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Opera at Western: Spring Gala Favourite Scenes

Saturday, March 9, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Talbot College (TC)
Room: Paul Davenport Theatre
opera spring gala

Presenting many favourites well known to all. Don’t miss the opportunity to see and hear many of Canada’s finest young musicians!

Update: Due to cast changes and rehearsal scheduling, unfortunately we are no longer able to present scenes from Victor Davies’, The Ecstasy of Rita Joe (adapted from George Ryga's play), a timely and tragic story of a Canadian Indigenous woman, which had its world premiere in Toronto in 2017.

Music Director – Simone Luti
Stage Direction – Jennifer Cyr, Prof. Baerg, Chad Louwerse

March 8, 2018, 8 p.m.
March 9, 2018, 2 p.m.

Planned selections of opera and musical theatre favourites include:
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss
To part is such sweet sorrow
My dear Marquis

Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss 
Composer’s Aria

Le Nozze di Figaro by W.A. Mozart 
Via, resti servita    
Non so piu  
Deh vieni   
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi 
La donna é mobile 
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini
Donde lieta   

Merry Widow by Franz Lehar 
Lips Silent    

Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin
I got plenty o’ nothin’  
Bess, you is my woman now    

The Ecstasy of Rita Joe by Victor Davies 
Rita Joe Aria  
Les Contes d’Hoffman by Jacques Offenbach  

Oklahoma! by Richard Rogers
Oh, what a beautiful mornin’ 
People will say we’re in love  

Advance tickets: $15/10 (general admission/students and seniors) - $5 extra if purchasing at the door, cash only.

Tickets available for purchase via the Grand Theatre Box Office, in advance. Purchase online, in person or by phone 519-672-8800.

Pre-purchased held tickets may be picked up in advance from the Grand Theatre Box Office, or at the venue beginning 45 minutes prior to the performance. Last-minute ticket sales (when available) can be purchased at the door approx. 45 min. prior to the performance. All door sales are cash only and subject to an additional $5 per ticket.

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Rachel Condie
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