Ensemble Studio Performance of Semele
Experience the exciting young singers of the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio as they perform Handel’s Semele on May 23, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. on the mainstage. This special performance stars Ensemble members Mireille Asselin and Ambur Braid, two sopranos sharing the role of Semele, along with tenor Christopher Enns as Jupiter and mezzo-soprano Rihab Chaieb as both Jupiter’s jealous wife, Juno, and Semele’s sister, Ino. The young artists perform with the full COC Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of Semele’s conductor Rinaldo Alessandrini and director Zhang Huan.
Since 1980, the Ensemble Studio has been fostering the development of opera in Canada as the country’s premier training program for young opera professionals. Among its many graduates are some of today’s most esteemed performers, including Isabel Bayrakdarian, Ben Heppner and Joseph Kaiser.
Tickets for the Ensemble Studio performance of Semele are accessibly priced at $22 and $55 per person and are available online at coc.ca, by calling COC Ticket Services at 416-363-8231, or in person at the
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Box Office, located at 145 Queen St. W., Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.