Opera at Western

opera bannerFall 2018 production of The Turn of the Screw

Opera Program Director: Theodore Baerg
Head Coach: Simone Luti

2019-20 Opera Season

All performances in Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College.
Useful information and ticket FAQ/tips

The Mikado
By Gilbert & Sullivan
January 31 & 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. The music is both lovely and lively in equal measure. 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.

Purchase tickets in advance online, in person or by phone at 519-672-8800 via the Grand Theatre Box Office (471 Richmond St., London, ON N6A 3E4). Cash only at the door. Advance ticket purchase strongly encouraged.

 

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.

Purchase tickets in advance online, in person or by phone at 519-672-8800 via the Grand Theatre Box Office (471 Richmond St., London, ON N6A 3E4). Cash only at the door. Advance ticket purchase strongly encouraged.


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


Parking

Talbot College Pay & Display Lot - Purchase parking in advance using the ticket machine in the centre of the lot, or by using the Honk app on your smartphone.

Talbot College Gated Lot - Press button to collect ticket upon entry. Payment by credit card only is required when exiting. Please note: this lot is shared by monthly permit holders between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. (Monday to Friday). Visitors must park in the designated parking spots only during this time.

Medway Lot behind Elgin Hall (5 minute walk across University Bridge) – For those attending weekend performances, starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, weekend parking in the Medway Lot is free. Payment by credit card only is required at other times.  

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

La Finta Giardiniera posterThe Secret Gardener (La finta giardiniera) - Nov 2019

 

Music Director - Simone Luti
Stage Director - Theodore Baerg



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