The Stars of Cendrillon at SOPAC

Ottawa’s own SOPAC is currently running Massenet’s Cendrillon and their website features bios of the amazing stars of the show and the creative genius behind the opera. You can read all about them here! You can buy tickets for the performances on the evenings of Thursday 15th, Saturday 17th and matinée Sunday 17th February from Eventbrite and […]

TOSCA opens tonight!

Opera lovers are in for a real treat as Ottawa’s Pellegrini Opera prepares for its presentation of Puccini’s TOSCA. The fully staged and costumed opera with chamber ensemble will be performed on March 10 and 11 at 7:30 pm at Dominion-Chalmers United Church (355 Cooper Street, Ottawa). True to its origins, TOSCA will be sung […]

Notes from Rehearsal for Tosca

Just a very quick message- live! – from the rehearsal rooms of Pellegrini Opera’s upcoming production of Tosca. Everything thing is looking and sounding amazing for this opera, which will be on stage next week – Friday 10th and Saturday 11th March. Maria Knapik, in the title role, is sounding stellar, as is the perfectly cast Cavaradossi, […]

OperOttawa Presents Dido and Æneas

Just a reminder that not only is this happening, Andrew from Classical Ottawa is in the chorus! On Sunday March 5, 2017 at 7 pm at First Baptist Church (corner of Elgin and Laurier) Ottawa’s relatively new opera company OPEROTTAWA will present English composer Henry Purcell’s opera “Dido & Aeneas” in concert format. The libretto […]

Opera Month: Preview of Tosca at Pellegrini OPera

Now for Opera Month at Classical Ottawa, learn about Pellegrini’s 10th/11th March production of Puccini’s TOSCA. (Full disclosure: I am singing in the chorus!) You can also email me about tickets classicalottawa@gmail.com. TOSCA FAMOUS ARTIST UNDER ARREST: SINGER GIRLFRIEND SEEN ENTERING POLICE HEADQUARTERS! City police yesterday took Mario Cavaradossi into custody. Officials were tight-lipped but an […]

Opera Month: Dido and Æneas

On Sunday March 5, 2017 at 7 pm at First Baptist Church (corner of Elgin and Laurier) Ottawa’s relatively new opera company OPEROTTAWA will present English composer Henry Purcell’s opera “Dido & Aeneas” in concert format. The libretto is by Nahum Tate, after his play Brutus of Alba and Virgil’s Aeneid. The first performance took […]