Tag Archive: School of Atelier Ballet

  1. 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

  2. Summer School Performance

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    We are in week four of Opera Atelier’s Summer School and all of the participants are doing wonderfully. This year, because we have a more mature group of young people, we have decided to concentrate on excerpts of Handel’s repertoire which were written in English. This repertoire is ideally suited to young voices and all participants are having a marvelous time.

    Our summer workshop includes singing and dancing and all workshop participants must embrace both disciplines. By this I mean all of our singers will be dancing and all of our dancers will sing. The program will include sung and … Read more

  3. Summertime

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    This morning, I was reminded about how long it has been since I have written a blog entry! I promise to write more regularly over the course of the summer and this is my first installment.

    Let me begin by outlining how I will be occupied over the summer now that Clemenza has wrapped up. For me, my summer schedule began officially last Sunday when students from the School of Atelier Ballet performed their Dance Through Time program in the ballroom of St. Lawrence Hall as part of Doors Open. The two performances were a great success. I always find … Read more

  4. It must be summer…

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    It’s a good thing that I find travelling to be an energizing experience. Having just returned from New York City I found myself in the midst of a crazy and extremely varied schedule which will probably not let up until the end of the summer.

    Jeannette and I are once again teaching at the Tafelmusik Summer Baroque Institute – Jeannette teaching period dancing to singers and instrumentalists and I am staging opera excerpts. The students come from all over the world and have an enormous variety of experience. It’s always a challenge trying to keep everyone busy and engaged. There … Read more

  5. Doors Open Performance May 24, 2009 1p.m.

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    I want to give all of our friends a heads up that the School of Atelier Ballet will once again be participating in Doors Open Toronto. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of this very popular event, out students will present a fully costumed performance of our Dance Through Time program. Dance Through Time features dances of the Renaissance, Baroque and 19th century including some lovely examples of 19th century ballet. This is a one hour family event that takes place in the beautiful historic ballroom of St. Lawrence Hall. Please come celebrate with Jeannette and me and all … Read more