Future opera singers are easily identified at birth due to their multi-octave crying and graceful bows as they emerge from the womb. Check out how far these toddling tenors have come with this GrouponLive deal to see Opera Luminata at Richmond Centre for the Performing Arts. For $29, you get one ticket (up to a $70 value, including all fees). Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis in the premium and mid-level sections. Choose from the following performances:
- Friday, September 14, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, September 15, at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
- Saturday, September 15, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
For the cast of the fully staged showcase Opera Luminata, no aria is too intimidating to master. Against a backdrop of pyrotechnics and kaleidoscopic lighting, the ensemble of tenors, baritones, altos, and sopranos gracefully belts iconic compositions from renowned operas in the form of Kismet’s “Stranger in Paradise” and Turandot’s "Nessun Dorma," as well as showtunes first heard in classic musicals and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s shower.
The carousel-like strains from The Phantom of the Opera’s “Masquerade” break into a buoyant chorus as revellers strut the stage in their multicoloured masks, and the leaps of “Votre Toast” from Carmen juxtapose the dramatic baritone of the story’s matador, Escamillo. Made famous by celebrated tenor Luciano Pavarotti, “La Donna e Mobile” soars and dips alongside a sweeping orchestra, and “Belle Nuit, o Nuit d’Amour” from The Tales of Hoffman blends the acrobatic pipes of two singers into a goosebump-inducing duet.