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In this innovative inaugural collaboration, Soundstreams and Canadian Stage present the North American premiere of the acclaimed chamber-opera adaptation of August Strindberg’s play.
“If operas were always of the quality of this Julie, our musical life would be considerably richer.” —Le Monde, Paris

Depicting a flirtation that turns into an erotic danse macabre between its aristocratic title character and her father’s valet, August Strindberg’s Miss Julie was considered too scandalous to be produced when it was written in 1888—only to become a defining classic of modern drama. Now, this opera version comes to Toronto for the first time.

In this innovative inaugural collaboration, Soundstreams and Canadian Stage present the North American premiere of the acclaimed chamber-opera adaptation of Strindberg’s play. Canadian Stage Artistic & General Director Matthew Jocelyn directs this landmark tragedy of social and sexual transgression, brilliantly captured by Belgium’s Philippe Boesmans, one of the pre-eminent opera composers of our time. Music direction by Leslie Dala.

Know before you go

  • Composed by: Philippe Boesmans
  • Libretto by: Luc Bondy and Marie-Louise Bischofberger
  • Directed by: Matthew Jocelyn
  • Music Direction by: Leslie Dala
    Performed by: Lucia Cervoni, Clarence Frazer, Sharleen Joynt and chamber orchestra

A Canadian Stage production presented in association with Soundstreams with support from The Théâtre d’Orléans, France.

This event has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.