HOPERA: an evening of local craft beer & song
Join us for this celebration of craft beer and opera. On September 19th, opera singers will entertain guests with a selection of eight operatic arias, duos and trios. Each song will be accompanied by a sample of local craft beer. Pairings will be presented with details on the musical selection and the beer style as well as why they were chosen. Hopera is an intimate event and will provide meaningful insight into both the world of local craft beer and the world of opera...
Here's what members of last year's audience are saying about Hopera:
“Had so much fun!!! Mirella made everyone feel so welcome and the knowledge she gave us on each beer was amazing. Melanie gave such interesting & fun information. The pieces performed came alive. The performers-wow!! So well done. I had goose bumps in many songs. A great evening of entertainment and then there was beer too! You need to repeat this. Many more fortunate patrons need to hear and enjoy this evening.”-Sue Devereux
“Hopera was an amazing event! It took me back to another time when quality local beer and intimate singing performances were had at the pub. Excellent beer and fantastic singing!”-David Scannell
About the team:
Director - Mirella Amato, BMus, Master Cicerone®
Specializing in Ontario and Québec brews, Mirella Amato has dedicated herself to helping people discover the art of beer appreciation through guided beer tastings and workshops. She is Canada's only Master Cicerone® and a National Level BJCP judge. She is the occasional beer columnist for CBC Radio and will publish her first book in May 2014. Mirella also holds a degree in vocal performance from McGill University. With Hopera, she is bringing together her two biggest passions.
Musical Director - Melanie Esseltine, BMus, MMus
Lyric soprano, Melanie Esseltine is a Canadian Music Competition finalist both on the provincial and national level. She is the recipient of Le Prix Nadia Boulanger, Concours d'interpretation de Musique Française de Montréal, and was a member of Atelier lyrique de l'opera de Montreal from 1998-2000. She has sung a number of supporting and lead roles on main stage and on tour. When she’s not singing, Melanie very much enjoys sharing a pint of fine local ale with friends.
Featuring the beers of:
Amsterdam Brewery, Beau's All Natural Brewing Company, Cameron's Brewing, Stone Hammer, Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery, Nickel Brook Beers, Spearhead Brewing & Steam Whistle.
- This event has cabaret style seating - arrive early to ensure that your party will all be seated together
- Feel free to come by early, secure your seats and enjoy a pint & some nibbles
- The kitchen will be closed during the event itself, table snacks will be available
- ticket sales end at 5:30pm the day of the show. Should there be any remaining tickets, they will be available at the door for $45.00 each.
- No refunds available
Book now, SPACE IS LIMITED!
When & Where
Run by Canada's first Master Cicerone® and author of Beerology: Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Beer...Even More, Mirella Amato, Beerology offers a range of entertaining and informative beer tasting workshops and dinners, ideal for staff or client appreciation, special occasions or just for fun!
Check out Mirella's new book!