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Opera Program Director: Theodore Baerg
Head Coach: Simone Luti

Welcome to the 2016-2017 season! Meet this year's Opera Workshop cast and crew.


Winter Opera

The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) by W.A. Mozart 
W.A. Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” is the perfect family opera. Full of fun and fantasy it is one of the most performed and beloved of all operas. Sung in original German with English dialogue and SurtitlesTM.

Conductor Tyrone Paterson
Director: Theodore Baerg

January 27-28, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
February 3-4, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
February 5, 2:00 p.m.

[Private performance January 29]

Paul Davenport Theatre
$30/$20 (adults/students and seniors) - reserved seating - book early for best available
Tickets available for purchase online, via The Grand Theatre Box Office in person or via phone 519-672-8800

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Recent Events

Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi  both by G. Puccini  (performed in the original Italian)
Tragedy and comedy in one evening by one of opera’s greatest composers, Giacomo Puccini. Two one-act operas that are sure to make you cry and then laugh for joy. Performed in original Italian with English SurtitlesTM.
Conductor: Simone Luti
Director: Tom Diamond
November 18, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
November 19, 2016, 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
November 20, 2016, 2:00 p.m.

Fall Gala: Favourite Scenes
An evening of operatic and musical theatre favourites starring some amazing talent from the Western Opera program. Program included excerpts from: Le nozze di Figaro, Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow, Carmen, Cosí fan tutte, La veuve joyeuse, Les contes d’Hoffmann, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story.
Conductor & Head Coach: Simone Luti
Director: Theodore Baerg
November 4, 2016, 8:00 p.m. 
November 5, 2016, 8:00 p.m.


Outreach/Professional Development Opportunities

During the summer months (May - July), the Don Wright Faculty of Music is home to the opera-intensive program Canadian Operatic Arts Academy (COAA) and the musical theatre-intensive program Music Theatre on the Thames (MToT). Visit their websites to learn more about how to register and/or enjoy the outstanding performances by the participants.


Past Productions:

falstaffFalstaff - Jan/Feb 2016


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Music Director - Alain Trudel
Stage Director - Michael Cavanagh



hansel and gretelHansel and Gretel - Nov 2015


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Music Director - Alain Trudel
Stage Director - Theodore Baerg



la bohèmeLa 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

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