Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Opera Atelier aims for The Marksman
JOHN COULBOURN - QMI Agency
07 FEB 2012
TORONTO - After years of going for baroque, seems Opera Atelier is developing a romantic streak as well.
In a 2012/13 season announced Tuesday by artistic co-directors Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, Toronto’s baroque opera company announced that they have programmed the first Romantic Era opera in the company’s 26 year history — specifically Der Freischutz (The Marksman), composed by Carl Maria von Weber in 1821, almost a century after the baroque and classical era from which OA normally draws its works.
But fans of OA’s more traditional repertoire needn’t despair, for once Der Freischutz concludes its run this fall, OA will begin preparations to revive its beloved 2006 production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute in April of 2013. All performances will once again take place on the stage of the Elgin Theatre, and subscriptions, priced from $90, are currently on sale at 416-703-3767, ext. 222.