Friday, July 27, 2018

Shanice Skinner Performs in Don Giovanni at the Halifax Summer Opera Festival

Shanice Skinner, soprano
Shanice Skinner - photo courtesy of Halifax Summer Opera Festival

Shanice Skinner will perform the role of Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Sir James Dunn Theatre in Halifax. The opera is presented by the Halifax Summer Opera Festival.

Shanice, a soprano born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance in 2017. 

She was Nova Scotia’s alto selection for the 2014 National Youth Choir, and soprano for the 2016 National Youth Choir tour in Alberta.

Shanice won the Talent Trust Portia White award in 2016.

Here’s the Halifax Opera Festival’s description of Don Giovanni

“One of Mozart’s greatest operas, Don Giovanni is the story of the women (and men) damaged by a philandering, roguish womanizer, all set to glorious music. Our #metoo modern-dress production will demonstrate just how relevant this 231 year old opera still is.”

The opera will be performed in Italian, with projected English translation, accompanied by piano.

Performance Dates and Times
Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre
6101 University Avenue, Halifax

Saturday, August 4, 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 5, 7:30 pm
Thursday, August 9, 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 11, 2:00 pm
(dates and times subject to change)

$30 for general admission
$20 for student (aged 13 to university)
$5 for children under 13

Tickets will be available in advance online from, in person at The Coast offices, and by phone with credit card at (902)-422-6278 ex. 50

The Halifax Summer Opera Festival box office opens outside the Sir James Dunn Theatre at the Dal Arts Centre from one hour before show time, and any remaining tickets are available to purchase then. 

Cash, cheques and Visa/MasterCard are accepted at the door. For more details, see their Ticket Information Page.