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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

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

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

DECEMBER 15 & 16 @ 7:30pm

Studio-Théâtre Alfred-Laliberté
1400 Rue Berri Est, UQÀM | 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 Designer
Cory Campbell, Elder Adviser

PERFORMERS

Louise-Andrée Baril, Music Director/Piano
Andrew Balfour, percussion & vocals
Lauren Margison, soprano*
Nathan Keoughan, baritone*
Cory Campbell, Aboriginal drummer and singer
Tara-Louise Montour, violin

Community Choir from Montréal and Haliburton respectively

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

PAST PERFORMANCES

RICHARD MARGISON

THURSDAY AUGUST 3 @ 7pm

FRIDAY AUGUST 4 @ 7pm

SATURDAY AUGUST 5 @ 7pm

St George's Anglican Church | Haliburton

FROM OPERA TO BROADWAY

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 9 @ 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 12 @ 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! CANADA 150

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 16 @ 8pm

St George's Anglican Church | Haliburton

Join HOS 2017 participants for songs and music by and about Canadians!

ALUMNI CONCERT

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23 @ 8pm

St George's Anglican Church | Haliburton

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

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

SATURDAY AUGUST 19 @ 8pm

Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavillion | 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 VERY FIRST PUBLIC SEMI-STAGED WORKSHOP PERFORMANCE. 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 LogoPERFORMERS

Adanya Dunn, soprano
Samuel Chan, baritone
Louise-Andrée Baril, pianist
Andrew Balfour, singer/percussion
Valerie Kuinka, viola

 

 

Cosi Fan TuttiCOSI FAN TUTTE

SUNDAY AUGUST 27 @ 2pm

TUESDAY AUGUST 29 @ 7:30pm

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 30 @ 7:30pm

THURSDAY AUGUST 31 @ 7:30pm

Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavillion | Haliburton

Will she?...or won’t she? Mozart’s popular romantic comedy about testing love! Great entertainment for everyone! English Subtitles.

AUG 27 & 30

Fiordiligi | Lauren Margison
Dorabella | Caroline Gélinas
Despina | Elizabeth Polese
Don Alfonso | Nathan Keoughan
Ferrando | Tonatiuh Abrego
Guglielmo | Max Van Wyck

AUG 29 & 31

Fiordiligi | Mikayla Sager
Dorabella | Katie Miller
Despina | Andrea Nuñez
Don Alfonso | Matthew Gamble
Ferrando | Mathieu Abel
Guglielmo | Andrew Erasmus