On Saturday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. ET, watch Opera McGill’s production of Handel’s Ariodante live from Pollack Hall in Montreal, featuring a cast of student soloists and the McGill Baroque Orchestra under direction of Hank Knox.
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Set in medieval Scotland, the opera follows the twisted love life of Prince Ariodante and his betrothed, Princess Ginevra, who is also pursued to great lengths by Duke Polinesso. Betrayal and bravery abound in this classic 1735 masterwork!
Ariodante: Veronica Pollicino, soprano
Ginevra: Christine Jay, soprano
Dalinda: Jacoba Barber-Rozema, soprano
Polinesso: Nicholas Burns, contralto
Lurcanio: Patrick McGill, tenor
Odoardo: Zachary Rubens, tenor
King of Scotland: Jean-Philippe Mc Clish, bass
Principal coach, co-acting director of opera studies: Stephen Hargreaves
Co-acting director of opera studies: Jonathan Patterson
Stage director: Aria Umezawa
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Hand-selected opera gems by the most celebrated dramatic tenor in the world, Ben Heppner. The most familiar arias from the most-loved operas of all time along with opera overtures, intermezzi and choruses. Performances combine the great voices of the 20th century with today's rising stars