We are thrilled to announce our first LIVE opera with a hybrid multimedia-enhanced production of Verdi’s celebrated Il trovatore!
Opera Sustenida’s Stephanie DeCiantis will take centre stage as Leonora, joined by Canadian artists Monica Zerbe, Hassan Anami, Andrew Tees, and Dylan Wright, with Tonatiuh Abrego and Daniella Theresia in supporting roles. Music Direction by Suzanne Yeo, Stage Direction by Stephanie DeCiantis and Ivan Jovanovic at the piano!
Verdi’s iconic tale Il trovatore (“The Troubadour”) centres on a headstrong heroine Leonora, her rivalling love interests (Manrico and the Conte di Luna), and Azucena, a grief-stricken mother who holds the key in this story of vengeance and secret identities.
We are presenting a traditional setting of the opera with modern sensibilities, plus many of the digital elements you have come to know and love from our virtual concerts. We’ll also be including LIVE and digital performances from our Canada-wide Chorus!
The opera will be sung in the original Italian with our own contemporary English translation which will be projected as surtitles.Experience it for yourself this September!
Opera Sustenida presents: Verdi’s Il trovatore
Three LIVE Performances in Toronto:
2:30pm on Sunday, September 18 – The Heliconian Hall
7pm on Saturday, September 24 – The Columbus Centre Art Gallery
2:30pm on Sunday, September 25 – The Arts & Letters Club
We are delighted to offer VIP tickets in each venue with reserved priority seating, a complimentary mini Tarot card reading, and above all, the chance to support a fledgling opera company!
General Admission: $35 each (plus fees)
VIP: $60 each (plus fees)
Cash at the Door: $35 each
Full details available here!
We can’t wait to see you in September!
The Divas 💝
Not in Toronto?
We will be creating a digital version of the opera which will be made available for on-demand streaming (TBD), thanks to a Digital Now grant received from the Canada Council for the Arts.
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