Sondra Radvanovsky, Russell Thomas Star in Canadian Opera Company’s 2019-20 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Canadian Opera Company has announced its 2019-20 season with six productions, including two new ones for the company. Here is a look at what to expect.

Carlo Rizzi conducts a new production of Puccini’s “Turandot” by Robert Wilson. Tamara Wilson and Marjorie Owens share the title role with Sergey Skorokhodov and Kamen Chanev alternating the role of Calaf. Joyce El-Khoury and Vanessa Vasquez both take on role of Liù, while Stefan Kocan sings all performances as Timur.

Performance Dates: Sept. 28-Oct. 27, 2019

Sondra Radvanovsky sings the title role of Dvorak’s “Rusalka” with Pavel Cernoch as the Prince, Matthew Rose and Stefan Kocan as Vodník, Elena Manistina as Ježibaba, and Keri Alkema as the Foreign Princess. Johannes Debus conducts David McVicar’s production.

Performance Dates: Oct. 12-26, 2019

Emily D’Angelo and Santiago Ballerini star as Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” with Vito Priante in the title role. Renato Girolami and Brandon Cedel round out the cast. Speranza Scappucci conducts Joan Font’s production.

Performance Dates: Jan.19-Feb. 7, 2020

Joe Ivany directs a new production of Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel” starring Emily Fons and Simone Osborne in the title roles. Russell Braun, Krisztina Szabó, and Michael Colvin round out the cast with Johannes Debus conducting.

Performance Dates: Feb. 6-21, 2020

Tamara Wilson, Russell Thomas, Clémentine Margaine, Roland Wood, and Goderdzi Janelidze star in Verdi’s “Aida” with Jader Bignamini conducting.

Performance Dates: April 18- May 8, 2020

Conductor Johannes Debus leads Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” with Vitalij Kowaljow in the title role. Marjorie Owens, Dmitry Ulyanov, and Michael Schade round out the cast.

Performance Dates: May 1-16, 2020