Opera at Western

opera bannerFall 2018 production of The Turn of the Screw

Opera Program Director: Theodore Baerg
Head Coach: Simone Luti

Announcing the 2019-2020 Opera Season!

All performances in Paul Davenport Theatre.

The Secret Gardener
(La finta giardiniera)
By W.A. Mozart
November 21, 22 (7:30 p.m.) 23, 24 (2:00 p.m.)

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Mistaken and hidden identities. Would be, but impossible, lovers. Hilarious misconceptions. Sneaky characters. All set to beautiful music. And more fun than any 17-year-old could imagine! Such brilliance, genius and fun with Wolfgang Amadeus is not to be missed.

What were you doing when you were 17? Without a computer, recording device, smart phone, internet or even electric lights, Mozart was writing a comic opera for full orchestra and singers. He certainly would have been the winner of Austria Has Talent for that year!

Music Director: Simone Luti
Stage Director: Theodore Baerg

Advance Tickets: $30/$20 (general admission/students and seniors).
Door sales: $35/$25 (cash only) for last-minute ticket sales (if available) purchased at the door.

Tickets available through the Grand Theatre Box Office beginning late July.

The Mikado
By Gilbert & Sullivan
January 31 and February 7 (7:30 p.m.)
February 1, 8 & 9 (2:00 p.m.)

The Mikado is a delightful satire, a smart skewering of power, politics, and personal relationships, all set to lovely and lively music. In the grand tradition of Gilbert and Sullivan, much of the text will be updated to reflect (and lampoon) our modern Canadian realities, while retaining the beautiful score and clever storytelling of the original. A wickedly funny, tune-filled romp for the whole family.

Music Director: Simone Luti
Stage Director: Michael Cavanagh

Advance Tickets: $30/$20 (general admission/students and seniors).
Door sales: $35/$25 (cash only) for last-minute ticket sales (if available) purchased at the door.

Tickets available through the Grand Theatre Box Office beginning late July.

Spring Gala: Favourite Scenes
March 13 (7:30 p.m.) & March 14 (2:00 p.m.)

Performed by some of Canada’s finest young talent, the annual opera gala includes scenes from opera and musical theatre. Select baroque opera scenes to be accompanied by the Early Music Studio. An entertaining and inspiring event for the whole family.

Music Director – Simone Luti
Stage Direction – TBA

Advance Tickets: $15/$10 (general admission/students and seniors).
Door sales: $20/$15 (cash only) for last-minute ticket sales (if available) purchased at the door.

Tickets available through the Grand Theatre Box Office beginning late July.


New! Performance and character sponsorship opportunities available.
Contact Karmen Ferraro for information: 519-661-2111 x85695 or karmen.ferraro@uwo.ca.


> A note about parking on campus:
Talbot College lot (gated) - press button to collect ticket upon entry. Important: Exit is via credit card only! Lot is available to visitors at any time (unless otherwise posted). Please note that this lot is shared by parking tag holders. Ticket holders must park in the designated area only or face a $70 parking infraction.

Talbot College Pay & Display lot - purchase parking in advance using machine.

For those attending weekend performances, after 5 p.m. on Friday, weekend parking is free in the Medway Lot behind Elgin Hall (5 minute walk across University Bridge)

For complete campus visitor parking information, please visit
http://www.uwo.ca/parking/find/visitor/index.html


Outreach/Professional Development Opportunities

In May, the Don Wright Faculty of Music is home to the opera-intensive program Canadian Operatic Arts Academy (COAA). Visit the COAA website to learn more about how to register and/or enjoy the outstanding performances by the participants.


Past Productions

le nozze di figaro posterLe nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) - Jan/Feb 2019

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Music Director - Tyrone Paterson
Stage Director - Theodore Baerg



turn of the screwThe Turn of the Screw - Nov 2018

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Music Director - Simone Luti
Stage Director - Michael Cavanagh



pirates of penzanceThe Pirates of Penzance - Jan/Feb 2018

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Music Director - Tyrone Paterson
Stage Director - Theodore Baerg



carmen Carmen - Oct 2017

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Music Director - Simone Luti
Stage Director - Allison Grant



magic flute The Magic Flute - Jan/Feb 2017

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Music Director - Tyrone Paterson
Stage Director - Theodore Baerg



suor angelica & gianni schicchi Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi - Nov 2016

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Music Director - Simone Luti
Stage Director - Tom Diamond



falstaff Falstaff - Jan/Feb 2016

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Music Director - Alain Trudel
Stage Director - Michael Cavanagh



hansel and gretel Hansel and Gretel - Nov 2015

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Music Director - Alain Trudel
Stage Director - Theodore Baerg



la bohème La Bohème - Jan/Feb 2015

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Music Director - Alain Trudel
Stage Director - Theodore Baerg



Two One-Act French Operas by Maurice Ravel - Nov 2014

VIEW PHOTOS (Flickr) - Photos taken on Nov 22, 2014.

Music Director - Alain Trudel
Stage Director - Michael Cavanagh



Cinderella - Feb 2014

VIEW PHOTOS (Flickr) - Photos taken on Feb. 2, 2014.

Music Director - Alain Trudel
Stage Director - Theodore Baerg


General event inquiries:

Rachel Condie, Marketing and Communications Coordinator rachel.condie@uwo.ca 519-661-3767

Visitor parking information