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January 8, 2019

November brought a debut with Manitoba Opera in the role of Don Ottavio in Mozart's Don Giovanni. A superb cast lead by Tyrone Patterson. Heres our review in the Globe and Mail:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/.../article-mozarts-troubling-tale-rivetingly-realized

" Owen McCausland’s Don Ottavio was finely wrought both vocally and dramatically, his aria Ilmio tesoro sung artfully and with clear coloratura."

January 8, 2019

Spent October in beautiful Victoria singing Jaquino in POV's production of Beethoven's Fidelio. Great to be on the west coast again working with Maestro Vernon and his great team at POV. The production was directed by Wim Trompert with projections by Monica Hernandez. 

https://www.timescolonist.com/entertainment/pacific-opera-victoria-s-fidelio-visually-arresting-musically-elevated-1.23462622

January 8, 2019

2018/2019 Season began with the debut of a new opera with the Montreal Symphony as part of their season opening concert. It was composed by Matthew Ricketts and Tomson Highway and sung in Cree. I sang the title role of Chaakapesh with Geoffrey Salvas singing the baritone role of Mantou. We were joined by Florent Vollant, Ernest Webb and Akinisie sivuarapik who narrated through the performance. After two semi-staged performances at the Maison Symphonique in Montreal we toured it through 6 first nations communities in remote northern Quebec and Nunavik. This was an unforgettable adventure and experience. Incredible to work with Kent Nagano at the helm and share this important work with northern commu...

May 2, 2018

I sat down with Madalina Hubert of the Epoch times to chat about Stravinsky's The Nightingale and Renard as part of our current production at the Canadian Opera Company. Check out the article here:

https://www.theepochtimes.com/the-nightingale-and-other-short-fables-nature-and-the-divine_2494513.html

May 2, 2018

Production photo and reviews from the Canadian Opera Company production of The Nightingale and Other Short Fables. Directed by Robert Lepage and conducted by Johannes Debus. Photo Credit: Gaetz Photography.

https://www.ludwig-van.com/toronto/2018/04/17/scrutiny-canadian-opera-companys-nightingale-remains-fresh-and-magical-in-revival/

http://operacanada.ca/review-canadian-opera-company-nightingale/

https://www.mooneyontheatre.com/2018/04/16/review-the-nightingale-and-other-fables-canadian-opera-company/

February 28, 2018

Some photos from Mozart's Die Entfürung aus dem Serails at the Canadian Opera Company this past winter.

November 30, 2017

This month I was asked to step in for an ailing tenor in Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde with the Ottawa Symphony at the National Arts Centre. The orchestra was led by Alain Trudel and the mezzo solos were sung by Susan Platts. 

http://artsfile.ca/review-ottawa-symphony-tribute-to-forrester-scores-with-performances-of-mahler-shore/

October 30, 2017

This fall I was part of a groundbreaking Soundstreams Canada production of Claude Vivier's Musik für das Ende and Glaubst du an die Unsterblichkeit der Seele. Check out this New York Times article highlighting the event. The production was under the great musical leadership of John Hess and directed by Chris Abraham.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/29/arts/music/review-claude-vivier-canada.html

June 30, 2017

It was a lot of fun to be part of the Toronto Symphony's semi-staged production of Kurt Weil's, "The Seven Deadly Sins" featuring Wallis Giunta and Jennifer Nichols. The production was semi-staged by Joel Ivany and choreographed by Jennifer Nichols. Also featured are Stephen Hegedus, Geoffrey Sirett and Isaiah Bell.

June 15, 2017

Photos from ATG's Boheme in bar at the Tranzac Club in Toronto. Featuring the wonderful Kimi Mclaren as Mimi. 

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