Opera Atelier returns to live performances with “All is Love” event

Opera Atelier has announced that they are set to return to live performances with their upcoming concert, “All is Love.”

This Valentine’s Day themed event will be a fully staged production, featuring works by Rameau, Charpentier, Renaldo Hahn, Debussy, Purcell, Locke and Handel. The list of artists is made up of tenors Colin Ainsworth and Remy Mathieu; sopranos Mireille Asselin, Meghan Lindsay, Cynthia Smithers and Measha Brueggergosman-Lee; mezzo Danielle MacMillan; and bass-baritone Douglas Williams. OA’s musical director, David Fallis, directs the musicians of Tafelmusik.

The event will also include the full body of Atelier Ballet artists, featuring dancer Eric Cesar De Mello Da Silva, and with choreography by company co-founder Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg and Atelier dancer Tyler Gledhill. .

“The artistic team at Opera Atelier has long wanted to explore the links between French Baroque composers such as Lully and Rameau, and their compatriots of the late 19th and early 20th century”, explains Lajeunesse Zingg, co-artistic director founder of Opera Atelier. “All Is Love presents the latest repertoire ever explored by Tafelmusik or Opera Atelier, and expands our perception of the very definition of ‘period performance’.”

“All is Love” will take place on February 19 and 20, 2022 at Koerner Hall at the TELUS Center for Performance and Learning.

Kenneth T. Shippee