Applications still live for HSOF 2024!

Join us in Halifax from July 20 to August 18 as we rehearse and perform Menotti’s The Consul and Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto!

The first round is over and some roles have been single cast, but we will keep hearing auditions until all roles are cast or double cast. 

January 15, 2024: all roles except Cleopatra are still available, although some have offers out on them. 

2023 Photos from Handel's Serse and Offenbach's La jolie parfumeuse

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Giulio Cesare, HSOF 2014
2024 Festival

Giulio Cesare in Egitto by G.F. Handel

Giulio Cesare in Egitto , the most popular and frequently-performed of  Handel’s operas, will be presented by the Halifax Summer Opera Festival (HSOF) in August 2024 English-speaking audiences often know George Fridrick Handel best as the composer of the oratorio

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The Consul 2008 Halifax Summer Opera Festival
2024 Festival

Menotti’s The Consul

One of the works the Halifax Summer Opera Festival will stage and perform in 2024 is The Consul, a brilliant and celebrated opera composed in 1950 by Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti. Menotti was extraordinarily involved in all his productions.

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Opera Canada review of HSOF 2023
2023 Festival

Opera Canada review of 2023 Halifax Summer Opera Festival Season

Read the entire review “This summer, in its 17th season, Halifax Summer Opera Festival brought enthusiastic young singers to town again to produce two double-cast fully staged operas: Serse (1738) by G.F. Handel and La Jolie Parfumeuse (1873) by Jacques Offenbach, the latter apparently a Canadian premiere. This provided

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