CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY X BASE31 PRESENTS: MUSICAL FLIGHTS
Part of the Canadian Opera Company's Community Concert Series
Saturday, Sept 7, 2024

Canadian Opera Company X Base31 Present: Musical Flights

Part of the Canadian Opera Company’s Community Concert Series

Saturday, September 7, 2024

The Canadian Opera Company and its acclaimed COC Orchestra touch down in Prince Edward County this September with Musical Flights: a casual concert experience, part of the COC’s Community Concert Series, to be held at Base31 in Picton.

The 70-acre WWII training base has become a cultural epicentre for eclectic musical programming, and Musical Flights will offer a delightful mix of some of the world’s most well-known arias alongside popular show tunes from musical theatre. Audiences can expect a preview of the COC’s upcoming 2024/2025 mainstage season with operatic showstoppers from Nabucco, Faust, Madama Butterfly, and Eugene Onegin, as well as a range of Broadway hits that include selections from Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, and The Sound of Music.

With its impressive showcase of rising Canadian soloists, accompanied by the COC Orchestra led by COC Music Director Johannes Debus, all set in picturesque Prince Edward County, Musical Flights is a perfect weekend getaway for music lovers of every stripe.

TICKET OPTIONS

Club Reserved Seating, Reserved Seating and General Admission Seating tickets are on offer. When purchasing tickets, sections in green have tickets available.

General Admission Seating
General Admission Seating refers to areas of the floor seating that are not assigned or reserved. Tickets for this area are occupied on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that the first three rows of the seating on the floor are allocated as Reserved Seating, and all floor seating is flat with no tiers.

Reserved Seating
Reserved Seating is available in two sections: In rows on the two tiered risers on either side of the floor area with a great view of the stage, as well as the first three rows of seating in the floor section. Patrons can select the exact location for each of the seats they would like to purchase.

Club Reserved Seating
Club Reserved Seating has table service and is available on the two tiered risers on either side of the floor area. This seating is arranged at tables in groups of four and is located close to the stage, with an excellent view. Patrons can select the exact location for each of the seats they would like to purchase. With Club Reserved Seating, if you purchase less than four tickets, you will be seated with other attendees.

Canadian Opera Company X Base31 Present: Musical Flights

Part of the Canadian Opera Company’s Community Concert Series

The Canadian Opera Company and its acclaimed COC Orchestra touch down in Prince Edward County this September with Musical Flights: a casual concert experience, part of the COC’s Community Concert Series, to be held at Base31 in Picton.

The 70-acre WWII training base has become a cultural epicentre for eclectic musical programming, and Musical Flights will offer a delightful mix of some of the world’s most well-known arias alongside popular show tunes from musical theatre. Audiences can expect a preview of the COC’s upcoming 2024/2025 mainstage season with operatic showstoppers from Nabucco, Faust, Madama Butterfly, and Eugene Onegin, as well as a range of Broadway hits that include selections from Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, and The Sound of Music.

With its impressive showcase of rising Canadian soloists, accompanied by the COC Orchestra led by COC Music Director Johannes Debus, all set in picturesque Prince Edward County, Musical Flights is a perfect weekend getaway for music lovers of every stripe.

TICKET OPTIONS

Club Reserved Seating, Reserved Seating and General Admission Seating tickets are on offer. When purchasing tickets, sections in green have tickets available.

General Admission Seating
General Admission Seating refers to areas of the floor seating that are not assigned or reserved. Tickets for this area are occupied on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that the first three rows of the seating on the floor are allocated as Reserved Seating, and all floor seating is flat with no tiers.

Reserved Seating
Reserved Seating is available in two sections: In rows on the two tiered risers on either side of the floor area with a great view of the stage, as well as the first three rows of seating in the floor section. Patrons can select the exact location for each of the seats they would like to purchase.

Club Reserved Seating
Club Reserved Seating has table service and is available on the two tiered risers on either side of the floor area. This seating is arranged at tables in groups of four and is located close to the stage, with an excellent view. Patrons can select the exact location for each of the seats they would like to purchase. With Club Reserved Seating, if you purchase less than four tickets, you will be seated with other attendees.

Event Details

DATE: Saturday, September 7

TIME: 3pm – 4.45pm (1h 45min, 20 minute intermission)

COST: $79.00 – $169.00

TERMS/WAIVERS: By purchasing a ticket for this event, you are agreeing to our Ticketing and Privacy Policy

LOCATION: Drill Hall, Base31, 343 County Rd 22 #20, Prince Edward County

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ARTIST BIOS

Matthew Cairns - Tenor

One of CBC’s 2019 “30 Hot Classical Musicians Under 30.” Currently in his second year in the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, some of his recent roles include Walther in Tannhäuser and Leonard in Kevin Puts’s The Hours. He also recently performed as Macduff in Macbeth at the COC, where he returns next season as the Drum Major in Wozzeck.

Photo Credit: Gaetz Photography

Johannes Debus - Conductor

German-born conductor Johannes Debus was appointed Music Director of the Canadian Opera Company in 2009, having already captivated audiences in Toronto and across many of the great opera houses worldwide. Throughout his COC tenure, Debus has skillfully led landmark COC productions that include Götterdämmerung and the world premiere of Hadrian by Rufus Wainwright and Daniel McIvor. Debus most recently conducted the COC’s productions of Don Giovanni and The Cunning Little Vixen and will conduct Faust, La Reine-garçon, and Wozzeck in the company’s 2024/2025 season. Outside of the COC, Debus is the co-founder of the annual Biglake Festival in Prince Edward County.

Photo Credit: Gaetz Photography

COC Orchestra

The acclaimed COC Orchestra—the oldest opera orchestra in Canada—comprises more than 50 permanent instrumentalists and has been praised worldwide for its musical versatility and range of expression. Under COC Music Director Johannes Debus, the orchestra excels in a wide range of repertoire, achieving “almost otherworldly perfection” (Globe and Mail).

Photo Credit: Gaetz Photography

Midori Marsh – Soprano

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Midori Marsh completed her Master of Music in opera at the University of Toronto. Since winning First Prize and the Audience Choice Award at the COC’s 2019 Ensemble Studio Competition and being named the following year as one of CBC’s “30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30,” she earned herself a 2022 Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination for her performance as Papagena in the company’s production of The Magic Flute. Recently, she performed as The House in Rocking Horse Winner with Tapestry Opera and as a Soloist in Soundstreams’ Electric Messiah.

Photo Credit: Gaetz Photography

Charlotte Siegel – Soprano

Soprano and singer/songwriter Charlotte Siegel of Toronto holds a graduate diploma and a master’s in opera and voice from McGill University, and a bachelor of classical voice performance from the University of Toronto. Previously named on CBC’s annual list of “30 hot classical musicians under 30,” Siegel performs this season at the COC as Musetta in La Bohème, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Innkeeper’s Wife/Hen in The Cunning Little Vixen, and First Handmaiden in Medea. Off stage, Siegel is the co-founder and Managing Director of the Marigold Music Program, whose goal is to bridge the gap between marginalized youth and music education

Photo Credit: Gaetz Photography

Korin Thomas-Smith – Baritone

Korin Thomas-Smith holds a Master of Music in Opera, a bachelor’s in voice performance from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Musical Arts from Yale University. He is a past participant of the Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency at The Royal Conservatory of Music and a Young Artist at the Glimmerglass Festival. In 2021, he was named one of CBC Music’s “30 hot classical musicians under 30.” This season at the COC, he performs as an Officer in La Bohème, the Poacher in the Relaxed Performance of The Cunning Little Vixen, and Dr. Malatesta in the Ensemble Studio Performance of Don Pasquale.

Photo Credit: Scott Ramsay

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