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July 2019

ArtSpring Presents CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

July 21 - July 27
Young Artists' $15/$5 Faculty $25/$5

BUY TICKETS Timeless Romantics 7:30pm Friday, July 26 Young Artists’  7:30pm/bar 6:30pm Saturday, July 27 Faculty 17th SALT SPRING CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Generously sponsored by Joan Farlinger and Country Grocer. Director David Visentin and his distinguished faculty welcome bright young musicians from across Canada for a week of intensive coaching and performance. For participation in the July 21-27, 2019 Salt Spring Chamber Music Festival, please contact info@artspring.ca for further information. Learn more about the Salt Spring Music Festival     Faculty…

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ArtSpring Presents Chamber Music Festival YOUNG ARTISTS’ CONCERT

July 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$15.00 | $5.00 18 & under

BUY TICKETS Chamber Music Festival Director David Visentin and his distinguished faculty join us at ArtSpring July 21 – 27 to welcome bright young musicians from across Canada.for a week of intensive coaching and performance. Timeless Romantics Repertoire TBD Generously sponsored by Joan Farlinger and Country Grocer. July 27, 2019 Faculty Concert 7:30pm | bar 6:30pm $25.00 | $5.00 18 & under Faculty Sarah Hagen, piano David Stewart, violin Hiroko Kagawa, violin Simon MacDonald, violin David Visentin, viola Paula Kiffner,…

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ArtSpring Presents Chamber Music Festival FACULTY CONCERT

July 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$25.00 | $5.00 18 & under

BUY TICKETS Chamber Music Festival Director David Visentin and his distinguished faculty join us at ArtSpring July 21 – 27 to welcome bright young musicians from across Canada.for a week of intensive coaching and performance. Timeless Romantics Repertoire Dvorak Cypresses for String Quartet and Voice Schumann Piano Quartet Giannini Piano Quintet Piano solo TBA Faculty Sarah Hagen, piano David Stewart, violin Hiroko Kagawa, violin Simon MacDonald, violin David Visentin, viola Paula Kiffner, cello Generously sponsored by Joan Farlinger and Country…

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ArtSpring Presents Jeffrey Renn Creative Residency

July 29 - August 2
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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At Your Service - The Life and Yarns of Robert Service by Jeffery Renn A new play development residency with a public rough cut and audience talkback August 2 at 5:00pm At Your Service - The Life and Yarns of Robert Service is the first installment of Jeffrey Renn's work on the spectacularly popular poet's life. Created from autobiographical sources, hyperbole included, this play recounts his humble Scottish beginnings to his departure for the Canadian Gold-Rush. Performed in poem, song,…

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August 2019

ArtSpring Presents Area 33 Creative Residency

August 12 - August 16
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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AREA 33 by Natalie Meisner A new play development workshop with a public staged reading and audience talkback August 16 at 6:30pm. Featuring local actors Jeffrey Renn, Deb Toole, and Metta Rose. AREA 33 is about a friendship between women, resilience, lobster fraud, and the search for signs of intelligent life one summer at the Shag Harbour UFO Incident museum. SYNOPSIS: Chloe has had a difficult time of things. After losing her Mom at a young age she has been…

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ArtSpring Presents Playwriters’ Workshop

August 14 - August 15
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$40.00

REGISTER Join Natalie Meisner, award-winning Canadian playwright and professor of creative writing for a two-day workshop on writing for the stage.  Meisner's play about displaced workers in the oil patch, Boom Baby won the Canadian National Playwriting Competition this year and will debut at Eastern Front Theatre in April.  Her plays have been produced across the country, featured on CBC radio and published by Playwright's Canada Press.  Meisner hails from Nova Scotia, has taught creative writing at university for fifteen…

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October 2019

Met Opera Turandot | PUCCINI

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$22/$19 Senior/$13 Youth

Tickets on sale July 17 Giacomo Puccini Sung in Italian One of opera’s most thrilling dramatic sopranos, Christine Goerke reprises her fierce portrayal of the title princess. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production of Puccini’s final masterpiece, which also features tenors Roberto Aronica as Calàf, sopranos Eleonora Buratto as Liù, and bass-baritone James Morris as Timur. World premiere: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1926. Puccini’s final opera is an epic fairy tale set in a China of legend, loosely based…

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Met Opera Manon | MASSENET

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Tickets on sale July 17 Jules Massenet Sung in French Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production. Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score. A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Teatro alla Scala, Milan; and Théâtre du Capitole de…

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November 2019

Met Opera Madama Butterfly | PUCCINI

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Giacomo Puccini Sung in Italian Leading soprano Hui He has the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenor Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. The great Plácido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella’s sweeping production, a perennial audience favourite. A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, and the Lithuanian National Opera. World premiere: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1904. Met premiere: February…

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Met Opera Akhnaten | GLASS

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Philip Glass Sung in mixed languages Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass’s masterpieces, following the now-legendary Met staging of Satyagraha. Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the title pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with the striking mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti. To match the opera’s hypnotic, ritualistic music, McDermott has created an arresting vision that includes a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers. Karen Kamensek conducts in her…

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January 2020

Met Opera Wozzeck | BERG

January 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Alban Berg Sung in German After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei making his highly anticipated role debut as the title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck’s unfaithful mate, and the commanding cast…

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February 2020

Met Opera Porgy and Bess | THE GERSHWINS

February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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The Gershwins Sung in English One of America’s favourite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London in 2018. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric…

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Met Opera Agrippina | HANDEL

February 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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George Frideric Handel Sung in Italian Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea,…

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March 2020

Met Opera Der Fliegende Holländer | WAGNER

March 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Richard Wagner Sung in German The great bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the company for the first time since 2012, in the title role of the cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity. Valery Gergiev conducts a new production by François Girard, whose visionary 2013 take on Parsifal set the recent Met standard for Wagner stagings. With sweeping sets by John Macfarlane, Girard’s new production turns the Met stage into a rich, layered tableau reminiscent…

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April 2020

Met Opera Tosca | PUCCINI

April 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Giacomo Puccini Sung in Italian Soprano Anna Netrebko, whom the New York Times hailed as “magnificent” when she made her role debut as Tosca in 2018, returns as Puccini’s explosive diva, back by popular demand. Tenors Najmiddin Mavlyanov and Brian Jagde alternate as the idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and baritones George Gagnidze and Michael Volle complete the opera’s fatal love triangle as the sinister Scarpia. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s stunning production. Premiere: Teatro Costanzi, Rome, 1900. Puccini’s melodrama…

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