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Around Town: Can’t rain on Opera Lyra Garden Party parade

It was really so thoughtful of our fine feathered friends to provide musical accompaniment to the 20th Annual Garden Party for Opera Lyra Ottawa, held Wednesday in Gatineau at the official residence of Italian Ambassador Gian Lorenzo Cornado and his wife, Martine Cornado

Article and coverage by Caroline Phillips, Ottawa Citizen.


Renowned conductor begins immediately

Victor Rabinovitch, Chair of the Board of Opera Lyra, and John Peter Jeffries, General Director of Opera Lyra, announced today that Timothy Vernon has been appointed new Artistic Director of Opera Lyra, starting immediately with the 2015-2016 season. Maestro Vernon is one of the leading figures of the Canadian operatic scene and brings to Opera Lyra an exciting new artistic vision for the future of the art form in Ottawa.

“I am fully committed to Opera Lyra. As a conductor, I am very excited to work with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, that glorious orchestra.  As Artistic Director, I can’t wait to present opera with guts and imagination to Canada’s Capital.” – Timothy Vernon

Single Tickets Now ON-SALE!

Are you looking to see one or more performances in our upcoming season but can’t yet commit to a subscription ? Great news, single tickets are now on sale for The Barber of Seville, Etiquette•Regina, Fidelio, L’isola disabitata.

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