Join us for our 30th Anniversary Season as we celebrate with two productions which have spellbound audiences in Toronto, Versailles, Salzburg and Milan.
For 30 years, each Opera Atelier production has been built from the ground up by a team of Canadian artists whose style has become an internationally celebrated brand.
Opera Atelier’s 30th Anniversary Season will celebrate the company’s status as the busiest touring opera company in North America. A new Canadian production of Mozart’s Lucio Silla (Apr. 7-16, 2016) will form the cornerstone of Opera Atelier’s anniversary season in Toronto, paired with a revival of our landmark production of Armide (Oct. 22-31, 2015).
Opera Atelier is proud to announce that it has secured a recurring engagement at the Palace of Versailles and will present one of its Canadian-made productions at the famed Opéra Royal every second year. Armide will return to Versailles following its Toronto run in the fall of 2015.
Both operas in the 30th Anniversary Season are rarely performed works that have recently been given international profile by the artists of Opera Atelier.
Join us for this ravishing pair of masterworks!
Armide by J. B. Lully (Oct. 22-31, 2015)
“One’s breath is literally taken away by the combined artistry on display.”
– Toronto Star review of Armide by Richard Ouzounian
Be swept away by one of the most enthralling love stories of all time, played out against a background of hopeless love, obsession and magic. Our production of this French Baroque masterpiece took Versailles by storm and remains the ultimate expression of Opera Atelier’s unique aesthetic.
The performance of Armide will last approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes, including one intermission.
The full performance schedule for Armide is:
The cast of Armide is:
Colin Ainsworth – Renaud
Daniel Belcher – La Haine & Aronte
Peggy Kriha Dye – Armide
Aaron Ferguson – Chevalier Danois
Stephen Hegedus – Hidraot
Carla Huhtanen – Phenice & Lucinde
Olivier Laquerre – Artemidore & Chevalier Ubalde
Meghan Lindsay – Sidonie
Lucio Silla by W. A. Mozart (Apr. 7-16, 2016)
“Brilliantly elevated by superior stage direction… décor, costumes, choreography and lighting participate in a scenic feast.”
– Le Monde review of Lucio Silla (2013) by Marie-Aude Roux
Love proves to be more powerful than the tyrant Lucio Silla – ancient Rome’s most infamous dictator. Passion, intrigue and redemption take centre stage in Mozart’s first masterpiece. Opera Atelier’s staging created a sensation at the Salzburg Festival and Milan’s La Scala. Don’t miss Toronto’s opera event of the season!
The full performance schedule for Lucio Silla is:
The cast of Lucio Silla is:
Mireille Asselin – Celia
Peggy Kriha Dye – Cecillio
Inga Kalna – Cinna
Meghan Lindsay – Giunia
Kresimir Spicer – Lucio Silla