Presented by the Opera by Request & the Canadian Institute of Czech Music

The Makropulos Affair

Janáček's Věc Makropulos (The Makropulos Affair )


Friday May 3rd, 7:30 PM College Street United Church Presented in concert with piano and sung in Czech


Presented by the Canadian Institute of Czech Music & Opera By Request


Janáček's mysterious and eclectic opera, Věc Makropulus (The Makropulos Affair) tells the story of an age-old legal case that centres around the enigmatic of figure Emilia Marty, a famous opera singer. The case deals with and estate claim between Albert Gregor and Baron Jaroslav Prus. Emilia Marty knows much about the details of this case...almost too much. How will it all turn out? Come out on May 3rd to find out!
Emilia Marty, a celebrated singer - Antonina Ermolenko
Albert Gregor - Dillon Parmer,
Dr Kolenatý, a lawyer - John Holland
Vítek, Kolenatý's clerk - Oliver Munar
Kristina, his daughter, a young singer - Alexandra Beley
Baron Jaroslav Prus - Michael Robert-Broder
Janek, his son - Ian Corlett
Count Hauk-Šendorf - Oliver Dawson
Stage Technician - Kyle Simpson
Cleaning Woman / Hotel Maid - Grace Quinsey
Male chorus - Kyle Simpson
Music Director & Pianist - William Shookhoff

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About the organizer

The Canadian Institue of Czech Music

The Canadian Institute for Czech Music was founded in 2013 to promote the research and performance of Czech Classical music across Canada. 

Opera by Request

At Opera by Request we 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.