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Join us on YouTube, November 12-21 for I need opera…and dance - a filmed celebration of both art forms as they are manifested in the works of three brilliant contemporary composers: Jake Heggie, John Greer, and Lee Hoiby. Directed by respected Canadian stage director Rob Herriot, this project marks The LOC’s first foray into film - three independent works that provide a breath of fresh air when we need it most. Jake Heggie’s At the Statue of Venus is a lighthearted look at the insecurities of blind dating. Sung by Karen Santos with Megan Dufrat on piano this opera explores every emotion on the breath of some of the most engaging melodies in contemporary opera. It seemed a perfect choice for those of us who are looking for a bit of vicarious adventure. Watch for the set artwork by Karen Santos too! John Greer’s Sarah Binks Songbook features six songs that give insight into the life of the “Sweet Songstress of Saskatchewan”. And just when you think it couldn’t get any better, the marriage of movement takes the experience to even greater levels of enjoyment. Sung by Jessica Kos-Whicher accompanied by Lisa Rumpel on piano, choreographed by Odette Heyn, danced by Carol-Ann Bohrn and Warren McClelland, this performance is sure to get you moving. Isolation has a way of drawing our attention to other pastimes, like food and who has a better grasp on this art form than Julia Child? Lee Hoiby has brilliantly taken one of Ms. Child’s cooking episodes and sets it to music in Bon Appétit. Lizzy Hoyt and Lisa Rumpel amuse and delight us as they show us the in and outs, ups and downs of baking a French chocolate cake.

SHOW SCHEDULE

November 12 at 7:30 PM: Jake Heggie’s At the Statue of Venus John Greer’s Sarah Binks Songbook, including choreography by Odette Heyn November 15 at 7:30 PM: Lee Hoiby’s Bon Appétit John Greer’s Sarah Binks Songbook, including choreography by Odette Heyn November 17 at 7:30 PM: Jake Heggie’s At the Statue of Venus John Greer’s Sarah Binks Songbook, including choreography by Odette Heyn November 19 at 7:30 PM: Lee Hoiby’s Bon Appétit John Greer’s Sarah Binks Songbook, including choreography by Odette Heyn November 21 at 2:30 PM: Jake Heggie’s At the Statue of Venus John Greer’s Sarah Binks Songbook, including choreography by Odette Heyn November 21 at 7:30 PM: Lee Hoiby’s Bon Appétit John Greer’s Sarah Binks Songbook, including choreography by Odette Heyn During these unprecedented times we at The LOC are aware that the arts are needed more than ever, which is why we are so proud to present this series of performances to you free of charge. If you enjoy I need opera…and dance and would like to support The LOC you can make a donation here. For the last 25 years, The Little Opera Company has been feeding the cultural fabric of Winnipeg by presenting over 50 contemporary operas and cultivating the careers of many local artists. With your support we look forward to celebrating another 25 years with you.
Catherine Daniel & Martin Renner Wallace in La tragédie de Carmen Photo: Heather Milne
Little Opera Company Photo: Heather Milne
Join us on YouTube, November 12-21 for I need opera…and dance - a filmed celebration of both art forms as they are manifested in the works of three brilliant contemporary composers: Jake Heggie, John Greer, and Lee Hoiby. Directed by respected Canadian stage director Rob Herriot, this project marks The LOC’s first foray into film - three independent works that provide a breath of fresh air when we need it most. Jake Heggie’s At the Statue of Venus is a lighthearted look at the insecurities of blind dating. Sung by Karen Santos with Megan Dufrat on piano this opera explores every emotion on the breath of some of the most engaging melodies in contemporary opera. It seemed a perfect choice for those of us who are looking for a bit of vicarious adventure. Watch for the set artwork by Karen Santos too! John Greer’s Sarah Binks Songbook features six songs that give insight into the life of the “Sweet Songstress of Saskatchewan”. And just when you think it couldn’t get any better, the marriage of movement takes the experience to even greater levels of enjoyment. Sung by Jessica Kos-Whicher accompanied by Lisa Rumpel on piano, choreographed by Odette Heyn, danced by Carol- Ann Bohrn and Warren McClelland, this performance is sure to get you moving. Isolation has a way of drawing our attention to other pastimes, like food and who has a better grasp on this art form than Julia Child? Lee Hoiby has brilliantly taken one of Ms. Child’s cooking episodes and sets it to music in Bon Appétit. Lizzy Hoyt and Lisa Rumpel amuse and delight us as they show us the in and outs, ups and downs of baking a French chocolate cake.

SHOW SCHEDULE

November 12 at 7:30 PM: Jake Heggie’s At the Statue of Venus John Greer’s Sarah Binks Songbook, including choreography by Odette Heyn November 15 at 7:30 PM: Lee Hoiby’s Bon Appétit John Greer’s Sarah Binks Songbook, including choreography by Odette Heyn November 17 at 7:30 PM: Jake Heggie’s At the Statue of Venus John Greer’s Sarah Binks Songbook, including choreography by Odette Heyn November 19 at 7:30 PM: Lee Hoiby’s Bon Appétit John Greer’s Sarah Binks Songbook, including choreography by Odette Heyn November 21 at 2:30 PM: Jake Heggie’s At the Statue of Venus John Greer’s Sarah Binks Songbook, including choreography by Odette Heyn November 21 at 7:30 PM: Lee Hoiby’s Bon Appétit John Greer’s Sarah Binks Songbook, including choreography by Odette Heyn During these unprecedented times we at The LOC are aware that the arts are needed more than ever, which is why we are so proud to present this series of performances to you free of charge. If you enjoy I need opera…and dance and would like to support The LOC you can make a donation here. For the last 25 years, The Little Opera Company has been feeding the cultural fabric of Winnipeg by presenting over 50 contemporary operas and cultivating the careers of many local artists. With your support we look forward to celebrating another 25 years with you.
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