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

Humperdinck: “Hansel and Gretel” – Woodbridge

Opera by Request presents Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, semi-staged with piano accompaniment, Sunday, January 20, 7:00pm, St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, 100 Bainbridge Avenue, Woodbridge, ON. All tickets $20.00. Phone 416 455-2365 for information.

Hansel…………………..Shilpa Sharma, mezzo-soprano
Gretel……………………Sharon Tikiryan, soprano
Father……………………Andrew Tees, baritone
Mother………………….Emily Ding, mezzo-soprano
Witch…………………….Stephanie Ferracane, soprano
Sandman……………….Donna Shahi, soprano
Dew Fairy………………Michelle Mosu, soprano

with the Vaughan City Voices

Stephanie Ferracane, stage director
Claire Harris, music director and pianist

Menotti: “The Telephone” and Donizetti: “Rita”

Opera by Request presents Menotti’s The Telephone and Donizetti’s Rita, semi-staged with piano accompaniment, Saturday, January 19, 7:30pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst). All tickets $20.00. Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

The Telephone:

Ben…………..Mark Towstego, baritone
Lucy………….Tsu-Ching Yu, soprano

Rita:

Rita………….Tsu-Ching Yu, soprano
Beppe………Avery Krisman, tenor
Gasparo……Larry Tozer, baritone

Mark Schonberg, stage director
William Shookhoff, music director and pianist