Opera Today

Traditional Opera through Today's Lens

Wednesday
Oct 16, 2019 7:00pm

Venue Royal Theatre

Cost Free

A discussion of the challenges in mounting traditional works of opera and theatre. Knowing what we know now, should we continue to sing these stories?
Hosts: Steve Wadhams and Rebecca Hass.
Panelists

  • Joel Ivany, opera director and Artistic Director of Against the Grain Theatre
  • Benjamin Butterfield, Tenor and Professor of Voice, University of Victoria
  • Caleb Marshall, Managing Artistic Director of the Canadian College of Performing Arts

Opera Today is a new series that highlights the profound relevance of opera in today’s changing world.

Explore themes from opera as they relate to the world you live in today. Guest panels engage with moderator Steve Wadhams, former producer of Ideas on CBC Radio. This series connects the issues on your news feed to the operatic art form.

Coming up in Opera Today …

IESTYN DAVIES IN CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT HOLLISTON
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 12:00pm
Christ Church Cathedral, Chapel of the New Jerusalem
930 Burdett Ave.
Access off Burdett Avenue, south door of Christ Church Cathedral
Wheel chair accessible.

Renowned British countertenor Iestyn Davies talks with Robert Holliston about Baroque music, its current popularity, and the role of the countertenor.


INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
Thursday, March 5, 2020 | Time TBA
Venue TBA
A celebration of women who have had an impact on the world of Opera

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