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

2022/2023 SEASON


W. A. MOZART

Lucio Silla
Sunday, November 20, 2022
2:30 pm


LUIGI CHERUBINI
Médée
Sunday, February 19, 2023
2:30 pm


JOSEPH BOLOGNE, CHEVALIER DE SAINT GEORGE
L'Amant Anonyme
Sunday, March 19, 2023
2:30 pm


New!
VOICEBOX: Opera Salon Series
(at The Edward Jackman Centre - 947 Queen Street East, Toronto)

THE YOUNG MOZART
November 5, 2022 4 pm

CLASSICAL CHERUBINI IN THE TIMES OF MOZART
January 21, 2023 4 pm

THE PARISIAN CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES
March 4, 2023 4 pm


 

 

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Lucio Silla
An Itarian Opera

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Mozart was only sixteen when Lucio Silla was created in Milan one December evening of 1772. The opera is centered around the love roman dictator Lucio Silla bears for his enemy's daughter Giunia, who favours the exiled senator Cecilio as the object of her affection.

Suzy Smith, Music Director and Pianist
Robert Cooper, Opera in Concert Chorus Director

Featuring

SYNOPSIS
Rome is ruled by the dictator Lucio Silla. Cecilio, banished for plotting against Silla, learns from his friend Cinna that Silla, declaring him dead, is chasing Cecilio's fiance, Junia. Junia, daughter of Sulla's defeated enemy Marius, rejects Sulla's advances at all costs. Cecilio then returns in secret from exile to Rome to reclaim Junia. However, he is caught and sent to prison. Luckily, Cinna saves the day. He agrees to marry Silla's sister, Celia. In return Celia persuades her brother to free Cecilio and allow him to marry Junia.