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

Puccini: “Madama Butterfly”

Opera by Request presents Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, in concert with piano accompaniment, Saturday, March 9, 7:30pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst).  All tickets $20.00.  Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

Cio-Cio-San……………………………..Cristina Pisani, soprano Pinkerton………………………………..Corey Arnold, tenor Sharpless………………………………..Norman E. Brown, baritone Suzuki…………………………………….Alexandra Beley, mezzo-soprano Goro……………………………………….Colin Frotten, tenor Bonze………………………………………John Holland, baritone
Yamadori, Commissioner…………….……Taylor Gibbs, baritone
Kate Pinkerton………………………..Danie Friesen, soprano
Cio-Cio-San’s aunt……………………Wendy Cladman, soprano

Claire Harris, pianist and music director

Handel: “Alcina” – Windsor

Opera by Request presents Handel’s Alcina, in concert with piano accompaniment, Sunday, March 3, 2:00pm, All Saints Anglican Church,  330 City Hall Square W., Windsor, ON.  All seats $20.00.  Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

See listing for February 23 for cast.

Handel: “Alcina”

Opera by Request presents Handel’s Alcina, in concert with piano accompaniment, as a celebration of Handel’s birthday, Saturday, February 23, 7:30pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst).  All tickets $20.00.  Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

Alcina……………………….Antonina Ermolenko, soprano
Ruggiero…………………..Meagan Larios, mezzo-soprano
Bradamante………………Michaela Dickey, mezzo-soprano
Morgana…………………..Bree Horton, mezzo-soprano
Oberto……………………..Josh Zajac, treble
Oronte……………………..Fabian Arciniegas, tenor
Melisso…………………….John Holland, baritone

William Shookhoff, pianist and music director

Mozart: “Don Giovanni” – Belleville

Opera by Request presents Mozart’s Don Giovanni, in concert with piano accompaniment, Sunday, January 20, 3:00pm, St. Matthews United Church, 25 Holloway St., Belleville, ON. All tickets $20.00. Phone 416 455-2365 for information.

Don Giovanni…………………..Norman E. Brown, baritone
Leporello………………………..John Holland, baritone
Donna Anna……………………Alexandra Leblanc, soprano
Donna Elvira…………………..Deena Nicklefork, soprano
Masetto/Commendatore….George Ossipov, bass-baritone
Don Ottavio…………………….Colin Frotten, tenor

William Shookhoff, music director and pianist