Chicago & Versailles Tour 2018

By Opera Atelier

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OA on Tour

This fall, Opera Atelier is thrilled be presenting our French Baroque double bill of Charpentier's Actéon and Rameau's Pygmalion at the Harris Theater in Chicago from November 15-17, 2018.

We then head immediately to Versailles to present this production from November 30-December 02, 2018 at the Royal Opera House. While at Versailles, we will also be presenting a concert of gorgeous Baroque music calledThe Angel Speaks in the Royal Chapel. The concert will feature a new Canadian commission by Edwin Huizinga.

We have been incredibly fortunate to have such a wonderful international presence, especially since Opera Atelier was specifically invited by both venues. It’s an extraordinary honour to represent Canada internationally.

On the flip-side, however, touring a whole production to two locations is an enormous undertaking.

It also takes a village to put on a production of the highest artistic quality: this tour includes 8 singers, 12 dancers, 28 musicians (with their priceless Baroque instruments), and a production team of 16 people. Additionally, we are shipping our set, costumes, and props, weighing in over 7,000 lbs. This is a huge undertaking!

We are supported by grants from Canada, Ontario, the City of Toronto, the French embassy, and an incredible leadership donation from Mr. & Mrs. John & Claudine Bailey. They have all generously helped us to reach these incredible international platforms.

Despite the incredible support we have received from all levels of government, we still have a funding gap of $25,000. Please donate today and help us reach our goal.

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We sincerely appreciate any and all support to help make this tour happen.

We are profoundly grateful for all donors, across all levels of giving. Opera Atelier is a small company, and though we artistically can make a big impact, we truly depend on all of our patrons and donors for support. Thank you for your dedication and support of our company.

Our company has a strong foundation to do amazing tours like this because of you. Thank you.

Banner photo, M Pynkoski at Golden Gates of Versailles, and OA Hall of Mirrors photos by Bruce Zinger.

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Team Members

Rebekah Lobosco Gilli

Alexandra Skoczylas

Bronwen Bradley

Dan Hickey