The 2017 Halifax Summer Opera Festival Season

Join our talented young performers for 15 performances over four weeks, plus masterclasses and other special events open to the public.

From Baroque opera to passionate French verismo, from Broadway musical to English opera, HSOF has something for everyone!


CARMEN  – by Georges Bizet –  Sung in French, fully-staged and costumed and accompanied by piano.

L’EGISTO – by Francesco Cavalli- Sung in Italian, fully-staged and costumed and accompanied by harpsichord and cello continuo and violins. Thank you to the Early Music Society of Nova Scotia for their generous support of this show!

ALBERT HERRING – by Benjamin Britten – Sung in English, fully-staged and costumed and accompanied by piano, harp and percussion.


Opera Backwards: a very queer show — Thursday July 20, 7:30 pm at The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen Street Tickets $15 each available through Thank you to Halifax Pride for their generous support of this show!

Musical Theatre Cabaret — Saturday July 29, 7:30 pm at The Company House– a fabulous evening of informal musical theatre and cabaret repertoire with the talented young performers from the Halifax Summer Opera Festival. Admission $15 at the door.

A Musical Evening with William Blake — Thursday August 3, 6:30 pm at the Paul O’Regan Hall at the Halifax Central Library. Words by the English poet, artist and visionary William Blake, with some set to music by Benjamin Britten, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Sir Hubert Parry. Director David Mosey, Music Director Tara Scott and participants from the 13th Annual Halifax Summer Opera Festival.  FREE 


Join us for a three part, free noon hour lecture recital series at the Paul O’Regan Hall at the Halifax Central Library on July 28, 29 and 30.


Watch four experienced performers work with six young singers over the course of two hours. All our masterclasses are open to the public. Tickets are $10 each for auditors. All masterclasses take place in Room 121 in the basement of the Dalhousie Arts Centre.



Tickets are now available through our ticketing partner TICKET HALIFAX and The Coast

Order by phone (credit card only) or get box office help at: (902)-422-6278 ex. 500

Tickets available in person (cash, debit) at:
The Coast
2309 Maynard Street
Halifax, NS
B3K 3T8

and at the venue an hour before each performance by cash, credit card (Visa or MasterCard) and cheque.

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