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2001 Juno Award Nominee for Classical Album (Vocal or Choral Performance)

Millennium Opera Gala: Roy Thomson Hall

  • Mignon: Oui, Pour Ce Soir... Je Suis Titania
  • Lakme: Viens, Mallika... Dome Epais Ou Le Blanc Jasmin...
  • Les Pecheurs De Perles: Au Fond Du Temple Saint
  • Hamlet: Drinking Song: O Vin Dissipe...
  • La Perichole: Griserie Ariette: Ah! Quel Diner...
  • Lucia Di Lammermoor: Sextet: Chi Mi Frena In Tal Momento?
  • Semira17.98e: Bel Raggio...
  • Don Giovanni: Dalla Sua Pace...
  • Der Rosenkavalier: Trio: 'Marie Theres'...Hab' Mir's Gelobt...
  • La Wally: Ebben, Ne Andro Lontana...
  • La Traviata: Di Provenza Il Mar
  • Aida: Se Quel Guerrier Io Fossi!... Celeste Aida...
  • Tosca: Vissi D'Arte
  • Turandot: In Questa Reggia...
  • Turandot: Nessun Dorma...
  • La Traviata: Libiamo...
  • O Canada Works Ambroise Thomas 'Oui, pour ce soir, Je suis Titania...'

Recorded Live: Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto, Ontario, December 31, 1999 CD: SMCD 5198 On Friday, December 31, 1999 at 7:00 p.m., Toronto, Ontario was home to one of the most historic events in Canadian music history: Roy Thomson Hall's Millennium Opera Gala. Although headlined by Canada's own "three tenors" - Ben Heppner, Richard Margison and Michael Schade - the impressive list of participants did not end there. Included on the roster were sopranos Tracy Dahl, Frances Ginzer and Adrianne Pieczonka; mezzo sopranos Catherine Robbin and Jean Stilwell; and baritones Russell Braun, Brett Polegato, and Gino Quilico. In addition to these current international stars, the next generation was also represented by four exceptionally gifted young singers: sopranos Isabel Bayrakdarian and Measha Br├╝ggergosman; baritone James Westman; and the 18-year-old bass Robert Pomakov. These outstanding Canadian singers were complemented by Roy Thomson Hall's two resident companies, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir under the direction of Mario Bernardi and Richard Bradshaw. The two-and-a-half hour concert was broadcast live to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's RADIO TWO network on the concert programme IN PERFORMANCE. The critical and public response to both the concert and the broadcast was unprecedented. This new compact disc on CBC Records takes highlights from that broadcast.

Performers: Isabel Bayrakdarian - soprano Russell Braun - baritone Measha Br├╝ggergosman - soprano Tracy Dahl coloratura - soprano Frances Ginzer - soprano Ben Heppner - tenor Richard Margison - tenor Mario Bernardi - Conductor Richard Bradshaw - Conductor TS Members - Orchestra TMC - Orchestra Adrianne Pieczonka - soprano Robert Pomakov - bass Brett Polegato - baritone Catherine Robbin - mezzo soprano Michael Schade - tenor Jean Stilwell - mezzo soprano James Westman - baritone