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PopOpera – Inaugural Concert

July 10 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

Hybrid Hybrid Event
$20 – $150.00

Enjoy in your living room or at the drive-in!

7:30pm - Gates Open

8:30pm - Pre-Concert Talk

9:00pm - LIVE Concert

Join Us for a Spectacular Opening Night

Featuring over a dozen members of The National Academy Orchestra of Canada and several rising stars of the Canadian opera scene, directed by Maestro Boris Brott. The PopOpera programme will feature works by Mozart, Bizet, Leoncavallo, Puccini, Verdi, Gounod, Délibes, and Bernstein. It will conclude with two favourite ensembles by Verdi: Va, pensiero (Nabucco) and the Brindisi from La Traviata.

Boris Brott was the celebrated maestro’s assistant during his years as music director of the New York Philharmonic, before going on to an international career of his own.

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  • “Viens, Malika!/Dôme épais” (Flower Duet) from Lakmé (Délibes)
    Ekaterina Shelehova, soprano & Ellita Gagner, mezzo-soprano
  • “Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre” from Carmen (Bizet)
    Nicholas Borg, baritone
  • “Que fais-tu, blanche tourterelle?” from Roméo et Juliette (Gounod)
    Ellita Gagner, mezzo-soprano
  • “Deh, vieni alla finestra” from Don Giovanni (Mozart)
    Matthew Kim, baritone
  • Allegro from Act I Finale (“Dammi un bacio, o mio tesoro”) from Così fan tutte (Mozart)
    Full Company
  • Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni)
  • “Ah, Mimi tu più non torni” from La Bohème (Puccini)
    Scott Rumble, tenor, & Matthew Kim, baritone
  • “Vissi d’arte” from Tosca (Puccini)
    Catherine Thornsley, soprano
  • “Vesti la giubba” from Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)
    Scott Rumble, tenor
  • “Glitter and be Gay” from Candide (Bernstein)
    Ekaterina Shelehova, soprano
  • “Va, pensiero” from Nabucco (Verdi)
    Full Company
  • “Libiamo” from La traviata (Verdi)
    Full Company
  • “Earth Melodies” (Shelehova, b.1995)
    Ekaterina Shelehova, soprano


New Life Church Auditorium, 28 Tracey Lane, Collingwood, ON

Note: This "hybrid" concert will be livestreamed online AND projected outdoors at the church's spacious parking lot (drive-in). The pre-concert talk will be audio-only for digital customers.

This event has been made possible by the kind support of RBC Dominion Securities – Geoffrey J. Belisle.

(Price Per Person)

Live outdoor concert on August 22

(On Demand Viewing)

Available until August 16


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July 10
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
$20 – $150.00
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