DEAD MAN WALKING
Jun
16
to Jun 17

DEAD MAN WALKING

June 16, 17 - 7:30pm

OPERA ON THE AVALON
Judith Yan, Conductor
James Marvel, Director
Bradley Christensen, First Prison Guard / A Motor Cop

Dead Man Walking is an opera in two acts by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Terrence McNally. Based on the narrative by Sister Helen Prejean, it tells the journey of a Louisiana nun who becomes the spiritual advisor to a convicted murderer on Angola's death row.

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THE BROTHERS GRIMM (SCHOOL TOUR)
May
29
to Jun 2

THE BROTHERS GRIMM (SCHOOL TOUR)

OPERA ON THE AVALON
Kimberley-Ann Bartczak, Musical Director
Brenna Corner, Director
Bradley Christensen, Herr Brentano

The Opera on the Avalon School Tour brings the magic of opera to children from all over the province with this delightful collection of the Grimm brothers' nursery rhymes. 

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THE ORCHESTRA SINGS
Apr
25
to Apr 26

THE ORCHESTRA SINGS

April 25, 26 - 10:15am & 12:45pm

KITCHENER-WATERLOO SYMPHONY
Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, Conductor
Bradley Christensen, Host

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony presents the second instalment of their 2016-17 Schools Concert Series. The Orchestra Sings looks into how it does just that - sing! Repertoire for the performances include music of Dvorák, Cabaniss, Copland, Stravinsky and Beethoven.

See more at: https://kwsymphony.ca/education/school-concerts.php

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LA CECCHINA (LA BUONA FIGLIUOLA)
Mar
15
to Mar 17

LA CECCHINA (LA BUONA FIGLIUOLA)

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March 15, 17 - 7:30pm
Koerner Hall (TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning) 

GLENN GOULD OPERA SCHOOL AT THE ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
Les Dala, Conductor
Marilyn Gronsdal, Director
Bradley Christensen, Tagliafaro

La buona figliuola (The Good-Natured Girl), or La Cecchina (Cecchina), is an opera buffa in three acts by Niccolò Piccinni. It is the story of the marquis of Conchiglia who has fallen in love with a maid called Cecchina. It is a convoluted story - two men are infatuated with Cecchina, two jealous maids try to cause as much trouble for her as they can, another couple wishes to marry one another, and then there is the German soldier Tagliaferro, who is trying to reveal that Cecchina is in fact the daughter of a German baron, which will enable Cecchina to marry the Marchese.

Tickets are available online or through the Royal Conservatory of Music box-office.

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REBANKS FAMILY FELLOWSHIP CONCERT
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

REBANKS FAMILY FELLOWSHIP CONCERT

Mazzoleni Concert Hall in Ihnatowycz Hall

Bradley Christensen, baritone | Helen Becqué‎, piano | Emily Kruspe, violin | Jennifer Murphy, violin | Keith Hamm, viola | Rachel Desoer, cello

Featuring Samuel Barber's Dover Beach and Ralph Vaughan Williams' Songs of Travel arr. John Greer

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DIDO AND AENEAS
Oct
20
to Oct 29

DIDO AND AENEAS

October 20, 22, 25, 28 - 7:30pm
October 23 - 3:00pm
October 29 - 4:30pm

OPERA ATELIER
David Fallis, Conductor
Marshall Pynkoski, Director

Dido and Aeneas is an opera in three acts, written by English composer Henry Purcell with the libretto by Nathum Tate. The work was composed no later than 1688 for Josias Prest's girls' school in London, where it was first performed in 1689. The story tells of Dido, the widowed queen of Carthage, who embarks on a love affair with the Trojan prince Aeneas. When he abandons her to found the new Troy, she embraces her one alternative to a life of regret and sorrow

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LEXUS SONG QUEST SEMI-FINALS
Jul
16
6:30 PM18:30

LEXUS SONG QUEST SEMI-FINALS

The Lexus Song Quest (formerly known as the Mobil Song Quest) is a biennial opera singing competition, held in New Zealand since 1956. The competition is managed and presented by the New Zealand International Arts Festival. Winners include the sopranos Dame Malvina Major and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.

10 singers have been selected for the semi-finals.

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