Mosaic VI: a Celebration of Opera & Broadway!
by on June 2, 2024 in News
The cast of "Les Misérables" in 2014

The cast of “Les Misérables” in 2014

This Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July at Queen’s Hall, for three shows only, the Marionettes Chorale brings our 60th anniversary, diamond jubilee season to a close with Mosaic 6: A Celebration of Opera & Broadway!

It’s a celebration, as we revisit some of our most iconic operatic and musical theatre performances — featuring excerpts from popular musicals Aida, Annie, and Matilda, among others; as well as substantial segments from our acclaimed productions of Bizet’s Carmen and Les Misérables (which we staged in full in 2011, 2014 and 2015).

Tickets & showtimes

Showtimes are:

  • Saturday 6th July at 7:00pm
  • Sunday 7th July at 2:00pm (Sunday matinée)
  • Sunday 7th July at 6:00pm

Tickets are:

  • $200 (open)
  • $300 (reserved)
  • $400 (premium reserved)

Tickets are available via our online booking form; from choir members; and at Queen’s Hall from mid-June (tel: 298-9089). For more, email us, or call/WhatsApp 790-1751.

Enjolras at the Barricades in the Marionettes Chorale’s production of “Les Misérables” at Queen’s Hall. Photo courtesy Maria Nunes.

The history of Mosaic

For just over 10 years — between 1996 and 2007 — among our most exciting and popular productions (outside of Christmas, of course) were our Mosaic concerts, featuring Broadway and opera. Staged in 1996, 1999, 2003, 2004, and 2007, the incredible responses to these productions from audiences saw us needing to repeat shows, and add in additional performances both in Port of Spain and San Fernando.

Mosaic was what motivated us to undertake our Cacique-winning Tributes (2008), and then full productions of Bizet’s Carmen and then Les Misérables in 2014 and 2015. All these productions (with the exception of Les Mis, for which a licence to record is not available) are up on our YouTube channel.

The cast of Bizet's "Carmen" (2011), featuring Candice Alcantara as Carmen, and Marvin Smith as Escamillo

The cast of Bizet’s “Carmen” (2011), featuring Candice Alcantara as Carmen, and Marvin Smith as Escamillo

About Mosaic 6: A Celebration of Opera & Broadway

Mosaic 6 features a dizzying line-up of extraordinarily talented soloists and performers, including perennial favourites like Hermina Charles and Jacqueline Johnson; a returning familiar face in the multi-talented Maegan McGrane (née Pollonais); talented members of the Youth Chorale; and a return of the “six merry murderesses” doing the “Cell Block Tango” from Chicago, including Jacqueline Smith and Michelle Tardieu-Attale (fresh off playing the lead in Mamma Mia last May).

Mosaic 6 also sees a reunion of many members of the casts of both Carmen and Les Mis (some in from abroad!) — including Nigel Floyd, Candice Alcantara, Marvin Smith, Aurora Tardieu, David Stephens, Danielle Williams, Errol James, Caroline Taylor, and Nigel Pierre.

The celebrated creative team for Mosaic 6 includes Dave Williams, Noble Douglas, Dr Guyanne Wilson and Caroline Taylor on movement and staging; Margaret Sheppard and Michelle Tardieu-Attale on costumes; Randy Halfhide on sets; Celia Wells on lights; Frank Agarrat on sound; and music under the direction of Gretta Taylor, Joshua Joseph, and Dr Roger Henry.

The series is proudly supported by Flow (Columbus Communications), Guardian Media Ltd, Scrip-J, and Music Radio 97.1fm.

Excerpts from AIDA in the Marionettes' Mosaic V: A Taste of Opera & Broadway (2007)

Excerpts from AIDA in the Marionettes’ Mosaic V: A Taste of Opera & Broadway (2007)

The end of our 60th anniversary year

Mosaic 6 caps off a thrilling and meaningful anniversary year for the Marionettes, which began in July of last year with concerts in Port of Spain and San Fernando in support of the work of the La Romain Migrant Support (LaRMS) and the All Saints’ Anglican Church Hall’s building fund.

This was followed by Christmas with the Marionettes at Queen’s Hall in December. Then, in March, we closed the Trinidad & Tobago Music Festival, and partnered with Massy Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra for Let’s Celebrate, in aid of the restoration fund for St Francis RC Church in Belmont (a National Heritage Site).

We can’t wait to celebrate this beautiful mosaic with you!

MOSAIC 6 The Music of Opera and Broadway flyer

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