Translated without embellishment from the Italian, Opera da Camera means chamber (Camera) work (Opera). A musical work in a chamber… in a room. More importantly, it is a work that promotes a sense of closeness, intimacy, a connection resonating directly between the audience and the musician.
Since its foundation in 2011, Opera da Camera has been producing voice recitals that combine works of the classical and musical theatre genres in order to promote accessibility and encourage an understanding of the sung art forms. In 2013 the company broadened its mandate to include the presentation of a complete opera on a yearly basis. For its inaugural production, Opera da Camera chose Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro which was received to great public and critic success. The performance was lauded in Opera Canada and roverarts.com, among others.
“This [Le Nozze di Figaro] was a thrilling new experience and one looks forward to future productions of this new company.” – Ossama el Naggar, Opera Canada
“This Figaro is a delight, may we have many more like it.” – Lev Bratishenko, Roverarts.com
In the spring of 2014, Opera da Camera presented Cendrillon by Jules Massenet. With a team of nearly 50 artists and volunteers, the company is proud of another successful production!
“…Opera da Camera’s Cendrillon offers the best of La Belle Époque.” - Michelle White, bloodyunderrated.com
As part of its outreach vision, Opera da Camera also performs regularly in smaller venues and towns throughout Québec and Ontario, bringing music to audiences that might otherwise be unable to enjoy the thrill of a live performance.
We hope to see you at one of our next concerts and share with you some of the most beautiful operatic works!
Opera da Camera Team