November 17th, 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" - and will be streamed from Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre on December 12, 2020 at 7:00PM ET. This 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. Something Rich & Strange will be fully-staged and costumed.

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 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 streamed from Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre on May 27, 2021.

The Resurrection will feature:

Colin AINSWORTH, Carla HUHTANEN, Meghan LINDSAY, Allyson MCHARDY, and Douglas WILLIAMS. With Artists of Atelier Ballet and Tafelmusik led by Music Director Elisa CITTERIO.

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

Information on purchasing single tickets to streamed performances 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