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    Opera Scenes Programme

    Our new two week Opera Scenes Programme gives you a chance to hear a group of talented up and coming singers in a charming selection of opera scenes and ensembles, drawn from the music of Mozart to Britten. Director: Prof. Caroline more »

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    Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach

    This hilarious satire on Greek myths is the most popular operetta Offenbach ever wrote. Orpheus and his wife Eurydice are at each other’s throats, she is abducted by a disguised Pluto, Public Opinion drags Orpheus to Mount Olympus and the gods more »

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    Rusalka by Antonin Dvořák

    Rusalka (1901) is based on the original Slavic fairy tale of Undine, the water nymph, who is doomed by her love for a human prince. The story was famously adapted by Hans Christian Andersen as The Little Mermaid. Continue reading

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    Giulio Cesare in Egitto by G.F. Handel

    Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Julius Caesar in Egypt) by G.F. Handel (1724) With Baroque orchestra. Handel’s most popular opera—both in his own lifetime and today—depicts the meeting of Julius Caesar, fresh from his triumphs over Pompey the Great with the more »

Welcome to the 2014 Halifax Summer Opera Festival!

The Halifax Summer Opera Festival's 10th Season is an entertaining look at history, myths and fairy tales with a focus on the human reality behind the stories.

Join our talented and energetic young performers for seventeen performances over four weeks, plus masterclasses and other special events open to the public.

From musical theatre to grand opera, from Baroque to operetta, HSOF has something for everyone!

Learn more about our 2014 season!

2014 Workshop


Casts announced for Halifax Summer Opera Festival 2014 MainStage shows!

All the casts are now posted for our 2014 Festival Performances! Opera Scenes Program When: August 2,  7:30 pm and August 3, 2:00 pm Price: $20 Regular, $15 Student/Seniors, $10 Children Join us for our first Opera Scenes program and support the more »

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Focused and Free

Today I did yoga in a garden. Unlike the fairy tale wilderness that characterises my mother’s garden, this one is rather a big green open space with numerous types of flora–both with and without blossoms–configured around it.  After a long more »

The Voice: Unlocked – Episode 1

The time has come! Welcome to the web mini series of The Voice: Unlocked. I am so proud and excited to share the first Episode with you. I truly hope that you enjoy it and that it inspires you to be more »

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2014 Halifax Summer Opera Festival Poster

We’re thrilled with our 2014 poster, designed for us by talented freelance graphic artist Tanya Barry! She also designed our logo a couple of years ago, which makes me smile every time I see it :) So excited for Monday more »


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Performing my first operatic role in such a safe and supportive environment like this was simply the best thing that could've happened to me. I loved HSOW.

Chelsea Mahan
(Helena, 2012)