Halifax Summer Opera Festival welcomes director Joel Ivany!


We’re really excited to announce that Toronto stage director Joel Ivany will be joining the team for Giulio Cesare next summer in Halifax.

If you don’t know who Joel is yet, I have two words for you, “Figaro’s Wedding”. His company, Against The Grain Theatre, staged an innovative, interactive updating of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro this year that had critics and audiences in Toronto raving.

Upcoming projects include directing new productions of The Rape of Lucretia at Western University, Korngold’s The Silent Serenade at the Royal Conservatory of Music, his American debut of Verdi’s Macbeth at Minnesota Opera and  Albert Herring at The University of Toronto.

We know that our young artists will enjoy working with this energetic director!

For more about Joel, please see JoelIvany.com.

Thank you to the Province of Nova Scotia for your support!

 Desiree (Mara Fraccaro), Mrs Anderssen (Victoria Forsey) and Mrs Segstrom (Rachel Woods)

Desiree (Mara Fraccaro), Mrs Anderssen (Victoria Forsey) and Mrs Segstrom (Rachel Woods)

The Halifax Summer Opera Workshop  gives performing opportunities to young singers, provides work for local theatre professionals and increases cultural diversity for our Halifax audiences. We would like to thank the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage for their support of the 2013 Workshop. We are pleased to work in partnership with the province to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.