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Toronto: Opera Atelier presents “Together/Apart Part II” on July 28

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

On Tuesday, July 28th at 8pm ET Opera Atelier is thrilled to present Together/Apart Part II - a 20-minute virtual showcase celebrating Opera Atelier’s Resident photographer Bruce Zinger and his iconic images for OA that have won the company worldwide recognition.

Together/Apart Part II will showcase images that served as an inspiration for OA’s creative team as they crafted the new Prologue for Opera Atelier's 2016 production of Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas. These images will be coupled with Zinger’s spectacular never-before-seen photographs of the opera, starring Canadian mezzo-soprano Wallis Giunta, for whom the production was conceived as a vehicle, and tenor Christopher Enns as Aeneas. These stunning photographs will also feature the Artists of Atelier Ballet, whose performances are woven directly into the telling of the story.

Canadian actor Irene Poole will narrate excerpts of Robert Fagle's translation of The Aeneid as the voice of Virgil, accompanied by Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Pandemarmonium Baroque.

“While we wait for the imminent announcement of Toronto’s participation in Stage 3 of Ontario’s reopening plan, Together/Apart Part II gives us the opportunity to celebrate the beauty of one of Opera Atelier’s most iconic productions, as captured by our Resident Photographer, while looking to the future with optimism and anticipation.” - Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, Co-Artistic Director, Opera Atelier.

We invite you to sit back, relax, and enjoy an exceptional evening of entertainment from our home to your homes.

Together/Apart Part II will premiere on Tuesday, July 28th at 8pm ET on our YouTube channel and on all of our social media platforms. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as we share sneak peeks!

Photo: Bruce Zinger at La Scala. © 2015 Opera Atelier.