Mozart: Don Giovanni

Opera by Request presents Mozart’s Don Giovanni, in concert with piano accompaniment, Friday, May 12, 7:30pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst).  All tickets $20.00.  Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.
Don Giovanni………………Norman E. Brown, baritone
Leporello…………………….John Holland, baritone
Donna Anna………………..Susan Elizabeth, soprano
Donna Elvira………………..Cristina Pisani, soprano
Don Ottavio…………………Avery Krisman, tenor
Zerlina………………………..Michaela Dickey, mezzo-soprano
Masetto………………………Austin Larusson, baritone
Commendatore……………Steven Henrikson, bass-baritone

William Shookhoff, music director and pianist

Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier

Opera by Request celebrates our 10th Anniversary with Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier.  Two performances, June 9 and 10, 6:30 pm, Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W.  Semi-staged with an international cast and chamber orchestra.  Visit our Rosenkavalier website: OBR10.CA for complete details and to order tickets, or phone 416 455-2365 for additional information and group sales.

Wagner: Lohengrin

Opera by Request presents Wagner’s Lohengrin, in concert with piano accompaniment, Friday, May 5, 7pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst). All tickets $20.00. Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

Lohengrin……………Jason Lamont, tenor
Elsa…………………….Stephanie DeCiantis, soprano
Telramund…………..Andrew Tees, baritone
Ortrud………………..Kristine Dandavino, mezzo-soprano
King Henry…………..Norman Brown, baritone
Herald………………..Michael Robert-Broder, baritone

William Shookhoff, pianist and music director

Gluck: Orfeo ed Eurydice

Opera by Request presents Gluck’s Orfeo ed Eurydice, semi-staged with piano accompaniment, Saturday, April 22, 7:30pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst). All tickets $20.00. Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

Orfeo………….Kellie Masalas, soprano
Eurydice………Antonina Ermolenko, soprano
Amor…………..Sharon Tikiryan, soprano

Stephanie Ferracane, stage director
William Shookhoff, music director and pianist

Puccini: La Bohème

Opera by Request presents Puccini’s La Bohème, in concert with piano accompaniment, Saturday, March 11, 7:30pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst). All tickets $20.00. Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

Mimi…………………….Karina Bray, soprano
Rodolfo…………………Paul Williamson, tenor
Marcello……………….Domenico Sanfilippo, baritone
Musetta………………..Jennifer Ann Sullivan, soprano
Colline…………………. Peter Warren, bass-baritone
Schaunard……………..Gregory Finney, baritone
Benoit/Alcindoro…….Larry Tozer, baritone

William Shookhoff, pianist and music director

Ontario Opera Collaborative: “Mozart Mania”

Opera by Request hosts the Ontario Opera Collaborative in “Mozart Mania,” Saturday, March 4, 7:30pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst). All tickets $20.00. Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

Familiar excerpts from Cosi fan tutte, Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni and Die Zauberflote will be followed by a complete performance of Der Schauspieldirektor.

Misty Banyard and Jennifer Fontaine, sopranos; Tara St. Pierre, mezzo-soprano; Antonio Dirienzo, tenor; Thomas Franzky, bass.

D. Kai Ma, pianist and music director