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.
- Alain Coulombe appears as Timur in Turandot with Vancouver Opera. Performances run October 13, 15, 19, 21.
CLAIRE DE SEVIGNE, MEGAN LATHAM, JOHN FANNING, GEOFFREY SIRETT, TOM GOERZ & ISAIAH BELL APPEAR IN THE CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY’S ARABELLAClaire de Sevigne, Megan Latham, John Fanning, Geoffrey Sirett, Tom Goerz and Isaiah Bell appear in Strauss’ Arabella with the Canadian Opera Company. Performances run October 5 – 28.
- Colleen Daly and Michael Maniaci appear in Julian Wachner’s REV. 23 with Madame White Snake in Boston. Performances run through October 2.
- Gregory Dahl debuts the role of Scarpia in Tosca with L’Opera de Montreal. Performance run September 16 – 23.