We are excited to bring soprano Suzanne Rigden to Memory Lane for our 4th Musique Royale Concert and Dinner to Memory Lane.
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 Festiva lOpéra 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."
For more information on Suzanne please visit www.suzannerigden.com
Musique Royale, now in its 29th season, is cross-province festival that brings performances of early and traditional music to settings of historic and cultural significance in communities throughout Nova Scotia.
The Clam Harbour United Church provides an unforgettable venue for the Musique Royale concerts. This simple church (seating is limited to 90) built in 1891 features superb acoustics in an intimate setting. However we do recommend that you bring a cushion for the "puritan pews".
We will have great overnight packages available, check our gift shop closer to the date for details and to order tickets.
To View Seating Plan for Church, follow this link:
Date: Saturday September 6th, 2014
Location: Clam Harbour United Church at Memory Lane Heritage Village
Fee: $52 preferential seating includes "Inspired by Music" Heritage Dinner, some concert only tickets available at $25/ticket
Hours: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM
Menu, inspired by the Catalan, Basque, German and Nova Scotian Elements in Suzanne's Performance:
Catalan Brandada with French Bread, Olives and Tomatoes
(a spread made from garlic, salt cod and potatoes)
Cream of Turnip and Summer Squash Soup
Piperade (Basque Chicken) with Rice
Lemon Cake with Blueberry Ice Cream
(Please alert us to any allergies you may have.)