Toronto’s Opera Atelier are launching a virtual concert featuring an impressive list of artists including Angela Hewitt, Measha Brueggergosman, Laird Mackintosh and Colin Ainsworth.
The event will be hosted on Wednesday, May 20, 8 p.m. ET by Co-Artistic Directors Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Zingg from their homes in Toronto, and will include a guest-appearance from Toronto’s Mayor John Tory.
“The arts provide a powerful source of emotional and spiritual support in times of crisis,” says Pynkoski. “Opera Atelier realizes just how vulnerable people are when separated from the artists they love, just when they need them the most. And while nothing can replicate the vigour of a live performance, our hope is to provide a virtual concert experience that connects and moves our beloved community situated around the world.”
The complete line-up for Together/Apart will include:
Bass-Baritone Douglas Williams — Berlin
Mezzo-Soprano Mireille Lebel — Vancouver
Artist of Atelier Ballet Xi Yi — Toronto
Mezzo-Soprano Wallis Giunta — Leeds
Soprano Meghan Lindsay — Quebec
Mezzo-Soprano Allyson McHardy — Toronto
Artist of Atelier Ballet Juri Hiraoka — Toronto
Soprano Melody Louledjian — Marseilles
Baritone Laird Mackintosh — New York
Soprano Measha Brueggergosman — Nova Scotia
Violinist/Composer Edwin Huizinga — California
Pianist Angela Hewitt — London
Tenor Colin Ainsworth — Toronto
Soprano Karine White — Toronto
‘Together/Apart: Opera Atelier’s Virtual Showcase from Around the Globe’ will premiere Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 8 p.m. EST. It will be streamed for free at OperaAtelier.com.