Ayre Live

— Our first AtG Records album

(La) voix humaine

— February 16

Opera Pub

— Next event: February 7


— April 2019


Against the Grain Theatre is an award-winning Canadian opera collective that presents classical music in innovative ways and in unusual venues.

"One of the most exciting companies in the country."

− The Charlebois Post

"Opera needs exciting productions like
#UncleJohn … The directness is electric."

− Maclean’s

Q & A with Scottish mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill

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Karen Cargill is a Scottish operatic mezzo-soprano who has performed with the Metropolitan Opera and at the Edinburgh International Festival among other organizations. We’re fortunate to have Karen on our faculty for Summer Modern Intensive 2019! Karen…


(La) voix humaine

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Against the Grain is hanging up on fachs with (La) voix humaine – a gender-bent re-imagining of Francis Poulenc’s one-woman show La voix humaine. AtG asks: How does this system…


Summer Modern Intensive

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A summer training program for opera singers Building upon last summer’s successful intensive training program, Against the Grain Theatre joins University of Toronto Opera to immerse established and emerging artists…

Ayre Live CD

Stunning new interpretation of Golijov’s Ayre launches Against The Grain Records

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“A perfect and tremendously satisfying example of cultural transcendence”  –The Globe and Mail Golijov’s Haunting Song Cycle Ayre Receives Powerful New Interpretation by Soprano Miriam Khalil Live Recording to Launch…