Thu. Feb 15, 7:00pm
Samuel Hall Currelly Gallery, Royal Ontario Museum
Tickets: $69 at Eventbrite.ca
One Night Only at the ROM!
Don’t miss the Toronto premiere of this gorgeous staged presentation, which created a sensation in France – featuring the music of Henry Purcell plus Opera Atelier’s first Canadian commission for solo violin and contemporary dance.
Featuring Mireille Asselin (soprano), Jesse Blumberg (baritone) and Artists of Atelier Ballet Juri Hiraoka, Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg & Tyler Gledhill. With members of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and violinist/composer Edwin Huizinga.
Book now – limited seating!
Dance Through Time
Mon. Feb. 19, 1:30 & 3:00
Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre, Royal Ontario Museum
Free with ROM admission!
Discover historical dances with Opera Atelier.
Performances range from Renaissance and Baroque to 19th Century Mazurkas, Tarantellas, and excerpts from the Romantic ballet, choreographed by Opera Atelier’s founding co-artistic director Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg. This family-friendly program will also include a contemporary piece choreographed by an Artist of Atelier Ballet. Keep an ear out for Opera Atelier’s founding co-artistic director Marshall Pynkoski, who will be providing educational and entertaining commentary.
Lunchtime Concert Series: Ulysses
Thu. Mar. 29, noon
Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre
Highlights from Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses.
Opera Atelier is Canada’s premier period opera/ballet company, reimagining and revitalizing opera from the Baroque era and beyond. In this program, Opera Atelier presents highlights from The Return of Ulysses, Monteverdi’s deeply moving opera which recounts the return of the Greek king Ulysses to his family after a twenty-year absence fighting in the Trojan War. A tale of tragedy and love for the ages, the highlights feature commentary by Co-Artistic Director Marshall Pynkoski, and performances by artists of Atelier Ballet and singers from Opera Atelier’s Toronto production.
Doors open half an hour prior to the performance start time and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis and seating is limited. Please join the line-up early to avoid disappointment. Latecomers will not be admitted.
About Community Partnerships
Opera Atelier partners with several organizations across the GTA, both on an ongoing and per-project basis. Organizations with whom we have recently partnered on outreach initiatives include First Canadian Place, the Aga Khan Museum, Amnesty International, the ROM and Doors Open Toronto.
Opera Atelier continually seeks out new ways to interact with and engage our community at large. If you are interested in showcasing Opera Atelier, or know of an outreach opportunity that would benefit from an Opera Atelier performance, please email Opera Atelier.