The 2020 Halifax Summer Opera Festival Main Stage Operas

The 16th Annual Halifax Summer Opera Festival will run from July 18 to August 16, 2020
Performance dates subject to change. 


We will rehearse and perform three shows:    


The Threepenny Opera by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht (1928)
sung in English with English dialogue


music director: Chuck Homewood
stage director: Andrew Pelrine
stage manager:
vocal coach: Jason Davis
lighting design:  Sean Burke
costume design: Nina Scott-Stoddart
assistant costumer:
assistant stage director:  

The Threepenny Opera by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brechtvoice type
Mrs Peachummezzo soprano
Polly Peachumsoprano
Jenny Divermezzo soprano
Jackie "Tiger" Brownbaritone
Lucy Brownsoprano
Street Singerbaritenor

Les dialogues des carmélites  by Francis Poulenc (1951)
in French


conductor: Nicholas Gilmore
stage directors: David Mosey and Monike Porter
collaborative pianist: Giancarlo Scalia
vocal coach: Rose Naggar-Tremblay
stage manager: Kaitlyn Smith
lighting design:  Sean Burke
costumer: Wafaa Latif 

Les dialogues des carmélites by Poulenc 
Marquis de la Forcebaritone
Chevalier de la Forcetenor
Blanche de la Forcelyric soprano
Madame de Croissy, Prioresscontralto
Madame Lidoine, the new Prioresssoprano
Mother Mariemezzo soprano
Sister Constancecoloratura soprano
Mother Jeannemezzo soprano
Sister Mathildemezzo soprano
L'Aumônier, the chaplaintenor
The jailer/Second officerbaritone
M. Javelinotbaritone

Dido and Aeneas (1688) by Henry Purcell and
Venus and Adonis (1683) by John Blow
sung in English


stage director:  Erin Bardua

collaborative keyboardist: Mary Castello
vocal coach: Maureen Batt
stage manager: 
assistant stage director: 


Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcellvoice type
Dido, queen of Carthagemezzo soprano
Belinda, her friendsoprano
Aeneas, prince of Troybaritone
Sorceressmezzo soprano
Second Womansoprano
First Witchsoprano
Second Witchmezzo soprano

Venus and Adonis by John Blowvoice types
Adonismezzo soprano
Shepherdmezzo soprano
Huntsmanmezzo soprano





music director and pianist: Greg Myra
vocal and diction coach: Lucy Hayes-Davis
dramatic coach: Nina Scott-Stoddart




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