August 26, 2020

Something Rich & Strange - the inspiration behind the title

Co-Artistic Director Marshall Pynkoski explains the meaning behind the title of Opera Atelier's upcoming production of Something Rich and Strange.

July 16, 2020

Proust Questionnaire - Co-Artistic Director Marshall Pynkoski

Opera Atelier’s Co-Artistic Director Marshall Pynkoski answers Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire.

June 12, 2020

Castanets in Baroque Choreography

Opera Atelier Co-Artistic Director and Choreographer Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg explains the use of castanets in baroque choreography

May 30, 2020

#OAReads No. 3 - Sir Harold Acton, an exceptional discovery!

May 5, 2020

#GivingTuesdayNow - Thank you!

#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity that is an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world. We decided to participate in #GivingTuesdayNow by celebrating you - our loyal Opera Atelier supporters. We asked you to share a few words about what you love about OA, why art is important to you, and any other words of support and encouragement for the community.

April 28, 2020

Why I Love Baroque Dance - by Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg #InternationalDanceDay

In honour of #InternationalDanceDay on April 29, OA Co-Artistic Director and Choreographer Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg shares why she loves Baroque dance.

April 23, 2020

#OAReads No. 2 - What's On Marshall and Jeannette's Reading List

Co-Artistic Directors Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg share what they have been reading this week!

April 21, 2020

Giving Tuesday Now - Tell Us What You Love About OA!

On May 5, 2020, Opera Atelier is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow by celebrating our loyal supporters, patrons and audience members.

April 8, 2020

Handel's The Resurrection in 1708 and today

The COVID-19 crisis presented huge challenges for Opera Atelier and our rehearsals for Handel's The Resurrection. Handel faced some huge challenges of his own, prior to The Resurrection's premiere on April 8th, 1708. Co-Artistic Director Marshall Pynkoski reflects on similarities and differences.

April 3, 2020

#OA Reads - What's On Our Reading List

Opera Atelier Co-Artistic Directors Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg share what is on their reading list.

March 6, 2020

Q&A with Artist of Atelier Ballet Juri Hiraoka

In celebration of International Women's Day on March 8, 2020 we sat down with Artist of Atelier Ballet Juri Hiraoka to talk about her experience as an artist, dancer and mother.

March 2, 2020

Handel's The Resurrection - Set Designer's Notes

Opera Atelier Set Designer Gerard Gauci's notes on Handel's The Resurrection

October 17, 2019

Mozart’s Don Giovanni – A Quick Synopsis

Mozart’s outrageous comedy tells the tale of an incorrigible young playboy who blazes a path to his own destruction in a single day. Based on the story of Don Juan, Don Giovanni follows an irresistible (yet irresponsible and amoral) youth who is loved by women almost as universally as he loves them. It doesn’t take long before the audience sees that even Don Giovanni cannot escape the consequences of his flouting of conventional morality.

September 27, 2019

Choreographer’s Notes: Don Giovanni

September 27, 2019

Director’s Notes: Don Giovanni

March 26, 2019

Conductor’s Notes: Mozart’s Idomeneo

March 25, 2019

Choreographer's Notes: Mozart's Idomeneo

March 24, 2019

Director’s Notes: Mozart’s Idomeneo