The 2019 Halifax Summer Opera Festival Main Stage Operas

The 15th Annual Halifax Summer Opera Festival will run from July 13 to August 11, 2019
Performance dates subject to change.

We will rehearse and perform three shows:

Die Zauberflöte by W.A. Mozart (1786)
sung in German with English dialogue
PERFORMANCES: Friday August 2, Saturday August 3, Thursday August 8, Saturday August 10

conductor: Michael Donovan
stage directors: Jason Davis
stage manager: Rowena Martin
collaborative pianist: Greg Myra
vocal coach: Lucy Hayes-Davis
lighting design:  Sean Burke
costume design: Ariel MacTavish
assistant stage director: Edie Reaney
assistant costumer:

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE by Mozart  
TaminoAlexander Cappellazzo
PapagenoLuke Noftall
PaminaMeghan Jamieson (NS)Lindsay Heyland (NS)
Queen of the NightAnastasia Pogorelova (Russia)Katherine Mayba
SarastroDuncan Stenhouse
First LadySkylar Cameron (NS)Julie Gate
Second LadyCorinne James (ON)Serena Yeung
Third LadyLaura CurialeNatalie Vong
MonostatosMehdi Mikaeilzadh
PapagenaGrace HakalaEmily Wang
First SpiritEmilie James (ON)Olivia Charlebois-Brandvold
Second SpiritJulia KennificRhian Merritt (NS)
Third SpiritKeira Davis (NS)Raelyn Davis (NS)
SpeakerSteven DeWitt
Little PaminaBillie Kent (NS)Ava Frail (NS)
Little PapagenoCharlie Fournier (NS)
Little MonostatosDylan Chang (NS)
Little PapagenaJulia Velasco (NS)

Les contes d’Hoffmann (1957)
in French
PERFORMANCES: Saturday August 3, Sunday August 4, Wednesday August 7 and Saturday August 10.

conductor: Nicholas Gilmore
stage directors: Andrew Pelrine and Nina Scott-Stoddart
collaborative pianist: Giancarlo Scalia
vocal coach: TBA
stage manager: Kaitlyn Smith
lighting design:  Sean Burke
costumer: Wafaa Latif
assistant stage director: Monike Porter

LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN by Offenbach  
Hoffmann, a poetKoosha Khorramian (Iran/NS)Sylvain Paré (QC)
Lindorf, Coppélius, Miracle, DapertuttoMarKo Hubert (NS)Chad Quigley
Nicklausse, his friendMairi Demings (NS)Lissy Meyerowitz
Olympia, a dollLoren GrazianoMeggie MacKay
Antonia, a young girl Olivia LaPointeKelsey Lee
Giulietta, a courtesanLeslie HigginsOlivia Spahn-Vieria
Nathanael, Frantz, Pitichinaccio, SpalanzaniEli Aronson
Crespel, Antonia's fatherDuncan Stenhouse
Antonia's motherMegan Hayward

Alcina by G.F. Handel
sung in Italian
PERFORMANCES:  Sunday August 4, Tuesday August 6, Friday August 9 and Sunday August 11.

conductor: Markus Howard
stage director: Erin Bardua
collaborative harpsichordist: Ria Kim
vocal coach: Maureen Batt
stage manager: Kevin Fowler
costumer: Ophelia Stone
assistant stage director: Anne Sutton
lighting design:  TBA

ALCINA by Handel  
Alcina, a sorceressJodie MillerVictoria Vass
Morgana, her sisterSevan KochkarianAbigail Sinclair (NS)
Oberto, a boyAlyssa HildebrandEmma Battel
Bradamante, Ruggiero's loverZoë GotziamanLaurel Coddington
RuggieroSean Jordan
Orontë, Morgana's loverJustin Li
Melisso, Ruggiero's tutorCamilo Rodriguez-Cuadrado

 

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