The Brothers Grimm 2018 School Tour

Now Booking: March 5 – 23, 2018

For more information click here, email: admin@operanuova.ca or call 780-487-4844

About us:

Our Mandate

Opera NUOVA – Newly United Operatic Vocalists Association is dedicated to the advanced training and promotion of operatic vocalists and collaborative pianists across Canada, offering a bridge between the academic and professional worlds.

Our Mission Statement

Opera NUOVA will unite the talents of Canadian vocalists and pianists to share the experience of studying the operatic and music theatre crafts and to realize through performance, the passion of the operatic and music theatre genres. We will produce professional operatic productions that offer opportunities to emerging Canadian talent while maintaining the highest artistic and musical standards.

Our productions should serve to further educate and expand the knowledge of different kinds of opera while thoroughly entertaining the paying public. We will be committed to developing new audiences by:

  • presenting operatic and music theatre works in intimate theatrical settings, where audience members can effectively be drawn into the drama of the production;
  • producing operatic and music theatre productions that integrate children and adults, from the community into professional productions;
  • bringing opera and musical theatre to schools;
  • presenting outreach performances for communities that rarely have the opportunity to see opera or musical theatre.

 

Touring History

Amahl and the Night Visitors – 2002 & 2003

Hansel & Gretel – 2004

The Brothers Grimm – 2005 & 2006

Isis and the Seven Scorpions – 2007 & 2008

Lives of Lesser Things –  2010

Mr. Moreover’s Magic – 2011

Naomi’s Road – 2014

 

Testimonials

  • “I would like to extend a huge thank you from Caledonia Park School for coming and sharing the story of Amahl. It was a wonderful way to introduce the children to opera by telling a meaningful story and involving our students in the singing, dancing, acting and bringing of food bank items.  Exceptional!!”
    – Denise Harrison at Caledonia Park School

 

  • “This production was excellent and very much appreciated by the students, their teachers, and the parents. We are a high needs school with many students recently arrived from Africa and Asia who especially enjoyed this event.”0
    – Norm Wuetherick, Assistant Principal – St. Elizabeth Elementary School

 

  • “Thank-you so much for the wonderful presentation of Hansel and Gretel. What an incredible opportunity for my son to be introduced to Opera. When I originally explained to him that you would be singing through the entire production, he wasn’t too sure about the whole idea. But from the opening scene until the last act, he was thoroughly engaged with the actors. It was so nice to see characters walk through the audience as well as having the children actively involved during the dance number.
    The singing, sets, and costumes made for a first rate performance!”
    – Gloria Bosma  (Parent)

 

  • “FANTASTIC!  The kids loved it.”
    – Dickensfield School

 

  • “The Brothers Grimm was a wonderful experience.  This gave the kids exposure to a medium they otherwise would not experience. We’d love to have you again!”
    -Mee-Yah-Noh Elementary

 

  • “It was magical.”
    – St. Lucy Elementary

 

  • “Your portrayal of Rapunzel, Little Red Cap and Rumplestiltskin was magnificent.  The voices, music and acting captivated our students.”
    -St. Vladimirs

 

  • “A witty and entertaining performance that appealed to both the elementary and junior high students.  The students were captivated by the humourous characters and mesmerized by the music.”
    – Oliver School

 

  • “A fabulous presentation of familiar fairy tales — well worth seeing!
    -Bisset School

 

  • “Excellent Performance.”
    – McLeod School

 

  • “A great show!  Our K-6 classes loved it!”
    -Crestwood School

 

  • “ The response to your performance by both staff and students was unanimous –  What a magical morning –we enjoyed every minute.  Thankyou for including our students in your performance. You have given 12 children the opportunity of a lifetime. They walk taller and demonstrate a confidence born out of this professional experience.  Sing, dancing and opera are all now “cool” words.  When referring to children’s music education, the composer Zoltan Kodaly said “Only the best is good enough”  opera NUOVA brought the best to SAM.”
    – Jan Dammann, Music Teacher at Sir Alexander Mackenzie

 

  • “The mouths agape, the eyes as big as saucers confirmed what I suspected: my students had never seen such passion for music, such dedication to the trade, such excitement in performance.  It is indeed my duty to increase their exposure to such cultural experiences.  I thank you for providing the mechanism to perform my duty. My Sifton stars rarely get the opportunity to experience the fine arts in life and your performance opened an entire world to them.”
    – Mary Butlin, Principal at Sifton School