• ADRIENNE TRUSCOTT

    Asking for it

  • ANDY JONES

    The Queen of Paradise’s Garden

    Jack and Mary in the Land of Theives

    An Evening with Uncle Val

    To the Wall

  • Anna Chatterton

    Quiver

  • Art of Time Ensemble

    … Hosted By Glenn Gould

    The Songbook Series

    Korngold: Source & Inspiration

    Hawksley Workman: In Tribute to Bruce Cockburn

    To All A Goodnight – A Different Holiday Concert

    Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

  • BAD NEW DAYS

    The Double

  • BRAVURA
  • KEVIN FOX
  • MARSHALL BUTTON

    Lucien

    Lucien’s Labour Lost

    Lucien: Snowbird

    Lucien: Helter Smelter

  • MELODY A. JOHNSON

    Person of Interest

    Miss Caledonia

  • Millan & Faye

    Millan & Faye Present: The Opera

  • PATRICIA O’CALLAGHAN

    Patricia O’Callaghan Sings Leonard Cohen & More

    Christmas With Patricia O’Callaghan & Friends

  • REBECCA PERRY

    Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

    Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

    From Judy To Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood

    Entertaining The Troops

  • SEBASTIEN HEINS

    Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera

  • THE WAY WE FEEL

    A Concert Celebration of the Songs of Gordon Lightfoot

  • Theatre Smith-Gilmour

    Take Me Back to Jefferson (As I Lay Dying)

    Chekov’s Shorts

    Chekov’s Longs: In the Ravine

    Spent

    Lu Xun Blossoms

  • Tom Allen

    The Missing Pages

    From Weimar to Vaudeville

    The Judgement of Paris

    Bohemians in Brooklyn

    The Last Curlew

ARTISTS

Millan & Faye

 

MILLAN & FAYE PRESENT: THE OPERA

Millan and Faye Present: The Opera takes the audience on an exhilarating and hilarious journey of being barely able to speak in public to becoming an opera singer.  This highly interactive performance engages the audience, having them become auditioner, orchestra, chorus, and perhaps even find themselves on stage alongside Kyra and Tina! Commissioned for 6 consecutive years by the COC, Millan and Faye Presents The Opera has had a highly successful 2016/17 season, with sold out performances all over Ontario. Their ability to relate to any audience while also performing at the highest caliber of musicianship makes this show a must see. 2Pianos, 4Hands meets Second City and the TSO.

Recent performance highlights included Ottawa Chamberfest, Four Seasons Centre, Harbourfront Voice and Strings Festival, Cornwall Concert Series, Port-Colbourne Welland Concert Series, Orillia, Richmond Hill, Sudbury, and  Muskoka Concert series, Hugh’s room, and most recently, Elora Music Festival.

 

” A delicious mix of coloratura soprano, audience engagement and charming humour. You come away smiling, having heard great singing and leaned a little about opera! What more could you ask for?”

– Caroline Hollway, Producer, Harbourfront

 

“Kyra Millan and Tina Faye make exquisite fun of that rarefied art form “The Opera”, a delightful parody for opera aficionados as well as he opera challenged that brings together great humour and great music with the absolute absurdity of it all”

– Scott Peterson, Chairman, Cornwall Concert Series

 

 


 

KYRA MILLAN

Innovative, bubbly, and comedic – educator and singer Kyra Millan has created many interactive, hilarious and inviting shows about Opera. One half part of the duo “Millan & Faye”, her shows have toured throughout Ontario,  including performances at The Four Seasons Centre, Hugh’s Room, Cornwall Concert Series, Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts,  Welland – Port Colborne Concert Association, Muskoka Concert Association, Hamilton Philharmonic’s “What Next Festival”, Chamberfest , and most recently, for Elora Music Festival.

Kyra was also a co-creator and performer in the hilarious hybrid show, “Christmas with Hi and Lo” – a musical comedy with Jazz Icon John Alcorn, the Mark Eisenmann Trio, and pianist Christina Faye, blending the worlds of Jazz and Opera to narrate the undoing of a quirky couple’s marriage while they host a Christmas party.

Kyra works as a voice coach and an educator for the Canadian Opera Company, as well as Royal Conservatory of Music, Opera Atelier.  Arts organizations that Kyra has lead workshops and training programs include; Workman Arts (CAMH), Abilities Arts, Kiwanis, Soundstreams Canada and, most recently, TIFF, as well as over 150 schools.  Millan & Faye also have a kid’s touring show, called “From Twinkle to Stardom”, touring three weeks in Northern Ontario this winter.

 

CHRISTINA FAYE

Christina is an accomplished pianist making her home in Toronto. Originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Christina discovered her love for the collaborative arts at the age of nine when she began playing for a local children’s chorus. In 2007 she earned a Bachelor of Music from Brandon University, and graduated from the Eastman School of Music with a Master of Music in 2009. Christina has held collaborative pianist positions at several major summer music programs, including Opera Nuova, the Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory in Colorado, Canadian Operatic Arts Academy and the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy.

She is the music director and organist at Donway Covenant United as well as being an in demand collaborative and solo pianist. Christina works with a number of choirs and opera/theatre organizations as well, currently including the Pax Christie Chorale, Canadian Children’s Opera Company, Nathaniel Dett Chorale, and for the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir’s ‘Singsation’ series. Christina also performs frequently with instrumentalists, small ensembles and as a soloist, she has toured across North America and Great Britain and is featured in the Juno nominated sound track for Studio MDHR’s new video game, ‘Cuphead’.

Education is also a vital part of Christina’s life, and she maintains a small studio of private students, coaches professional and amateur singers and has adjudicated for ORMTA. For several years, Christina has been on staff for the Candian Opera Company’s summer youth programing, and for TDSB music events.

 


 

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Nov 28/18 – Kirkland Lake, ON
Nov 29/18 – Cobalt, ON
Dec 1/18 – Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Dec 4/18 – Geraldton, ON
Dec 6/18 – Sioux Lookout, ON
Dec 7/18 – Dryden, ON
Dec 9/18 – Kenora, ON
Feb 10/19 – Haliburton, ON
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