Not many composers can claim that their work directly affected the rights and freedoms of millions of people. While Dame Ethel Smyth’s name may not be known to many even within the classical music sphere, her contributions as an ardent supporter of the suffragette movement in England and her achievements as a woman composer at the turn of the century helped empower and pave the way for many women to demand equal rights and opportunities.

Opera 5 presents Suffragette – a double bill of operas by Dame Ethel Smyth. The evening will showcase the range of Smyth’s work with O5 flair featuring Fête Galante and the feminist opera The Boatswain’s Mate. With the Suffragette movement in mind, Opera 5 has a completely female production team leading Suffragette. Accompanied by a chamber orchestra performing composer-original reductions edited by Valerie Langfield.



Jessica Derventzis Director
Evan Mitchell Music Director
Madison Angus Assistant Director
Erin Gerofksy Production Designer
Brittney Wernicke Stage Manager
Jennifer Lennon Lighting Designer
Alexandra Smither Mrs. Waters/Puppet
Asitha Tennekoon Harry Benn/Puppet
Jeremy Ludwig Ned Travers/Puppet
Michaela Dickey Mary-Ann/Puppet
Jean-Philippe McClish The King/Policeman
Eugenia Dermentzis The Queen
Elizabeth Polese Columbine
Kevin Myers The Lover
Alan MacDonald Pierrot
Jonathan MacArthur Harlequin
Trevor Chartrand Repetiteur
Opera 5 Chamber Orchestra
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Show Dates & Times

date doors start

June 22, 2017

Doors 7 p.m.
Starts 7:30 p.m.
Price $25-$50
7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. $25-$50

June 23, 2017

Doors 7 p.m.
Starts 7:30 p.m.
Price $25-$35
7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. $25-$35

June 24, 2017

Doors 7 p.m.
Starts 7:30 p.m.
Price $25-$35
7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. $25-$35

June 25, 2017

Doors 5:30 p.m.
Starts 6 p.m.
Price $25-$50
5:30 p.m. 6 p.m. $25-$50


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