Measha Brueggergosman to join Ottawa Symphony in May concert

Measha Brueggergosman. Poto: Lok Ng

After some 17 years, Measha Brueggergosman will be back on stage with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra in a performance of opera music.

The Canadian soprano will be singing in the OSO’s May 27 concert at Dominion-Chalmers United Church. 

She has had a busy time this year in performances with the Finnish National Opera, at the Barbican in London and at Carnegie Hall.

In 2001, the OSO featured a young Brueggergosman in a performance of Verdi’s Requiem. She performed again in 2002 with the OSO in Britten’s War Requiem.

This May she will join the Ottawa Symphony for the concert called Opera Amore which features a program of mostly opera music. She will sing some select favourites including Habanera from Bizet’s Carmen, Ebben from La Wally by Alfredo Catalani, Moon of Alabama & Jenny’s Song from Kurt Weill’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahaganny and the Barcarolle from Offencbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann.

A large combined choir featuring singers from the Arnprior Community Choir, Calixa-Lavallee Choir, the Canadian Centennial Choir, Carleton University Choir, Cheryl Woods Workshop Choir, Choeur Classique de l’Outaouais, Ewasko Singers, Harmonia Choir of Ottawa, Nepean Choir, Nepean High School Chamber Choir, Ottawa Classical Choir, Stairwell Singers and the University of Ottawa Choir, will join the OSO and Brueggergosman.

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Peter Robb began his connection with the arts community in Ottawa in the mid-1980s when he was the administrator and public relations director of the Great Canadian Theatre Company. After a long career in journalism with the Ottawa Citizen where he served in a number of different posts he returned to the arts when he became the Citizen's arts editor.