Puccini: La Bohème

Opera by Request presents Puccini’s La Bohème, in concert with piano accompaniment, Saturday, March 11, 7:30pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst). All tickets $20.00. Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

Mimi…………………….Karina Bray, soprano
Rodolfo…………………Paul Williamson, tenor
Marcello……………….Domenico Sanfilippo, baritone
Musetta………………..Jennifer Ann Sullivan, soprano
Colline…………………. Peter Warren, bass-baritone
Schaunard……………..Gregory Finney, baritone
Benoit/Alcindoro…….Larry Tozer, baritone

William Shookhoff, pianist and music director

Ontario Opera Collaborative: “Mozart Mania”

Opera by Request hosts the Ontario Opera Collaborative in “Mozart Mania,” Saturday, March 4, 7:30pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst). All tickets $20.00. Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

Familiar excerpts from Cosi fan tutte, Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni and Die Zauberflote will be followed by a complete performance of Der Schauspieldirektor.

Misty Banyard and Jennifer Fontaine, sopranos; Tara St. Pierre, mezzo-soprano; Antonio Dirienzo, tenor; Thomas Franzky, bass.

D. Kai Ma, pianist and music director

Berlioz: “La Damnation de Faust”

Opera by Request presents Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust, in concert with piano accompaniment, Saturday, February 25, 7:30pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst). All tickets $20.00. Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

Faust…………………Dillon Parmer, tenor
Mephistopheles… Michael Robert-Broder, baritone
Marguerite…………Sarah Christina Steinert, mezzo-soprano
Brander………………Mark Peacock, baritone

The Annex Singers, Maria Case, director
William Shookhoff, music director and pianist

Mozart: “Cosi fan tutte”

Opera by Request presents Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, in concert with piano accompaniment, Saturday, February 18, 7:30 pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst). All tickets $20.00. Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

Fiordiligi………………Chantal Parent, soprano
Ferrando……………..Avery Krisman, tenor
Dorabella…………….Kim Sartor, mezzo-soprano
Guglielmo……………Austin Larusson, baritone
Despina………………Michaela Dickey, mezzo-soprano
Don Alfonso………..Steven Henrikson, baritone

William Shookhoff, pianist and music director

Wagner: Lohengrin

Opera by Request presents Wagner’s Lohengrin, Saturday, February 4, 7:00pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst). All tickets $20.00. Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

Lohengrin……………Christopher MacRae, tenor
Elsa…………………….Michele Cusson, soprano
Telramund…………..Andrew Tees, baritone
Ortrud………………..Kristine Dandavino, soprano
Herald…………………Michael Robert-Broder, baritone

William Shookhoff, pianist and music director

Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel

Opera by Request presents Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, in concert with piano accompaniment, Saturday, January 14, 7:30 pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St (Bathurst). Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

Hansel…………………..Shannon Halliwell-McDonald, mezzo-soprano
Gretel……………………Brittany Stewart, soprano
Father……………………Jake Flynn, baritone
Mother………………….Erin Armstrong, soprano
Witch……………………Brigitte Bogar, soprano
Sandman/Dew Fairy.Norita Portillo, mezzo-soprano

Kate Carver, music director and pianist