Join us for A Royal Affair on Wednesday, April 2nd to celebrate the wedding of Marie Antoinette and the future King Louis XVI at The Four Seasons Hotel Toronto.
Stay tuned for more details, like which of Opera Atelier’s leading ladies and gents will be performing that night. Hint: three lovers will voice their feelings onstage, one of whom is making his debut with Opera Atelier this spring, another who moonlighted as a seductive servant, and one who stole our hearts as water nymph.
We had an incredible night last Friday partying it up at the ROM! In November 1985 we had our very first performance as Opera Atelier at the ROM, and was an incredible feeling to return to such an enthusiastic audience.
A few members of of our Artists of Atelier Ballet – Cynthia Smithers, Julia Sedwick, Lukas Malkowski and Edward Tracz – performed pieces from two of our recent productions, and our stunning soprano Meghan Lindsay sang a couple of thrilling arias to an exhilarating crowd. Thanks to everyone who came out! If you missed it, you can check out more … Read more
Recently, Opera Atelier donors were treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the second day of rehearsals for the dancers in Abduction from the Seraglio. Having only had one day to rehearse before guests came to watch the creative process in action, we had a superb vantage point to observe the intricate detail and effort that goes into Jeannette’s choreography.
As I was seated next to the piano bench, occasionally page-turning for pianist Jim Bourne, I marveled at the patience that each of our dancers displayed as they rehearsed a particularly challenging scene in Act 1. We are quite … Read more