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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Giancarlo Scalia will be musically directing and performing Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi for Opéra immédiat.
March 1, 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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