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.

Puccini “La Bohème”

Opera by Request presents Puccini’s La Bohème, in concert with piano accompaniment, Friday, July 28, 7:30pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst). All seats $20.00. Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

Mimi: Jennifer Ann Sullivan
Rodolfo: Jason Lamont
Marcello: Nick Sanfilippo
Musetta: Chantal Parent
Schaunard: Guillaume St-Cyr
Colline: Dylan Wright
Benoit/Alcindoro: Leo K. McKenna

William Shookhoff, pianist and music director

Handel “Rodelinda”

Opera by Request presents Handel’s Rodelinda, in concert with piano accompaniment, Saturday, June 24, 7:30pm, College St. United Church, 452 College St. (Bathurst). All seats $20.00. Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.

Rodelinda……………..….Vania Chan, soprano
Bertarido……………..…..Meagan Larios, mezzo-soprano
Grimoaldo……………..…Sean Catheroy, tenor
Eduige………………..…….Victoria Borg, mezzo-soprano
Unulfo………………..…….Daniella Theresia, mezzo-soprano
Garibaldo……………..…..Austin Larusson, baritone

William Shookhoff, pianist and music director