— The Globe and Mail
The news we’ve all been waiting for: AtG’s legendary Opera Pub is back LIVE in Toronto!
#OperaPub is BACK ON!
After a brief COVID hiatus, Opera Pubs are back in action.
We are super excited to be back and serving you opera with a side of beer, but we are also still very serious about keeping everyone healthy and safe. Our friends and hosts at Tranzac Club have crafted a fantastic COVID protocol to make sure we can party on!
If you’re thinking of coming to the next Opera Pub, make sure you give their COVID protocol a read-through here. 👈
About Opera Pub
AtG’s Opera Pubs are improvised, wild nights that offer up your favourite operatic arias and ensembles, performed by both established and emerging opera talent hosted by the extraordinary David Eliakis. Opera Pubs are the perfect introduction for newbies and a welcome break for opera vets who want to see something “a little different.” What’s more fun than opera and a beer with friends?
Time & Place
Opera pubs have a new(ish) home at Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto)! Just a block away from either Spadina or Bathurst Station.
They happen once a month on Thursday evenings, starting at 8 pm. For a full list of dates click here.
We’re Serious About Your Safety
Seriously. The venue will be following all provincial guidelines including a reduced capacity to make sure everyone feels comfortable at the event.
Questions? Send us a note and we’ll get back to you ASAP.
“Placing opera inside a bar put Against the Grain Theatre on the artistic map of Toronto and, since then, the company has grown into an operatic force in Canada. Yet even while creating new works for the Banff Centre and Harbourfront Centre Theatre, Against the Grain has maintained its monthly opera pub night… offer[ing] patrons one more chance to have a pint alongside some of the city’s best singers.”
— Toronto Star
FREE or PWYC admission
Limited tickets at the door – save your seat by registering beforehand!
Want to sing at Opera Pub?
Would you like to sing at Opera Pub? Great! Send us your details by clicking on the button below and filling out our Google Form. But be forewarned, Opera Pubs are not for the light of heart—shenanigans will surely ensue.
*Honorariums are offered to all singers who perform at an Opera Pub.
**Filling out the form does not guarantee you will be asked to perform at an Opera Pub.
Artistic Associate & Opera Pub Host
Pianist, voice coach, host and lecturer David Eliakis has collaborated with some of Canada’s finest singers and has worked with world-renowned artists such as Isabel Bayrakdarian, Warren Jones, Julius Rudel, and Sir Martin Isepp. After graduating from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music, David was awarded an Ontario Arts Council grant to study privately with Warren Jones in New York City. David’s performances have taken him to the stages of Brazil, Switzerland, England (where he was a finalist in the Wigmore Hall Song Competition), Germany, Bermuda, and the Maritime Provinces. He currently works as a collaborative pianist and voice coach at the University of Toronto and The Royal Conservatory of Music. This year he will also be seen in the Friday Night Flights series at the University of Toronto as a guest lecturer and joins us a regular host of AtG’s Opera Pubs.