Opera Atelier

Opera Atelier is an opera company located in Toronto, Canada. It was founded in 1985 by husband and wife Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg. The company mounts baroque operas from the 17th and 18th centuries that are presented in venues located in Toronto's Theatre District.[1] For many years, their productions have been performed at the Elgin Theatre.[2]

Opera Atelier
FounderMarshall Pynkoski, Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg
Key people
Patricia Barretto (Director)

Patricia Barretto serves as the executive director of Opera Atelier.[3] The opera company has performed baroque operas in New York, Houston, Stuttgart, Bremen, London, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo and at the Glimmerglass Festival and Chateau de Versailles, France. Opera Atelier received a number of Ontario Lieutenant Governor's awards for the Arts before these awards were discontinued in 2003.[4]

Opera Atelier presents two operas per year and tours internationally biennially. They use period instruments, as well as sets and costume designs that reflect the aesthetics of the epoch.

Opera Atelier has collaborated with other music organizations in Toronto, including the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and the Royal Conservatory of Music. The organization also benefits from funding from the Toronto Arts Council.[5]


  1. "About". Opera Atelier. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  2. Joseph So (November 1, 2019). "Scrutiny: Opera Atelier Launches New Season With Sumptuous Don Giovanni Revival". Ludwig Van. Museland Media Inc. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  3. "New Administrative and Board Leadership at Opera Atelier" (PDF). Opera Atelier. July 18, 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
  4. City of Toronto: Toronto businesses - Opera Atelier
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