ON STAGE

DECEMBER 2017

Dec 1
Dion Mazerolle and Maria Soulis debut as soloists with Elmer Iseler Singers in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio; Janet Brenneman, guest conductor

www.elmeriselersingers.com

 

Dec 2
Marion Newman joins Rick Phillips for an evening of dramatic readings, joyous seasonal music, and delicious gingerbread in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, at St Andrew's United Church, Toronto

www.standrewstoronto.org

 

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

www.osgatineau.ca

 

Dec 8 – 10
Baritone Clarence Frazer debuts with Windsor Symphony in Messiah; Peter Wiebe, Conductor

www.windsorsymphony.com

 

Dec 9

Jean-Philippe Lazure is a soloist for Handel's Messiah with L'Orchestre Symphonique de Gatineau

www.osgatineau.ca

 

Dec 9

Marjorie Maltais debuts with Grand Philharmonic Choir and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah; Mark Vuorinen, conductor

www.grandphilchoir.com

 

Dec 13 – 16

Asitha Tennekoon joins "BOUND", new interpretations of Handel's music by recent Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award winning composer Kevin Lau, with Against the Grain Theatre

www.againstthegraintheatre.com

 

Dec 13 – 17

Marjorie Maltais debuts with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra as a soloist in performances of Messiah; Francesco Lecce-Chong, Conductor

www.mso.org

 

Dec 14 & 15
Caitlin Wood is a guest soloist with Ottawa Choral Society in Finzi’s In Terra Pax with baritone Russell Braun; Jean-Sébastien Vallée, Conductor

www.ottawachoralsociety.com

 

Dec 14 – 17
Daniel Cabena steps in as Alto soloist in Messiah with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; Ivars Taurins, conductor
www.tafelmusik.org

 

Dec 16

Jennifer Taverner is a guest soloist in Bach's Christmas Oratorio with Cellar Singers; Mitchell Pady, Conductor

www.thecellarsingers.com

 

Dec 17 & 18
Jean-Philippe Lazure joins the fun with Toronto Masque Theatre’s “Peace on Earth: A Christmas Salon”, celebrating the season with carols, songs and instrumental works, including a rare performance of excerpts from the cantata "The Birth of Christ"  by  Clarence Lucas

www.torontomasquetheatre.com

 

Dec 30 & Jan 1
Adam Fisher rings in the New Year with "Salute to Vienna" in Saskatoon and Vancouver; Christoph Campestrini, Conductor

www.salutetovienna.com

 

 

JANUARY 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

 

 

FEBRUARY 2018

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 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

 

 

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 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 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

 

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

 

PAST ENGAGEMENTS