Every season, Opera Atelier renews its dedication to the education of youth and young artists, and offers a robust slate of education, enrichment and outreach opportunities that engage and educate new and existing audience members of all ages, particularly youth. Our 19-20 season is no different.
Opera Atelier prioritizes Canadian talent, from singers, dancers, and instrumentalists to our creative team; this season is no exception. At a time when a significant amount of Canadian musical talent has needed to look outside of Canada for steady employment, we have always done everything in our power to cultivate and foster the outstanding Canadian talent that has come to be our artistic life-blood.
We open our season with Mozart's Don Giovanni (Oct 31 - Nov 09, 2019). Don’t miss this outrageous comedy of an incorrigible young playboy who blazes a path to his own destruction in a single day. Firmly grounded in the tradition of the Italian commedia dell’arte, this glittering new production took Toronto by storm in 2011. Join us for our first revival – starring Douglas Williams as Don Giovanni – in the gorgeous Ed Mirvish Theatre.
In the spring, we present Handel's The Resurrection (Apr 11 - 19, 2019). Handel’s astonishing theatricality turns the story of the Resurrection into an operatic tour de force. The Resurrection details the events between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, with the timeless forces of darkness and light operating in both the earthly and celestial spheres. Our all-star Canadian cast brings this fully staged masterpiece to the glorious acoustics of Koerner Hall just in time for the Easter season.
Each donation towards our goal helps bridge the gap between what ticket sales cover (only 30%!) and the cost of putting on wold-class productions, which include our hands-on training and mentoring.
It takes a great deal to produce in Toronto, and we sincerely appreciate your consideration in partnering with us. We know that the development of young Canadian talent is vital to the Arts, and we take our education and mentoring initiatives very seriously. Support from fellow Canadians like you help bolster our support of young Canadian artists that we mentor throughout the season, who will be a part of both productions.
Thank you all!
- Founding Co-Artistic Directors Marshall Pynkoski, C.M. & Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, C.M.
*All photos by Bruce Zinger.