A Night at the Opera

A Night at the Opera

Presented by: Centrepointe Theatres
Centrepointe Theatre
Thursday,  February 01, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

The most intense and provocative moments of your favourite operas compiled into one impeccable evening: this is a show no opera fan should miss. Mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah, bass-baritone Gary Relyea and tenor Richard Margison take the stage together in their best bel canto to perform popular arias, emotional duets, and an impressive repertoire from this talented and tasteful trio.

About Julie Nesrallah:
Singer, actress and broadcaster, Julie dazzles audiences with her engaging personality, and her rich and deeply expressive voice. The host of CBC Radio 2’s national classical music program Tempo, Miss Nesrallah was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her cultural contribution to Canada’s performing arts, and received a Canada Council for the Arts Emerging Artist Award & Mid-Career Grant.

The mezzo-soprano sang “God Save the Queen” for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during Canada Day festivities on Parliament Hill in a performance that was viewed by millions of people around the world. She has also performed “An Evening for Peace” in Montreal for Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan and for Princess Haya in Amman, Jordan.
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About Gary Relyea:
Renowned for the richness of his voice and his compelling musical insights, Gary has thrilled audiences in Britten's “War Requiem”, Handel's “Messiah”, Mahler's “Symphony No. 8” and Verdi's “Requiem” with prestigious orchestras including those of Cleveland, Philadelphia, Montreal, Toronto, Baltimore, Detroit, San Francisco, Calgary, Vancouver and Ottawa's National Arts Centre Orchestra.

About Richard Margison:
Hailed for his ringing top notes and spine-tingling power, Richard is one of the most critically acclaimed opera singers Canada has ever produced. An Officer of the Order of Canada, the recipient of three honorary doctorates (McMaster University, University of Victoria, and University of British Columbia), two life-time achievement awards (Giulio Gari Foundation, Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation), and the Honorary Fellowship (the Royal Conservatory of Music's highest honour), he has performed regularly as a principal artist in all of the world’s leading opera houses.

In recent years, the tenor devotes time to his passion for teaching, guiding young artists into the industry, and giving back to the community at large, offering his services for a variety of charitable organizations and celebrating his Canadian roots with performances across the country.

“Margison colors his voice with an ease and spontaneity that almost seems conversational." -Financial Times

“It is an important experience to hear Margison live, simply to come into contact with the physical presence of the voice. It has both brass and beauty, and its power is so forceful and concentrated that you have to remind yourself that its source is a human throat." -Globe and Mail

Genre: Variety
Language: English
Tickets: $41.75

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February 01 at 8:00 pm