poster designed by Tanya Barry

poster designed by Tanya Barry

We’re thrilled to confirm our cast for our June 2011 opera.

Madama Butterfly, by Puccini

in Italian, with English translations

Cio-Cio San: Natalie Donnelly
Pinkerton: Lenard Whiting
Sharpless: Andrew Tees
Suzuki: Nina Scott-Stoddart
Goro: Edward Franko
The Bonze: Robert Milne
Prince Yamadori: Lukus Uhlman
Kate Pinkerton: Meghan Jamieson

Music Director, Tara Scott

Sunday, June 12, King’s Theatre, Annapolis Royal
Tuesday, June 14, Th”YARC, Yarmouth
Thursday June 16, Osprey Centre, Shelburne
Saturday June 18, Pearl Theatre, Lunenburg

Our second show will be Rising Voices:  featuring young singers from the South Shore

Friday June 17

Pearl Theatre, Lunenburg
Host:  Nina Scott-Stoddart

Featuring Claire Jaworski and others


We’re pleased to announce the cast of our Fall show, Hansel and Gretel:


Hansel: Signa Love
Gretel: Mary-Claire Sanderson
Mother/Witch: Marcia Swanston
Father: Andrew Tees
Sand Fairy:  Claire Jaworski
Dew Fairy: Amy Smith

We welcome back Toronto baritone Andrew Tees and young Lunenburg soprano Claire Jaworski, both of whom have sung with us many times.  Making their debuts with MCO this fall are distinguished Canadian mezzo soprano Marcia Swanston, Acadia graduate Signa Love, Dalhousie student Mary-Claire Sanderson, from New Brunswick and young Lunenburg soprano Amy Smith.

The Music Director will be Tara Scott, returning to MCO after the birth of her first child this June!

For more information

With great audiences in Yarmouth and Annapolis Royal, and full houses in Shelburne and Lunenburg, MCO’s first Carmen was a smash success! We’ll have more photos from our production from Carmen up soon, but here are a few from the Shelburne show.

Thanks to all who made this possible!

MCO Chorus under the direction of Rachel Grantham

Cara Adams (Micaela) and Lenard Whiting (Don Jose) 

Lenard Whiting (Don Jose) and Nina Scott-Stoddart (Carmen)