October 16, 2020

A Season of Visions
and Dreams

Opera Atelier is thrilled to announce our new, reimagined 2020-2021 season

Opera Atelier’s new season will feature two fully-staged streamed productions. These performances will replace our original programming of The Magic Flute, and our double bill of The Angel Speaks and Dido & Aeneas

Our Season of Visions and Dreams begins with Something Rich & Strange"– a new creation which takes its name from the famous quote from Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Rich & Strange will focus on theatre music that explores the realms of dreams, visions and the supernatural, as expressed by Handel, Lully, Locke and Purcell, plus a new creation by Edwin Huizinga for soprano Measha Brueggergosman. Huizinga’s composition is based on Rilke’s poem titled Annunciation, for which Opera Atelier has commissioned a new English translation by American Author and Playwright Grace Andreacchi. Rich & Strange will be fully-staged and costumed.

Due to the recent announcement from the Province of Ontario, Opera Atelier has decided to postpone the performance of Something Rich & Strange, as the health and safety of all people involved is a top priority. This is a change of date only. A new release date will be announced shortly.  

Something Rich & Strange will feature:

Colin AINSWORTH, Mireille ASSELIN, Measha BRUEGGERGOSMAN, Christopher ENNS, Edwin HUIZINGA, Danielle MACMILLAN, Cynthia SMITHERS, Artists of Atelier Ballet and a select group of musicians from Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra led by Music Director Elisa CITTERIO.

For our season’s second offering, we are thrilled to bring you Handel’s The Resurrection as our spring production for the 2020-2021 season. It was heartbreaking for us to have to cancel this new production last spring, and we are delighted to be able to share it with you now. The Resurrection will be livestreamed from Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre on April 1, 2021. In the event that we are able to welcome audience members to the theatre, our subscribers will have first access. 

The Resurrection will feature:

Colin AINSWORTH, Carla HUHTANEN, Meghan LINDSAY, Allyson MCHARDY, and Douglas WILLIAMS. With Artists of Atelier Ballet and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.

Join us as we explore a world that is dream attentive and awash in mystery!  

Information on purchasing single tickets to livestreams will be announced fall 2020.

Please note:
If you are a 2020-2021 subscriber you should soon be receiving a letter in the mail from Opera Atelier outlining all of your options for your subscription.

If you have any questions please contact our Audience Services Coordinator at (647) 671-4195 or tickets@operaatelier.com