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Music and Opera Appreciation 2022 Fall Series: Jilted!

Six Tuesday afternoons   1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
11 October – 15 November, 2022

Two ways to subscribe:

​LIVE at Quality Inn     $60    (includes access to ONLINE content)
or ONLINE at home    $40   ( Nov 15 concert not included)
(November 15 Concert is $30 for non-subscribers)

Subscription payments by cheque to:
​MOA, P.O. Box 21060, Stratford ON  N5A 7V4
OR by Interac e-Transfer to:


Study Guide
​You may receive the Series Study Guide by adding a Donation of $10 or more to MOA.
It will be available for pickup Oct 11, or to be
– delivered to local online patrons
– mailed to out of town online patrons

When making your payment please specify:
– Ticket being purchased and its cost
– Amount of your donation
– Address for delivery or mailing

October 11 & 18
Georges Bizet
Opera’s best-known, quintessential tragic heroine, Carmen is referred to in the title of a 2011 book by Jean Lacouture as “femme fatale et femme libre”.  But he says her struggle to free herself from a commonplace life leads her to “a death she seems to have chosen”.

October 25
Hector Berlioz
Daydreams, passions;  A ball;  Scene in the countryside;  March to the scaffold;  Dream of a witches’s sabbath.
In five compelling movements, Berlioz weaves an opera-like story of a young artist’s emotional and spiritual journey while in the throes of a hopeless love – and of his attempts to cope with frustration and sorrow through the poison of opium.

November 1 & 8
Giacomo Puccini
Surely the most heart-rending and painful depiction of betrayal in all of opera is this musical masterpiece.  In Nagasaki, US Navy Lt Pinkerton marries 15-year-old Cio-Cio San (aka Madame Butterfly), but has no intention of honouring his commitment.  She bears his child after he has deserted her, and waits hopelessly for years – till he returns with an American wife and a plan to take her son from her. We’ll see the 1995 film version made by Frédéric Mitterrand.

November 15
and Friends in Concert:  LIVE ONLY ​[not online]
​C.P.E. Bach, In the Shadow of Dad
Mark Fewer returns with a few of his musical friends to perform live for the MOA audience!


Oct 11 2022


1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Quality Inn
1144 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON
Music & Opera Appreciation


Music & Opera Appreciation