Stage Door News
Toronto: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert announces its 50th season
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
We are excited to announce VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert's impressive milestone: 50th Anniversary Celebration!
In the season 2023/2024, VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert will present VERDI UNBOUND! Who better than the iconic Italian composer, recognized worldwide as a master of the operatic art form to celebrate our Golden Jubilee? His career transformed the Bel Canto style of beautiful singing into the glories of romanticism in Europe. We will perform three early works of this master of the lyric stage.
First comes Un Giorno di Regno (King for a Day) Sunday, November 5th, 2023 which was Verdi’s first comedy. Then Ernani, Sunday, February 25, 2024, which became wildly popular… barely superseded in appeal by Il Trovatore, making him the top opera composer of his time. And closing the season is La Battaglia di Legnano (The Battle at Legnano) Sunday, April 7, 2024, which was a ‘clamorous success’ eliciting an encore of its fourth act at every performance.
OIC has always depended on friends and donors. To reach a Golden Jubilee could not have been possible without your presence, your enthusiasm, and your support. We ask for your special consideration for a very special moment in OIC’s history and legacy among Canadian performing arts organizations to succeed with VERDI UNBOUND!. We hope for your continued commitment to Canada’s premier company in presenting a rare and diverse opera repertoire.
To donate to VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert, visit www.canadahelps.org.
Illustration: Portrait of Giuseppe Verdi by Giovanni Boldini, 1886.