The Vinedressers

Friday, August 21, 2015
Event Title: The Vinedressers
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion | Haliburton
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Price: $37.50
  • Genre: Staged Vocal Works
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  • Composer: Tobin Stokes
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Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion | Haliburton
The Ontario Premiere of this Canadian Opera by Tobin Stokes
A drama, punctuated by some comic moments, The Vinedressers is set in the first winery on Pelee Island, and is partly based on a First Nations myth.

Staging Coordinator| Richard Margison
Pianist | Andrea Grant
Helena | Ellen Wieser
Mrs. Stewart | Jillian Yemen
Christian | Kevin Myers
Norimo | Dann Mitton
3 Americans | Patrick Bowman, Keith Lam & Matthew Gamble
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Highlands Opera Studio was established in 2007 by internationally acclaimed Canadian tenor, Richard Margison, and former Metropolitan Opera stage director, Valerie Kuinka, as a professional training program and performing arts organization to help young, highly qualified, emerging professional singers from across Canada make the transition from University-level training, to the professional world of opera, both on the national and international level. Operating 2 1/2 hours north of the GTA in the town of Haliburton, in the heart of the Haliburton Highlands, HOS has grown from a three-week summer session in 2007, to a six-week intensive program running July 28 – September 3, in 2015, providing top level training and international networking opportunities through visiting opera professionals (vocal coaches, conductors, agents, general directors, etc.), along with performance experience through several concerts, public masterclasses, and two fully-staged operas.