Strauss: “Capriccio”

Opera by Request presents a rare North American performance of Richard Strauss’s Capriccio, Saturday, August 24, 7:30pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St (Bathurst).  All tickets $20.00.  Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

Countess………………………………..Deena Nicklefork, soprano
La Roche………………………………..Steven Henrikson, baritone Flamand………………………………..Colin Frotten, tenor Olivier…………………………………….John Holland, baritone Count…………………………………….Michael Robert-Broder, baritone Clairon……………………………………Shannon Halliwell-McDonald, mezzo-soprano Italian tenor……………………………Corey Arnold, tenor
Italian soprano……………………….Alexandra Leblanc, soprano
Monsieur Taupe……………………..Oliver Dawson, tenor
Major Domo…………………………..George Ossipov, bass-baritone

William Shookhoff, music director and pianist

Donizetti: “Maria Stuarda”

Opera by Request presents Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda, in concert with piano accompaniment, Saturday, June 15, 7:30pm, St. Andrews United Church, 117 Bloor St. E.  All tickets $20.00.  Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

Maria Stuarda……………………….Antonina Ermolenko, soprano
Elizabeth I…………………………….Cristina Pisani, soprano Leicester……………………………….Paul Wiliamson, tenor Talbot…………………………………..Dylan Wright, bass-baritone Cecil…………………………………….Henry Irwin, baritone Anna…………………………………….Anna Belikova, mezzo-soprano

William Shookhoff, pianist and music director

Concert: “A Summer Feast”

Opera by Request presents “A Summer Feast,”  Friday, June 7, 7:30 pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst).  All tickets $20.00.  Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

Featured works are Purcell’s “If Music Be the Food of Love,” Lee Hoiby’s “Bon Appetit” (complete with real chocolate cake), and Lennox Berkeley’s “A Dinner Engagement.”

Performers include Meghan Symon, mezzo-soprano; Lawrence Shirkie, baritone; Gwendolynn Yearwood, soprano; Josh Clemenger, tenor; and Francis Domingue, tenor. 

William Shookhoff is pianist and music director.

Verdi: “Nabucco” – Mississauga

Opera by Request presents Verdi’s Nabucco, in concert with piano accompaniment, Saturday, June 1, 7:30pm, Christ Church UCC, 1700 Mazo Crescent, Mississauga.  All tickets $20.00.  Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

Nabucco………………….Gene Wu, baritone
Abigaille…………………..Cristina Pisani, soprano
Zaccaria…………………..Dylan Wright, bass-baritone
Ismaele……………………Cian Horrobin, tenor
Fenena…………………….Meghan Symon, mezzo-soprano

William Shookhoff, pianist and music director

Wagner: “Der Fleigende Hollander” – Belleville

Opera by Request presents Wagner’s Der Fliegende Hollander, in concert with piano accompaniment, Sunday, May 26, 7:00pm, St. Matthews United Church, 25 Holloway St., Belleville, ON.  All tickets, $20.00.  Phone 416-455-2365 for reservations and information.

The Dutchman……….Peter Bass, baritone
Senta…………………….Stephanie DeCiantis, soprano
Daland…………………..Steven Henrikson, baritone
Erik………………………..Rob Martin, tenor
Steersman……………..Oliver Dawson, tenor
Mary……………………..Claudia Scott, mezzo-soprano

William Shookhoff, pianist and music director

Dominick Argento Commemoration: Windsor

Opera by Request commemorates the life of Dominick Argento with a performance of Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night and Waterbird Talk, Saturday, May 4, 7:00pm, Paulin Memorial Presbyterian Church, 3200 Woodland, Windsor, ON.  Tickets $25.00.  Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

For performers see Friday, May 3 listing.