Opera By Request

Opera By Request is an opera company where singers perform all manner of operatic repertoire in concert format, not such an unusual concept. The twist is that the repertoire is decided by the participants, not the company directorate. In other words, if two or more performers contact Opera by Request regarding a specific opera, Opera by Request will fill out the remaining cast and arrange the performance details. Specifics of performance will be worked out in advance between the organization and the interested performers. The operas will generally be performed without chorus, and some supporting roles may be omitted. However, all the major scenes involving principals will be performed in their entirety. Since 2007, Opera by Request has performed dozens of operas.

Singers appreciate the chance to learn the roles they love, many performing a role for the first time! Audiences enjoy hearing singers perform the roles that inspire them. And everyone gets to enjoy the music in a comfortable and supportive environment.

Opera by Request was founded by William Shookhoff, who currently serves as Artistic Director.

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Happy Holidays!

We hope you have a wonderful holiday season! To help get you in the holiday spirit, we'd like to leave you with a little holiday treat: some members of our MTMS Children's Choir singing a classic holiday favourite, led by the incomparable Meredith Wanstall. Happy Holidays, everyone!