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November 28 - December 1, 2018

Studio Theatre


Opera 5 presents:

Open Chambers: Hindemith & Shostakovich

Come experience the next level of power and intimacy with Opera 5’s reimagining of staged chamber masterpieces.







Exploring both well-known and emerging works in the operatic canon, Toronto-based independent opera company, Opera 5 is changing the way people see opera. We were awarded Best Independent Opera Company in 2014 by Colorado-based blog Operagasm.

Dynamic Opera

Opera 5 is opera that makes sense. We appeal to a broad audience, and speak to a wide range of tastes. Our production of Poulenc’s La voix humaine took home the Capital City Critics’ Choice Award for Best Overall Production at the 2013 Ottawa Fringe Festival. The company’s innovative approach to opera has attracted international attention from online and print media such as Maclean’s Magazine, The National Post, The Huffington, (Gawker Media), and has been highlighted by BlogTO among others.

Fresh Faces

We believe in presenting the most exciting talent in the world of Canadian opera. Our productions have featured over 80 artists from singers to designers, and have provided them with a platform to showcase their work.  In 2015, we commissioned a new, Canadian opera by Montreal-based composer Darren Russo. Storybook, which premiered in Toronto, went on to win the SOCAN Foundation’s John Weinzweig Grand Prize – an award for Canadian compositions by composers under the age of 30.

Opera at Your Fingertips

Our online presence has enabled us to connect with opera fans across the globe. We have become known for our Opera Cheats, which deconstruct operatic plots and conventions in short, humorous videos. They have been featured on the social media pages of companies across North America including the Canadian Opera Company, LA Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Edmonton Opera, and others.

The Next Generation of Opera Audiences

Opera 5 seeks out opportunities to spread knowledge and appreciation of the operatic medium. We have created two symphonic productions that introduce people to the world of opera. These shows have been performed with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, as well as the Kingston Symphony. We hope to inspire new audiences to become tomorrow’s opera lovers.




Jacqueline Woodley, soprano
Rachel Krehm, soprano
Yosuke Kawasaki, violin/viola
Wolfram Koessel, cello
Vadim Serebryany, piano
Melissa Scott, oboe

Creative/Production Team:
Patrick Hansen, director
David DeGrow, lighting designer
Tamera Vuckovic, stage manager

Show Program:
Oboe Sonata – Hindemith
Die Serenaden – Hindemith
Seven Romances on the poems of Alexander Blok – Shostakovich



Tickets are available for three performances:

Wednesday, November 28 at 7:30pm
Friday, November 30 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 1 at 9:00pm

Show runs 60 minutes with no intermission.


$23 – Student
$25 – Arts Worker
$30 – General Admission
$45 – Front Row Seating (only nine available per performance)

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