The Elixir of Love. The strength of this particular elixir is that it’s a character-based, romantic comedy, filled with a very fun and happy score. There’s heartache and longing and it’s all brought to life by Gaetano Donizetti’s thoughtful capacity to create beautiful melodic hooks.
The team from Opera Atelier are back from once again being asked to perform in the Palace of Versailles. Post-performances, they had the opportunity to take some beautiful photos of co-artistic director Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg (lady and dancer extraordinaire) in the ultra-private apartments of Marie Antoinette.
The melodies and music of Carmen is accessible in the best possible way, not in a pandering or simple way, it's just a great story with great music start to finish.
The premiere of Mozart's Lucio Silla is a special one for Canadian opera fans as it is the first time the composer’s masterpiece will be produced in Canada. This is Mozart's first masterpiece, where love proves more powerful than the tyranny of Rome’s infamous dictator. You’ll find passion, intrigue and redemption in an opera that is notoriously challenging for singers.
Mozart and Da Ponte crafted timeless characters that work well together. Mount that with simply beautiful music and you have the makings of a thoroughly enjoyable night at the opera. Debus hoped “we all should leave the hall uplifted and energised,” and we certainly do.