2015 Season Overview

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Join our talented young performers for 15 performances over four weeks, plus masterclasses and other special events open to the public.

From musical theatre to romantic opera, from art song to Broadway, HSOF has something for everyone!


CENDRILLON  – by Jules Massenet – Very romantic, very French, this is one of Massenet’s most beautiful scores and a really family friendly fairy tale opera! Projected English translations. Fully-staged and costumed and accompanied by piano.

STREET SCENE – Kurt Weill’s Tony Award-winning Broadway musical (based on Elmer Rice’s Pulitzer-Prize winning play) tells the interconnected stories of a New York tenement building. Fully-staged and costumed and accompanied by piano.

SUSANNAH – One of the greatest American opera, this is Carlisle Floyd’s masterpiece. Short and packed with accessible, passionate music.  Fully-staged and costumed and accompanied by piano.


Opera Backwards: a very queer show — Thursday July 23, 7:30 pm at The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen Street

Musical Theatre Concert — Saturday August 1, 7:30 pm at the Lillian Piercey Concert Hall at the Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts.
music director Éric Charbonneau, stage director Stacy Chadwell

In The Beginning Was The Word: An Evening With Emily Dickinson — Thursday August 6, 6:30 pm at the Paul O’Regan Hall at the Halifax Central Library. Music director Tara Scott, stage director and creator David Mosey. FREE


Join us for a three part, free noon hour lecture recital series at the Paul O’Regan Hall at the Halifax Central Library on July 28, 29 and 30. More details


Watch four experienced performers work with six young singers over the course of two hours. All our masterclasses are open to the public. Tickets are $10 each for auditors. All masterclasses take place in Room 121 in the basement of the Dalhousie Arts Centre.

Bass-baritone Jon-Paul Décosse July 22 1-3 pm BUY TICKETS
mezzo-soprano Paula Rockwell July 24 8 to 10 pm BUY TICKETS
stage director Nina Scott-Stoddart July 27 8 to 10 pm BUY TICKETS
conductor Nicholas Gilmore – July 29 8 to 10 pm BUY TICKETS


Tickets are now on sale online through our ticketing partner TICKET HALIFAX and The Coast.

Order by phone (credit card only) or get box office help at: (902)-422-6278 ex. 500

Tickets available in person (cash, debit) at:
The Coast
2309 Maynard Street
Halifax, NS
B3K 3T8

and at the venue an hour before each performance by cash, credit card and cheque.