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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

Spotlight on Diversity

Continuing with the Thursday noon series, we will present Spotlight on Diversity on February 25, a program of vocal and operatic music by composers reflective of our diverse culture and its experience.

Program Curated by Korin Thomas-Smith

 

March TBA

FREE EVENT

Link will be provided when the production date is announced.

March

Online 2021

March

TBA

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 – TBA

FREE EVENT

Link will be provided when the production date is announced.

Spring

Online 2021

Spring

TBA


The Bear by William Walton
Music Director: Andrea Grant
Director: Mario Pacheco
Popova: Renee Fajardo
Smirnov: Nicholas Higgs
Luka: TBA
Piano: Andrea Grant


The Secret of Susanna by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Music Director: Andrea Grant
Director: Mario Pacheco
Susanna: Juliana Krajčovič
Gil: Alex Mathews
Piano: Andrea Grant


Der Schauspieldirektor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Sandra Horst
Director: Michael Patrick Albano
M Herz: Heidi Duncan
Mme Silberklang: Noelle Slaney
Vogelsang: David Walsh
Piano: Vlad Soloviev


Bon Appétit! by Lee Hoiby
Music Director: Andrea Grant
Director: Mario Pacheco
Mezzo-soprano: Alexandra Fee
Piano: Andrea Grant


Le portrait de Manon by Jules Massenet
Conductor: Russell Braun
Director: Michael Patrick Albano
Aurore: Sacha Smith
Des Grieux: Parker Clements
Jean: Lindsay Connolly
Tiberge: Angelo Moretti
Piano: Vlad Soloviev


La tragédie de Carmen by Georges Bizet
Conductor: Sandra Horst
Director: Michael Patrick Albano
Micaela: Mélissa Danis
Don Jose: Elias Theocharidis
Carmen: Alex Hetherington/Alessia Vitali
Escamillo: Danlie Rae Acebuque/Luke Noftall
Piano: Sandra Horst

Artistic Team:


All Productions Designed by Wesley McKenzie
Produced by Christina Bell