Patrick Hansen, Director of Opera McGill & Opera Studies
Stephen Hargreaves, Principal Coach
Lisl Wirth Black Box "Opera Binge" Festival
- SID THE SERPENT WHO WANTED TO SING by Malcolm Fox
Patrick Hansen, music director and stage director
Opera McGill marks 60 years of training, mentoring, and nurturing young artists with a celebratory season featuring an innovative Opera Binge Festival, with no less than seven one-act operas in 24 hours at multiple venues. British composer Malcolm Fox’s 1977 opera stars Sid, a performing snake in a circus who wants to learn to sing. Accompanied by his circus friends, Sid travels the world, trying a different style of singing wherever he goes — from grand opera in Rome, to music-hall in London, to rock in New York — eventually finding his own unique style. Patrick Hansen is pianist and music and stage director for this colourful, interactive opera for the whole family. 45 minutes.
Box Office: All tickets are available online (links below) or through our Box Office (in person or by phone: 514-398-4547) between 12:00pm and 6:00pm.
Individual (general admission or student/senior) : online here
Family pass (2 adults, 2 children) $20 : online here
BINGE FESTIVAL PASS (LIMITED QUANTITY) $65/$45 : online here