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

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…………………..Alessia D’ambrogio, 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

Mozart “Die Zauberflote”

Opera by Request presents Mozart’s Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), in concert with piano accompaniment, Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3, 7:30pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst). All tickets $20.00. Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

Papageno……………….Michael Robert-Broder, baritone
Pamina…………………..Brittany Stewart, soprano
Tamino…………………..Cian Horrobin, tenor
Queen of the Night……….Holly Chaplin, soprano
Three Ladies……………Grace Quinsey, soprano; Norita Portillo, soprano; Bree Horton, mezzo-soprano
Monostatos…………….Joseph Wong, tenor
Sarastro…………….Mikhail Shemet, bass
Three Spirits……….. Josh Zajac, Julia Martin, Braylon Belanger
The Speaker …………. Taylor Gibbs, Bass-Baritone

William Shookhoff, pianist and music director

“Don Giovanni” on Tour – Ottawa, London, Windsor

Opera by Request presents Don Giovanni on tour:

Sunday, September 16, 2:00pm, First Baptist Church, 140 Laurier Ave. W (Elgin), Ottawa, ON

Saturday, September 22, 7:00pm, New St. James Presbyterian Church, 280 Oxford St. E, London, ON

Sunday, September 30, 2:00pm, All Saints Anglican Church, 330 City Hall Square W., Windsor, ON

Don Giovanni………………………….Norman E. Brown
Leporello………………………………..John Holland
Donna Anna……………………………Alexandra LeBlanc
Donna Elvira……………………………Deena Nicklefork
Don Ottavio…………………………….Colin Frotten/Conlan Gassi
Zerlina……………………………………Danie Friesen/Jessica Clark
Masetto………………………………….George Ossipov
Commendatore……………………….George Ossipov

Music Director and pianist, William Shookhoff/Claire Harris

Wagner “Der Fliegende Hollander”

Opera by Request presents Wagner’s Der Fliegende Hollander, in concert with piano accompaniment, Friday, September 28, 7:30 pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst). All tickets $20.00. Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

The Dutchman……………………..Peter Bass, baritone
Daland………………………………..Steven Henrikson, baritone
Senta…………………………………..Brigitte Bogar, soprano
Erik……………………………………..Sean Catheroy, tenor
Steersman……………………………Oliver Dawson, tenor
Mary……………………………………Kristine Dandavino, mezzo-soprano

William Shookhoff, pianist and music director