Tag Archive: Jeannette Lajeunesse-Zingg

  1. Creating the Alcina image – Gerard and the first design

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    Meghan Lindsay and the Artists of Atelier Ballet. Photo by Bruce Zinger.

    Meghan Lindsay and the Artists of Atelier Ballet. Photo by Bruce Zinger.

    On Tuesday we released Opera Atelier’s official image for Handel’s Alcina and the response has been amazing. Both the photo and the video have attracted enormous attention on social media, and the interest continues to grow in Canada, the US and Europe!

    Many people have asked us how we go about crafting an image of this sort – What is the inspiration? Where does it begin? Who is involved? etc…

    The imaging of a production like Alcina is as important to us as every other aspect of … Read more

  2. Choreographer’s Notes

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    Abduction Dancer Workshop

    Abduction Dancer Workshop

    Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio (or Belmonte and Konstanze) premiered in Vienna on July 16, 1782. It was written for the Burgtheater, established by Emperor Joseph II as an avenue for German works of music theatre. Abduction from the Seraglio had an immediate success and became Mozart’s most popular opera during his lifetime. Ballet was part of any evening at the theatre in the 18th century and Mozart included wonderful dances in his operas. The idea of a Turkish theme had been in existence since the previous century (witness Lully’s Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, … Read more

  3. An Evening of Courtly Pleasures

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    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.

    Jeanne Beker & Patricia Barretto (Opera Atelier's Executive Director)

    Jeanne Beker & Patricia Barretto (Opera Atelier’s Executive Director)

    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

  4. Really Big Hair

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    In case you haven’t noticed, here at Opera Atelier, we believe in glamour! Over the years we’ve worked hard to develop a style that reflects the opulence and sensuality of operas from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. That style is evident in our promotional materials just as it is on stage.


    Promotional Image for Opera Atelier's 25th Anniversary. Photo by Bruce Zinger.

    Promotional Image for Opera Atelier’s 25th Anniversary.
    Photo by Bruce Zinger.


    In 1991, when I was asked to design a poster for The Magic Flute, I was excited to have the chance to create an image that synthesized all the … Read more

  5. 2013-2014 Photoshoot #2!

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    Last night at the Elgin Theatre, the OA team assembled to take photos to promote our upcoming 2013-2014 season. Opera Atelier’s beautiful photos are an important part of our company brand, and are always carefully conceived and art-directed by our incomparable Co-Artistic Director Marshall Pynkoski. We were privileged to work with a lovely core team of OA artists, both in front of and behind the camera. Thanks to everyone for their great work!

    We can’t wait to share the final shots with you.

    (To see the results of photoshoot #1, click here!)

    In the meantime, click here for more Read more