ON STAGE

OCTOBER 2017

Sep 28 – Oct 3

Marion Newman performs Bramwell Tovey's beautiful new orchestral song cycle "Ancestral Voices" with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, as part of their tour of Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, and Chilliwack, BC. Tovey brings light to the very important issue of reconciliation between First Nations and the rest of Canada through through this set of four songs, written for Marion

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Oct 1

Giles Tomkins is a featured soloist in Off Centre Music Salon’s annual Schubertiad

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Oct 12 – 22

Dion Mazerolle is the Mayor and Maria Soulis his wife in Jenufa, Pacific Opera Victoria

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Oct 15

Tenor Asitha Tennekoon, an alumnus of Glenn Gould School,  joins soprano Erin Wall in their recital “A Song for all Seasons”, part of the  Mazzoleni Masters Songmasters Series at Royal Conservatory of Music

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Oct 18 – 22

Marjorie Maltais debuts with Montreal’s Orchestre Metropolitain in “Imagining Spain”, performing de Falla’s Three Cornered Hat

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Oct 21, 24 & 27

Daniel Cabena debuts with Edmonton Opera as Lydie- Anne de Rozier in their production of Les Feluettes

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Oct 21, 24, 26 & 28

Francois Racine directs Opera de Quebec's opening production of Verdi’s Rigoletto; Derek Bate, conductor

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NOVEMBER 2017

Nov 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11

Caitlin Wood and Marion Newman star in the world premiere of Missing, (a co-production with Pacific Opera Victoria) by composer Brian Current and and First Nations playwright Marie Clements. This music drama is created to give voice to the story of Canada’s missing and murdered aboriginal women; Charles Barber, Music Director www.cityoperavancouver.com

 

Nov 4

Marion Newman performs the World Premiere of "Klee Wyck Woman" by Vancouver composer Jennifer Butler with text by Janet Marie Rogers with Emily Carr String Quartet, ICSM World New Music Days

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Nov 18

Giles Tomkins is a guest soloist in Handel’s Dettingem Te Deum with London’s Karen Schuessler Singers

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Nov 17, 19, 21, 22, 23 & 25
Caitlin Wood and Marion Newman star in Missing, presented by Pacific Opera Victoria at Baumann Centre; Timothy Long, Conductor

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Nov 23 – 25

Adam Fisher is Rapunzel’s Prince with Opera on the Avalon’s production of Sondheim’s darkly enchanting Into the Woods; Jeffrey Huard, Conductor www.operaontheavalon.com

 

Nov 29
Marion Newman and Giles Tomkins join conductor Kevin Mallon for Messiah with London Symphonia and London Pro Musica Choir

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DECEMBER 2017

Dec 1
Marjorie Maltais and Dion Mazerolle debut as soloists with Elmer Iseler Singers in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio; Lydia Adams, Conductor

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Dec 7 – 10
Jean-Philippe Lazure is tenor soloist in Handel's Messiah with Gatineau Symphony Orchestra

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

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Dec 9

Tenor Jacques-Olivier Chartier is a guest soloist in Messiah with Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivieres; Jacques Lacombe, Conductor

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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

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

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Dec 15 – 17

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

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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

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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

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Feb 3, 6 & 9

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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MAY 2018

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

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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

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Aug 10 – 20

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

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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

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

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Sep 23

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

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PAST ENGAGEMENTS