajardo
Bartolo: Parker Clements
Basilio: Elias Theocharidis
Don Curzio: Arieh Sacke
Antonio: Danlie Acebuque
Bridesmaids: Grace Liang, Chelsea Pringle-Duchemin
Continuo: Brandon Tran

November 22 & 24

Figaro: Alex Halliday
Susanna: Midori Marsh
Count Almaviva: Adam Kuiack
Countess Almaviva: Sacha Smith
Cherubino: Alexandra Fee
Barbarina: Mèlissa Danis
Marcellina: Juliana Krajčovič
Bartolo:s Parker Clements
Basilio:River Guard
Don Curzio: David Walsh
Antonio: Wesley Hui
Bridesmaids: Khadija Mbowe, Olivia LaPointe
Continuo: Benjamin Zsoldos

Artistic Team:

Sandra Horst, conductor
Michael Patrick Albano, director
Fred Perruzza, production design
Lisa Magill, costume design

Maid and Master: The Massey Murder

Libretto by Michael Patrick Albano

Music by the Opera Student Composer Collective

The normally staid city of Toronto was thrust into the limelight in February 1915 when Carrie Davies, an 18-year old British maid, shot and killed Charles Bert Massey in defence against his sexual advances. Public opinion was wildly divided at the time as the Masseys were one of the most powerful families in Canada. U of T Opera joins forces with the Faculty’s student composers and the Women’s Chamber Choir to present the premiere of this extraordinary drama based upon real events. The opera will be sung in English with costume design by Lisa Macgill and lighting devised by Wesley McKenzie. Michael Patrick Albano directs and Sandra Horst conducts.

Free

January

Onstage 2020

MacMillan Theatre

Sunday

Jan 19

2:30 pm

Roles:

 

Libretto by Michael Patrick Albano
Charles Albert [Bert] Massey: River Guard
Carrie Davies, a servant in the Massey household:  Saige Carlson
Hartley Dewart, her defence attorney: Adam Kuiack
Cecilia Corfield, a reporter: Midori Marsh
Carrie’s soldier fiancé: Nicholas Higgs
Rhoda Massey, Bert Massey’s wife: Maeve Palmer
Mary Minton, a prison matron: Sacha Smith
Mrs. Schofield, the Massey’s housekeeper: Juliana Krajčovič
Shania Syms, an immigrant: Lindsay Connolly

A Temperance advocate: Alexandra Fee
A suffragette / A British Tourist:  Renee Fajardo
A French Canadian Woman / B. K. Sardwell, a visiting critic:  Mélissa Danis
A Customs Officer / Hart Massey: Parker Clements
Colonel Denison, police magistrate / Samuel Miller, foreman of the jury: Alex Halliday
Dr. Andrew Harrington [mute] / Chief Justice William Mulock, the trial judge: Korin Thomas-Smith
Dr. Duncan Anderson [mute]  /Edward Du Vernet, the Crown prosecutor: Elias Theocharidis
A chorus of servant girls:  Member’s of the UofT Women’s Chamber Choir

 

Mansfield Park

Music by Jonathon Dove

Libretto by Alasdair Middleton

Based on the novel by Jane Austen

Following his arresting production of Hanel’s Imeneo, renowned director Tim Albery returns to direct the Canadian premiere of Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park. Based on the novel by Jane Austen in which the young Fanny Price is sent from her impoverished home to live at Mansfield Park, the country estate of her wealth uncle, where her problems become increasingly complicated. This new production is designed by Michelle Tracey with lighting by Wesley McKenzie. Sandra Horst conducts.

$40, $25 senior, $10 student

March

Onstage 2020

MacMillan Theatre

Thursday

March 12

7:30 pm

Friday

March 13

7:30 pm

Saturday

March 14

7:30 pm

Sunday

March 15

2:30 pm

Roles:

Fanny Price: Renee Fajardo
Lady Bertram: Alexandra Fee
Sir Thomas Bertram: Alex Halliday / Adam Kuiack
Maria Bertram: Saige Carlson / Mélissa Danis
Julia Bertram: Lindsay Connolly
Edmund Bertram: Parker Clements / Korin Thomas-Smith
Aunt Norris: Juliana Krajčovič / Sacha Smith
Mary Crawford: Midori Marsh / Maeve Palmer
Henry Crawford: River Guard
Mr Rushworth: Elias Theocharidis

Parlami d’Amore (Speak to me of love)

Drawing upon operatic repertory of three centuries, Parlami d’Amore captivatingly explores aspects of love promised, fulfilled and betrayed. Following the staged performance in Walter Hall, the audience will have a chance to mingle with the Artists of U of T Opera over tea and pastries in the Herman Geiger-Torel Room.

$20, $10 Student

March

Onstage 2020

Walter Hall

Friday

March 27

5:00 pm