Encore! Professional Concert Series presents: Pat & Emilia: A Mixed-Media Chamber Opera
Pat & Emilia is a new mixed-media chamber opera based on the lives of two Windsor, Ontario artists – photographer Pat Sturn (1910-2011) and opera singer Emilia Cundari (1930-2005). Act One, created by Tara Sievers-Hunt, features opera arias from Emilia’s repertoire alongside monologues inspired by newspaper interviews given by the singer from the 1950s to 1970s. Act Two showcases new music by Canadian composer Jeff Smallman with text by Windsor Poet Laureate Marty Gervais.
Tara Sievers-Hunt (soprano) as Emilia | Jocelyn Zelasko (soprano) as Pat
Margaret Gillie (clarinet) | Velda Kelly (violin)
Nadine Deleury (cello) | Mary Siciliano (piano)
The concert includes familiar arias from Italian opera as well as new music by composer Jeff Smallman. Text by Marty Gervais.
Preceded by the documentary film, ‘Imagining Angels’, on the making of the opera
Friday March 23, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines
Tickets: $28.50† adults; $22.50† seniors/students; $12.50† child (14 and under); $5* eyeGo program. General admission. † Includes the $2.50 FOPAC Cultural Capital Improvement Fund (CCIF); other applicable fees and taxes are extra. *No CCIF applied; other applicable fees and taxes are extra.
Order tickets from the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Box Office: 905.688.0722 or Long Distance Toll Free: 1.855.515.0722; online: firstontariopac.ca.