The 14th Annual Halifax Summer Opera Festival will run from July 14 to August 12, 2018. We will rehearse and perform three main stage shows in 2018. Each fully-staged and -costumed show will be presented with conductor and accompanied by piano, harpsichord or small instrumental ensemble. Repertoire and staff members subject to change.

How to apply

L’Incoronazione di Poppea (1643) by Claudio Monteverdi
in Italian

conductor: Vicki St. Pierre
stage director: Erin Bardua
collaborative harpsichordist:
stage manager:
set and lighting designer: Matt Downey
costume designer: Kaelen MacDonald
vocal and diction coaches: Maureen Batt, Andrew Pickett
cellist: Hilary Brown

Performances at David Mack Murray Studio at Fountain School for the Arts
with small instrumental ensemble including continuo

L'Incoronazione di Poppea  
PoppeaThera BarclayKathryn Johnston
NeroneSean Jordan (USA)Ilanna Starr
OttaviaSarah Sharpe (NS)Sarah Labine
OttoneMason Boudrye (USA)
DrusillaTara VenkatesanSage Pope
AmoreTaryn WichenckoRachel Ross
Valetto/VenereMadeline DuffyKira Vandermeulen
Damigella/La FortunaEmily SteersAbigail Sinclair (NS)
ArnaltaSarah Klapman (ON)Lisa Gerstenkorn
Nutrice/La VirtueCorinne DeJongJulia Natoli
SenecaDrew ComerJordan Delage (QC)
Soldato I/LucanoEli Aronson
Soldato II/Liberto
Littore

Midsummer Night’s Dream (1960) by Benjamin Britten
in English

conductor: Nicholas Gilmore
stage director: David Mosey
collaborative pianist: Greg Myra
stage manager:
set designer: Katrin Whitehead
lighting designer: Sean Burke
costume designer: Elizabeth Perry
assistant stage director: Taylor Poirier
vocal and diction coach: Lucy Hayes Davis

Performances at Sir James Dunn Theatre at Fountain School for the Arts with piano

MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by Britten  
OberonLogan Tanner (USA)
TytaniaSarah Dufresne Morgan Reid
Puck
LysanderPatrick Simms (NS)Ryan Nauta
HermiaTeresa Clark (USA)Christina Yun (ON)
DemetriusMarKo Hubert (QC)
HelenaJulia GateMonike Porter
BottomKieran Kane (ON)
QuinceGabriel Shapiro
FluteLucas Kuipers (ON)Joseph Adams (AB)
SnugDavid Piper (NS)
SnoutEli Aronson
StarvelingIan Green (NS)
TheseusGabriel Shapiro
HippolytaMegan Hayward (NS)Julia Natoli
CobwebEmma MacKechernMeggie MacKay
PeaseblossomOliva McGowan (NS)Meagan Adams (NS)
MustardseedChanel Rolle (USA)Patricia Weber
MothGabrielle de Grandmont (QC)Audrée-Eve Turcotte (QC)

Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart
in Italian

conductor: Peter Oleskevich
stage directors: Nina Scott-Stoddart and Jason Davis
collaborative pianist: Giancarlo Scalia
stage manager: Jessica Oliver
set designer: Katrin Whitehead
lighting designer: Sean Burke
costume designer: Kelsey Stanger
vocal and diction coach: Jon Paul Decosse

Performances at Sir James Dunn Theatre at Fountain School for the Arts with fortepiano and small string ensemble

Don Giovanni by Mozart  
Don GiovanniAriel Lefebvre (QC)Dylan Evans (USA)
Don OttavioJeffrey Smith (ON)Takayuki Komagata
CommendatoreDavid Piper (NS)Jordan Delage (QC)
LeporelloManuel Provençal (QC)Flavio Lauria (Brazil)
MasettoDrew Comer (USA)Dominic Williams (USA)
Donna AnnaMarianne Chapdelaine (QC)Heather McConnell (USA)
Donna ElviraMichelle Riley (NS)Skylar Cameron (NS)
ZerlinaEmily Rocha (ON)Shanice Skinner (NS)

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