Opera at Western

opera bannerFall 2017 production of Carmen

Opera Program Director: Theodore Baerg
Head Coach: Simone Luti

2018-2019 Opera Season

All performances in Paul Davenport Theatre

The Turn of the Screw
By Benjamin Britten
November 15, 16 (8:00 p.m.) 17, 18 (2:00 p.m.)

Britten’s The Turn of the Screw is of the most dramatically appealing of all English operas. Based on the Henry James novella of the same name, it has been performed throughout the world. Thematically the story gives a central role to a line borrowed from W. B. Yeats’ poem The Second Coming “The ceremony of innocence is drowned.” Music and dialogue in English.

Music Director: Simone Luti
Stage Director: Michael Cavanagh

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

Purchase online or call the Grand Theatre Box Office at 519-672-8800. Cash only at the door.

Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
January 25 (8:00 p.m.), 26 (2:00 p.m.) February 1 (8:00 p.m.) 2, 3 (2:00 p.m.)

The Marriage of Figaro is the most beloved and performed of all Mozart operas. The story and its resolution are timeless and very appropriate today. Music and dialogue in Italian with English SurtitlesTM.

Music Director: Tyrone Paterson
Stage Director: Theodore Baerg

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

Purchase online or call the Grand Theatre Box Office at 519-672-8800. Cash only at the door.

Opera and Musical Theatre Favourite Scenes Gala
March 8 (8:00 p.m.), 9 (2:00 p.m.)

Favourite scenes from opera and musical theatre. Not to be missed stars of the future!

Music Director – Simone Luti
Stage Direction – TBA

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

Purchase online or call the Grand Theatre Box Office at 519-672-8800. Cash only at the door.


Driving or taking the LTC to campus? Effective October 18, University Drive Bridge will be closed to all motorized vehicles for the next few months. The bridge will remain open and is safe for pedestrians and cyclists. For more details, including LTC route information, please visit: www.uwo.ca/fm/ud_bridge.html

For FAQ, parking and other useful patron information visit our useful information webpage.

> 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).

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) - subject to change - always check Western's Parking Services website for up-to-date information.

For complete campus visitor parking information, please visit www.uwo.ca/parking


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

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

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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

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