Here are some of the people that we have met on our travels...

Placido Domingo and our Merry Little Widow leads backstage at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in January, 2001 Former lieuntenant Governor, the Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander, C.C., at The Little Daughter of the Regiment, April 2003
Maestro Daniel Lipton attending the Opening Night of Carmencita, April 1997 Canadian baritone Alan Monk, O.C., as Scarpia in Opera Hamilton's 1998 production of Tosca, with a former star of the Buchanan Park Opera Club who was in the chorus
Opera Hamilton's Zuniga, Canadian bass Aleksandar Savtchenko, at the Opening Night of Carmencita, April 1997, with our Zuniga Opera Hamilton's Micaela, soprano Claudine Cote, at the Opening Night of Carmencita, April 1997, with our Micaela
Canadian tenor Benjamin Butterfield, Opera Hamilton's Tamino, backstage at Hamilton Place in May 1996 with our Pamina Canadian baritone John Fanning after a performance of our Petita Aida in May 1999
Canadian baritone Russell Braun, Opera Hamilton's Papageno, backstage at Hamilton with Dawn Martens in May 1996 Canadian Brian Deedrick, director of Opera Hamilton's Aida, with our Aida leads at Buchanan Park in May 1999
Eilana Lappalainen, Opera Hamilton's Merry Widow, at Buchanan Park with our Little Merry Widow in April 2001 Canadian baritone Ted Baerg, Opera Hamilton's Danilo, at Buchanan Park's Opening Night with our Grisettes from The Merry Little Widow in April 2001
Opera Hamilton's Radames, Constantin Nica, onstage at Hamilton Place with our Radames in May 1999 Some of our Magic Piccolo leads at Hamilton Place with the director of Opera Hamilton's The Magic Flute, Artistic Director of Opera Atelier, Marshall Pynkoski.
Iain Scott, opera writer, expert, critic, and founder of the "Opera Is" courses at our production of Back by Popularia Demand. Dawn Martens and Canadian bass-baritone Peter Strummer backstage at Hamilton Place with two Opera Oinkers (one for Peter Strummer's wife American soprano Linda Roark-Strummer)
American tenor Eduardo Villla, at Buchanan Park posing with his Opera Oinkers, November 2004 Canadian tenor Ben Heppner, O.C., backstage at Hamilton Place in July 2002, receiving his Opera Oinker from BPOC members
Canadian tenor Stuart Howe backstage at Hamilton Place with a BPOC member after a performance of Opera Hamilton's Don Pasquale, October 2004 Canadian soprano Laura Whalen backstage at Hamilton Place with a BPOC member after a performance of Opera Hamilton's Don Pasquale, October 2004
Canadian bass Joseph Rouleau, O.C., with BPOC artistic director Dawn Martens, at the Opening Night of Back by Popularia Demand, April 2004 Mayor Larry DiAnni with leads from BPOC's Popularia in April, 2004 after a performance at the school
Members of the BPOC and panelists at the CBC Opera quiz with host Stuart Hamilton, C.M., May 23, 2003 BPOC alumni and the cast of Don Giovanni meet Walter Gretzky after a performance, April 2007
Opera Hamilton General Director David Speers congratulating a Don Giovanni lead, April 2007 Host of CBC's Saturday Afternoon at the Opera, Howard Dyck, with Don Giovanni leads April 2007
Our first Queen of the Night and our third Queen of the Night with her little brother. April, 2008. The Director of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, Dr. Chris Spence and Mayor Fred Eisenberger  with leads from BPOC's The Magic Flute in April, 2008 after a performance at the school.
BPOC Flute cast members with (left to right): Canadian tenor Colin Ainsworth (Tamino), Canadian soprano Shannon Mercer (Pamina), and American bass Kevin Langman (Sarastro) backstage at Hamilton Place during Opera Hamilton's The Magic Flute, October, 2008 Canadian baritone Alexander Dobson (Papageno) with BPOC Flute cast members backstage at Hamilton Place at Opera Hamilton's The Magic Flute, October 2008
Our BPOC Queen of the Night with Former Lieuntenant Governor, the Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander, at the Popera at Hamilton Place, January 2009 Dawn Martens and Welsh baritone Jason Howard (with Opera Hamilton supernumerary captain and fellow Welshman Brian O'Halloran) at the 2010 Ruby Awards in Toronto, Ontario.
Emmy award winner Canadian makeup artist Dawn Rivard doing a workshop at Buchanan Park in January, 2014. Grammy award winner American bass-baritone Mark S. Doss and our Escamillos at Buchanan Park in January, 2014.
Canadian soprano Charlene Santoni and our Aida leads Opening Night 2012. Cowboy the Saluki, Dawn Martens, Mayor Bob Bratina, and Charlene Santoni at the Opening Night of Aida in April, 2012.
Boris Brott, O.C., Dawn Martens, and Dr. Hugh Fraser at BPOC's Hansel and Gretel in May 2013. Canadian soprano Virginia Hatfield and principal Dr. Scott Lowrey at the Opening Night of Hansel and Gretel, May 2013.
American bass-baritone Mark S. Doss and our Aida at a master class at Buchanan Park in October 2011. Opera Hamilton's Figaro Canadian bass-baritone Stephen Hegedus and the BPOC's Figaro backstage at Hamilton Place in October 2010.
Canadian opera singers Gene Wu, Lucia Cesaroni, Daniel Lichti, Stephen Hegedus, and Nathalie Paulin backstage at Opera Hamilton's Marriage of Figaro with BPOC cast members in 2010. Dr. Scott Lowrey and Canadian super star Cynthia Dale at Buchanan Park, December 2013.
Canadian tenor Gerald Isaac (Don Curzio) and our Don Curzio backstage at Opera Hamilton's Marriage of Figaro, October 2010. Canadian soprano Joni Henson, Canadian soprano Sally Dibblee, American tenor Richard Troxell, American conductor Cal Stewart Kellogg at BPOC's Marriage of Figaro, April 2011.
Boris Brott, O.C., and our Aida leads in April 2012.. Mayor Bob Bratina at our production of Marriage of Figaro in April 2011.
Canadian bass-baritone Daniel Lichti (Opera Hamilton's Dr. Bartolo)  and our Bartolo backstage at Wilfrid Laurier's production of The Magic
Flute in March 2011.
Canadian soprano Nathalie Paulin, Canadian soprano Lucia Cesaroni backstage at Hamilton Place with our Marriage of Figaro cast members.
Tyler Fitzgerald (Papageno), Krysta Melon (Pamina), Leslie De'Ath (conductor) Stephanie Yelovich (chorus member/Pamina) and Daniel Lichti of Wilfrid Laurier's The Magic Flute and BPOC's Marriage of Figaro leads in March 2011. Canadian tenor Richard Margison, O.C., and the BPOC's Aida leads at Buchanan Park in 2012.
The chorus of the BPOC at the Ontario Legslature with MPP Andrea Horwath, December 2010.   The Director of Education for HWDSB, Dr. John Malloy, and some of the cast of our Hansel and Gretel at The Royal Botanical Gardens, May 2013.
Canadian tenor Gordon Geitz and BPOC fans during a school visit in October, 2012.   Canadian baritone John Fanning, C.M. in May 2014
Canadian bass-baritone Stephen Hegedus and previous and current members of the BPOC at Buchanan Park Opera Club’s Ti-Cat day, November 2014.   Canadian baritone Christopher Dunham and the cast of Carmen in May 2014

 

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