Photo of co-artistic directors, Maureen Batt and Erin Bardua, two white women, smiling. Maureen has medium-long red hair and is wearing a white blazer with black piping and a textured blue shirt underneath. Erin has short dark brown hair and is wearing a black and pink print wrap dress. Both are looking at the camera. Text around the perimeter of the photo reads: Performer. Junofest presented by CBC Music, Saturday March 23, Essential Opera. There is a transparent aqua layer on the bottom half of the photo.


Classical Showcase at JUNOfest

Saturday, March 23, 1pm

St. Matthew’s United Church

Barrington St., Halifax, NS

Tickets $10 at the door


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Essential Opera is performing “Etiquette” LIVE at JUNOfest presented by CBC Music in Halifax. Etiquette composed by Monica Pearce with libretto by John Terauds; film by Tom Belding


Dorothy Parker – Maureen Batt, soprano

Emily Post – Erin Bardua, soprano

Nancy Astor – Lucy Hayes Davis, mezzo-soprano

Brad Reid, clarinet

Tara Scott, piano

The entire classical showcase goes from 1:00-3:00 and includes Essential Opera, Cheng Duo, Jennifer King, and Matt Haimovitz.