Toronto City Opera

Announcing Toronto City Opera’s 2018-19 Performing Season


La Traviata PosterLA TRAVIATA
by Giuseppe Verdi

MARCH 28, 2019 @ 7:30pm

MARCH 29, 2019 @ 7:30pm

MARCH 31, 2019 @ 2:00pm

(Sung in Italian, with English surtitles)


La Traviata tells the story of the tragic love between the courtesan Violetta and the young aristocrat Alfredo. The story also depicts the hypocrisy of upper-class society which plunges the two lovers to a sad ending.


Alfredo Germont – Kijong Wi

Violetta Valéry – Beth Hagerman

Gastone de Letorières – Jeffrey Smith

Flora Bervoix – Lillian Brooks

Barone Douphol – Anthony Rodrigues

Annina – Dallas Chorley

Giorgio Germont – Handaya Rusli

Dottore Grenvil – Austin Larusson








Le Nozze di Figaro PosterLE NOZZE DI FIGARO
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

DECEMBER 6, 2018 @ 7:30pm

DECEMBER 7, 2018 @ 7:30pm

DECEMBER 9, 2018 @ 2:00pm

(Sung in Italian, with English surtitles)


Mozart's commedia per musica about the tyranny of social inequality.  Opera that transcends the lighthearted innocence of opera buffa.  Ageless themes of vengeance and forgiveness, freedom and wisdom, and love conquering lust.


Figaro – Dylan Wright

Susanna – Brittany Rae

Count Almaviva – Peter Bass

Countess Almaviva – Jonelle Sills

Cherubino – Lillian Brooks

Basilio/Don Curzio – Jeffrey Smith

Marcellina – Daniella Theresia

Bartolo – Gabriel Sanchez-Ortega

Barbarina – Janelle Lapalme

Antonio – Austin Larusson



Toronto City Opera is Proud to Announce That Alaina Viau Has Joined Our Artistic Team For the 2018-19 Season as Stage Director

Alaina ViauAlaina is a daring young opera director, and production manager based in Toronto. She is the founder and Artistic Director of indie opera company Loose Tea Music Theatre where she collaborates with DJ's, projection artist and filmmakers to produce genre breaking productions. With them she has directed re-imagined contemporary versions of Dissociative Me (Gounod's Faust), Love in the Age of AutoCorrect (Mozart/Stravinsky) and La Tragedie de Carmen (Bizet).


Currently she is leading a re-focus of Bizet’s Carmen as #YesAllWomen that discusses current social issues like gender equality, class society and the impacts of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.


Alaina developed an improv opera show called “Whose Opera is it Anyway” that has toured to sold out houses and has a monthly show in Toronto. The summer of 2018 saw Loose Tea partnering with Toronto Summer Music Festival on a fully staged version of L'Histoire du Soldat at Koerner Hall.


Opera Going Toronto says “Loose Tea Music Theatre casts a disproportionately long artistic shadow…is a prime example of what makes this compact company well worth watching ...”


Loose Tea was invited to perform for the Rhubarb Festival 2016 with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre with Trance Symphony No.5, a Trance/Classical Dance experience of Beethoven’s popular Symphony no.5 with live orchestra and trace DJ. Musical Toronto has said “If this is any indication of the direction of Loose Tea in the future – you’ll want to see what they come up with next”.


Alaina has directed and designed HausMusik for Tafelmusik Baroque Chamber Orchestra and was Artistic Director for two season for SOPAC Ottawa presenting Suor Angelica, Pagliacci and Cendrillon to critical acclaim. She also directed/designed L’isola Disabitata for Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra in Ottawa for their 40th anniversary.


Coming up in 2019, Alaina is Resident Stage Director for Toronto City Opera and will be premiering a new chamber opera about the lost and edited pages from Anne Frank’s diary with Loose Tea.


Alaina works at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as the Assistant Production Manager and is a member of Indie Opera Toronto.


Chorus Registration

Registration for the fall 2018 session of the Toronto City Opera Chorus is now closed.


Your name can be placed on a waiting list by emailing your request to


Thank you for your continued interest in the Toronto City Opera.










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The Al Green Theatre is a 285 seat  facility inside of the vibrant Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. Located at the corner of Bloor Street and Spadina Avenue in Toronto, the theatre is fully accessible by both subway lines, with ample municipal parking and a number of great shops and restaurants close by.

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