The 2013-2014 season features the return of two of Opera Atelier’s most-loved productions: Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio and Lully’s Persée. Abduction enjoyed a successful run in the fall and there’s still time to buy tickets to Lully’s Persée in the spring! See it April 26-May 3, 2014 at the Elgin before it travels to the Royal Opera House at the Palace of Versailles, France!
“A new vision of the baroque that enchants and seduces a contemporary audience. Persée is a gorgeous piece of music theatre, commanding and confident.”
– Globe and Mail review of Persée
When we first produced it in 2000, Opera Atelier “rescued Persée from two centuries of slumber, to the astonishment and delight of audiences and critics alike” (The Toronto Star). We are thrilled to be returning to one of the company’s cornerstone productions this season, and to be bringing it to Versailles, where it has not been on stage since it inaugurated the Royal Opera House in 1770. Called “an exquisite piece” (The Globe and Mail) and “a masterful ‘run-don’t-walk’ production” (Classical 96.3 FM), and “a resounding triumph” (The WholeNote), Persée is a lavish retelling of the classic Perseus myth.
The 2013-2014 season features the return of many of Opera Atelier’s favourite performers, including Ambur Braid, Lawrence Wiliford, and Carla Huhtanen in Abduction from the Seraglio, and Peggy Kriha Dye, Olivier Laquerre and Mireille Asselin in Persée. Both productions feature the Artists of Atelier Ballet, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra under the baton of David Fallis, and Gerard Gauci’s stunning set designs.
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