|Philip Kalmanovitch and Etienne Dupuis are all smiles as opening night arrives|
Performances at Opera de Montreal run from tonight through March16th and tickets are available online.
|Etienne Dupuis as Joseph De Rocher in Montreal|
The opera will be performed at the Eugene Opera on March 15 and 17 and tickets are available online.
If you don't have time to schedule a trip to Oregon, there are still six weeks left to get to the Fort Worth Opera Festival where Mayes will portray Colonel Floyd James (Jim) Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war. The opera by Tom Cipullo looks back on Thompson's years as a captive in Vietnam and features Mayes in the title role. If you've not been to this festival, we highly recommend adding it to your agenda, as it's one of the most innovative and entertaining festivals in America. Other operas this year include Puccini's La boheme, Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos and Donizetti's Daughter of the Regiment. Wes Mason, another of our favorite young barihunks, will be appearing as Marcello in La boheme.
Tickets and additional information about the Fort Worth Opera Festival are available on their website.
|Michael Mayes getting in character in Eugene|