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Toronto: Celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at Roy Thomson Hall
Saturday, December 28, 2019
Kick off your New Year’s Eve celebration with the passion and romance of opera’s greatest hits, then waltz into 2020 on New Year’s Day with lovely operetta hits, soaring overtures, and the beautiful Blue Danube waltz.
Celebrate with Bravissimo! Opera’s Greatest Hits on New Year’s Eve, and Salute to Vienna on New Year’s Day.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 7pm:
Bravissimo! Opera’s Greatest Hits:
A truly romantic beginning to your New Year’s Eve festivities, Bravissimo! Opera’s Greatest Hits features four internationally acclaimed opera stars accompanied by the colossal power of Opera Canada Symphony and Chorus. Enjoy the finest arias, choruses, and duets from Rigoletto, Tosca, La bohème, Aida, Carmen, and other beloved works. This elegant celebration stars soprano Karine Babajanyan (Armenia), mezzo-soprano Maria Kataeva (Russia), tenor Luc Robert (Canada), and baritone Michele Kálmándy (Hungary). Don’t miss this glamorous evening of sensational music that’s perfect for both seasoned opera lovers and those who are new to the genre. With final bows before 10pm, you’ll have plenty of time to raise a glass of champagne at midnight!
Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 2:30pm:
Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert:
Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert is always fun, always fresh, and always features a lively new program and new cast of international stars! This year’s concert will be hosted by world-renowned Viennese conductor Michael Zehetner (Vienna), leading the Strauss Symphony of Canada. Fresh selections from operettas will be performed by soprano Micaëla Oeste (Berlin) and tenor Tilmann Unger (Munich), and new choreography will take your breath away when the beautifully costumed members of Kiev-Aniko Ballet of Ukraine and International Champion Ballroom Dancers take to the stage. Make Salute to Vienna your New Year’s Tradition!