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February 2018

Bach: St. Matthew Passion

February 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Maison Symphonique, 1600 St Urbain St.
Montreal, Quebec H2X 0S1 Canada
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When Bach sets one of the world's best-known stories to music, a monumental and quasi-theatrical work is presented to listeners. Imbued with piety as well as emotional power and dramatic effect, the St Matthew Passion is a masterpiece of polyphonic and contrapuntal music, a narrative whose characters appear in succession and question each other, and where the two choirs by turns join forces, then ignore or complement each other. The Chœur classique de Montréal, well known to classical music lovers…

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April 2018

PREMIERE: Monteverdi’s “The Return of Ulysses”

April 19, 2018 @ 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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