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The team at Opera 5 is so excited to launch our new website. It has been in the works for a while and we are so happy to provide a place for you where you can discover all things Opera 5, from our upcoming events, to web series, to information on our Symphonic Shows for Pops audiences and Children, to social media pages and ways to support Opera 5. We hope you enjoy!

Trabed’s Opera Training Wheels
April 3, 2016
2:30 p.m.
Grand Theatre, Kingston, ON

More than just ladies in horns, this family-friendly introduction will give you all the tools you need to navigate any opera. Join Trabed the Puppet as he learns the difference between a soprano and a tenor. Discover why mezzo-sopranos always wear pants. Come for the root beer floats, stay for the balloon hammers and fake moustaches. This unique production features the artists of Opera 5, a Toronto-based company known for its tongue-in-cheek interpretations of opera on the internet. Trabed’s Opera Training Wheels is a fun and engaging way to uncover what makes this art form so special.

Evan Mitchell, conductor

Aria Umezawa and Trabed the puppet, hosts

Adrian Kramer, tenor

Rachel Krehm, soprano

Benjamin Covey, baritone

Aidan Ferguson, mezzo-soprano

You can buy tickets here.

Opera at Warp Speed
April 2, 2016
7:30 p.m.
Grand Theatre, Kingston, ON

They don’t call it ‘space opera’ for nothing! Whether you are new to opera or a long-time listener, this concert will take you through the best opera has to offer, with a sci-fi twist! Let the hysterically funny Toronto-based opera company Opera 5 guide you through a ‘newly-found’ opera written by Wagner, which employs every cliché imaginable in both the operatic and the science fiction genres. Will Captain James High C and his first mate Horn Solo rescue the princess Quo’olo’ra Tura’h from the evil Carmen? Only one way to find out!

Evan Mitchell, conductor

Aria Umezawa, host

Adrian Kramer, tenor

Rachel Krehm, soprano

Benjamin Covey, baritone

Aidan Ferguson, mezzo-soprano

You can purchase tickets here.

Join the Party!

You are cordially invited to attend the wildest party of the season! The socialite heiress Orlofsky is hosting an evening of dancing, gambling and debauchery. You get to take part in all the fun. Try your hand at the card tables, dance with one of the entourage, and maybe even get kissed! There’s no telling where the night will take us!

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Die Fledermaus Cast and Crew

Eisenstein: Michael Barrett

Rosalinde: Rachel Krehm

Adele: Julie Ludwig

Falke: Keith Lam

Orlofksy: Erin Lawson

Alfred: Justin Ralph

Frank: Geoffrey Penar

Dr. Blind: Daniel Denino

Ida: Madison Angus

Featuring Pearle Harbour as herself and the Opera 5 Chorus

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Music Director: Patrick Hansen

Director: Aria Umezawa

Co-Director: Jessica Derventzis

Assistant Director: Russell Wustenberg

Choreographer: Jennifer Nichols

Stage Manager: Joanna Black

Assistant Stage Manager: Sorcha Ni Chróinín

Production Designer: Matthew Vaile

Die Fledermaus is produced with generous support from The Ontario Arts Council and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.

 

 

 

 

The venue is Bathurst 918.

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