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Toronto: Opera Atelier cancels its production of Handel’s “La resurrezione” scheduled for April 11-19

Friday, March 20, 2020

It is heartbreaking for us to announce that following the Premier’s declaration of a state of emergency for Ontario, we believe the only responsible action for Opera Atelier is to cancel performances of Handel’s The Resurrection, scheduled for April 11 - 19 at Koerner Hall. We wish to extend our sincere thanks to all of our singers and dancers for the inspiring, focused rehearsals they have delivered in support of this production. 

‍Thanks also to Opera Atelier’s tireless staff, production and artistic teams whose dedication acts as a reminder of why we wished to bring this beauty into the world in the first place. 

‍All of us at Opera Atelier maintain this repertoire brings out the very best in us as human beings, and moving forward we believe it will be a source of healing and inspiration for everyone. And thank you to you, our loyal patrons, friends and subscribers for your messages of encouragement and support.

‍We will be in touch with subscribers and ticket-holders with information on ticketing in the coming days and weeks. With our administrative staff working remotely, we ask for your patience in responding to inquiries, as it will take longer than usual. If you have any questions or concerns, please email

‍You - the audience - are the lifeblood of Opera Atelier, and as we face the financial impact of COVID-19, your generous support becomes even more vital. If you would like to make a donation to help us meet the challenges we will face in the immediate future, please visit our website. We are truly grateful for the support our patrons continue to provide - now more than ever.

‍If you have not subscribed for the 2020-2021 season, we encourage you to do so now online.

We would like to thank everyone for the understanding, the patience and the care they have shown us in these difficult times. 


Marshall Pynkoski, C.M., Co-Artistic DirectorJeannette Lajeunesse Zingg C.M., Co-Artistic DirectorAlexandra Skoczylas, Executive Director

Photo: Tyler Gledhill. ©2019 Bruce Zinger.