15-16 Season

Join us for our 30th Anniversary Season as we celebrate with two productions which have spellbound audiences in Toronto, Versailles, Salzburg and Milan.

upcoming:                                       Mozart’s Lucio Silla                           (Apr. 7-16, 2016)

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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!

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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.

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The performance of Armide will last approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes, including one intermission.

The full performance schedule for Armide is:

Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 7:30pm

Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 7:30pm

Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 3:00pm

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 7:30pm

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 7:30pm

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 4:30pm

 

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

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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!

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The full performance schedule for Lucio Silla is:

Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 7:30pm

Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 7:30pm

Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 3:00pm

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 7:30pm

Friday, April 15, 2016 at 7:30pm

Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 4:30pm

 

The cast of Lucio Silla is:

Mireille Asselin – Celia

Peggy Kriha Dye – Cecillio

Inga Kalna – Cinna

Meghan Lindsay – Giunia

Kresimir Spicer – Lucio Silla