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Toronto: Opera Atelier moves its production of “The Resurrection” from April 1 to May 27

Monday, March 15, 2021

Reading Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, his opening sentence seems particularly prescient: 

“it was the best of times, it was the worst of times”

as does his penultimate sentence:

“it was the spring of hope”

The COVID-19 pandemic has at times left us reeling but never bereft of hope or creative possibilities. Due to the most recent Toronto lockdown, Opera Atelier’s production of Handel’s The Resurrection cannot premiere on Thursday April 1, 2021 as we have planned.

Nevertheless, we have devised a solution that will allow us to release our beautiful production in two stages:

1. On Saturday April 3, 2021 at 7:00PM ET Opera Atelier will release a 30-minute documentary short titled The Making of The Resurrection. This film will take you behind the scenes as we navigate through the protocols and challenges of filming and recording while creating a safe environment for our artists and technicians.

We believe you will be fascinated to see our singers, Artists of Atelier Ballet, and Tafelmusik being interviewed, and working together to create the materials for our production. 

The Making of The Resurrection will be available for free 
on Opera Atelier’s website.

2. On Thursday May 27, 2021 at 7:00PM ET we will release the completed version of Handel’s The Resurrection in all its glory - filmed in Koerner Hall with the sets, costumes, props, choreography and staging we have been preparing for almost two years.

The link and passcode to view Handel’s The Resurrection will be sent at 6:30PM ET on the evening of the premiere in an email from The Royal Conservatory Box Office. You will have access to Handel's The Resurrection for up to one week following the premiere on May 27th.

Both offerings will feature the work of Canadian Filmmaker, Marcel Canzona.

If you have not already done so, we encourage you to purchase tickets to our upcoming production of Handel’s The Resurrection. We promise you a thrilling and moving experience.

Opera Atelier firmly believes that live theatre plays a vital role in the well being of audience members like yourselves.

We’re dreaming of a bright future! Thank you for choosing to be part of it. 

Handel’s The Resurrection (7:00PM ET May 27, 2021) - Our exceptional cast of OA artists brings this fully-staged masterpiece to the glorious acoustic of Koerner Hall.

If you would like to give Handel’s The Resurrection as a gift, please contact the Royal Conservatory of Music Box Office at 416-408-0208. Please note that you will need to have the gift recipient’s email address in order to place your order.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your ticketing purchase, please contact The Royal Conservatory Box Office at 416-408-0208 or

Tickets for The Resurrection at