Soprano joins pianist for coffee concert

Soprano Robyn Driedger-Klassen performs a Classical Coffee Concert with pianist Sarah Hagen at the ACT March 5. - Contributed
Soprano Robyn Driedger-Klassen performs a Classical Coffee Concert with pianist Sarah Hagen at the ACT March 5.
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Spend a mid-week morning savouring the sounds of soprano Robyn Driedger-Klassen, performing in the final installation of the ACT’s Classical Coffee Concerts series.

Hosted by acclaimed pianist and producer Sarah Hagen, each morning begins with coffee, tea and treats in Studio Theatre at The ACT followed by a 75 minute classical concert led by Hagen.

It’s an up-close and personal music experience with shared stories and musical insights. You will have the opportunity to meet with the musicians after the concert.

Described as having a “golden rounded voice”, Saskatchewan native Driedger-Klassen is in high demand in the opera field and requested for her solo work. Seen on many Canadian opera stages, Driedger-Klassen roles span from baroque to contemporary music. In addition to Opera Saskatchewan and Edmonton Opera, she is a frequent performer with the Vancouver Opera Association, performing roles on the main stage as well as touring performance roles.

Recently Driedger-Klassen sang the Countess Almaviva in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro at the Banff Center and in Seattle Opera’s productions to critical acclaim. She has also just completed two seasons with Seattle Opera’s young artist program where she again performed the Countess and the Governess in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw.

Canadian pianist Sarah Hagen has been heard in concert halls and on the airwaves to critical acclaim throughout North America and Europe. Her interpretations have been described as “outstandingly inventive,” performed with “infinite skill.”

• Soprano Robyn Driedger-Klassen performs March 5 at 10:30 a.m. Doors open for coffee and treats at 10 a.m. Tickets are $20. For more information, call the box office at  604-476-2787 or visit theactmapleridge.org.

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