Spring into Opera! A fundraiser for Halifax Summer Opera Festival

Spring into Opera 2015
Saturday, May 2, 2015
7 to 9:30 pm
Halifax, NS

Join us for a gala evening of entertainment, a silent auction and great nibbles as we raise money for scholarships for this year’s Halifax Summer Opera Festival Association!

“Spring into Opera” will be held at a lovely private home in Halifax. Tickets are $50.00 per person. Picture yourself sipping wine and nibbling on delectable morsels, all the while surrounded by glorious operatic music featuring young, fresh voices accompanied by Lynette Wahlstrom on the baby grand. A silent auction will complete the evening which starts at 7:00 pm.

As a music lover you are probably aware of the Halifax Summer Opera Festival which is moving from success to success. We are gearing up for our 11th summer season, which will feature productions of Massenet’s Cendrillon, Floyd’s Susannah and Kurt Weill’s Street Scene.

Regular tickets to this event are $50, but if you’d like to help more, and wish to be listed in our programme as a supporter, we can purchase a special patron’s ticket for $100 which will also include your membership in the Association.

You can reserve tickets by calling Gisela O’Brien at 902-422-9859 or you can purchase them in advance with credit card or PayPal at http://springintoopera2015.brownpapertickets.com


Second round of applications welcomed for Halifax Summer Opera Festival 2015

The Halifax Summer Opera Festival is inviting a second round of applications for roles in its eleventh season in 2015.

The roles outstanding are:
Mrs Gleaton – Susannah
La fée – Cendrillon
First Spirit – Cendrillon
Salvation Army Girl #1/Nursemaid #1 – Street Scene
Greta Fiorentino – Street Scene
Jenny Hildebrand – Street Scene
Mrs McLean – Susannah
Fifth Spirit – Cendrillon
Sixth Spirit – Cendrillon
Olga Olsen – Street Scene
Salvation Army Girl #2/Nursemaid #2 – Street Scene
Jennie Hildebrand – Street SceneTENOR
Little Bat – Susannah
Elder Gleaton – Susannah
Elder Hayes – Susannah
Le Doyen de la Faculte – Cendrillon
Sam Kaplan – Street Scene
Lippo Fiorentino – Street Scene
Elder McLean – Susannah
Pandolfe – Cendrillon
Le Roi – Cendrillon
Le Surintendant des plaisirs – Cendrillon
Le Premiere Ministre – Cendrillon
George Jones – Street Scene
Dick McGann – Street Scene
Harry Easter – Street Scene
Abraham Kaplan – Street Scene
Henry Davis – Street Scene

Elder Ott – Susannah
Frank Maurrant – Street Scene
Carl Olsen – Street Scene

For more information, please see http://halifaxsummeroperafestival.com/?page_id=476
To apply please use the application form at http://hsof.formstack.com/forms/2015_hsof_application_form__copy
Any questions? Please email Administrator Chris Pelrine at hsofchris@gmail.com

Thank you for a great audition season!


Our audition tour is officially over, we’ve heard hundreds of wonderful singers and we’re just about to start making offers.

David Mosey and I would like to thank everyone who auditioned for HSOF over the last few weeks! We’ve heard the highest calibre of singers ever which makes our decisions all the harder. We’re currently reviewing the distance applications and then we’ll be calling the first round of offers within the next two days.

There is still time to get your application in, especially if you’re a mezzo or a ma 🙂 We will be accepting applications until all the roles are filled.

As always, if you need an answer from us right away please contact me directly at mco@ns.sympatico.ca and I’ll try to help you.

Once again, thank you all for a magnificent audition season, and all the best for the rest of the school year and wherever your summer travels take you!


Application form now live for Halifax Summer Opera Festival 2015

You may now apply for the 2015 Halifax Summer Opera Festival and Workshop, which will take place from July 18 to August 18, 2015 in Nova Scotia, Canada.

The workshop is open to all singers and performers, with no age limits or residence requirements.

Please visit our How to Apply page for more information about application requirements and the audition tour, and for a link to the application form.