Musique Royale Concert & Dinner


5435 Clam Harbour Road

Lake Charlotte

Eastern Shore

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September 6th, 2014 to September 6th, 2014


Memory Lane is please to bring soprano, Suzanne Rigden to the Village for our 4th Musique Royale concert & dinner. Suzanne Rigden, originally from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia grew up singing folk songs on the hearth of the family fireplace. Little did she know that it would turn into her profession and lifelong passion. Currently residing in Montreal, Suzanne has traveled to many different countries to perform including China, Estonia, Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, Israel, France, Germany, England, and from coast to coast in Canada and the United States. She completed a Bachelors degree in Vocal Performance at Memorial University and a Masters in Opera Performance at University of British Columbia. After this she was invited perform as a young artist with the Montreal Opera from 2009-2011. Since then Suzanne has spent two summers in San Francisco with the prestigious Merola Opera Center at San Francisco Opera singing lead roles, as well as making her mark on the international stage with her “remarkable gift for stratospheric coloratura” and witty "comic genius." She recently shone in the roles of Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos with Pacific Opera Victoria and Queen of the Night in La Flûte enchantée with FestivalOpéra de Ste-Eustache. The critics were unanimous in praising her magical performance. "Suzanne Rigden, pert and personable as the worldly flirt Zerbinetta, has a gleaming, cleanly articulate coloratura sound, and she nails her huge, dazzlingly virtuosic recitative and aria, which ranges up to high E." The concert takes place in the intimate Clam Harbour United Church providing an unforgettable venue for our annual Musique Royale concert. This simple church (seating is limited to 90) built in 1891 features superb acoustics. However we do recommend that you bring a cushion for the "puritan pews". The concert is followed by a 4 course dinner in the Cookhouse by lamplight. Menu is inspired by the musical programme and usually features traditional foods from the home countries of the composers.

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Admission: Concert & Dinner $52 per person

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