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Don't miss our final show of the season!

Seventeen Voyces is staging a production of John Blow’s Venus & Adonis, a masque which has been dubbed the earliest known English opera. It tells a tragic love story with the help of a beautifully composed score. The performance will feature soprano Bronwyn Thies-Thompson as Venus, bass-baritone Joel Allison as Adonis and countertenor Ryan Patrick McDonald as Cupid. The performance will also feature The Ottawa Baroque Consort and Makin’ Moves Children’s Dance Theatre. The opera tells the story of Venus, who falls in love with a young hunter after she is accidentally pierced by one of her son Cupid’s arrows. When Adonis, the hunter, is reluctant to return to the hunt at the sound of the horn, Venus encourages him to go. She’ll see him again, after all. In the end the young lover is killed by a wild boar, and Venus and Cupid mourn his death.

Friday, May 26 & Saturday, May 27
7:30 p.m.
Southminster United Church
15 Aylmer Ave
Adults $30, Students $15, FREE for those 16 and under
(when accompanied by an adult)

Click here to purchase tickets.
Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the night of the performance or in advance at the Book Bazaar, Compact Music & the Leading Note.