Canadian composer John Estacio’s work, “Ours”, will have its World Premiere at Opera on the Avalon and runs for only two nights, July 1 and 2, 2016. The stunning new work is set in Atlantic Canada and commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont Hamel. With libretto by Robert Chafe, the opera is directed by DEAN ARTISTS Glynis Leyshon, and stars fellow DEAN ARTISTS soprano Lara Ciekiewicz as May, bass baritone Stephen Hegedus as Field Marshall Haig, and mezzo Elizabeth Turnbull as Elizabeth Crowley.
- Betty Waynne Allison, Bruce Kelly, Jeremy Bowes, Adam Luther, Megan Latham, Sharleen Joynt and Justin Welsh appear in Pacific Opera Victoria’s production of Die Zauberflöte opening on February 16.
- Anita Krause performs the famous Pie Jesu solo in Duruflé’s Requiem. Performances with The Florida Orchestra on February 16, 18 and 19.
- Gary Thor Wedow leads the Juilliard Orchestra and Juilliard Singers in Mozart’s Requiem. Performances on February 13 and 14.
- Geoffrey Sirett will appear with the Edmonton Symphony this coming Saturday as the baritone soloist in Fauré’s Requiem.