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

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE by Mozart  
TaminoAlexander Cappellazzo
PapagenoLuke Noftall
PaminaMeghan Jamieson (NS)Lindsay Heyland (NS)
Queen of the NightAnastasia Pogorelova (Russia)
SarastroDuncan Stenhouse
First LadySkylar Cameron (NS)
Second LadyCorinne James (ON)
Third LadyLaura CurialeNatalie Vong
MonostatosMehdi Mikaeilzadh
PapagenaGrace HakalaEmily Wang
First SpiritEmilie James (ON)Olivia Charlebois-Brandvold
Second SpiritJulia Kennific
Third Spirit
Little PaminaBillie Kent (NS)Ava Frail (NS)
SpeakerSteven DeWitt

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 poetKoosha Khorramian (Iran/NS)
Nicklausse, his friendMairi Demings (NS)
Olympia, a dollLoren GrazianoMeggie MacKay
Antonia, a young girlTaryn PlaterOlivia LaPointe
Giulietta, a courtesanLeslie HigginsOlivia Spahn-Vieria
Lindorff, Coppélius, Dapertutto, Dr MiracleMarko HubertChad Quigley
Andres, Chochenille, Frantz, Pitichinaccio, Spalanzani
Crespel, Antonia's fatherDuncan Stenhouse
Antonia's motherMegan Hayward

Alcina by G.F. Handel
sung in Italian

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

ALCINA by Handel  
Alcina, a sorceressJodie MillerVictoria Vass
Morgana, her sisterSeven Kochkarian
Oberto, a boyAlyssa HildebrandEmma Battel
Bradamante, Ruggiero's lover
RuggieroSean Jordan
Orontë, Morgana's lovertenor
Melisso, Ruggiero's tutorbaritone or bass baritone

 

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