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.

Dominick Argento Commemoration: Toronto

Opera by Request commemorates the life of Dominick Argento with a performance of Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night and Waterbird Talk, Friday, May 3, 7:30pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst).  All tickets $20.00.  Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

Miss Havisham………….Brianna  DeSantis, soprano
The Lecturer………………Parker Clement, baritone

Claire Harris, keyboard
William Shookhoff, pianist and music director

POSTPONED Mozart: “Cosi Fan Tutte”

Due to multiple cast illnesses, OBR regrets that this performance is POSTPONED and will not take place Friday, April 5th. A future date will be announced; thank you for your understanding.

Opera by Request presents Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte, in concert with piano accompaniment, Friday, April 5, 7:30pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst).  All tickets $20.00.  Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

Fiordiligi…………………………………….Deena Nicklefork, soprano Dorabella…………………………………..Erin Armstrong, mezzo-soprano Ferrando……………………………………Conlan Gassi, tenor Guglielmo………………………………….Anthony Rodrigues, baritone Despina…………………………………….Danie Friesen, soprano Don Alfonso……………………………..John Holland, baritone

Claire Harris, pianist and music director