DOCUMENTARIES

ANNE KOSTALAS

60 Years of Opera at McGill

A Year in the Life of Opera McGill

Three Students; Three Different Stories

THE MAKING OF LITTLE WOMEN

"I thought someone should follow around a singer for a year and see what their life was like. So many people out there, in the wide world, have very few inklings about what goes into learning to sing, especially opera. When audiences watch these episodes they’ll see many of those behind-the-scenes staff who are instrumental in making Opera McGill happen.”

Patrick Hansen, director, Opera McGill.

THE L’ELISIR D’AMORE STORY

“ When we do auditions we are always waiting for news. I was honestly just shocked and scared to get a phone call that said the Atelier. When she finally said I got in, my heart just skipped a beat and I was in shock, amazed and full of joy and wanted to cry. All of those things." 

Chelsea Rus, soprano.

THE STAGING OF RODELINDA

“I think anyone wanting to promote their organisation should consider a short documentary about what they actually do every day. It’s a simple idea which can be incredibly powerful. I found A Year in the Life of Opera McGill really captured people’s imaginations. They actually cared about what happened to Rose, Jonah and Chelsea. One of my best compliments was from someone who said they knew nothing about opera but once they started watching they were hooked and watched to the very end.”

Anne Kostalas, filmmaker.

Opera McGill's Year of Shakespeare

The Complete Year of Shakespeare

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

The Year in Review

“Anne was a total pleasure to work with and be filmed by. She had an ease that put everyone in front of the camera at ease. The results, where her passion and professionalism are most evident, were always a pleasure to watch.”

Paul Hopkins, actor, producer and director.