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

2016 - 2017 SEASON

Shakespeare 400
A Tribute Benefit Concert
Sunday, October 30, 2016
2:30 pm

I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Sunday, November 20, 2016
2:30 pm

L'isola disabitata
The Deserted Island

Sunday, February 5, 2017

2:30 pm


Sunday, March 26, 2016





The Capulets and the Montagues

Sunday, November 20, 2016— 2:30pm

An italian opera with english surtitles

Wagner and Berlioz were fans of Bellini and his Romeo and Juliet bel canto élan. Tragedy and Passion are presented in melodic invention of memorable beauty.

Raisa Nakhmanovich, Music Director and Pianist
Robert Cooper, Chorus Director

Tonatiuh Abrego
Anita Krause
Caitlin Wood
Diego Catala
Austin Larusson


Act 1

Capello, the chief of the Capuleti, refuses to agree to a pact through which his daughter Giulietta would marry Romeo of the Montecchi clan, and orders that her marriage to Tebaldo should go ahead immediately. Romeo fails to persuade Giulietta to elope, and so he and his supporters enter the city and disrupt the marriage celebrations.

Act 2

Giulietta is informed by Lorenzo, the family doctor, that the only way to secure her freedom from Tebaldo is to take a sleeping draught that will give the impression that she is dead. She will be revived in the family vault, where he and Romeo will be waiting. The plan backfires when Lorenzo is arrested. Romeo believes Giulietta to be dead and takes poison. But as he lies dying, Giulietta wakes up. Hoping to avert the tragedy, Lorenzo rushes in, but he is too late: Romeo and Giulietta are lying dead in each other's arms.