“Excellent concert last night. The cast showcased talent, musicality and verve to highlight all that is good about the lyric theatre. Congratulations!”Guillermo Silva-Marin, General/Artistic Director VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert, Toronto Operetta Theatre
“That was WORLD CLASS!” Michael Spence
March 5 – 17, 2023
STUART GRAHAM, Artistic & Stage Director
NARMINA AFANDIYEVA, Music Director & Pianist
OpéraFest is a 2-week role-study residency (tuition-free) for emerging and established artists; offering them a non-critical environment to develop new repertoire that culminates in a lyric showcase in the renowned Jeanne Lamon Hall. A principal objective of OpéraFest showcase concert is the professional recording (HD audio/video) offering the artists premium demo recordings of their individual performances for their portfolios.
Normally, our concert/showcase programming has been a concert of assorted arias and ensemble excerpts of the operatic repertoire. We are excited to up our game for the 2023 edition and present 2 complete one-act operas in addition to a selection of arias and ensembles to complete the evening celebrating the talented cast and the lyric arts.