Monday, July 23, 2012

Opera Idol Update: Opera by Request presents Allison Cecilia Arends


We are proud to announce the Opera by Request performance of Lakmé, featuring Allison Cecilia Arends in the title role.  She was one of our participants in last year's District Auditions.  Start the evening with a pre-show chat with Iain Scott, and then enjoy Léo Delibes oriental delight.

Opera by Request is located in Toronto, Canada, so if you are in the neighborhood on August 10th at 7.30pm, go check it out.  You can find them at College Street United, on the corner of Bathurst Street and College Avenue.

Tickets cost $20 and can be obtained by calling 416-455-2365.  More information can also be found at http://www.operabyrequest.ca/upcoming/more.htm.  Opera by Request is just what the name implies: the singers decide what operas will be performed, not the company directors.  It is a great way for young singers to learn a role and perform it on stage in a concert setting.

If you are not familiar with this opera, like me in this case, you can read more about it on NPR.