In the aftermath of Opera by Request’s highly successful presentation of Wagner’s complete Ring Cycle in February, there has been great excitement regarding the repeat performance in Belleville on May 22-24, 2020.
First, let us state unequivocally, the Belleville Ring Cycle will take place. However, the unprecedented events that have transpired over the past several weeks require a responsible and sensible evaluation of when this event should take place. We will be monitoring developments as they unfold and put a schedule in place that we can accept with confidence. Stay tuned for further announcements as they unfold.
Wishing all our supporters strength and health in these difficult times.
February 14-17, 2020 College Street United Church (452 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1A1, Canada)
Joined by special guests from the Berlin Wagner Gruppe, Opera by Request goes all in with a 4-day production of Wagner’s epic, the Ring Cycle (Der Ring des Nibelungen) in its entirety. Rarely performed: see one, see two, or see them all!
CAST includes: Miriam Gordon-Stewart as Brünnhilde Susan Tsagkaris as Brünnhilde Andrew Tees as Wotan Robert Martin as Siegfried Vanessa Lanch as Sieglinde/Freia/Gutrune Peter Bass as Alberich …and so many more!…
In the interests of health and social responsibility, the cast of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Il Tabarro have chosen to postpone OBR’s upcoming production. A new date will be posted shortly and notifications will be sent out. There will be NO PERFORMANCE on March 28. Thank you for your continued support in this difficult time.
Opera by Request presents a double-bill of Puccini’s Il Tabarro and Gianni Schicchi, Saturday, March 28, 7:30pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst). All tickets $20.00. Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information
Il Tabarro: Michele: Taylor Gibbs, baritone Giorgetta: Angela Gibbon, soprano Luigi: Cian Horrobin, tenor Il Tinca: Lucas Pawluk, tenor Il Talpa: George Ossipov, bass-baritone La Frugola: Katie Barr, mezzo-soprano Venditore: Joseph Wong, tenor
Gianni Schicchi: Schicchi: Danlie Rae Acebuque, baritone Lauretta: Georgia Perdikoulias, soprano Rinuccio: Cian Horrobin, tenor Simone: George Ossipov, bass-baritone Zita: Katie Barr, mezzo-soprano Marco: Taylor Gibbs, baritone Betto: Kyle Merrithew, baritone La Ciesca: Karina Bray, mezzo-soprano Gherardo: Joseph Wong, tenor Nella: Lori Mak, soprano Doctor/Lawyer: Alastair Thorburn-Vitols, baritone Guccio: Lucas Pawluk, tenor
Opera by Request presents Puccini’s Turandot, in concert with piano accompaniment, Saturday, March 7, 7:30pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst). All tickets $20.00. Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.
Join us for a special Opera by Request ‘Ring Cycle’ Fundraiser on October 17th!
Enjoy a delicious “Feast of the Senses” Gourmet Beer Dinner, accompanied by Maestro William Shookhoff and four fabulous Opera by Request singers. Each of the dinner courses will be accompanied by a different Granite Brewery Fine Ale. And with each course you’ll be entertained by performances of familiar songs and arias inspired by the various beer styles. Oliver Dawson, tenor and beer expert, will be your host for the evening, bringing to life the marriage of opera and craft beer.
All proceeds will go towards the Opera by Request 2020 production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. This is only the 2nd time ever in Canada that the ‘Ring’ will have been performed in its entirety.
The event will take place at the Granite Brewery (245 Eglinton Avenue E., Toronto) on October 17th, 2019 starting at 7 pm. Tickets are available through eventbright.
Opera by Request presents Rossini’s Barber of Seville, in concert with piano accompaniment, Friday, November 15, 7:30pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst). All tickets $20.00. Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.
Please note that there is a “Night In Tuscany” fundraising dinner before the opera by CUBAbility, in support of their cross-cultural musical symposium to be held in Manzanas, Cuba in January 2020. A “scrumptuous homemade Italian meal” including tiramisu will be served for $25, at the church, starting at 5:30. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.