Opera Atelier to Stream ‘The Resurrection’

By Francisco Salazar

Opera Atelier has announced a new date for the online presentation of Handel’s “The Resurrection.”

The fully staged and filmed production will be presented at St. Lawrence Hall in strict compliance with provincial health and safety regulations. The work will be streamed on May 27 and will be available until June 10, 2021.

“The Resurrection” marks the Canadian premiere of Handel’s first opera and will star Carla Huhtanen, Meghan Lindsay, Allyson McHardy, Colin Ainsworth, and Douglas Williams.

In a statement, Opera Atelier Founding Co-Artistic Director Marshall Pynkoski C.M said, “We are thrilled with the opportunity to mount and film one of the most remarkable accounts of Christ’s resurrection. Handel’s expansive vision for this story of victorious rebirth is widely considered one of his greatest works. Not only is the production a feast for the senses — from the impressive set design to the complex choreography to the exquisite score — it is a moving tribute to the universal story of sacrifice and redemption, as embodied by a heroic protagonist.”

The production will include an innovative, multi-level set by Gerard Gauci, musical accompaniment from Tafelmusik under the baton of David Fallis, and choreography by Co-Artistic Director Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg C.M.