November 16 and 17 2007, Maritime Concert Opera


An evening of excerpts from Iolanthe and Mikado, two of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most lively operettas, featuring a cast of fine singers from Nova Scotia and Ontario, under the direction of Tara Scott.
Tara Scott, accompanist
Kara Morris, soprano (Phyllis/Yum-Yum)
Julie Rudolph, mezzo (Iolanthe/Pitti-Sing)
Nina Scott-Stoddart, contralto (Queen of the Fairies/Katisha)
Lenard Whiting, tenor (Strephon/Nanki-Poo)
Ross Darlington, baritone (Lord Chancellor/Ko Ko)
Robert Milne, bass (Private Willis/Pooh Ba/Mikado)

MCO Chorus — Gus Webb, rehearsal accompanist

We’ve decided to do a G and S show this fall as something fun and family-friendly that we can all get involved in.  We’ll present excerpts from two G and S operettas:  Iolanthe and Mikado.  Performances will be November 2007.  Would you like to sing in the chorus?  Please contact Nina Scott-Stoddart at 634-9140 or email her at

Well, it’s that time of year again! As June progresses, so do the final plans and rehearsals for this year’s Summer Opera Festival. New in 2007 is our tour of Verdi’s La Traviata, the centrepiece of this year’s Festival. We’ll be taking the show to Yarmouth (June 15) and Annapolis Royal (June 17) — two new venues for us. These performances will be without chorus, but will feature all the principals, all the music you love, and projected English translations, our specialty.

You can catch the full production in Shelburne on June 21, or in Lunenburg on June 23. For these we pull out all the stops, and present the opera with the resources of the MCO Chorus.

And on June 22, you can hear some of the most splendid musical theatre ever written as MCO presents An Evening with Richard Rodgers: With a Song in My Heart.

For more information, see the Events Page.