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Opera McGill: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" - Season 2013/14

About Opera McGill

The mandate of Opera McGill is to train students for the very demanding and highly competitive world of professional opera through offering a cohesive and comprehensive training program, providing a strongly supportive environment and creating a positive work atmosphere. A logical streaming of courses and numerous performance opportunities are available to all singers who are registered at McGill in the various vocal degree and performance diploma programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Students' progress is carefully monitored throughout their studies in order to ensure the quality of their individual growth and development. A variety of styles and disciplines is explored in depth through a wide range of courses, including acting, movement, dance, fencing and stage combat. Each year, Opera McGill enjoys three major performance periods (November, January and March). These professionally staged and designed productions are numbered among the highlights of Montreal's artistic season, attracting considerable attention in the media and from the international professional operatic community as well. Opera Canada magazine has hailed Opera McGill as "...the premiere program in Canada."


Patrick Hansen,
Director of Opera Studies

2014 - 2015 Season

Nov. 13, 14, 15, and 16 (matinee), 2014

Venus and Adonis by Blow / Pygmalion by Rameau

Hank Knox, conductor

Patrick Hansen, director (Blow)

Aria Umezawa, director (Rameau)

McGill Baroque Orchestra

Pollack Hall

Jan. 29, 30, 31 and Feb. 1(matinee), 2014  

Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart

Gordon Gerrard, conductor

Nicola Bowie, director

McGill Symphony Orchestra

Pollack Hall

March 19 and 21, 2015

Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi by Puccini

Boris Brott, conductor

David Gately, director

McGill Chamber Orchestra

Pollack Hall with the McGill Chamber Orchestra, Boris Brott artistic director

March 20, 2015

War and the Pity of War

Pollack Hall

* March 19, 20, and 21 performances are part of the Lisl Wirth Black Box Festival.