20th Anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass

Leonard Bernstein’s historic MASS performance in Vatican City with direction, set design and costumes of Enrico Castiglione, broadcast by RAI worldwide on 1 June 2000 from the Paul VI Hall!   Watch the film offered for free on the 20th anniversary of the world broadcast on June 1, 2000! Sign up for free on www.musicalia.tv […]


HAMILTON ON—June 1st, 2020— Brott Music Festival/BrottOpera moves online. Based upon indications from provincial authorities regarding the controlled and gradual opening up of the province it appears unlikely that we will be able to gather in any significant numbers for the months of July and August. Therefore, the Festival as advertised is postponing its in-person […]

Brott Music Announces: BROTT MUSIC LIVE!

Brott Music Announces: BROTT MUSIC LIVE! Brott Music Live is delighted to present a series of regular Saturday evening online informal concerts,highlighting programs of Brott Festival. The series will feature the artists we will be hearing in concert once restrictions are lifted and we can gather together again.The performances will take place on Zoom and […]

Refiner’s Fire – by NAO Alum Sean Willem van Gulik III

https://youtu.be/HO9oqBQmWw4https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW0BdYHEQaU&feature=youtu.be NAO Grads perform Ops 157b. Jeu Jenna Gallagher and Le Lu perform a social distant version of Ops 157b. Jeu Contact Us 905-525-7664 Brott Music Festival Office301 Bay St SHamilton, ON L8P 3J7 Sign Up For Our Newsletter PRIVACY POLICY COPYRIGHT © 2020 BROTT MUSIC FESTIVAL

Music and the Brain

From a relatively common sense viewpoint, there should be little doubt that music (particularly learning how to play an instrument) can have a huge effect on the mind. You may be surprised as to how many ways! Let’s take a few minutes and review a fairly comprehensive list of different ways of how music affects […]

Concert Review: The Merry Widow

          October: Baseball’s world series time and the air seems to be a swirling mass of statistics. So let’s gather up some for Brott Opera’s production of Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow which lit up First Ontario Concert Hall’s stage last Thursday night.           Reduced orchestration by […]

Brott Blog: The Merry Widow

“It’s a love story for the ages. It’s the musical comedy of the opera world. It has been described as “one of the best romcoms ever written” It’s The Merry Widow, Franz Lehar’s irresistible operetta.  The tale takes place is in Pontevedro, a country on the brink of economic disaster, and follows a wealthy widow as […]

Brott Blog: My Fair Lady–A Cinderella Story

        After an electrifying summer of sensational music, our 32nd season comes to a climactic close with a production of My Fair Lady. Inspired by GB Shaw’s Pygmalion, the original play stepped onto the stages of Broadway, under the direction of George Cukor, and grew into an international phenomenon on the big […]

My Fair Lady Cast

        Martin Julien (Professor Higgins)  Martin Julien is a Canadian actor and singer with over thirty-five years of experience on the professional stage. Most recently seen in the world premiere of Hamiltonian Reza Jacobs’s musical Under the Stairs at Young People’s Theatre in Toronto, he will reprise his role as Sir John […]

Brott Blog: For Your Eyes Only–The Music of James Bond

          What would a film be without music? From the earliest ‘pictures’, music has always been an integral part of film making; even in the time of silent films, music could be heard when voices could not and was indeed thought of as an essential part of the viewing experience. Why? […]