Monthly Archives: July 2016

Miriam Khalil

Up next: An Evening with Against the Grain Theatre at Ottawa Chamberfest

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This Saturday, we reteam with the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival to present two dynamic song cycles. Mezzo-soprano Lauren Segal and tenor Colin Ainsworth join forces with AtG Music Director Topher Mokrzewski in a reading of Leoš Janáček’s emotional and mysterious The Diary of One Who Disappeared (which AtG first presented in 2013). Soprano Miriam Khalil and a cohort of 11 instrumentalists unleash Argentinean-born composer Osvaldo Golijov’s Ayre, a lush fusion of Arabic, Hebrew, Sardinian, and Sephardic folk melodies and texts.

Saturday, July 30 at 7pm
Dominion-Chalmers United Church
355 Cooper St, Ottawa, ON

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Topher Mokrzewski at the piano. Photo: Darryl Block

National Post: How Against The Grain changed the opera game with modernized productions in bars, galleries and studios

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Writer Catherine Kustanczy just blew our minds with this glowing editorial in The National Post on how “AtG became one of Canada’s top opera companies.”

Read the full article here.

AtG's Messiah

AtG’s Messiah is now a Dora Award-winner

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Last month, the 37th annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards honoured some of the best in opera, including our friends at the Canadian Opera Company and Tapestry Opera. We’re very happy to say that our incomparable cast for AtG’s Messiah picked up a Dora trophy for Outstanding Performance — Ensemble (Opera Division). There was much celebrating , libation-ing, and Hallelujah-ing.

dora win messiah 2016