I’m excited to be taking part in Brott Opera, a new summer opera program in my new hometown of Hamilton. The program is part of the Brott Music Festival and will include a semi-staged production with orchestra of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, in which I will be performing the role of Bartolo. I had a great time performing this role last year with Cowtown Opera in Calgary and I’m excited to explore the piece some more.
There will also be a concert of opera hits with orchestra and a public masterclass with the Met’s Joan Dornemann.
Get the details here.
I have a couple of upcoming performances to announce.
First up, Julie and I will be giving a joint recital on March 1st as part of Central Presbyterian’s Lenten recital series, Sundays at Three. The repertoire includes Finzi’s Let Us Garlands Bring and Quilter’s Seven Elizabethan Lyrics. More info here: Sundays at Three Concert Announcement.
Next, I will be performing the part of Jesus in J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion, April 3 (Good Friday) also at Central Presbyterian. The performance will be with orchestra and the Central Presbyterian Choir, led by Paul Grimwood. Other soloists will be Beverly Bronté-Tinkew, Mari van Pelt, Bud Roach, and Tom Fleming.
Also in April, Julie and I will be performing some favourite operetta repertoire with the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra as part of their annual fundraising concert on April 18th. The orchestra is conducted by Norman Reintamm. Concert details here: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra – Concerts.
I can’t quite believe we put this wild and crazy show together in such a short amount of time, but somehow we pulled it off. We had a great preview performance last night, with quite a few students and younger kids in attendance. One girl saw us cooling off outside at intermission and told us, “I’m not bored!”. I’ll take it!
Three more performances left at the Lantern Church in Inglewood. Go to cowtownoperacompany.com for more info.