August 10 to 24, 2019

Prince Edward Island and Southeast New Brunswick
August 14 – 2:00 p.m.
Music in the Church – 4 Lady Slipper Drive North, Miscouche, PE

Acadian tenor Jacques Arsenault began his musical career as a virtuoso accordionist while growing up on Prince Edward Island before discovering his vocal talents. In Toronto, he starred as Freddy in Tapestry Opera’s “Bandits in the Valley”, earning nominations for two BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards. He was Ambroise Lépine in the Canadian Opera Company and National Arts Centre’s acclaimed co-production of Harry Somers’s “Louis Riel” and was Alfred in “Die Fledermaus” at the Glenn Gould School. This year, he portrayed Lui in his own adaptation of Poulenc’s La Voix humaine for Against the Grain Theatre and returned to the National Arts Centre as Basilio and Curzio in ‘'Le nozze di Figaro“. Next season, he debuts in “The Phantom of the Opera” with Opera on the Avalon and plays Basilio in “Figaro’s Wedding” with Against the Grain Theatre. His duo French Squeeze will perform at the Indian River Festival August 25.