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About Summer Opera Lyric Theatre

Summer Opera Lyric Theatre

Guillermo Silva-Marin

General Director

Henry Ingram

Director of Publicity and Marketing

MLHC Professional Corporation

Accounting

Yukiko Azuma

Office Manager

Summer Opera Lyric Theatre is a registered non-profit corporation.

Charitable BN/Registration Number: 89109 8642 RR 0001

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Location:

947 Queen Street East, 2nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4M 1J9

SUMMER OPERA LYRIC THEATRE and Research Centre was founded in 1986 with a mandate to promote musical and dramatic education in Canada showcasing artists in all stages of development through a variety of innovative and challenging operatic repertoire.

SUMMER OPERA LYRIC THEATRE and Research Centre brings together young vocalists, students, professional singers and teachers of great stature Its unique programs combines learning and performing in an environment reflecting the professional operatic world of today.

SUMMER OPERA LYRIC THEATRE and Research Centre's past workshop productions of Mozart's MAGIC FLUTE, Puccini's MADAME BUTTERFLY, Barber's VANESSA, Ravel's L'ENFANT ET LES SORTILÈGES, Verdi's FALSTAFF, Mozart's DON GIOVANNI, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO, Handel's ALCINA, Offenbach's THE TALES OF HOFFMANN and LA PÉRICHOLE, Tchaikovsky's EUGENE ONEGIN, Puccini's LA BOHÈME, Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH, Rossini's LA GAZZA LADRA, Thomas' HAMLET and MIGNON, Bizet's CARMEN, Moore's THE BALLAD OF BABY DOE, Boieldieu's LA DAME BLANCHE and Bernstien's CANDIDE have provided valuable experience and insights to all participating artists in their quest for excellence in their careers.

SUMMER OPERA LYRIC THEATRE combines a series of music rehearsals, master classes, dramatic discussions, lectures and staging rehearsals, culminating in the week of performances at the Alumnae Theatre.

"Ten Most Influential Hispanic-Canadians" (2008) award-winner Guillermo Silva-Marin is the founder and continuing General Director of Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. A modern day Renaissance man, Guillermo Silva-Marin claims experience as a performer, stage director, writer, set and lighting designer, teacher and producer. Performance highlights include appearances with the Canadian Opera Company, New York City Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Cincinnati Opera, and symphony orchestras in Toronto, Ottawa, Edmonton, El Paso, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

He became the General Director of the prestigious Opera in Concert organization in 1994 and founded Toronto Operetta Theatre in 1985. His commitment to the advancement and promotion of Canadian singers has been exemplary. He has maintained a minimalist philosophy as stage director and has, to a fault, emphasized dramatic truth and adherence to the highest standards of excellence in performance with admirable results and enthusiastic response from audiences, critics and artists alike. He was instrumental in producing three recordings, released internationally on the Naxos label including CASTOR ET POLLUX by Rameau, RINALDO by Handel and LA GRISELDA by Vivaldi, all featuring Canadian artists.

Mr. Silva-Marin has staged a significant number of operas and operettas with companies in Canada, The United States and Ireland. His debut in Ireland for Opera Cork's THE MERRY WIDOW took place in 2007 in association with conductor Kevin Mallon. His CARMEN FLAMENCO! with Arte Flamenco! Spanish Dance Co. received two separate productions. Mr. Silva-Marin joined Opera McGill at McGill University in Montreal as stage director for Ravel's L'ENFANT ET LES SORTILEGES in 1998. In the following 8 years he staged Ward's THE CRUCIBLE. Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Weisgall's SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR, Handel's SEMELE, a semi-staged version of Verdi's FALSTAFF, Mozart's IDOMENEO and Bernstein's CANDIDE. 

During the 2007-2008 academic year, he served as Co-Director of Opera McGill, sharing these duties with conductor Julian Wachner. He was instrumental in bringing to a successful completion the World Premiere of EARNEST, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING by Canadian composer Victor Davies and librettist Eugene Benson in February 2008, the World Premiere of KAMOURASKA by Charles Wilson in 2009 and the professional World Premiere of TAPTOO! by John Beckwith and James Reaney in 2012. Mr. Silva-Marin appears in recent editions of the Canadian WHO'S WHO.

BECOME A SUMMER PATRON AND SUPPORT THE FUTURE OF OPERA AND THE VOCAL ARTS IN CANADA
PATRON
CANTABILE SUMMER PATRON
($50 -$124)
  • A Charitable tax receipt for the total amountCredit in our House Programme

  • A seat in the Centre Orchestra Section ahead of single ticket buyers

ALLEGRO SUMMER PATRON
($125-$249)
  • All of the CANTABILE SUMMER PATRON benefits

  • plus an ivitation to attend one of two LILAC TIME Dress Rehearsals

VIVACE SUMMER PATRON
($250-$499)
  • All of the ALLEGRO SUMMER PATRON benefits

  • plus an invitation to attend one of two THE CONSUL Dress Rehearsals

SOSTENUTO SUMMER PATRON
($500+)
  • All of the VIVACE SUMMER PATRON benefits

  • plus an invitation to attend a Dress Rehearsal of your choice

  • Subscription and single ticket exchange at no extra cost (Exchanges must be made one day in advance of performance)

Summer Opera Lyric Theatre and Research Centre brings together young vocalists, students, and professional singers in a unique programme that promotes and expands their talent and reaffirms the future of the art form in Canada. Become a SUMMER PATRON and join in our quest for a continuing voice in the field of opera and the vocal arts.

SUMMER PATRONS receive excellent benefits for their generous support of SUMMER OPERA LYRIC THEATRE AND RESEARCH CENTRE

Send your cheque or money order to:

SUMMER OPERA LYRIC THEATRE
947 Queen Street East, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M4M 1J9 

SUMMER OPERA LYRIC THEATRE AND RESEARCH CENTRE is a registered tax-exempt not-for-profit arts organization.
Charitable Registered Tax Number 89109 8642 RR 0001

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS AND SUMMER PATRONS
SPONSOR

Etobicoke Centennial Choir

SOSTENUTO SUMMER PATRON

Robert S. Beckwith 
Diane Loeb 
Catherine Robbin
Jennifer Salkeld
Guillermo Silva-Marin
Cornelis van de Graaff and Terence Clarkson Foundation

VIVACE SUMMER PATRON

John Beckwith
Gordon and Gabrielle Bray
Henry Ingram
Karen Olinyk
Karen Wold
Robin Yates

ALLEGRO SUMMER PATRON

Eugene Benson
Christopher D. Palin
David Short

CANTABILE SUMMER PATRON

Vera Y. Chau
Alice Dearden
Alexandra Fokine
Nancy Gray
Michiel Horn
David James
Danny McErlain
Edmund Morris
Stephen Phillips
Donald Roebuck
Gianmarco Segato
Keith Shrouder
Joanna Sworn
Conchita Tan-Willman
William D. Terry

...and to those who wish to remain anonymous.

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