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2021 SEASON CALENDAR

SUMMER SEASON:

The previous 2021 live performance schedule has been cancelled. A shorter season of live performances, including two 'Opera to Broadway' concerts and 4 performances of Mozart's opera, 'Don Giovanni' are tentatively planned for August. Updates will be provided as available.

HIGHLANDS OPERA COMMUNITY SCHOOL YEAR ROUND:

Missing live singing? Need a fun & safe outlet during lockdown?...and even afterwards? Join us for singing lessons ONLINE! All styles, from pop & jazz to classical. ALL AGES! FREE INTRODUCTORY LESSON for residents of Haliburton County! View our Community School offerings.

COMING SOON:

'Reflections & Expressions': Join us online Sundays @3pm for a series of short concerts featuring current and past HOS singers and pianists, as they share music that is important tothem and why. Series partially sponsored by a generous bequest from Mme. la Juge, Anne-Marie Trahan.

COMING SOON:

'Conversations & Working Together': Join us online for a series of educational and thought provoking conversations around racism in opera and in our society, focused on raising awareness and making positive change. Curated and hosted by members of the Highlands Opera Racial Equity Advisory Council (HOREAC). Dates TBA.

2021 PERFORMANCES (POSTPONED FROM 2020)

RICHARD MARGISON

THURSDAY JUL 22, 2021 @ 7pm
St George's Anglican Church | Haliburton
FRIDAY JUL 23, 2021 @ 7pm
Abbey North | Haliburton
SATURDAY JUL 24, 2021 @ 7pm
Highland Hills United Church | Minden

FROM OPERA TO BROADWAY

WEDNESDAY JUL 28, 2021 @ 7:30pm
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.

Pop Goes the Opera!POP GOES THE OPERA!

SATURDAY JUL 31, 2021 @ 7:30pm
Highland Hills United Church | Minden

The participants of the Highlands Opera Studio present a mixture of opera and musical theatre favourites!

CELEBRATIONS!

WEDNESDAY AUG 4, 2021 @ 7:30pm
St George's Anglican Church | Haliburton

Featuring music of Beethoven, Robert Schumann, Stephen Sondheim and more! A mixture of operetta, opera & musical theatre.

 

Art of SongART OF SONG

SATURDAY AUG 7, 2021 @ 7:30pm
St George's Anglican Church | Haliburton

Imagine yourself in the salons of past centuries, and enjoy the unique beauty of exquisite poetry brought to life through voice & piano. Repertoire in various languages, including English.

ALUMNI CONCERT

TUESDAY AUG 17, 2021 @ 7:30pm
St George's Anglican Church | Haliburton

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

Women in OperaDIDO & AENEAS +
CANADIAN OPERA TBA

THURSDAY AUG 12, 2021 @ 7:30pm
SATURDAY AUG 14, 2021 @ 2pm
Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion | Haliburton

Richard Margison | Stage Director

Nate Ben-Horin | Music Director (Apprentice Collaborative Pianist)

CAST

Dido | Gena Van Oosten

Aeneas | Daniel Thielmann

Belinda | Maeve Palmer

Sorceress | Cierra Byrd

 

 

Ariadne auf NaxosDON GIOVANNI

FRIDAY AUG 20, 2021 @ 7:30pm
SATURDAY AUG 21, 2021 @ 2pm
SUNDAY AUG 22, 2021 @ 2pm
MONDAY AUG 23, 2021 @ 7:30pm
Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion | Haliburton

An all-time favourite! Legendary lover. Sadistic manipulator. Cold-blooded villain. Has there been a more irrepressible scoundrel than Don Juan? Mozart’s legendary opera follows Giovanni as he deceives his way into the hearts of women and taunts the men who love them. When an attempted conquest ends in murder, Giovanni receives a ghostly visitor who delivers retribution. (Sung in Italian with English Surtitles)

 

Philip Morehead | Music Director

Valerie Kuinka | Stage Director

Jennifer Szeto | Assistant Music Director, Rehearsal/Performance Pianist

Vladimir Soloviev | Assistant Rehearsal/Performance Pianist (Apprentice Collaborative Pianist)

 

AUGUST 20 & 22 CAST

Don Giovanni | Geoffrey Schellenberg

Leporello | Scott Brooks

Donna Anna | Lauren Margison

Don Ottavio | River Guard

Donna Elvira | Chelsea Rus

Zerlina | Sara Schabas

Masetto | Brenden Friesen

Il Commendatore | Brenden Friesen

 

AUGUST 21 & 23 CAST

Don Giovanni | Bruno Roy

Leporello | Dylan Wright

Donna Anna | Kirsten LeBlanc

Don Ottavio | Elias Theocharidis

Donna Elvira | TBA

Zerlina | Tamar Simon

Masetto | Brenden Friesen

Il Commendatore | Brenden Friesen