Opera featuring Tracy Dahl, Andriana Chuchman, Lizzy Hoyt, Rose Naggar-Tremblay, and Nolan Kehler

Well, this is a first.

The MCO and conductor Anne Manson, in collaboration with theatre director Geneviève Pelletier, are bringing an opera to the stage at Crescent Arts Centre / Crescent Fort Rouge United Church. It’s going to be incredible.

The opera is Handel’s Alcina (1735), a Medieval romance filled with enchantresses, knights, and lovers being transformed into beasts and rocks. Geneviève, one of Manitoba’s most imaginative directors, will bring these fantastical elements to life in this concert presentation. Alcina is glorious aria after aria featuring some of Handel’s finest melodies. Flashy, seductive, and heart-wrenching, these are arias practically written for world-class coloratura sopranos like Tracy Dahl and Andriana Chuchman, who join mezzo soprano Lizzy Hoyt at this concert. A newcomer to the MCO, Rihab is one of Canada’s rising stars of opera: a regular with Canadian Opera Company and Metropolitan Opera, acclaimed for her dramatic charm and rich, powerhouse vocals.

As for Tracy and Andriana — what more can be said about them that hasn’t already? They are, without question, among North America’s top singers, and have appeared in leading roles at nearly every major opera house. What’s more, they have incredible synergy — together, they carry off the agile runs, trills, and leaps of the coloratura repertoire like graceful acrobats, and have forged a profound connection to Winnipeg.

What a concert to end the season.

Pre-concert events

Student performers from the University of Manitoba Desautels Faculty of Music; June 15th & 17th; 6.55pm.

The concert begins at 7.30pm on Thursday, June 15th, and on Saturday, June 17th, in Crescent Arts Centre / Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, 525 Wardlaw Avenue. There will be an intermission at this concert. Casual tickets will be available 10 August 2022 here and on MCO’s Ticketline at 204-783-7377.

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
Anne Manson, Music Director
Karl Stobbe, Concertmaster
Crescent Arts Centre / Crescent Fort Rouge United Church
7.30pm, Thursday, 15 June 2023, and Saturday, 17 June 2023

Anne Manson, conductor
Geneviève Pelletier, director
Andrina Turenne, narrator
Alcina: Andriana Chuchman
Ruggiero: Lizzy Hoyt
Morgana: Tracy Dahl
Bradamante: Rose Naggar-Tremblay
Oronte: Nolan Kehler


George Frideric Handel
Alcina, HWV 34

Season sponsor / CN
June 15th concert sponsor / Gail Asper Family Foundation
Volunteer sponsor / MB Liquor Mart
Media sponsors / Classic 107, Golden West Radio & Winnipeg Free Press