|Benjamin Covey, Gregory Dahl and Jonathan Estabrooks (PHOTO: Sam Garcia)|
|Gregory Dahl as Jokanaan in Salome w|
Traviata has one more performance tonight at 8 PM at Southam Hall at the National Arts Centre. Tickets are available online.
We love seeing Jonathan Estabrooks back at Opera Lyra since we began covering him when he was first appearing with the company. He has kept busy since moving to New York City, where he just completed his first performance at Carnegie Hall as a soloist with the Oratorio Society of New York in Paul Moravec's The Blizzard Voices.
Check out Jonathan Estabrook's "A Singer's Life":
Estabrooks will also team up with fellow Ottawan Larry Edelson at the American Lyric Theater in New York City. Edelson has cast Estabrooks as Alan Turing, the World Warr II computer genius who was persecuted for being gay.
Commissioned in honor of the Turing Centennial, The Turing Project is a historical fantasia based on the life of the English scientist Alan Turing. The opera explores Turing's extraordinary contributions to mankind, his county's disavowal of him because he was gay, and the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death. The opera imagines the man inside the legend, the unique perspective he had on the universe, the public and unashamed view he had of his own homosexuality, and the impact he had upon the future of civilization.
Gregory Dahl will head to the Mannitoba Opera on April 13 for three performances as Amonasaro in Aida.