At Opera Atelier, our goal is to top the previous season with every production we present. We know our patrons expect no less from us, which is why our productions strive for a level of beauty and daring that captivates and inspires our audiences to greater levels of engagement.
It is this same approach we take to presenting our annual Versailles Gala. Our first gala started out as a small cocktail reception on the 68th floor of the Bank of Montreal and has now grown into one of the splashiest … Read more
The last gala committee meeting for Opera Atelier 2013 Versailles Gala has just finished and I am on my way home: 15 days to go before the big event. I am thinking of all the great work done so far, the support both individuals and companies are showing, the gorgeous setting and entertainment laid out for the evening, and the pressing question of what to wear. Because… I am going to the Ball!
Funnily enough it was a gala I missed that brought me in contact with Opera Atelier in the first place. Exactly a year ago I was attending … Read more
Comments Off on A Special Salon Evening at The University Club
What an exciting night for Opera Atelier! Yesterday evening, our guests and members of The University Club were treated to hors d’oeuvres and drinks while watching a slideshow of images from the recent production of Lucio Silla. Afterwards, we headed upstairs for some entertainment, starting with an interview between Marshall, Jeannette and board member Diana Wiley. Their conversation spanned a number of topics, but focused heavily on why their interpretations of period operas are being so well received in Canada and abroad, such as most recently at the Salzburg Festival with Lucio Silla. For those who were able to attend, … Read more
Comments Off on Bruce – The Mozart’s Magical Castle Build-A-Dragon
Much like a vision or dream, the opportunity to be a part of this exciting experience came on sudden, without expectation, and without preconception. And much like a dream, so came Bruce, the dragon installation I designed and built with my stellar creative team.
Joe Pagnan’s Bruce the Dragon installation for Mozart’s Magic Castle. Come join us at Casa Loma and help cover him with scales!
From the onset, his creation and concept came out of being a child. My team was told to think and act only as a child would think and act regarding him. For example, the … Read more
Mozart’s Magic Castle is what dreams are made of. It is a Magic Castle filled with engaging, entertaining and educational activities for all ages. Opera Atelier and Casa Loma have teamed up to create an event in which Santa can hang out with his favorite Dragon friend, while a child can be mesmerized by a captivating performance of excerpts from Opera Atelier’s TheMagic Flute. An event where you can grab a photo with Tamino and Pamina, or chat with the Queen of the Night in a mystical library. (The Queen is most interested in conversations relating to modern … Read more