August 3 to 31
Join us for our 11th season celebrating Canada’s sesquicentennial, and hear the best young professional voices Canada has to offer in the beauty of the Haliburton Highlands, only two and a half hours northeast of the GTA. Established in 2007 by internationally-acclaimed Canadian tenor Richard Margison and Canadian stage director/violist Valerie Kuinka, the Highlands Opera Studio is an advanced intensive training and professional networking program for emerging opera professionals. Chosen from 150+ applicants from across Canada through competitive auditions, the 2017 vocal participants can be heard throughout the month of August, in masterclasses with Richard Margison, four concerts and two staged operas. Experience the first public workshop performance of our new opera commission, Wiikondiwin (Feast), written and composed by Odawa First Nation composer Barbara Croall, along with four performances of Mozart’s “battle of the sexes,” Così fan tutte. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit our website.