MY Opera have announced the cast for their spring production of Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia. Christina Campsall sings the title role with Nicholas Borg as Tarquinius. Jonelle Sills, Daevyd Pepper, Jacob Feldman, Evan Korbut, Victoria Marshall and Anne-Marie MacIntoshround out the cast. Natasha Fransblow will direct musically from the piano and stage production is by Anna Theodakis. There will be three performances April 29th to May 1st in the Aki Studio at Daniels Spectrum.
April 1st and 3rd see two performances of Peter-Anthony Togni and Sharon Singer’s opera ISIS AND OSIRIS – Gods of Egypt. This is a world premier under the aegis of Voicebox:Opera in Concert. Robert Cooper will conduct and the soloists include Lucia Cesaroni as Isis and Ernesto Ramirez as Osiris. This one’s at the St. Lawrence Centre.
And on February 19th Canadian Art Song Project have a recital; The Pilgrim Soul at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse. Phillip Addis and Emily Hamper will perform a program that interweaves the words of Robert Louis Stevenson with Gustav Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer, Larysa Kuzmenko’s In Search of Eldorado, Dominick Argento’s The Andrée Expedition and Imant Raminsh’s The Pilgrim Soul.