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"My husband and I attended last summer's Highland Opera Studio's production of Le Nozze di Figaro and were, in a word, delighted! We have seen many Figaros in our years of opera-going and DVD-collecting – starring many famous artists.  We have travelled from the COC to the Met, the Chicago Lyric, the San Francisco and to opera houses in Vienna and Barcelona, where the trappings were finer.  But, pound for pound, none was better than this." – Dr. Judy Coldoff

WINTER 2017 EVENT

Mishaabooz's RealmMISHAABOOZ'S REALM
(LE ROYAUME DE MICHABOUS)

DECEMBER 15 & 16 @ 7:30pm

Studio-Théâtre Alfred-Laliberté, UQÀM
405 Rue Ste-Catherine Est | Montréal

DECEMBER 21 & 22 @ 7:30pm

Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion
5358 Haliburton County Rd. 21 | Haliburton

In Anishinaabe aadizookaan (traditional storytelling), particularly among the Ojibwe, Nanabozho is a spirit who figures prominently in many stories, including the story of the world's creation. Mishaabooz is another name for Nanabozho, the great trickster spirit who shape shifts into many creatures, most often into a giant Rabbit. It's in this form that the trickster is often sent to the earth by Gitche Manitou to teach the Ojibwe peoples.

Experience this important new work combining opera and First Nations singers and instrumentalists, created for HOS by Cree composer, Andrew Balfour, in its PREMIERE PERFORMANCES. Production in collaboration with L'Atelier Lyrique, L'Opéra de Montréal.

Canada150 LogoCREATIVE TEAM

Andrew Balfour, Composer
Valerie Kuinka, Stage Director
Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter LogoDavid Sweeney, Lighting Design, Video Coordination & Design
Bryan Besant, Video Design
Ka’nahsohon Kevin Deer, Elder Adviser

PERFORMERS

Louise-Andrée Baril, Music Director & Piano
Andrew Balfour, Percussion & Vocals
Lauren Margison, Soprano*
Nathan Keoughan, Baritone*
Tara-Louise Montour, Violin
Ka’nahsohon Kevin Deer, Aboriginal Singer & Drummer

Community Choir from Montréal and Haliburton respectively

*member of L'Atelier Lyrique de L'Opéra de Montréal

2018 SEASON PERFORMANCES

RICHARD MARGISON

THURSDAY JULY 26 @ 7pm

FRIDAY JULY 27 @ 7pm

SATURDAY JULY 28 @ 7pm

St George's Anglican Church | Haliburton

FROM OPERA TO BROADWAY

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 1 @ 8pm

St George's Anglican Church | Haliburton

The participants of the Highlands Opera Studio present some of the best loved works from the world of opera and the musical stage. Hear solos, duets and ensemble selections from famous productions around the world. A different program is presented for each of the concerts so be sure to see them all!

MORE OPERA TO BROADWAY

SATURDAY AUGUST 4 @ 8pm

Minden United Church | Minden

The participants of the Highlands Opera Studio present some of the best loved works from the world of opera and the musical stage. Hear solos, duets and ensemble selections from famous productions around the world. A different program is presented for each of the concerts so be sure to see them both!

CELEBRATIONS!

THURSDAY AUGUST 9 @ 8pm

St George's Anglican Church | Haliburton

Honouring Leonard Bernstein, Gioachino Rossini, and others!

ALUMNI CONCERT

MONDAY AUGUST 20 @ 8pm

St George's Anglican Church | Haliburton

Hear singers from previous years in opera and musical theatre favorites!

Canadian Comic OperaCANADIAN COMIC OPERA TBA

THURSDAY AUGUST 16 @ 8pm

FRIDAY AUGUST 17 @ 8pm

Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavillion | Haliburton

A shorter Canadian Opera (or two) guaranteed to entertain and tickle your funny bone!

 

 

La BohemeLA BOHÈME

FRIDAY AUGUST 24 @ 7:30pm

SATURDAY AUGUST 25 @ 7:30pm

SUNDAY AUGUST 26 @ 2pm

MONDAY AUGUST 27 @ 7:30pm

Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavillion | Haliburton

Puccini’s beloved opera of love and loss