DIRECTOR'S NOTES

Winter Wonderland

HERE WE ARE IN MID-JANUARY, THE POLAR VORTEX IS ON A BREAK THIS WEEK, AND THE SUNSHINE IS GLORIOUS.

 

New YorkAfter a stormy day of delays, I finally made it to New York, and had a wonderful time at Chamber Music America’s conference, connecting with my colleagues from all over North America, and hearing some terrific showcases and performances. A visit to MoMa to see Monet's Water Lilies was a great break from the frigid weather.

 

Domoney Artists are busy in rehearsal right now, Dion Mazerolle is Dick Deadeye with Edmonton Opera’s HMS Pinafore, Asitha Tennekoon has begun rehearsals as Polidoro in Scarlatti’s Erminia with Opera Lafayette in Washington, DC, and Marjorie Maltais has just stepped into the role of Cherubino with Opera in Concert’s I Due Figaro.

 

Marion Newman is busy with workshops of “I Call Myself Princess” with Paper Canoe and Cahoots Theatre this month, followed by another with Tapestry Opera. We are thrilled to be involved in new Canadian creations. Marion has also been invited to perform at Vancouver Opera’s fundraising event, “Voices from the Pacific Rim”, onstage at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, and Giles Tomkins is a guest artist at the "High Notes Gala for Mental Health".

 

Jacques-Olivier Chartier (Evangelist) and tenor Jean-Philippe Lazure look forward to their performance of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with Montreal’s Choeur Classique at Maison Symphonique, Daniel Cabena is a guest soloist in Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms with Grand Philharmonic Choir, and Caitlin Wood and Clarence Frazer star as Susanna and Figaro in a concert performance of The Marriage of Figaro with Windsor Symphony Orchestra.

 

In Innsbruck, Austria, soprano Jennifer Maines sings the role of the Secretary in Menotti’s The Consul at the Landestheatre.

 

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ON STAGE NOW

JANUARY 2018

Jan 1
Adam Fisher rings in the New Year with "Salute to Vienna" in Saskatoon and Vancouver; Christoph Campestrini, Conductor

www.salutetovienna.com

 

Jan 25, Feb 1 & 3

Jennifer Taverner and Ernesto Ramirez join Julie Nesrallah and Gary Relyea in “A Night at the Opera”, featuring favourite arias and ensembles, in St Catharines, Ottawa, and Burlington

www.firstontariopac.ca

 

Mozart Project PosterJan 28

Tenor Jean-Philippe Lazure is a guest soloist in "Mozart: Celebrating the Master" featuring Coronation Mass in C, with Pax Christi Chamber Choir; David Bowser, conductor

www.mozartproject.ca

 

 

Erminia PosterJan 30 – Feb 3
Asitha Tennekoon debuts with Opera Lafayette as Polidoro in performances of Scarlatti’s Erminia in Washington, DC and New York; Ryan Brown, Conductor www.operalafayette.org

 

 

FEBRUARY 2018

St Matthew Passion PosterFeb 3
Tenor Jacques-Olivier Chartier (Evangelist) and tenor Jean-Philippe Lazure are guest soloists with Montreal’s Choeur Classique in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion; Louis Lavigueur, Conductor

www.choeurclassiquedemontreal.qc.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marriage of Figaro PosterFeb 3
Caitlin Wood stars as Susanna and Clarence Frazer is her Figaro, as Windsor Symphony presents a concert performance of Mozart’s beloved comic opera, The Marriage of Figaro; Conductor Robert Franz

www.windsorsymphony.com

 

HMS Pinafore PosterFeb 3, 6 & 9

Dion Mazerolle returns to Edmonton Opera as Dick Deadeye in HMS Pinafore

www.edmontonopera.com

 

Feb 3 – Jun 7
Soprano Jennifer Maines is the Secretary in 12 performances of Menotti’s The Consul, at

Landestheater, Innsbruck, Austria
www.landestheater.at

 

St Matthew Passion PosterFeb 8 – 10
Giles Tomkins and Marion Newman join Toronto Masque Theatre for a double bill of Bach’s Peasant Cantata and "All the Diamonds", songs inspired by the night sky, with a spotlight on some of Canada’s great repertoire including Bruce Cockburn, Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell

www.torontomasquetheatre.com

 

Feb 10
Daniel Cabena is a guest soloist in Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms with Grand Philharmonic Choir at St Peter's Lutheran Church, Kitchener

www.grandphilchoir.com

 

MORE UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS

THIS JUST IN

Jan 23

Marion Newman is guest artist at Vancouver Opera’s “Voices of the Pacific Rim”

www.vancouveropera.ca

QUIZ CORNER

Guess Who?

Who will be living la vie Boheme in 2018?

 

ANSWER COMING SOON!

IN PERFORMANCE

DOMONEY ARTISTS ON STAGE

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

MARION NEWMAN | Mezzo-Soprano

Marion Newman, Mezzo-SopranoMARION NEWMAN PARTICIPATED IN A WORKSHOP OF “I CALL MYSELF PRINCESS" , WHICH IS HEADING TOWARD PRODUCTION THIS SEPTEMBER.

 

Marion Newman, Mezzo-SopranoBased on the life of Indigenous Opera singer Tsianina Redfeather and Charles Wakefield Cadman, who toured the US in the early 1900s performing lecture recitals of interpreted First Nations songs, this new opera features a fabulous cast including Marion Newman, Courtney Ch'ng Lancaster, Aaron Aaron M Wells,  Haui Davis, and Richard Greenblatt.

 

Marion Newman, Mezzo-SopranoThe production is supported by Cahoots Theatre, Native Earth Performing Arts, and the Canadian Opera Company, with director Marjorie Chan, associate director Keith Barker, Musical Director Jerod Tate, dramaturge Aaron Jan, and Jani Lauzon as Co-Producer and writer.

Adam Fisher, Tenor

Adam Fisher in Salute to Vienna with Vancouver Symphony

Adam Fisher, Tenor

Adam Fisher in Salute to Vienna with Vancouver Symphony

Adam Fisher, Tenor

Adam Fisher in Salute to Vienna with Vancouver Symphony

Jean-Philippe Lazure, Tenor

Jean-Philippe Lazure as a caroler on Murdoch Mysteries

IN PRINT & ONLINE

RECENT PRESS

Giles Tomkins, Bass-BaritoneGiles Tomkins talks about singing for mental health

"[Giles] Tomkins will sing 'The Impossible Dream'  from Man of La Mancha, 'O del Mio Amato Ben'  by S. Donaudy and 'Stars' from Les Miserables on Thursday, February 1 at the Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts."

Ludwig-Van.com

FULL ARTICLE

 

Asitha Tennekoon, Giles Tomkins and Caitlin Wood join the cast of Morris Panych and James Rolfe's The Overcoat with Vancouver Opera and Tapestry Opera

"Other headliners in the exciting musical transformation include: Dora Award-winning tenor Asitha Tennekoon (Manager), who burst onto the Toronto scene in 2015 with his breakout performance in Tapestry’s smash hit, Rocking Horse Winner; baritone Peter McGillivray (Head of Department); mezzo-soprano Andrea Ludwig (Landlady); soprano Meher Pavri (Secretary); tenor Keith Klassen (Mokiya); baritone Aaron Durand (Sossiya); bass Giles Tomkins (Khodozat); and mezzo-soprano Erica Iris along with sopranos Caitlin Wood and Magali Simard-Galdés as the Mad Chorus."

AestheticMagazineToronto.com

FULL ARTICLE

 

Daniel Cabena sings "Hauptmusik: The Cantata Project", a new work inspired by Bach, with Spiritus Ensemble  –

"It was Daniel Cabena, a Guelph-based, WLU-trained counter-tenor who performs internationally, who came up with the idea of commissioning a new work inspired by Bach and following his methods and stylistic elements, including working within a limited timeline."

Martin de Groot, Waterloo Region Record

FULL ARTICLE

 

DOMONEY ARTISTS INCLUDED IN THE SCHMOPERA 2017 ROUNDUP!

 

Adam Fisher and Natalya Gennadi in Oksana G. with Tapestry Opera

"Adam Fisher and Jacqueline Woodley gave thrilling performances and Natalya Gennadi as the title character was definitely the season's breakout star for me. A deeply personal topic for Gennadi, it brought a sence of urgency and realness to the story and both Toronto's music and theatre scenes are richer for this performance."

Greg Finney, Schmopera

FULL ARTICLE

 

Asitha Tennekoon in Bound with Against the Grain Theatre –

"...the ensemble of singers was a who's-who of the best talent in Canada. Miriam Khalil, Danika Lorèn, Victoria Marshall, David Trudgen, Asitha Tennekoon, and Michael Uloth singing these reworked Handel arias was, alongside Tapestry's Oksana G., was the most moving theatre I've seen all year."

Greg Finney, Schmopera

FULL ARTICLE

 

Young Caesar CoverAdam Fisher stars in LA Philharmonic recording of Young Caesar

"The Los Angeles Philharmonic and The Industry drew acclaim last year for their co-production of Young Caesar, Lou Harrison’s depiction of Caesar’s love for another man. The production was directed by Yuval Sharon, The Industry’s founder/director, and the LA Phil’s Artist-Collaborator. The digital album was recorded live with the LA Phil New Music Group at Walt Disney Concert Hall and will be digitally released February 2, 2018, on The Industry Records."

FULL ARTICLE

OFF STAGE

DOMONEY ARTISTS BEHIND THE SCENES

Jennifer Taverner, Soprano

Congratulations Jennifer Taverner and Mike on their Engagement!

 

Caitlin Wood, Soprano

Dion Mazerolle as Dick Deadeye in HMS Pinafore with Edmonton Opera

 

Marion Newman, Mezzo-Soprano

Asitha Tennekoon exploring Washington DC

 

Marion Newman, Mezzo-Soprano

Jean-Philippe Lazure backstage at "Christmas Salon" with Toronto Masque Theatre

 

Jennifer Maines, Soprano

Jennifer Maines with son Benjamin, winter in Austria!

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