Following a sold-out production of "A Phantom Returns" last week at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Park City, Utah, Peter Karrie will continue the trend in British Columbia, Canada!
"The Phantom of the Opera Returns" summer concert tour throughout the breathtaking Okanagan Valley is sold out! Karrie will be joined by local and international diva, coloratura soprano Melina Moore and acclaimed local pianist Jim Leonard. The event will be the third collaboration between Moore and Karrie. The tour will feature Moore as "Christine" opposite to Karrie's "Phantom", while they perform songs from Phantom of the Opera, in addition to Karrie's most famous roles in musical theatre such as Les Mis, Chess, Evita, and Fiddler on the Roof.
Hailing originally from Wales, Mr. Karrie first played “The Phantom” at Her Majesty's Theatre, London, and went on to play the role in Toronto, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vancouver and on the Millennium tour of Great Britain. His performances earned him the title of "The World's Most Popular Phantom" by The Worldwide Phantom of the Opera Appreciation Society. His other acclaimed and award-winning roles have included the original “Che” in Evita for the first national tour of Britain, “Jean Valjean” in Les Miserables for more than a decade at London's Palace Theatre, “Judas” in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Palace Theatre, “John Blackthorn” in James Clavell’s Shogun on Broadway in NYC, “Fagin’ in the acclaimed Cameron Macintosh production of Oliver!, “Don Quixote” in Man of La Mancha, “Tevye” in Fiddler on the Roof and “Joby ‘Peg Leg’ Churchill” in the box office smash The Contender. Mr. Karrie was also one of the original cast members of Chess, playing the role of “Freddy Trumper”, and the host of his own BBC television chat show, 'Peter Karrie.... Unmasked'.
Argentine-born coloratura soprano Melina Moore received her training at The Juilliard School in New York City, and presently makes her home in Vernon, British Columbia. Ms. Moore debuted as “Susanna” in The Marriage of Figaro with Manhattan’s Bel Aria Opera Company. In New York, she appeared as a soloist in the Alice Tully Hall opera concert series, the Juilliard Opera Center and the Maxwell von Gluck Fellowship in the roles of “Despina” in Cosi Fan Tutte, “Gretel” in Hansel and Gretel, “Adele” in Die Fledermaus, “Oscar” in Un Ballo in Maschera, “Nanetta” in Falstaff, “Zerlina” in Don Giovanni, and “Papagena” in The Magic Flute. With a love of musical theatre, she has appeared in both Broadway and off-Broadway productions of Good News, Showboat, The Apple Tree, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys & Dolls, My Fair Lady, The Music Man, Annie Get Your Gun, Beauty and the Beast, Carousel, Candide and The Sound of Music. She is a frequent guest artist with the symphonies and orchestras of Victoria, Prince George, Kamloops, the Okanagan, Burnaby, Kelowna Canada Day Pops and the Kootenays and has been a featured artist on CBC Radio Two. Moore is also the monthly headlining performer at Sparkling Hill Wellness Resort.
Performances will take place at:
- The Summerhill Winery Pyramid, Monday July 23
- Haney Heritage Village Park, Tuesday July 24
- Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, Wednesday July 25
- Bench 1775 Winery, Thursday July 26
- Sparkling Hill Wellness Resort, Friday July 27
Tickets are sold out for all events.