Yesterday (Sunday) was the day of our big photo shoot for Opera Atelier’s 2012-2013 season. It was a challenge coming up with an image that could incorporate elements of two such disparate pieces of repertoire – Weber’s Der Freischütz and Mozart’s The Magic Flute – but we’ve come up with a wonderfully successful solution. I don’t want to give too much away because the image really does speak for itself in the most magical, almost surreal way – and we’ll share it with you as soon as possible! It involved many of our favourite singers and dancers who so … Read more
Today we make one of the most exciting announcements in Opera Atelier’s 26-year history. In our 12-13 season, Opera Atelier will produce North America’s first period production of the iconic German Romantic opera Der Freischütz (The Marksman). I can hardly believe it, even as I write this news. Jeannette and I have always insisted that “period production” may refer to any historical period – and now we may demonstrate it!
Weber on period instruments is the next natural step of Tafelmusik given their tremendous success with the Beethoven repertoire to date. It also allows our singers, dancers and designers … Read more