Opera Canada review of 2023 Halifax Summer Opera Festival Season

Opera Canada review of HSOF 2023

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 eight performances of welcome entertainment to a COVID, fire and storm-weary audience. The choice of […]

Article on intimacy coordinators in opera by Michael Zarathus-Cook published in the Globe and Mail, featuring interview with Nina Scott-Stoddart of HSOF

From on-stage sex scenes to believable kisses, intimacy coaches are helping opera performers navigate tricky territory Published August 12, 2023 Felix Mendelsohn’s The Story of A Hundred Operas, though published in 1913, still presents a fairly accurate sampling of the operatic canon, particularly as it pertains to the portrayal of women. In most of these operas, the […]

Read Mark Robins’ interview with Nina Scott-Stoddart for Halifax Presents

We’d like to thank Mark Robins for his interview with Artistic Director Nina Scott-Stoddart about the 2023 season. “Scott-Stoddart also says there are many levels in which to enjoy opera. “You can enjoy the music, the voices or supporting emerging artists,” she says. “And you can also enjoy the drama unfolding on stage because the […]

Tickets available now for HSOF 2023

Tickets are now on sale at Eventbrite for all tickets HSOF events! General Admission tickets will be $35 at the door, but you can save $5 if you buy in advance online. For more information about Tickets for HSOF events, see our Ticket page.

Apply now for HSOF 2023!

HSOF 2023

Join us for our 17th Season of supportive opera training on the East Coast of Canada! We offer an artist-centred approach that teaches and strengthens your stage skills in the context of rehearsing and performing an entire role in an opera. We’ll be hearing all auditions digitally this year, and as long as your materials […]