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Vancouver Opera Announces 2024-25 Season


 The Vancouver Opera has announced its 2024-25 season celebrating its 65th anniversary. In a statement, Tom Wright, Vancouver Opera General Director said, “Through dynamic mainstage productions and grassroots outreach, Vancouver Opera is celebrating all-time operatic triumphs for our 65th anniversary, Since our inaugural 1960 staging of “Carmen,” Vancouver audiences have been treated to world-class talents and dazzling, grand-scale productions. In 2024-2025, {…}


Orchestre Classique de Montréal to Present ‘Messiah’


(Credit: Brent Calis) The Orchestre Classique de Montréal has announced two upcoming performances of Händel’s “Messiah” in the crypt of Saint Joseph’s Oratory on Mount Royal. Scheduled for Dec. 13 and 14, 2023, the showcases will be conducted by Jacques Lacombe and stars soprano Sydney Baedke, mezzo-soprano Lauren Segal, tenor Antoine Bélanger and baritone Gregory Dahl. “It is with great pride and enthusiasm that we {…}


Orchestre Classique de Montréal to Present ‘María de Buenos Aires’


The Orchestre Classique de Montréal (OCM) presents a semi-staged presentation of the tango “operita” “María de Buenos Aires” by Astor Piazzolla as part of the Vanda Treiser opera series in its 84th season. The performance, set for Nov. 23 at the Pierre-Mercure Hall, will be in Spanish with English and French surtitles, under the direction and baton of Jacques Lacombe, {…}

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Opéra de Nice Côte d’Azur 2023-24 Review: Lakmé


Photo credit:  © Dominique Jaussein The Opéra de Nice Côte d’Azur inaugurated their 2023-2024 season with a new staging of Léo Delibe’s “Lakmé” coproduced with the Opéra-Comique in Paris, which premiered the production in September-October 2022, and the Opéra national du Rhin which will present performances in Mulhouse and Strasbourg in November 2023. Pelly’s Anti-Kitsch ‘Lakmé’ This coproduction marks the {…}


Corinne Winters, Vanessa Goikoetxea, Ermonela Jaho, Armando Nogeura, Kathryn Lewek Headline Opéra de Nice Côte d’Azur’s 2023-24 Season


Opéra de Nice Côte d’Azur has announced its 2023-24 season. First up is the Festival Hip Hop’era. Performance Date: Sept. 2, 2023  Next up is a Préludes concerts which features excerpts from the upcoming season. The performance is led by Léo Warynski. Performance Date: Sept. 9, 2023  The first opera performance will be “Lakmé.” Directed by Lauent Pelly and conducted {…}


Gregory Dahl, Sandra Piques Eddy, Kirsten MacKinnon Headline Vancouver Opera’s 2023-24 Season


Vancouver Opera has announced its 2023-24 season. “We are excited to present an incredible season of opera “classics” to expose our great art form to new audiences,” said Tom Wright, Vancouver Opera General Director, in an official press statement issued by the company. “Two of the operas have not been seen in over a decade and one has only been {…}


Sondra Radvanovsky, Pene Pati, Amina Edris, Anita Hartig, Adrienne Danrich Headline Canadian Opera Company’s 2023-24 Season


The Canadian Opera Company has unveiled its 2023-24 season. “The Canadian Opera Company is a beacon for the very best in operatic storytelling and experience,” said Canadian Opera Company General Director Perryn Leech in an official press statement. “In creating this season, we collaborated extensively with creators and companies from all over the world to share new programming with our audiences. {…}