Bravissimo! Opera’s Greatest Hits is returning for an exciting 6th season and this year, we have a stellar international cast including soprano Davinia Rodriguez (Spain), mezzo-soprano Annalisa Stroppa (Italy), tenor Ho-Yoon Chung (Korea), tenor Gordon Gietz (Canada), and baritone Gregory Dahl (Canada). I recently had the chance to speak with Canadian opera star Gregory Dahl about making his Roy Thomson Hall debut this New Year’s Eve and about what goes on in his opera world.
We’re proud that our Halls are home to some of Toronto’s most exciting and memorable concerts and events. Not only do we present some of these events ourselves, we host and welcome major and independent promoters from across Canada. They all contribute greatly to our city’s diverse and inspiring arts and cultural scene. In this column, we celebrate some of these promoters and turn the spotlight on them. This week, we speak with Attila Glatz and take a look at Attila Glatz Concert Productions.
Strong entrepreneurial spirit has driven Attila Glatz to three successful decades of concert production & promotion, community arts development, and festival organization in North America. Some of his many accomplishments include the 1993 co-founding of the successful Huntsville Festival of the Arts in Ontario, of which he remains Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus; the North American presenter, since 2003, of the sensational Daniel O’Donnell concert tours; the successful Toronto debut of Burn the Floor, and the Ten Tenors; the North American debut tour of the world-famous Vienna Mozart Orchestra; and an exclusive Toronto-only engagement of world-famous tenor Plácido Domingo in 2000.
Attila & Marion Glatz in St. Petersburg
In 1995, Marion and Attila Glatz introduced the idea of the traditional Viennese New Year’s Day concert to North American audiences. Recently, Marion and Attila Glatz were presented with the Austrian Government’s prestigious “Decoration of Merit in Gold” for their tireless efforts promoting Austrian culture worldwide.
Having worked for Attila Glatz Concert Productions previously, I can attest to their passion for the arts and their commitment to creating great shows. CONTINUE READING >
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