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February 2018

Sciarrino: Luci mie traditrici

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National Opera Ukraine Kiev, Ukraine + Google Map

On the night of October 16th-17th, 1590, Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, killed Maria d'Avalos and Fabrizio Carafa - his wife and her lover. Maria d'Avalos was the first beauty of Naples, and Gesualdo's first cousin, and the story is surprisingly well documented, as all three belonged to the most prominent Italian families. We have letters of love, a report on the review of bodies, eyewitness accounts, the epitaph of Torquato Tasso, and even the report of the Ambassador of…

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April 2018

PREMIERE: Monteverdi’s “The Return of Ulysses”

April 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St #620
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2H1 Canada
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https://operaatelier.com Monteverdi’s deeply moving opera recounts the return of the Greek king Ulysses to his family after a twenty-year absence fighting in the Trojan War. This production abounds with gods, goddesses, flying machines and magical transformations, and features tenor Krešimir Špicer, whose definitive performances in the title role have thrilled audiences around the world. Špicer is joined in this production by Mireille Lebel (Penelope), Carla Huhtanen (Fortuna/Melanto), Christopher Enns (Telemaco), Isaiah Bell (Eurimaco), Aaron Sheehan (Eumete), Douglas Williams (Suitor), Kevin Skelton…

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