2016 Festival Season

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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 Baroque opera to lush Italian passion, from art song to Broadway, HSOF has something for everyone!


RODELINDA  – by G.F. Handel –  Fully-staged and costumed and accompanied by harpsichord continuo.

COSI FAN TUTTE – by W. A. Mozart – Fully-staged and costumed and accompanied by piano.

SUOR ANGELICA / GIANNI SCHICCHI – by G. Puccini – Fully-staged and costumed and accompanied by piano.


Opera Backwards: a very queer show — Thursday July 21, 7:30 pm at The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen Street Tickets $15 each available through TicketHalifax.com

Musical Theatre Cabaret — Saturday July 30, 7:30 pm at Menz Bar, 2182 Gottingen Street — a fabulous evening of informal musical theatre and cabaret repertoire with the talented young performers from the Halifax Summer Opera Festival. Admission $10 at the door.

A Musical Evening with William Shakespeare — Thursday August 4, 6:30 pm at the Paul O’Regan Hall at the Halifax Central Library. A tour through classical music settings of Shakespeare (art song and opera) directed by Shakespeare himself, accompanied by his fellow actor Dick Burbage. Director David Mosey, Music Director Greg Myra and participants from the 12th Annual Halifax Summer Opera Festival.  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 26, 27 and 28. 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 on the Art of Auditioning July 22 1-3 pm
mezzo-soprano Dr Vicki St Pierre July 24 8 to 10 pm
soprano Maureen Batt July 27 8 to 10 pm
conductor Nicholas Gilmore – July 29 8 to 10 pm


Tickets are now available 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 (Visa or MasterCard) and cheque.

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