This year’s Versailles Gala is going to rock! With a dynamic committee led by Diane Kazarian of PwC, a killer team of staff, and an army of volunteers, Opera Atelier is going host the most luxurious gala event yet on May 29th at the Ritz-Carlton.
Have you been to the Ritz-Carlton in Toronto? You should go. It’s absolutely stunning. Opera Atelier will take over the entire second floor, and after being welcomed upstairs, guests will see the magnificent views of Roy Thomson Hall from the floor-to-ceiling windows in the Grand Foyer.
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Photo: Bruce Zinger / Olivier LaQuerre as Papageno and Carla Huhtanen as Papagena (The Magic Flute, 2013).
“Bass-baritone Olivier Laquerre (another veteran of many OA productions) seemed both vocally and dramatically at home in the role of Papageno. And when he was joined bysoprano Carla Huhtanen as Papagena, feathers flew in a lively and well-paced duet.”
– Colin Eatock, Eatock Daily
Just take a look at this photo of Olivier LaQuerre and Carla Huhtanen. For me it says everything about the astonishing delicacy and grace of these two singers, but at the moment I’m focusing on Olivier, our adorable Papageno. … Read more