WINTERREISE
Sep
5
8:00 PM20:00

WINTERREISE

TONGUE IN CHEEK PRODUCTIONS
Trevor Chartrand, piano
Bradley Christensen, baritone

Schubert's epic masterpiece performed by twenty-four basses and baritones. The iconic song cycle as you've never heard it before. Bradley will perform #3 - Gefrorne Tränen.

Doors Open: 7:00 pm / Show Starts: 8:00 pm.

Admission: $35 for general admission / $25 for arts workers. 

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L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA
Aug
17
to Aug 23

L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA

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August 17, 20, 23 - 7:30pm

MANITOBA UNDERGROUND OPERA
Brenna Corner, Director
Bradley Christensen, Ottone

L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppaea) takes place in ancient Rome around AD 60. Written by Claudio Monteverdi, with a libretto by Giovanni Francesco Busenello, it was first performed at the Teatro Santi Giovanni e Paolo in Venice during the 1643 carnival season. The main characters include Nero, the Roman emperor; Poppea, his lover; Ottone, Poppea's fiancé; Drusilla, who is in love with Ottone; and Octavia, Nero's wife. The opera describes how Poppea, mistress of the Roman emperor Nero, is able to achieve her ambition and be crowned empress. 

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JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Aug
7
to Aug 23

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

August 07, 13, 14, 21, 23 - 2:00pm

MANITOBA UNDERGROUND OPERA
Bradley Christensen, Giant / Trouble Man

Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan
Words and music adaptation by John Davies.

An operatic version of the story of Jack & the Beanstalk based on scenes from the operettas of Sir Arthur Sullivan.

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CARMEN (Re-imagined Workshop)
Jun
24
7:00 PM19:00

CARMEN (Re-imagined Workshop)

LOOSE TEA MUSIC THEATRE
Erica Iris, Carmen
Keith Klassen, John
Bradley Christensen, Milo

Bizet's Carmen is radically re-visioned by Loose TEA Music Theatre who is offering a change from the familiar perspective of this opera. Carmen will be presented as not just a love story. It is also a class story, a gendered story, one that is driven by inequality and abuses of power; by conflict, struggle, and hope.

This Carmen comes with a new 21st century musical integration of various sound worlds. With DJ SlowPitch, a synthesizer, and rapping, this is a unique perspective on an opera classic.

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5 MYSTICAL SONGS
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

5 MYSTICAL SONGS

UPPER CANADA CHORISTERS
Laurie Evan Fraser, Conductor
Bradley Christensen, Soloist

Composed by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams between 1906 and 1911, the Five Mystical Songs is a work that sets four poems ("Easter" divided into two parts) by seventeenth-century Welsh-born English poet and Anglican priest George Herbert, from his 1633 collection The Temple: Sacred Poems.

The work is written for a baritone soloist, SATB chorus and orchestra.

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GIANNI SCHICCHI
Apr
22
3:00 PM15:00

GIANNI SCHICCHI

ORCHESTRA TORONTO & ESSENTIAL OPERA
Kevin Mallon, Conductor
Bradley Christensen, Marco

For their spring season concert, Orchestra Toronto partners with Essential Opera to present a concert performance of Puccini’s one-act comic opera, Gianni Schicchi. Prepare yourself for comic hi-jinks, soaring melodies, and lush operatic composition.

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OUTREACH CONCERTS
Mar
7
to Mar 24

OUTREACH CONCERTS

Bradley Christensen, baritone
Shaya Petroff, piano

Song recitals can be an incredibly rewarding experience, musically and emotionally, especially when performing for an audience who doesn't necessarily have the opportunity to attend many musical performances. In a series of 12 concerts, Bradley Christensen and Shaya Petroff will visit various retirement homes in Toronto to perform a selection of lieder, opera arias, and musical theatre songs. 

For more details and to attend a performance, please enquire through the CONTACT page.

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PAGLIACCI/GIANNI SCHICCHI
Mar
3
7:30 PM19:30

PAGLIACCI/GIANNI SCHICCHI

SOUTHERN ONTARIO LYRIC OPERA
PAGLIACCI
Sabatino Vacca, Conductor
Bradley Christensen, Silvio


GIANNI SCHICCHI
Sabatino Vacca, Conductor
Bradley Christensen, Marco

Southern Ontario Lyric Opera concludes its season with a double-bill performance of Puccini’s comical Gianni Schicchi and Leoncavallo’s powerful Pagliacci. Pagliacci; literal translation, Clowns, is an Italian opera in a prologue and two acts, with music and libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo.

Gianni Schicchi is a comic opera in one act by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Giovacchino Forzano, composed in 1917–18. The libretto is based on an incident mentioned in Dante’s Divine Comedy.

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SING-ALONG MUSICALS
Feb
16
to Feb 17

SING-ALONG MUSICALS

February 16, 17 - 8:00pm
February 17 - 2:30pm

KITCHENER-WATERLOO SYMPHONY
John Morris Russell, Conductor
Bradley Christensen, Soloist
Zola Magwood, Soloist
Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir

If you love singing along to your favourite musicals, then this is the concert for you! With lyrics projected above the Orchestra, the Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir helping you sing along, and KWS favourite John Morris Russell leading, this interactive concert will include selections from popular musicals like The King and I, Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins and many more!

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MESSIAH
Dec
8
to Dec 9

MESSIAH

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OAKVILLE CHORAL SOCIETY
David Bowser, conductor
Bradley Christensen, baritone

The Oakville Choral Society presents Handel's Messiah - one of the great traditions of Christmas. First performed in 1742, Messiah has inspired and delighted audiences ever since. The 60 voice choir will be joined by guest soloists and a chamber orchestra. A selection of sing-along carols will complete the evening.

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MESSIAH
Dec
2
7:30 PM19:30

MESSIAH

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GEORGETOWN CHORAL SOCIETY
Christopher Dawes, conductor
Bradley Christensen, baritone

Composed in 1741, Handel's Messiah is one of the most popular pieces in the Choral literature. Handel originally wrote Messiah for modest vocal and instrumental forces, with optional settings for many of the individual numbers, but in the years after his death, the work was adapted for performance on a much larger scale. The version presented on December 2 is titled "The Georgetown Messiah," and will consist of Parts I, II, and III of Handel's Messiah interspersed with letters from Handel himself, George Kennedy (founder of Georgetown), Saint George the Martyr and George II, King of Great Britain.

You won't want to miss this unique version of a most beloved work.
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C MINOR MASS & CHORAL FANTASY
Nov
18
to Nov 19

C MINOR MASS & CHORAL FANTASY

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November 18 - 8:00pm
November 19 - 3:00pm

MASTERWORKS OF OAKVILLE
Charles Demuynk, conductor
Bradley Christensen, baritone

Mozart's C Minor Mass and Beethoven's Choral Fantasy are two masterworks of Western music. The Mass in C minor is the last musical setting of the mass by Mozart (not including his Requiem Mass left unfinished at his death). Composed in Vienna between 1782 and 1783 the large-scale work is scored for two soprano soloists, a tenor and a bass, double chorus and large orchestra. 

The Choral Fantasy, for piano, vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra, was composed in 1808 by Beethoven. Beethoven wrote the piece to conclude a benefit concert for him on 22 December 1808, at which he also presented the first performances of his Fifth and Sixth Symphonies. The work begins in C minor, but modulates during the second and final movement to C major.

These two extraordinary works create a perfect pairing. This is a concert not to miss. 
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SINGING STARS: THE NEXT GENERATION
Nov
6
7:30 PM19:30

SINGING STARS: THE NEXT GENERATION

THE INTERNATIONAL RESOURCE CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS (IRCPA)
Featuring 10 singers in a program of opera arias, with pianist Rachel Andrist on piano. Bradley Christensen is one of the 10 selected participants.

The performance will feature 10 gifted opera singers who have participated in an intensive full-day Encounter with Canadian baritone Brett Polegato on October 20, 2017.

Polegato will have provided valuable advice, encouraging the singers to advance their skills, offering career guidance, and preparing them for this November 6 concert. Rachel Andrist is the collaborative pianist for both the Encounter and the concert.

Prices are: $30 general admission, $20 for seniors, under 30 y/o and arts workers. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit "Singing Stars: Next Generation"

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AUTUMN RADIANCE
Oct
21
3:00 PM15:00

AUTUMN RADIANCE

TORONTO CHILDREN'S CHORUS
Elise Bradley, conductor
Bradley Christensen, baritone
Ryan Downey, tenor
Giles Tomkins, bass-baritone

The Toronto Children’s Chorus Training Choirs and Choral Scholars will welcome autumn with powerful repertoire at the beautiful St. Anne's Anglican Church. Bradley Christensen, Ryan Downey and Giles Tomkins will perform a mix of solos, duets and trios. You won't want to miss this radiant concert that is sure to warm the audience from the crisp autumn weather.

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DIDO AND AENEAS / AENEAS AND DIDO
Oct
20
to Oct 21

DIDO AND AENEAS / AENEAS AND DIDO

TORONTO MASQUE THEATRE
Larry Beckwith, Music Director
Krisztina Szabo, mezzo-soprano
Alexander Dobson, baritone
Jacqueline Woodley, soprano
Andrea Ludwig, mezzo-soprano
Bradley Christensen, baritone
Emma Hannon, soprano
Cory Knight, tenor

Toronto Masque Theatre's double bill of Henry Purcell's 17th-century masterpiece Dido and Aeneas performed alongside its companion piece Aeneas and Dido by Canadian composer James Rolfe and author André Alexis, commissioned by Toronto Masque Theatre in 2006.

Founded by Artistic Director Larry Beckwith in 2003, Toronto Masque Theatre (TMT) is one of the few companies in the world devoted to the masque form.

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FOR THE HIGHS & THE LOWS
Oct
13
to Oct 14

FOR THE HIGHS & THE LOWS

CONCERTS @100 CONCERT SERIES
Michael Marino, tenor
Bradley Christensen, baritone
Kate Tremills, piano

Michael and Bradley embrace a wonderful collection of favourite opera arias and duets, art song and musical theatre selections dealing with brotherly companionship, love, loss, and hope. Travelling from the famous Pearl Fishers duet, through your favourite opera arias towards the Don Carlos duet, then songs by Tchaikovsky and Cole Porter, the concert finishes with a flourishing rendition of the duet All'idea di quel metallo from the Barber of Seville. This is a concert you won't want to miss.

Admission by donation.
For venue and concert enquiries, please send a message through the CONTACT page.

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LA BELLE HÉLÈNE
Aug
1
to Aug 9

LA BELLE HÉLÈNE

August 1, 03, 09 - 7:30pm
August 05 - 2:00pm

OPERA NORTH
Louis Burkot, Conductor
Andreas Hager, Director
Bradley Christensen, Agamemnon

La belle Hélène (The Beautiful Helen) is a comic opera in three acts by Jacques Offenbach to an original French libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy. This comedy of mistaken identities parodies the story of Helen's elopement with Paris, setting off the Trojan War. Get ready for rollicking hijinks amongst the Greek Gods.

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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

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

LEZUS 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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