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Roberto Devereux at Festival Place

Saturday, March 11th

Roberto Devereux is loosely based on the life of Roberto Devereux, the 2nd Earl of Essex, an influential member of the court of Queen Elizabeth I of England. The performance will feature professional and emerging artists from Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto, under the music direction of William Shookoff. The project began as a collaboration between Opera by Request (Toronto) and Calgary Concert Opera Company in honour of the Queen’s Jubilee. While performing in the Alberta performances in September, I decided to bring the production to Edmonton.


Tenor Ernesto Ramirez as Roberto* (Toronto)

Soprano Cara Lianne McLeod as Elisabetta, Queen of England (Edmonton)

Mezzo Soprano Barbara King as Sara, Duchess of Nottingham (Calgary)

Baritone Bertrand Malo as The Duke of Nottingham (Edmonton)

Tenor Dan Rowley as Lord Cecil (Edmonton)

Baritone Hans Forbrich (Edmonton) as Sir Gualtiero Raleigh

Baritone Bernie Schaloske (Edmonton) as the Page and Servant

Pianist William Shookhoff is the music director, coach and pianist

Tickets are available through the Festival Place Box office at (780)449-3378, or online at:

$35 Adults
$25 Students/Seniors/Children under 12


Saturday, March 11th
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Festival Place
100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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