MAZEPPA by Tchaikovsky
"If it at first it seemed a little foolhardy to mount such a big work on a small scale, any doubts were quickly laid to rest right from the opening women's chorus. You could just sit back, forget the spectacle and concentrate on Tchaikovsky's luscious vocal writing."

Wayne Gooding, OPERA CANADA

2013-2014 SEASON

THE STRESSED-OUT IMPRESARIO
Sunday, October 6, 2013


BENJAMIN BRITTEN
GLORIANA
Sunday, November 24, 2013


JEAN PHILIPPE RAMEAU
HIPPOLYTE et ARICIE
Sunday, February 2, 2014


GIUSEPPE VERDI
STIFFELIO
Sunday, March 23, 2014

 

 

The upcoming 2013-2014 season showcases some 'rarities of performance' and features Gloriana by Benjamin Britten, Rameau's Hippolyte et Aricie, and Verdi's Stiffelio, along with a special performance of The Stressed-Out Impresario, based on Mozart's one-act satire.

 

JEAN PHILIPPE RAMEAU
HIPPOLYTE et ARICIE

Sunday, February 2, 2014— 2:30pm
in french with english surtitles

250th commemorative anniversary of rameau's death.

The opera’s main characters are all taken from classic Greek mythology. Hippolyte is the son of Theseus, the legendary founding king of Athens and the stepson of Phaedra, Theseus’ second wife. Hippolyte is in love with Aricie. Theseus has taken her captive, and she and Hippolyte have fallen in love. The innocence of Hippolyte is tragically revealed only after his perceived death and Phaedra’s demise.

With Kevin Mallon and the Aradia Ensemble.

Featuring
Kevin Mallon, Conductor
Aradia Ensemble, Orchestra
Guillermo Silva-Marin, Dramatic Advisor
Robert Cooper, Chorus Director

Colin Ainsworth as Hippolyte
Meredith Hall as Aricie
Allyson McHardy as Phèdre
Alain Coulombe as Thésée
Max van Wyck as Pluton
Edward Larocque as Mercure
Benjamin Covey as Tisiphone
Vania Chan as Une Bergère / Une Chasseresse / Diane
Keenan Viau as 1st Parque
Janaka Welihinda as 2nd Parque
Domenico Sanfilippo as 3rd Parque

full synopsis