Opera Sustenida presents: Verdi’s Il trovatore

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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.

Three Live Performances in Toronto this September!
2:30pm on Sunday, September 18 at the Heliconian Hall
7pm on Saturday, September 24 at the Columbus Centre Art Gallery
2:30pm on Sunday, September 25 at t
he Arts & Letters Club

All tickets are $40 each, plus processing fees.
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In order to protect the health and safety of our artists and audience members, all attendants must be fully vaccinated in order to attend our performances. All audience members must be able to show proof of vaccination if requested. Thank you for your understanding.

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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 identitiesThe opera will be sung in the original Italian with The Divas’ own contemporary English translation projected as surtitles.

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

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

7pm on Saturday, September 24
Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, The Columbus Centre,
901 Lawrence Avenue West, North York, M6B 4E7

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

If you have specific questions about a venue’s accessibility, please email us: operasustenida@gmail.com

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Opera Sustenida
will also create a digital version of the production to be released for on-demand streaming after the live run. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates!

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, Costumes and Make-up; Stage Manager
Melissa DeCiantis, Set Construction
Eric Tremblay, Set Designer
David Finneran, Sound Engineer

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