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Staff Tries: Our editor learns opera! (well kind of)

Watch as Canadian baritone Peter McGillivray puts Mark Gentili to the test

Most people’s knowledge of opera likely comes from the Looney Toons episode “Rabbit of Seville” in which Bugs Bunny runs afoul of the famous Gioachino Rossini opera.

That’s just about sums up editor Mark Gentili’s knowledge of the 400-year-old musical art form, too.
So this week, Gentili paid a visit to Canadian baritone Peter McGillivray at the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra offices on Cedar Street downtown to put his voice to the test and learn a little something about opera. 

And you know what, our editor didn’t do too badly at all. Check out the video by clicking in the image above.

Also, if you want to enjoy some actual opera, the Sudbury Symphony is staging Benjamin Britten’s English-language opera “Noye’s Fludde" (Noah’s flood) this Saturday. The one-performance-only event features a cast of about 100 people, many of them Sudburians.

The performance, complete with lush costumes, amazing singing and live orchestra, is June 3 only at Glad Tidings church, 1101 Regent Street. The show has a 7:30 p.m. curtain.

For tickets, click here. Tickets are also available at the door.

Do you have something you’d like to see staff try? Let us know in the comments below.

Check out more of our Staff Tries videos here.