ON STAGE

FEBRUARY 2018

Jan 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

 

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

 

Feb 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

 

Feb 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

 

Feb 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

 

Feb 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

 

 

MARCH 2018

Mar 3

Mezzo soprano Michele Bogdanowicz is the guest soloist in “European Bonbons” with Sinfonia Toronto, in Respighi’s Il Tramonto and Manual de Falla’s Seven Popular Spanish Songs

www.sinfoniatoronto.com

 

Mar 7 – 8
Countertenor Daniel Cabena is a guest soloist with Les Violons du Roy at the National Arts Centre, in works by Bach and Handel; Bernard Labadie, Conductor

www.nac-cna.ca

 

Mar 17
Jean-Philippe Lazure sings "Eternal Light" with Ottawa Choral Society

www.ottawachoralsociety.com

 

Mar 23
Baritone Dion Mazerolle debuts with Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, guest soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony: Marc David, Conductor

www.nsomusic.ca

 

March 24 – 25
Marion Newman stars in the world premiere of The Ecstasy of Rita Joe by Victor Davies, based on the extraordinary play by George Ryga, with Voicebox:Opera in Concert; Robert cooper, Conductor

www.operainconcert.com

 

Mar 27 – Apr 14
Caitlin Wood, Asitha Tennekoon and Giles Tomkins join the cast of the world premiere of The Overcoat, a musical tailoring with music by James Rolfe and libretto by director Morris Panych.  Based on Gogol’s 19th century tale of a lowly office worker whose life is  turned upside down when he is robbed of his new overcoat, The Overcoat is a symphony of voices and movement, comedy and tragedy; co-producted by Tapestry Opera, Canadian Stage, and Vancouver Opera

www.canadianstage.com

 

Mar 30

Tenor Jean-Philippe Lazure and baritone Dion Mazerolle are guest soloists in Bach’s St. John Passion with Grand Philharmonic Choir; Mark Vuorinen, Conductor www.grandphilchoir.com

 

 

APRIL 2018

Apr 19, 21, 27 & 29

Jennifer Taverner debuts as Armida in Rinaldo (Handel) with Pacific Opera Victoria;

Timothy Vernon, conductor

www.pov.bc.ca

 

Apr 20 – 24

Natalya Gennadi will be covering the role of Tatiana in Hawaii Opera Theatre’s upcoming Eugene Onegin, and is also Russian diction coach for the company

www.hawaiiopera.org

 

Apr 21 – 22
Jacques-Olivier Chartier and Dion Mazerolle are  guest soloists with Montreal’s Musica Orbium and Ensemble Caprice in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, recreating the spatial layout of the original performance in Leipzig’s Thomaskirche –  two choirs and orchestra at either end of the church, one in the back gallery, the other in the “swallow’s nest” over the entry to the chancel; Patrick Wedd, Conductor

www.musicaorbium.org

 

Apr 22

Jean-Philippe Lazure sings the role of Rinuccio in a concert performance of Gianni Schicchi with Essential Opera and Orchestra Toronto at the Toronto Centre for the Arts; Kevin Mallon, conductor

www.orchestratoronto.ca

 

Apr 25 - 29
Adam Fisher stars as Paris in La Belle Helene, Offenbach’s tale of frolicking, amusement and hanky-panky in the ancient city of Athens; Peter Tiefenbach, Conductor

www.torontooperetta.com

 

Apr 28 – May 12
Caitlin Wood, Asitha Tennekoon and Giles Tomkins continue their performances of The Overcoat, presented by Vancouver Opera; Leslie Dala, Conductor

www.vancouveropera.com

 

 

MAY 2018

May 5
Marjorie Maltais debuts with Peterborough Singers in Mendelssohn’s Elijah; Syd Birrell, Conductor

www.peterboroughsingers.com

 

May 12 – 19
Dion Mazerolle is Dancaire in Opera de Quebec’s production of Carmen; Giuseppe Grazioli, Conductor

 

May 19 – Jul 7
Soprano Jennifer Maines stars as Adriano in Wagner’s Rienzi, at Landestheater, Innsbruck, Austria
www.landestheater.at

 

 

JUNE 2018

Jun 16 – 23

Clarence Frazer is Marcello in La bohème with Saskatoon Opera at the Remai Arts Centre

www.saskatoonopera.ca

 

 

NOVEMBER 2018

Nov 24
Giles Tomkins is guest soloist for Mozart's Requiem with Regina Symphony

www.reginasymphony.com

 

 

2019

Mar 9
Marion Newman joins Regina Symphony for Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 and "Heart of the North", a new work about Louis Riel's lost years, with Regina Symphony

www.reginasymphony.com

 

 

 

RECENT ENGAGEMENTS

 

2017

Aug 1 & 3
Dion Mazerolle, F.X. Lemieux Jean-Philippe Lazure, Cartier
Harry Somers's Louis Riel
L’Opéra de Québec

www.operadequebec.com

 

Aug 10 – 20

Adam Fisher, Lieutenant Cable South Pacific
Calgary Opera in the Village

www.calgaryopera.com

 

Sep 3
Caitlin Wood, guest soloist
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Symphony Under the Stars"

www.edmontonsymphony.com

 

Sep 9 – 30

Jacques Arsenault, Freddy
Bandits in the Valley
Tapestry Opera

www.tapestryopera.com

 

Sep 17

Daniel Cabena
"Sanctuary in Song"
Schulich School of Music
McGill University, Redpath Hall

www.schulich.ticketmob.com

 

Sep 22 – 24
Adam Fisher
Operetts
Toronto Operetta Theatre
St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts

www.stlc.com

 

Sep 23

Marjorie Maltais, guest soloist
“Ode to Canada”
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
Windsor Symphony

www.windsorsymphony.com

 

Sep 28 – Oct 3

Marion Newman
"Ancestral Voices"
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

www.okanagansymphony.com

 

Oct 1

Giles Tomkins, featured soloist
Schubertiad
Off Centre Music Salon

www.offcentremusic.com

 

Oct 12 – 22

Dion Mazerolle, Mayor
Maria Soulis, his wife
Jenufa
Pacific Opera Victoria

www.pov.bc.ca

 

Oct 15

Asitha Tennekoon & Erin Wall
A Song for all Seasons”
Royal Conservatory of Music

www.rcmusic.com

 

Oct 18 – 22

Marjorie Maltais
“Imagining Spain”, de Falla’s Three Cornered Hat

Orchestre Metropolitain

orchestremetropolitain.com

 

Oct 21, 24 & 27

Daniel Cabena,
Lydie- Anne de Rozier
Les Feluettes
Edmonton Opera

www.edmontonopera.com

 

Oct 21, 24, 26 & 28

Francois Racine, director
Verdi’s Rigoletto
Opera de Quebec

www.operadequebec.com

 

Nov 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11

Caitlin Wood, Ava
Marion Newman, Dr Wilson
Missing (World Premiere)
City Opera Vancouver
www.cityoperavancouver.com

 

Nov 4

Marion Newman
"Klee Wyck Woman" 
(World Premiere)
Emily Carr String Quartet
ICSM World New Music Days

www.iscm.org

 

Nov 18

Giles Tomkins, guest soloist
Handel’s Dettingem Te Deum
Karen Schuessler Singers

www.kssingers.com

 

Nov 17

Maria Soulis

Glitter and Be Gay" (Premiere)
Helliconian Club, Toronto

www.helliconianclub.org

 

Nov 17, 19, 21, 22, 23 & 25
Caitlin Wood, Ava
Marion Newman, Dr Wilson
Missing
Pacific Opera Victoria

www.pov.bc.ca

 

Nov 23 – 25

Adam Fisher, Rapunzel’s Prince Into the Woods
Opera on the Avalon
www.operaontheavalon.com

 

Nov 25
Asitha Tennekoon &
Giles Tomkins, guest soloists Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
Durham Youth Orchestra

www.dyomusic.com

 

Nov 26
Ernesto Ramirez, guest artist
"Medicine + Music – A Cardiac Affair"
Off Centre Music Salon

www.offcentremusic.com

 

Nov 28
Maria Soulis
"We're Still Singing"
supporting Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto

www.voicesrelyea.com

 

Nov 29
Marion Newman
Giles Tomkins
Messiah
London Symphonia &
London Pro Musica Choir

www.londonsymphonia.ca

 

Dec 1
Dion Mazerolle &
Maria Soulis, soloists
Bach’s Christmas Oratorio
Elmer Iseler Singers

www.elmeriselersingers.com

 

Dec 2
Marion Newman, readings
Charles Dickens'
A Christmas Carol
St Andrew's United Church, Toronto

www.standrewstoronto.org

 

Dec 8 & 9
Jean-Philippe Lazure,
tenor soloist
Handel's Messiah
Gatineau Symphony Orchestra

www.osgatineau.ca

 

Dec 8 – 10
Clarence Frazer, soloist
Handel's Messiah
Windsor Symphony

www.windsorsymphony.com

 

Dec 9

Jean-Philippe Lazure, soloist
Handel's Messiah
L'Orchestre Symphonique de Gatineau

www.osgatineau.ca

 

Dec 9

Marjorie Maltais
Handel’s Messiah
Grand Philharmonic Choir & the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra

www.grandphilchoir.com

 

Dec 13 – 16

Asitha Tennekoon
"BOUND"
Against the Grain Theatre

againstthegraintheatre.com

 

Dec 13 – 17

Marjorie Maltais, soloist
Handel's Messiah
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

www.mso.org

 

Dec 14 & 15
Caitlin Wood, guest soloist
Finzi’s In Terra Pax
Ottawa Choral Society

www.ottawachoralsociety.com

 

Dec 14 – 17
Daniel Cabena, alto soloist
Handel's Messiah
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
www.tafelmusik.org

 

Dec 16

Jennifer Taverner, guest soloist Bach's Christmas Oratorio
Cellar Singers

www.thecellarsingers.com

 

Dec 17 & 18
Jean-Philippe Lazure
"Peace on Earth: A Christmas Salon"
Toronto Masque Theatre

torontomasquetheatre.com

 

Dec 30 & Jan 1
Adam Fisher
"Salute to Vienna"
Saskatoon & Vancouver

www.salutetovienna.com

 

2018

Jan 1
Adam Fisher
"Salute to Vienna"
Saskatoon & Vancouver

www.salutetovienna.com

 

Jan 28

Jean-Philippe Lazure,
guest soloist
"Mozart: Celebrating the Master"
Pax Christi Chamber Choir

www.mozartproject.ca

 

PAST ENGAGEMENTS

Domoney Artists Management
Canada Council for the Arts