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A double bill..

Join Opera on the Spot for cabaret-style performances of two one-act operas, Hand of Bridge (Barber) and The Old Maid and the Thief (Menotti). In both of these quirky and lesser-known works, appearances can be deceiving: an otherwise ordinary hand of bridge becomes slowly fraught with desire, and the niceties of small talk give way to feelings of resentment and desperation. Deal yourself in, and join us for an immersive evening of operatic antics!

Friday, August 4th at 7:30 pm at Center for New Music, 55 Taylor Street

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Monday, August 7th at 7:30 pm Italian Restaurant, Caffe Delle Stelle, 395 Hayes Street

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A Hand of Bridge, by Samuel Barber, libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti

  • David, a florid business man          Sergey Khalikulov, baritone
  • Geraldine, his middle aged wife    Jordan Amann, soprano
  • Bill, a lawyer                                  Kevin Gino, tenor
  • Sally, his wife                                 Claire MacKenzie, mezzo-soprano

The Old Maid and the Thief, music and libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti

  • Miss Todd                            Emma Lacenski, mezzo-soprano
  • Laetitia                                Emily Thebaut, soprano
  • Miss Pinkerton                     Aisha Campbell, soprano
  • Bob                                     Sergey Khalikulov, baritone

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