About Community Partnerships
Opera Atelier partners with several organizations across the GTA, both on an ongoing and per-project basis. Organizations with whom we have recently partnered on outreach initiatives include First Canadian Place, the Booklover’s Ball, Amnesty International, Canada Blooms and Doors Open Toronto.
Opera Atelier continually seeks out new ways to interact with and engage our community at large. If you are interested in showcasing Opera Atelier, or know of an outreach opportunity that would benefit from an Opera Atelier performance, please email Claire Lucht at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 4, 2013 – Bata Shoe Museum
Join us for a special Persée themed evening with The Bata Shoe Museum. Wednesday, December 4 at 6pm. Enjoy performances from the cast and corps de ballet of Persée, including Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg and Christopher Enns, with commentary by Marshall Pynkoski.
Footwear from Opera Atelier’s collection will be on display during the event.
November 15, 2013 – Royal Ontario Museum, Friday Night Live
Dazzling dancing by Opera Atelier’s Artists of Atelier Ballet in costumes from Opera Atelier’s vault, and stunning vocals in the Baroque tradition by soprano Meghan Lindsay. Accompaniment performed by James Bourne on a legendary Bösendorfer concert grand piano, provided by Robert Lowrey Piano Experts.
October 7, 2013 – The Elgin & Wintergarden Chandelier Gala
Opera Atelier artists from our fall production Abduction from the Seraglio join the Ontario Heritage Trust for a special evening in celebration of the 100th birthday of the Elgin and Winter Garden theatres.
May 26, 2013 – Doors Open Toronto
Thank you, Toronto, for joining us in celebrating the annual Doors Open event! Students from Opera Atelier’s School of Atelier Ballet presented Dance Through Time (a FREE special performance) for a full house on Sunday, May 26th.
In the historic St. Lawrence Hall (157 King St. E.), students in period costume performed historical dances ranging from Renaissance to Baroque, plus 19th Century Waltzes, Mazurkas, Tarantellas and excerpts from the Romantic ballet. The performance is choreographed by Opera Atelier Founding Co-Artistic Director Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, and features entertaining and educational commentary from Opera Atelier Founding Co-Artistic Director Marshall Pynkoski.