Opera Sustenida presents: Verdi’s Il trovatore

Our live production run is complete!
Stay tuned for our digital version of the production to be released in early 2023!

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Opera Sustenida is delighted to present their first LIVE opera with a hybrid multimedia-enhanced production of Verdi’s celebrated Il trovatore!

Featuring Canadian artists Stephanie DeCiantis, Monica Zerbe, Hassan Anami, Andrew Tees, and Dylan Wright, with Tonatiuh Abrego and Daniella Theresia in supporting roles. With performances from both live and virtual community chorus members from across Canada.

Music Direction by Suzanne Yeo.
Stage Direction by Stephanie DeCiantis.
Ivan Jovanovic,
Pianist.

About Il trovatore
Verdi’s iconic tale 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 to a story of vengeance and secret identities. The opera will be sung in the original Italian with The Divas’ own contemporary English translation projected as surtitles.

Cast
Stephanie DeCiantis as Leonora
Hassan Anami as Manrico
Andrew Tees as Conte di Luna
Monica Zerbe as Azucena
Dylan Wright as Ferrando
Tonatiuh Abrego as Ruiz
Daniella Theresia as Inez

Chorus Mentors
Tyana O’Connor, Soprano (Leonora Cover)
Karina Bray, Alto (Azucena Cover)
Michael Dodge, Tenor (Ruiz Cover)
Austin Larusson, Bass (Conte di Luna Cover)

Artistic Staff
Suzanne Yeo, Music Director
Stephanie DeCiantis, Stage Director
Ivan Jovanovic, Pianist

Supporting Staff
Nicole Whitney Dubinsky, Costume Design; Stage Manager
Melissa DeCiantis, Set Construction
Eric Tremblay, Set Designer
David Finneran, Sound Engineer

About Our Venues
We are thrilled to bring our very first LIVE performance to three beautiful venues in Toronto! Here are the details for each performance:

2:30pm on Sunday, September 18th
Heliconian Hall
35 Hazelton Avenue
Toronto, M5R 2E3 

7pm on Saturday, September 24th
Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Columbus Centre
901 Lawrence Avenue West
North York, M6A 1C3

2:30pm on Sunday, September 25th
The Arts & Letters Club
14 Elm St
Toronto, M5G 1G7


Our live production run is complete!
Stay tuned for our digital version of the production to be released in early 2023!

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We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.