SUN. NOV. 26th, 3 pm – Alexa Frankian & David Eliakis (Single Ticket)

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Alexa Frankian & David Eliakis

An Extraordinary Affair of Soprano Serenades and Pianist Poise

Join us for a musical affair like no other: an enchanting afternoon of music, wine and elegance amidst the breathtaking backdrop of Chateau Windrush! Featuring world-class opera singer, Alexa Frankian and renowned pianist, David Eliakis, the program highlights will include mesmerizing opera arias, timeless classical piano masterpieces and harmonious duets of voice and ivories.

Limited to 50 guests. General Admission is $45. VIP Experience is $90 and includes premier seating, wine pairing reception, a meet-and-greet with the artists and a complimentary bottle of wine to take home with you. Proceeds help underserved kids through www.youthLEADarts.com.

ALEXA FRANKIAN: Soprano “Abundantly Talented” (Opera Canada) 23-year-old multi-award winning Alexa spent the summer fine-tuning her full lyric soprano voice with Dolora Zajick, revered coaches from Brott Opera, Detroit Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, LA Opera, La Scala, The Metropolitan Opera, Mount Allison and UNR faculty, in alignment with respected business coaches and artist management professionals updating her career plan.

Roles include; Older Woman in Jonathan Dove’s Flight (GGS Opera – Koerner Hall debut), Coach in Ice Time (GGS Opera) performed and recorded Kwanyin (Alice Ho’s Chinese-Canadian Dora-nominated Opera The Monkiest King World Premiere), Shepherd Boy in Tosca – performed in La Traviata, Pagliacci, La Bohème, The Tenderland, Bas Sheve (Yiddish Opera North-American Premiere) Beethoven’s 9th, Carmina Burana, Verdi’s Requiem choruses – featured repeat soloist with the Milton Philharmonic Orchestra, featured fundraising guest artist in Atlanta, Burlington, Milton, Toronto. Masterclasses with Martin Katz, Jake Heggie, Steven Blier, Warren Jones, Elliot Madore, Joyce El-Khoury, Ambur Braid, César Ulloa, Dolora Zajick, Luana DeVol, Beatrice Benzi, Yelena Kurdina, Nathalie Doucet and Christine Goerke further ignites her passion for Puccini, Strauss, Verdi and Wagner.

Alexa is currently in her second-year Artist Diploma studies at The Royal Conservatory of Music Glenn Gould School in Toronto, under the tutelage of Stephanie Bogle and David Eliakis. www.alexafrankian.com

DAVID ELIAKIS: As a sought-after voice coach, host, and lecturer, pianist David Eliakis continues to expand his musical offerings both on the concert stage and in the lecture hall. His performances have taken him to the stages of Brazil, Switzerland (World Economic Forum), England (as a finalist in the Wigmore Hall Song Competition), Northern Ireland, Germany, and across Canada as pianist and musical director for Against The Grain Theatre’s national tour of La Bohème.

His collaborations include some of Canada’s greatest singers: Isabel Bayrakdarian, Ben Heppner, Richard Margison, and Measha Brueggergosman. A recipient of the Ontario Arts Council Chalmers Award, David had the honour of studying privately with Warren Jones (Manhattan School of Music) in New York City, as well as working with Julius Rudel, Sir Martin Isepp, Dalton Baldwin, Graham Johnson, and Roger Vignoles.

David shares his time between The Royal Conservatory of Music and the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music, and has also collaborated with Tapestry Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, Opera In Reach, and Amplified Opera in numerous performances of Teiya Kasahara’s “The Queen In Me”, including recent performances in Belfast. He was also the host and curator of ATG’s monthly Opera Pub for five years consecutively to sold-out audiences.

As a lecturer he speaks passionately about lesser-known composers and works, as well as singers of past generations. He was also featured as a guest speaker at the Toronto International Film Festival for their premiere of Maria by Callas.