Against the Grain Theatre is reimagining how we present opera in a landscape that is continually shifting. We are continuing to explore how to bring our audience the best digital opera content while remaining congruent with our commitment to live, outside-the-box opera experiences.

Bluebeard’s Castle – Béla Bartók

A haunting reimagining of one of the greatest operas of the 20th century. Our second show of this season will be a contemporary retelling of Bluebeard’s Castle by Béla Bartók, starring Canadian operatic superstar Gerald Finley. This production marks our return to live, staged opera!

— March 29th, 31st, and April 1st

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Identity: A Song Cycle

In collaboration with genre-bending composer Dinuk Wijeratne and acclaimed poet Shauntay Grant, and Baritone Elliot Madore, AtG presents a song cycle that sets new and original Canadian poetry to music that fuses classical music with an array of influences.

Premiering October 23rd, 8 PM EST 

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Opera Pub Returns! 

Opera Pubs are the perfect introduction for newbies and a welcome break for opera vets who want to see something” a little different.”

Join us every first Thursday of the month for Opera Pub at The Tranzac Club!

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We have been having a great time learning how to digitize opera, and we want to share our adventures with you!

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