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Halifax Summer Opera Festival

Giancarlo Scalia is happy to be returning to Halifax this summer as staff pianist for the 2019 Halifax Summer Opera Festival. He will be répétiteur for their new production of Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann directed by Nina Scott-Stoddart and Andrew Pelrine and led by conductor Nicholas Gilmore. The festival begins in July and performances run from August 3 to 10.

July 10, 2019

June 2019

Giancarlo Scalia kicks off the month of June with a performance with young singer Julien Brody at the Festival Classica in Saint-Lambert. June also marks the beginning of the Scuola internazionale di Teatro italiano Giovanni Grasso's Sovrani workshop where Giancarlo Scalia is staff pianist working alongside John Mac Master, Esther Gonthier, Ariane Girard, Rose Naggar-Tremblay, Marco Piano, Valerio Vittorio Garaffa and Chiara Cimmino.

June 1, 2019

Sweeney Todd

Rehearsals are well underway for Light Opera of Montreal's new production of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd. The show is directed by Buck Delaney and musically directed from the piano by Giancarlo Scalia.

May 13, 2019

Premieres

Both of Giancarlo Scalia's works composed in 2018 will be premiered on May 12 in Montreal.

Fantasmi will be performed by mezzo soprano Rose Naggar-Tremblay with the composer at the piano at the Café d'art Vocal and Sinfonietta will be performed by the West Island Youth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jean-Pascal Hamelin at the Oscar Peterson concert hall.

May 1, 2019

Don Pasquale

Rehearsals are well underway for Opéra immédiat's new production of Donizetti's Don Pasquale. Coproduced by the Istituto di Cultura Italiano de Montreal, the opera is directed by Italian stage director and actor Valerio Vittoria Garaffa and musically directed from the piano by Giancarlo Scalia.

March 20, 2019

January 2019

2018 comes to a close with the completion of Fantasmi, a new cycle for mezzo-soprano and piano on poetry by Marco Antonio Piana.

Giancarlo Scalia begins the New Year with the start of rehearsals of Lakeshore Light Opera's upcoming production of Gilbert & Sullivan's first collaboration Thespis.

January 1, 2019

December 2018

Giancarlo Scalia will be performing at Opéra dans le Parc's benefit concert on December 3 alongside various singers and musicians.

He has also completed his new work for orchestra Sinfonietta and has begun work on a cycle for mezzo Rose Naggar-Tremblay. Both works to be premiered in concerts in May 2019.

November 25, 2018

October 2018

Giancarlo Scalia will be performing an Italian opera gala for Jeunes ambassadeurs lyriques on the 19th. The concert features 24 singers from 8 countries and is a prelude to their gala with orchestra on the 21st.

Rehearsals are also well underway for l'Opéra bouffe du Québec's upcoming production of Lopez's Le Chanteur de Mexico.

September 25, 2018

L'Opéra - Revue québécoise d'art lyrique

Giancarlo Scalia was featured in a portrait in L'Opéra - Revue québécoise d'art lyrique's 16th issue (Summer 2018). The article is available in the Media section.

August 15, 2018

Halifax Summer Opera Festival

Giancarlo Scalia is happy to be returning to Halifax this summer as staff pianist for the 2018 Halifax Summer Opera Festival. He will be répétiteur for their new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni directed by Jason Davis and Nina Scott-Stoddart and led by conductor Peter Oleskevich. The festival begins in July and performances run from August 4 to 11.

June 27, 2018

June 2018

June performances include the closing concert of the Scuola internazionale di Teatro italiano Giovanni Grasso's Rossini workshop in Montreal, Festival Classica in Saint-Lambert and l'Opéra bouffe du Québec's Gala lyrique in Laval.

June 1, 2018

May 2018

Giancarlo Scalia is currently staff pianist for the Scuola internazionale di Teatro italiano Giovanni Grasso's Rossini workshop working alongside Daniele Agiman, John Mac Master, Esther Gonthier, Annamaria Popescu, Marco Piano, Valerio Vittorio Garaffa and Chiara Cimmino.

He has also begun composition of a new orchestral work to be premiered in 2019 by the West Island Youth Symphony Orchestra and the conductor David Martin.

May 1, 2018

April 2018

Giancarlo Scalia will be musically directing and performing 3 operas this month: Menotti's The Medium and Vaughan Williams' Riders to the Sea with Snowglobe Theatre and Pergolesi's La Serva Padrona with the students of l'École de musique Vincent d'Indy.

April 1, 2018

March 2018

Giancarlo Scalia will be musically directing and performing Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi for Opéra immédiat.

March 1, 2018

January 2018

Giancarlo Scalia is happy to join the artistic team of Lakeshore Light Opera as répétiteur for their upcoming production of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado.

January 1, 2018

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