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A glamorous woman in a long black dress standing in the doorway of a theatre.

Opera on the Avalon is delighted to present Three Decembers, a chamber opera in two acts, composed by Jake Heggie, with a libretto by Gene Scheer. Based on the unpublished play Some Christmas Letters by Terrence McNally, Three Decembers is set during the month of December in three years – 1986, 1996, 2006 – and tells the story of a famous actress, Madeline, and her two adult children as they struggle to know and love each other. This MainStage production will feature Katherine Pracht as Madeline, Leroy Davis as Charlie and Sydney Baedke as Beatrice, as well as a 12-piece orchestra.

Headshot of Katherine Pracht
Leroy Davis Headshot

Katherine Pracht


Leroy Davis


Sydney Baedke


For our first production back, we are delighted to welcome Maestro Judith Yan as Conductor, Ruth Lawrence as Director, Amanda Klein as Stage Manager, Diana Daly as Lighting Designer, Mallory Fisher as Projection Designer and Keith Roberts as Costume Designer.

Join us at the LSPU Hall from June 2-4, 2022 for the East Coast Premiere of Three Decembers!

Three Decembers will also be our first live-streamed production on OOTA-TV – for $25 CAD, you can watch this chamber opera from the comfort of your own home!