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Explore our

2020/21

Season

U of T Opera: Spotlight on our Singers

UofT Opera: Spotlight on our Singers, a video introduction to our young artists on November 5, part of the Faculty’s Thursday noon series.

Broadcast – November 5th, 2020 @ 12:00pm

November

Online 2020

Thursday

Nov 5

12:00 pm

A little Night Music: From Mozart to Sondheim

A Little Night Music, an operatic concert with repertoire ranging from Mozart to Sondheim to be broadcast on November 27th and 28th. With the technical opportunities afforded us in the MacMillan Theatre, we look forward to presenting this concert with stage lighting and innovative projection work.

Broadcast -November 27th & 28th @ 7:30pm

November

Online 2020

Friday

Nov 27

7:30 pm

Saturday

Nov 28

7:30 pm

Artistic Team:


Conductor: Sandra Horst
Director: Michael Albano
Lighting & Projection Design: Wesley McKenzie
Costume Design: Lisa Magill
Production Company: Banana Camera

Escape Room

Our annual Opera Student Composer Collective will kick off activities in January 2021. Following the success of the dramatic Massey Murder last season, we will turn to comedy with Escape Room; an intriguing scenario of characters trapped in a darkened room with no memory of how they got there. We’re excited to be choosing this season’s composers and working with them throughout the autumn in our usual process of composition and dramaturgy.

Stuck In-Screen February 28th, 2021

FREE EVENT

February

Online 2021

Sunday

Feb 28

2:30 pm

Cast in order of appearance:


Mervin, an accountant: Parker Clements
Guardian # 1: Alex Mathews
Guardian # 2: Alessia Vitali
Guardian # 3: Angelo Moretti
Ruth, a brilliant PHD student: Juliana Krajčovič
Vlad the Impaler: David Walsh
Prisoner # 1: Lindsay Connolly
Prisoner # 2: Danlie Acebuque
Prisoner # 3: Heidi Duncan
An airline stewardess: Sacha Smith


The Voice of Authority: Luke Noftall
Sister Clothilde, a Carmelite nun: Mélissa Danis
Madame Curie, a scientist: Noelle Slaney
Cosmo Duff Gordon: Elias Theocharidis
Lady Duff Gordon: Alexandra Fee
Imelda Marcos: Renee Fajardo
Ivanka Trump: Alex Hetherington
Doug Ford: Nicholas Higgs
Andrea Grant, piano
Jonny Smith, percussion
Adriana Jankovic, clarinet

Artistic Team:


Conductor: Sandra Horst
Director: Mario Pacheco
Composers: Prokhor Protasov, Evan Tanovich, Paul Kawabe and Paul Lessard
Librettist: Michael Patrick Albano
Production Design: Wesley McKenzie
Costume Design: Lisa Magill
Hair & Make-up Design: James Bolton
Stage Manager: Kristin McCollum
Produced by: Riddle Films & Christina Bell
Made possible in part by a generous gift from Dianne W. Henderson

Opera In Miniature: An Evening of One Act Operas

Opera in Miniature, a mixed program, chosen from the extensive repertory of one act operas showcasing the poignancy and intimacy of the art form.

Broadcast Dates – April 22-25

FREE EVENT

 

April

Online 2021

April

22-25

Artistic Team:


All Productions Design: Wesley McKenzie
Costume Design: Lisa Magill
Hair & Makeup Design: James Bolton
Audio: Kai Masaoka
Video Capture & Editing: Banana Camera
Producer: Christina Bell

Le portrait de Manon by Jules Massenet

April 22, 2021 @ 7:30pm

 

Made possible in part by a generous gift from Marina Yoshida

 

Conductor: Russell Braun
Director: Michael Patrick Albano
Pianist: Vlad Soloviev
Aurore: Sacha Smith
Des Grieux: Parker Clements
Jean: Lindsay Connolly
Tiberge: Angelo Moretti

April 23, 2021 @ 7:30pm

DOUBLE BILL

 

 Made possible in part by a generous gift from Marina Yoshida

 

Il segreto di Susanna by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari

 

Music Director: Andrea Grant

Director: Mario Pacheco

Susanna: Juliana Krajčovič

Gil: Alex Mathews

Sante: David Walsh 

 

Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impressario) by W.A Mozart

 

Conductor: Russell Braun

Director: Michael Patrick Albano

Pianist: Vlad Soloviev 

M Herz: Heidi Duncan

Mme Silberklang: Noelle Slaney  

Vogelsang: David Walsh

La tragédie de Carmen by Georges Bizet

April 24, 2021 @ 2:30pm

 

Made possible in part by a generous gift from Marina Yoshida

 

Music Director: Sandra Horst 

Director: Michael Patrick Albano

Micaela: Mélissa Danis

Don Jose: Elias Theocharidis
Carmen: Alex Hetherington

Escamillo: Luke Noftall

April 24, 2021 @ 7:30pm

DOUBLE BILL

 

The Bear by William Walton

 

Music Director: Andrea Grant 

Director: Mario Pacheco

Popova: Renee Fajardo

Smirnov: Nicholas Higgs 

Luka: Luke Noftall

 

The Bear by Walton is made possible in part by a gift from Esther McNeil.

 

Bon Appétit! By Lee Hoiby

 

Music Director: Andrea Grant

Director: Mario Pacheco

Mezzo-soprano: Alexandra Fee

La tragédie de Carmen by Georges Bizet

April 25, 2021 @ 2:30pm

 

Made possible in part by a generous gift from Marina Yoshida

 

Music Director: Sandra Horst 

Director: Michael Patrick Albano

Micaela: Mélissa Danis

Don Jose: Elias Theocharidis
Carmen: Alessia Vitali

Escamillo: Danlie Rae Acebuque

Spotlight on Diversity

Spotlight on Diversity, an initiative by U of T Opera seeks to curate and detail the diverse and rich history that marginalized groups have in Classical music, and the contributions they have made and continue to make in our Operatic world. The programme theme — connection— is expressed in three ways. Connection as the way we relate to others, to our space, to the land we occupy. Connection that our diverse identities have with what is seen as a static and archaic art form and connection of othered people to a musical future, but also to a developed past.

Program Curated by Korin Thomas-Smith

This concert will be broadcast at the end of the semester.

FREE EVENT

Link will be provided when the production date is announced.

Made possible in part by a generous gift from Marina Yoshida.

Spring

Online 2021

Spring

TBA