Kingston begins Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations in early in 2017 when four of Canada’s finest singers join forces to celebrate 150 years of musical theatre and operetta.
The Grand Theatre will present Some Enchanted Evening on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. and features tenor Ben Heppner, soprano Rebecca Caine, mezzo-soprano Jean Stilwell, and bass-baritone Gary Relyea, under direction of pianist/music director David Warrack.
These singers – who have performed in opera houses, concert halls and theatres around the world – will lend their glorious voices to the charming and buoyant songs of light opera. Audiences will enjoy selections from Die Fledermaus, Carmen and The Merry Widow, through Show Boat, Porgy and Bess, South Pacific and My Fair Lady, right up to Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables.
- Ben Heppner has won international acclaim as one of our age’s leading Wagnerian Heldentenors. He is currently a popular host on CBC-Radio Two.
- Rebecca Caine first came to fame in the original West End production of Les Miserables and the legendary Toronto production of Phantom of the Opera.
- Jean Stilwell put her inimitable stamp on the role of Carmen, a role she has performed in numerous productions throughout the world. She is now co-host of Good Morning GTA on Classical 96 FM.
- Gary Relyea is Canada’s definitive Elijah and Christus, and has performed all of the major oratorio and many of the operatic roles for bass-baritone.
- David Warrack is one of the country’s most distinguished musical theatre composer/conductor/arranger/accompanist/performers. He is the Founder/Director of the Canada Pops Orchestra.
For more information or to buy tickets to Some Enchanted Evening, visit the Grand Theatre website, call the box office at 613-530-2050 or visit us at 218 Princess St., Kingston.