A Countertenor at the Opera — Rescheduled for Friday February 5, Music Room

This concert has been rescheduled  again for February 26 — programming in winter, gotta love it!

Countertenor Andrew Pickett is well known to Nova Scotia audiences for his rare and specialized voice. This month, music lovers will have an opportunity to hear him perform beautiful ultra-high male arias in “A Countertenor at the Opera” at the Music Room on Friday, February 5, in a benefit concert for the Halifax Summer Opera Festival.

Accompanied by collaborative pianist Lynette Wahlstrom, Pickett will take the audience on a journey through four centuries of opera, from the early days of the castrati superstars to contemporary works written for countertenor. The programme will feature works by composers such as Purcell, Handel, Monteverdi, Mozart, Gluck, Benjamin Britten, Jonathan Dove, and Canadian composer Elizabeth Raum.

The recital will take place Friday, February 29, 7:30 pm at The Music Room, 6181 Lady Hammond Road, Halifax. Tickets are $30 and are available online through Ticket Halifax or at the door. Seating is very limited! All proceeds go toward scholarships to allow young performers to attend the Halifax Summer Opera Festival.

Here is a link to the Facebook event if you’d like to pass the word along.

Halifax Summer Opera Festival 12th season announcement!

We’re pleased to announce our 12th season of opera and musical theatre in Halifax, Canada.

Nine by Maury Yeston

A great musical theatre piece, based on Fellini’s film 8 1/2. Amazing roles! Stage directors Nina Scott-Stoddart, David Mosey and Chris Pelrine.

Rodelinda by Handel

One of Handel’s most beautiful operas. Conductor Nicholas Gilmore.

Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi by Puccini

Tragedy and comedy from one of the greatest opera composers of all time. Conductor Tara Scott.  Stage director Andrew Pelrine.

Stay tuned for more information about audition tour dates, application process and creative teams!