Production History

2009

All the Makings of Good Opera

July 17th-18th, 2009 at Petro Canada Hall (Arias and Songs)

July 23rd, 2009 at St. George’s Anglican Cathedral, Brigus (Arias and Songs)

July 24th, 2009 at DF Cook (Staged Opera Scenes)

Directed by Rob Herriot

2010

Albert Herring 

July 17th, 2010 at the Holy Heart Theatre, St. John’s

Music by Benjamin Britten

Libretto by  Eric Crozier

Directed by Robert Herriot

Conducted by Judith Yan

The Rape of Lucretia 

July 16th and July 18th, 2010 at the Holy Heart Theatre, St. John’s

Music by Benjamin Britten

Libretto by Ronald Duncan

Directed by James Marvel

Conducted by Tyrone Paterson

2011

Dido and Aeneas 

June 16th – June 19th, 2011 at the LSPU Hall, St. John’s

Music by Henry Purcell

Libretto by Nahum Tate

Directed by Tim Albery

Conducted by Kevin Mallon

Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)

June 22nd – June 24th, 2011 at the Holy Heart Theatre, St. John’s; June 25th, 2011 at the Garrick Theatre, Bonavista

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte.

Directed by Robert Harriot

Conducted by Judith Yan

2012

Requiem in D Minor K.626 

June 8th – June 9th, 2012 at the Anglican Cathedral, St. John’s

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Conducted by Judith Yan 

Suor Angelica 

June 20th – June 23rd, 2012 at the Holy Heart Theatre, St. John’s; June 24th, 2012, Garrick Theatre, Bonavista

Music by Giacomo Puccin

Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano

Directed by Robert Herriot

Conducted by Judith Yan

Gianni Schicchi 

June 20th – June 23rd, 2012 at the Holy Heart Theatre, St. John’s; June 24th, 2012 at the Garrick Theatre, Bonavista

Music by Giacomo Puccini

Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano

Directed by Robert Herriot 

Conducted by Judith Yan

2013

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony 

May 31st – June 1st, 2013 at the Holy Heart Theatre

Music by Ludwig van Beethoven 

Conducted by Judith Yan

La Traviata 

June 13th – June 16th, 2013 at the Holy Heart Theatre, St. John’s

Music by Giuseppe Verdi

Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave.

Directed by Michael Cavanagh

Conducted by Judith Yan

Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) 

June 23rd, 2013 a the Garrick Theatre, Bonavista

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder

Directed by Chas Rader-Shieber

Conducted by Marc David

2014

A Midsummer Night’s Dream 

June 19th – June 21st, 2014 at the Holy Heart Theatre, St. John’s

Music by Benjamin Britten

Libretto by Peter Pears 

Directed by Tom Diamond

Conducted by Vlad Iftinca

La Bohème 

June 12th – June 14th, 2014 at the Holy Heart Theatre, St. John’s

June 15th, 2014 at the Garrick Theatre, Bonavista

Music by Giacomo Puccini

Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

Directed by Michael Cavanagh 

Conducted by Judith Yan

2015

Turn of the Screw 

June 17th – June 19th, 2015 at the LSPU Hall, St. John’s; June 21st, 2015 at the Garrick Theatre, Bonavista

Music by Benjamin Britten

Libretto by Myfanwy Piper

Directed by Micheal Waller

Conducted by Vlad Iftinca

Carousel

June 11th – June 13th, 2015 at the Holy Heart Theatre, St. John’s

Music by Richard Rodgers

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein

Directed by Michael Cavanagh 

Conducted by Judith Yan

L’enfant et Les Sortilèges 

June 5th – June 6th, 2015 at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall, St. John’s 

Music by Maurice Ravel

Libretto by Colette

Directed by Danielle Irvine

Conducted by Olivier Godin

2016

Sweeney Todd 

June 17th – June 18th, 2016 at the Holy Heart Theatre, St. John’s

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim 

Directed by Jonathan Monro

Conducted by Jonathan Monro

Ours (World Premiere)

July 1st – July 2nd, 2016 at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre 

Music by John Estacio

Libretto by Robert Chafe

Directed by Glynis Leyshon

Conducted by Judith Yan

2017

The Sound of Music 

February 17th – February 19th, 2017 at the Holy Heart Theatre, St. John’s

Music by Richard Rodgers

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Directed by Donna Fletcher 

Conducted by Judith Yan

Dead Man Walking 

June 16th – June 17th, 2017 at the Holy Heart Theatre, St. John’s

Music by Jake Heggie,

Libretto by Terrence McNally

Directed by James Marvel

Conducted by Judith Yan

Brothers Grimm 

May 29th – June 2nd, 2017; Touring Production schools in the St. John’s area: May 29th St. Francis of Assisi (Torbay), May 30th  St. Bonaventure College (St. John’s), Ma31st Holy Family (Paradise), May 31st Paradise Elementary (Paradise), June 1st Mary Queen of Peace (St. John’s), June 2nd Immaculate Conception (Colliers) 

Music and Lyrics by Dean Burry

Directed by Brenna Corner

Conducted by Kimberley-Ann Bartczak

Into the Woods 

November 23rd – November 25th, 2017 at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by James Lapine

Directed by Donna Fletcher 

Conducted by Judith Yan

2018

Ours 

November 9th and November 11th, 2018 at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre

Music by John Estacio

Libretto by Robert Chafe

Directed by Glynis Leyshon

Conducted by Judith Yan

Tosca 

June 16th, 2018 at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre

Music by Giacomo Puccini

Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa.

Directed by Ann Hodges

Conducted by Judith Yan

As One (Canadian Premiere)

May 28th – June 5th, 2018; Touring Production: May 28th Grand Falls-Windsor, May 30th Stephenville, June 1st Gander Arts and Culture Centres, and June 5th St. John’s D. F. Cook Recital Hall

Music and concept by Laura Kaminsky

Libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed

Directed by Brenna Corner

Conducted by Kimberley-Ann Bartczak

2019

Come From Away

In partnership with Mirvish Productions

January 23rd – January 27th, 2019 at the Holy Heart Theatre, St. John’s

Music and Lyrics by Irene Sankoff & David Hein

Directed by Christopher Ashley 

Conducted by Bob Foster

Shanawdithit (World Premiere)

Co-production with Tapestry Opera

May 5th – 25th, 2019, Toronto, at the Imperial Oil Opera Theatre; June 21st, 2019 at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre

Music by Dean Burry,

Libretto by Yvette Nolan

Directed by Michael Hidetoshi Mori and Yvette Nolan

Conducted by Judith Yan

The Phantom of the Opera 

November 7th – November 10th, 2019 at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyrics by Charles Hart

Directed by Donna Fletcher

Conducted by Jeffrey Huard

2020

Powder Her Face (Postponed)

June 4th and 6th, 2020 at the LSPU Hall, St. John’s

Music by Thomas Adés,

Libretto by Philip Hensher

Directed by Ruth Lawrence 

Conducted by Judith Yan

Ours at the NAC (Postponed)

July 16th and 18th at the National Arts Centre in Ontario

Music by John Estacio

Libretto by Robert Chafe

Directed by Glynis Leyshon

Conducted by Judith Yan

The Rock Performs (Digital Festival)

June/July/August 2020, various locations

Filmed by Roger Maunder

Photographed by David Howells