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.
- Baritone Andrew Love tours with Opera on the Avalon for their chamber opera As One. He stars as “Hannah before” in this coming-of-age story following a sole transgender protagonist performed by two singers. operaontheavalon.com
- Soprano Claire de Sévigné joins Société d’art vocal de Montréal’s season-closing concert “La Vérité sur l’Amour” on May 27, 2018. artvocal.ca
- Baritone John Brancy sings with the Kansas City Symphony for their Memorial Day concert, “Celebration at the Station.” At Kansas City Union Station, performance on May 27, 2018. kansassymphony.org
- Soprano Suzanne Rigden (Serpetta) and Tenor Michael Barrett (Count Belfiore) are in Halifax for Opera Nova Scotia’s production of La finta giardiniera. Two performances, each on May 25 and 26, 2018. nsopera.org / tickets through Dalhousie Box Office