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

We will rehearse and perform three shows:

Die Zauberflöte by W.A. Mozart (1786)
sung in German with English dialogue

conductor: TBA
stage directors: Jason Davis and David Mosey
collaborative pianist: TBA
vocal coach: TBA
stage manager: TBA
lighting design:  Sean Burke
costume design:
assistant costumer:

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE by Mozart 
Taminotenor
Papagenobaritone
Paminasoprano
Queen of the Nightdramatic coloratura soprano
Sarastrobass
First Ladysoprano
Second Ladysoprano or mezzo
Third Ladymezzo or contralto
Monostatostenor
Papagenasoprano
Three spiritssopranos or children

Les contes d’Hoffmann (1957)
in French

conductor: Nicholas Gilmore
stage directors: Andrew Pelrine and Nina Scott-Stoddart
collaborative pianist: Giancarlo Scalia
vocal coach: TBA
stage manager: TBA
lighting design:  Sean Burke
costumer: TBA

LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN by Offenbach 
Hoffmann, a poetlyric tenor
Nicklausse, his friendmezzo soprano
Olympia, a dollcoloratura soprano
Giulietta, a courtesansoprano or mezzo
Antonia, a young girlsoprano
Lindorff, Coppélius, Dapertutto, Dr Miraclebaritones or bass-baritones
Andres, Chochenille, Frantz, Pitichinaccio, Spalanzanitenors
Crespel, Antonia's fatherbass
Antonia's mothermezzo soprano or contralto

Alcina by G.F. Handel
sung in Italian

conductor: TBA
stage director: Erin Bardua
collaborative harpsichordist: TBA
vocal coach: TBA
stage manager: TBA
lighting design:  TBA
costumer: TBA

ALCINA by HandelFriday August 6, 7:30 pm
Thursday August 12, 7:30 pm
Alcina, a sorceresssoprano
Morgana, her sistersoprano
Oberto, a boysoprano
Bradamante, Ruggiero's lovermezzo soprano
Ruggierocountertenor or mezzo
Orontë, Morgana's lovertenor
Melisso, Ruggiero's tutorbaritone or bass baritone

 

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