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“Saturday Afternoon at the Opera: The Monkiest King”, CBC

August 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Here’s where to get your weekly opera fix, presented by one of the greatest Canadian opera stars of all time. Ben Heppner hosts Saturday Afternoon at the Opera on radio and online. What’s more, you get a chance to sample the best new recordings and rediscover some of the greatest voices of the past.

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Summer Festival of operas

August 29, 2020 (1pm-4pm)

Don Quichotte by Jules Massenet followed by:

The world broadcast première of

The Monkiest King by composer Alice Ping Yee Ho and librettist and PGC Member Marjorie Chan
Teri Dunn, Conductor
Madelaine Ringo-Stauble – Piper / Monkiest King, an historical Chinese superhero
Alastair Thorburn-Vitols – Museum Guard / Jade Emperor
Alexa Frankian – Kwanyin
Isobel Arseneau – the Pretender Monkey
Canadian Children’s Opera Company

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