Opera Atelier’s 2016-2017 Season, celebrating Canada’s Sesquicentennial, will include Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in October and Charpentier’s Medea in April.
Dido and Aeneas will star Wallis Giunta and Christopher Enns in the title roles, with Laura Pudwell (Sorceress) and Meghan Lindsay (Belinda).
Medea features soprano Peggy Kriha Dye and Canadian tenor Colin Ainsworth in the lead roles of Medea and Jason. The cast also includes Mireille Asselin (Créuse), Meghan Lindsay (Nérine), Jesse Blumberg (Oronte), Karine White (Cléone), Stephen Hegedus, Christopher Enns and Kevin Skelton.
The tour of Medea to Versailles (May 19, 20 and 21, 2017) is Opera Atelier’s special project in honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial.
Dido and Aeneas and Medea will be directed by Marshall Pynkoski and choreographed by Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, with set design by Gerard Gauci and lighting design by Michelle Ramsay. Both productions will feature the full corps of Artists of Atelier Ballet, and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra under the baton of David Fallis.