Monday, February 26, 2024

THE SCOOP | Opera Atelier Broadcasts 2023/24 Season ‘The Stuff Of Legends’


L-R: Artists of Atelier Ballet Eric César de Mello da Silva, Rena Seeger, Julia Sedwick and Xi Yi in All Is Love (Photo: Bruce Zinger)
L-R: Artists of Atelier Ballet Eric César de Mello da Silva, Rena Seeger, Julia Sedwick and Xi Yi in All Is Love (Picture: Bruce Zinger)

Opera Atelier’s founding Co-artistic Administrators Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg have introduced the corporate’s 2023/24 season. Opera Atelier is Toronto’s baroque opera specialist, and their thirty eighth season provides audiences an opportunity to expertise two very totally different approaches to the artwork kind.

The 1774 French model of Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice was written particularly for Marie Antoinette. It launches the season in October 2023. April 2024 sees the return of All Is Love, the corporate’s blended program that was nicely obtained on its premiere in 2022.

The Productions

Orpheus and Eurydice (Gluck)

Gluck’s reform opera/ballet Orpheus and Eurydice launches the season on October 26, 28 and 29, and November 1 on the Elgin Theatre.

Canadian tenor Colin Ainsworth returns to star as Orpheus in a job he first sang for the corporate in 2007. Soprano Mireille Asselin will sing the function of Eurydice, and soprano Anna-Julia David makes her firm debut as Amour.

“Few singers are capable of maintain the extraordinary vocal vary required of the tenor within the 1774 French model of Orpheus and Eurydice,” says Marshall Pynkoski in a press release. “We’re honorued to have Mr. Ainsworth return — his expertise in full bloom — to interpret this function, which has been an ambition of Opera Atelier for greater than a decade.”

Gluck wrote a substantial amount of dance music for the piece, as was the customized in late 18th century France, together with a balletic finale. It creates a chance to showcase the total corps of the Artists of Atelier Ballet in Lajeunesse Zingg’s choreography.

“The Artists of Atelier Ballet, who’ve reached an internationally acclaimed degree of finesse, are thrilled to be concerned in a manufacturing wherein they will discover the stylistic hyperlinks between baroque dancing and nineteenth century Romantic ballet,” provides Lajeunesse Zingg.

All Is Love

All Is Love explores romantic themes with a blended program in Koerner Corridor on April 11 to 14.

“All Is Love expands the very definition of interval efficiency, that includes repertoire by Handel, Lully, Purcell and Rameau reverse that of Reynaldo Hahn, and Act One in all Debussy’s symbolist masterpiece — Pelleas et Melisande,” says Music Director David Fallis.

Love and want influence our lives in so some ways, a theme that the corporate delves into through music. Love as a personality is performed by Artist of Atelier Ballet Eric da Silva, previously of the Royal Danish Ballet. Learn our interview with Eric in regards to the function at its debut in 2022 right here.

The solid consists of viewers favorite Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman-Lee, with Artist of Atelier Ballet Eric da Silva, tenor Colin Ainsworth, baritone Jesse Blumberg, soprano Anna-Julia David, soprano Meghan Lindsay, mezzo soprano Danielle MacMillan, soprano Cynthia Akemi-Smithers, and bass baritone Douglas Williams.

Opera Atelier Music Director David Fallis conducts Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra for each productions, with the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and the Nathaniel Dett Chorale (Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, Founder and Creative Director).

  • Single Tickets for Orpheus and Eurydice are on sale August 1, 2023.
  • Single Tickets for All Is Love are on sale January 1, 2024.

2023/24 Season subscriptions are on sale now [HERE].

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