Casts announced for Halifax Summer Opera Festival 2014 MainStage shows!

All the casts are now posted for our 2014 Festival Performances!

Opera Scenes Program

When: August 2,  7:30 pm

and August 3, 2:00 pm

Price: $20 Regular, $15 Student/Seniors, $10 Children

Join us for our first Opera Scenes program and support the young singers ofHSOF!Eight singers present a range of scenes, duets and ensembles to delight the ear and eye, under the direction of Dr. Caroline Schiller (MUN) and EricCharbonneau.

Neptune Studio Theatre, 1593 Argyle Street


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Rusalka by Antonin Dvořák (1901)


August 8, 7:30 pm

August 9, 7:30 pm

August 13, 7:30 pm

August 16, 7:30 pm

Price: $25 Regular, $20 Student/Seniors, $10 Children

Rusalka is based on the original Slavic fairy tale of Undine, the water nymph, who is doomed by her love for a human prince.

All performances are double-cast. In Czech with projected English translations.

Sir James Dunn Theatre, 6101 University Avenue


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Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach (1858)


August 9, 2:00 pm

August 10, 7:30 pm

August 15, 7:30 pm

August 17, 2:00 pm

Price: $25 Regular, $20 Student/Seniors, $10 Children

This satire on Greek myths is the most popular operetta Offenbach ever wrote.

Fully staged, performed in English and accompanied by piano.

Sir James Dunn Theatre, 6101 University Avenue


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Giulio Cesare by G.F. Handel (1724)


August 10, 2:00 pm

August 12, 7:30 pm

August 14, 7:30 pm

August 16, 2:00 pm

Price: $30 Regular, $25 Student/Seniors, $10 Children

Handel’s most popular opera both in his own lifetime and today depicts the meeting of Julius Caesar, fresh from his triumphs over Pompey the Great, with the embattled Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra. Fully-staged and costumed, with Aradia and Friends Baroque orchestra on period instruments.

Conducted by Kevin Mallon. Directed by Alison Grant. Costume Design by Audrey Sawyer. In Italian with projected English translations..

Bella Rose Arts Centre, 283 Thomas Raddall Drive


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