Menotti “The Medium”

Opera by Request presents a staged performance of Menotti’s The Medium, Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 7:30pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst). All tickets $20.00. Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

Madame Flora………………..Karen Bojti, mezzo-soprano
Monica…………………………..Michelle Danese.soprano
Toby………………………………Dylan Chisholm, mute
Mrs. Gobineau………………..Shannon Mills, soprano
Mr. Gobineau………………….Keith O’Brien, baritone
Mrs. Nolan……………………..Lillian Brooks, mezzo-soprano
Voice……………………………..Simone McParland, soprano
Housekeeper…………………..Emily Trace, mute

Brandon White and Shannon Mills, directors
Brandon White and Chin Palipane, designers
William Shookhoff, music director and pianist

Verdi “Don Carlo”

Opera by Request presents Verdi’s Don Carlo, in concert with piano accompaniment, Saturday, October 14, 7:00pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst). All tickets $20.00. Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and additional information.

Don Carlo………………..Paul Williamson, tenor
Filippo II………………….George Ossipov, bass-baritone
Rodrigo……………………Wayne Line, baritone
Frate/Grand Inquisitor…Steven Henrikson, baritone
Elisabetta…………………Antonina Ermolenko, soprano
Princess Eboli……………Monica Zerbe, mezzo-soprano
Tebaldo……………………Veronika Anissimova, soprano
Lerma…………………….. Francis Domingue, tenor
Voce dal cielo……………Lillian Gottlieb, soprano

William Shookhoff, pianist and music director

The Sound of Music

Opera by Request hosts the Vaughan City Voices, in collaboration with the Kollari Institute of Music and the Arcadia Singers in a semi-staged performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. Performances are on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 100 Bainbridge Avenue (Highway 7 and Martin Grove) in Vaughan. Both performances are at 7:30pm, all tickets are $25.00. Phone 416 455-2365 for additional information.

Maria von Trapp……………..Megan Alexander-Lui, soprano
Mother Abbess……………… Stephanie Ferracane, soprano
Captain von Trapp…………..Henry Irwin, baritone
Elsa Schraeder………………..Emily Ding, soprano
Liesl………………………………Donna Shahi, soprano
Max………………………………Adam Caranfa, tenor

Stephanie Ferracane, director
William Shookhoff, music director

Apres un reve: A late-summer voice recital

Opera by Request is pleased to welcome back soprano Kellie Masalas, heard this past season in leading roles in Gluck’s Orfeo and Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, in a solo recital on Friday, September 8, 7:30 pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst). All tickets $20.00. The program includes works by Faure, Lehar, Wagner and others, and includes a group of Canadian folk-song arrangements, both French and English, in commemoration of Canada 150. Phone 416 455-2365 for additional information.