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Domoney Artists Management
DIRECTOR'S NOTES
Vol 2 | Issue 8 | April 2014

SPRING AT LAST!


Photo by Alexandra Lennox

April is here at last, with welcome signs of spring and renewal everywhere.

Across the land, while rainy days banish memories of our brutal winter, Domoney Artists are ready to step on stage in a wide range of performances, from the sublime Passions of Bach in Halifax, Lunenberg, Elora and Ottawa to exciting premieres of contemporary opera in Montreal and Vancouver.

I am pleased to announce the addition of tenor Jacques Arsenault to the roster. Based in Edmonton, Jacques brings his robust voice and strong acting skills to the specialised Character tenor roles and looks forward to a busy schedule of coachings and auditions.

Summer festivals are just around the corner. Stay tuned for more announcements about future engagements!

Matthias MauteMatthias Maute is one of seven finalists for the position of Music Director of Seattle Baroque Orchestra, and will be guest conducting a programme entitled "The American Dream" in November.

Watch Matthias conduct Beethoven's 1st Symphony

Follow our roster news with Director's Notes, where the spotlight is on the Stars of Domoney Artists Management. Here you will find special features on this wonderful group of Classical Singers, Orchestral and Opera Conductors and Stage Directors. Read about their passions, hobbies, dream opera roles and more.

ON STAGE NOW

News from the
DAM ROSTER

APRIL

St Matthew PassionApr 5 & 6
Baritone Dion Mazerolle debuts as Jesus in University of King's College Chapel Choir in Bach's St. Matthew Passion, April 5 in Lunenberg and April 6 in Halifax
www.ukings.ca

Apr 5, 8 & 11
Giles Tomkins debuts as Colline in Manitoba Opera's production of La Boheme
www.manitobaopera.mb.ca

In Memoriam JFKApr 6
Maude Brunet is a guest soloist with Montreal's Musica Orbium for “In Memoriam JFK" featuring Vaughan Williams' Mass in G Minor and Herbert Howells' Requiem, with Patrick Wedd conducting
www.musica-orbium.org

Joseph Schnurr is Evangelist in Bach's St. John Passion, Elora Festival Singers; Noel Edison, Conductor
www.elorafestival.com

Apr 12
Leslie Dala conducts the Vancouver Bach Choir in Brahms’ Schiksalslied and Nanie with Gorecki’s Miserere at the Orpheum Theatre
www.vancouverbachchoir.com

Apr 18
Mezzo soprano Maria Soulis and Bass-Baritone Giles Tomkins join Ottawa's Thirteen Strings in Bach's St. John Passion
www.thirteenstrings.ca

Dion Mazerolle sings Verdi's Requiem with Choeur de L'UQAM, Miklos Takacs, Conductor
www.philharmontreal.com

Madama Butterfly PosterApr 19, 21, 23 & 26
Francois Racine returns to Opera Lyra Ottawa to direct Madama Butterfly
www.operalyra.ca

Apr 26
Giles Tomkins and Marion Newman are guest soloists in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with Peterborough Symphony
www.pso.org

Mezzo soprano Maria Soulis performs Vivaldi Sacred Works with Aradia Ensemble, Kevin Mallon conducting at St. Anne's Anglican Church, Toronto
www.aradia.ca

Apr 27
Soprano Ellen Wieser sings “In an English Garden”, music by Handel, Purcell and more, with the Mont-Royal Baroque Collective, Riviere-des-Prairies
cbmroyal.wordpress.com

MAY

May 1 – 3
Matthias Maute conducts I Musici de Montréal in "Passion romantique / The Passion of the Romantics", three major works from the Romantic repertoire – Chopin Concerto pour piano No. 2, Schubert's Quartettsatz, and Borodin's Nocturne, plus Koomans' The Jogger (transcribed by Matthias Maute for flute and strings), with Charles-Richard Hamelin, pianist
www.imusici.com

Opera5 PosterBenjamin Covey joins the cast for a double-bill of Jacque Offenbach's Ba-ta-clan and Reynaldo Hahn's L'île du rêve with Opera 5 at the Aliance Française, Toronto
www.operafive.com

May 4
Mezzo Soprano Maude Brunet sings Pergolesi’s Stabat mater with the Montréal Symphony Orchestra at Maison symphonique, Montréal
www.osm.ca

Charlotte Corwin is a guest soloist in "Amadeus in Salzburg" with Ottawa Choral Society - Coronation Mass K 317
www.ottawachoralsociety.com

Leslie Dala conducts the annual “Showcase Concert” with the Vancouver Academy of Music Student Orchestra at the Orpheum Theatre
www.vancouveracademyofmusic.com

Giles Tomkins is guest soloist in Dvorak's Requiem with Orpheus Choir, at Koerner Hall, Toronto
www.orpheuschoir.com

May 9 & 10
Francois Racine directs Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief, at Conservatoire de Musique d Montréal
www.conservatoire.gouv.qc.ca

Ellen Wieser debuts with Columbus Symphony Orchestra as Frasquita in "Carmen in Concert", Jean-Marie Zeitouni Conducting.
www.columbussymphony.com
 
May 15 & 16
Baritone Dion Mazerolle sings The Guide in Pierre Michaud’s opera Le reve de Gregoire with Chants Libres, at the Monument National, Montréal
www.chantslibres.org

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THIS JUST IN

Pauline

May 23 –  31
Tenor Adam Fisher joins the cast of Pauline, a Margaret Atwood/Tobin Stokes creation for City Opera Vancouver
www.cityoperavancouver.com

Jul 14
Maude Brunet sings Dorabella in concert performance of Cosi fan Tutte with Orchestre de la Francophonie
www.orchestrefranco.com

SUMMER FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

Jul 19
Virginia Hatfield kicks off the celebrations as Festival of the Sound launches their 35th Season with a Birthday Party Dinner
www.festivalofthesound.ca

Jul 30
Marion Newman is the Sorceress when Toronto Masque Theatre brings Purcell's Dido and Aeneas to Festival of the Sound
www.festivalofthesound.ca

Aug 9 | Montreal
Aug 10 | Magog

Orford Festival: Maude Brunet is a guest soloist in Mozart's Requiem, Jean-Francois Rivest, conductor, Academie d'Orford
www.arts-orford.org

IN THE PRESS

Dion Mazerolle interviewed on CBC
Radio-Canada

Dion Mazerolle was recently interviewed for his St. Matthew Passion in Halifax and Lunenberg with Paul Halley, University of King's College Choir.

Lisen to the Full Interview

REVIEWS

Adam Fisher

Standing ovation for Some Enchanted Evening

"The highlight throughout the evening was definitely the outstanding performances by the guest soloists and I will start with [Adam] Fisher, whose soaring tenor voice filled the building with a wonderful feeling of warmth as he performed If I loved You from Carousel and Younger Than Springtime from South Pacific."

– Glen Silverthorn, Brantford Expositor
Read the Full Review

 

Albert Herring Cast

Leslie Dala conducts UofT Opera's Albert Herring

"Vancouver conductor Leslie Dala makes the most of the punchy rhythms and tart harmonies of the piece..."

– Christopher Hoile, Stage-Door.com
Read the Full Review

"The orchestra played admirably under the baton of conductor Leslie Dala..."

– Schmopera.com
Read the Full Review

 

 

 

INTRODUCING

Character Tenor
JACQUES ARSENAULT

Jaques Arsenault, Tenor

Jacques Arsenault brings his wide-ranging skills as a musician and actor to the energetic world of character tenor roles.

Read Jacques's Full Bio

Listen to Jacques sing Frisch zum Kampfe from Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio

Listen to Jacques sing Vasek's Aria from Smetana's The Bartered Bride

OFF STAGE

Benjamin Covey, Baritone

Benjamin Covey spends time at his grandparents' sugar bush near Mallorytown, Ontario

Giles Tomkins

Giles Tomkins backstage, as Colline in Manitoba Opera's La Bohème

Listen to Giles bid farewell to his old coat

QUIZ CORNER

Where is Adam Fisher singing the title role in one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's earliest hits?

The answer will appear next month!

LAST MONTH'S ANSWER

Soprano Virginia Hatfield was recently invited to test her knowledge (and buzzer skills) on TV's Jeopardy, stay tuned for details on her upcoming appearance!