A Soprano in Hollywood


January 10, 2017 

Musical theatre and Opera star Rebecca Caine and acclaimed pianist Robert Kortgaard, return to Newfoundland in February with A SOPRANO IN HOLLYWOOD.

Newfoundland and Labrador - The Arts and Culture Centres (ACC) in partnership with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra (NSO) are proud to bring musical theatre and Opera star Rebecca Caine and acclaimed pianist Robert Kortgaard, back to Newfoundland with A Soprano in Hollywood

On the heels of their much lauded Canadian tour of Leading Ladies, Caine and Kortgaard are hitting the road again with A Soprano in Hollywood .  Caine, accompanied by Kortgaard, will take you on a journey through musical theatre’s leading ladies of past and present. Caine showcases her incredible voice singing repertoire from The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Showboat, Kiss Me Kate, My Fair Lady and much more.

Soprano, Rebecca Caine’s career has been divided between Opera and Musical Theatre, making her West End debut at 19 in the role of Laurey in Oklahoma! She then sang the role of Eliza in My Fair Lady on the National tour. While making her debut at Glyndebourne as Amor in L'incoronazione di Poppea, she was asked to join the Royal Shakespeare Company where she created the role of Cosette in Les Miserables. After a successful West End run Caine joined the original cast of Phantom of the Opera to play Christine opposite Michael Crawford. She then returned to Toronto to repeat the role in the Canadian premiere of Phantom of the Opera. During her run in Toronto she joined the Canadian Opera Company to make her highly praised North American debut in the title role of Lulu.


Pianist Robert Kortgaard is familiar to Atlantic Canadian audiences after years of touring with the best and brightest musical stars and his stewardship of the Indian River Festival on PEI. Kortgaard was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, and grew up in Calgary, Alberta. He completed his Bachelor and Master degrees at the Juiliard School in New York City. As a recipient of arts awards from the Canada Council, he furthered his musical studies in Italy and England.


Kortgaard has performed with sopranos Isabel Bayrakdarian, Sumi Jo, and Measha Brueggergosman; violinist Joshua Bell; and with Peter Tiefenback and prima ballerina Veronica Tennant. He has recorded French and German Cabaret programs with mezzo-soprano Jean Stilwell for CBC Records. His CD with soprano Wendy Nielson was nominated for both Juno and East Coast Music Awards. Recent engagements include tours with mezzo-soprano Susan Platts, the Elmer Iseler Singers and several performances of duo piano repertoire with Peter Tiefenback. He also performs and records with cabaret artist and soprano Patricia O’Callaghan. 


Caine and Kortgaard will perform at the Arts and Culture Centres in Grand Falls-Windsor on February 12, Stephenville on February 14, and Corner Brook on February 16. The concert features the songs and stories of renowned sopranos like Jeanette MacDonald, Kathryn Grayson, Grace Moore, Julie Andrews, and Canada's own Deanna Durbin. 

Caine is also performing with the NSO at the St. John’s ACC on February 10 as part of their Masterworks series. Caine will perform Samuel Barber’s epic Knoxville: Summer of 1915, as well as trademark songs from Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera.

The partnership between the NSO and the ACC was a natural fit, with the NSO’s commitment to making our province a better place by fostering the live performance of orchestral music, and the ACC’s mandate to tour diverse artists of all disciplines across the province. The opportunity to bring these extremely high level musicians to audiences in Newfoundland and Labrador is a win win for both organizations.

All shows begin at 8:00 pm. Tickets for A Soprano in Hollywood are $25 for adults and $20 for students and seniors. Tickets for the NSO Masterworks 3: Brava, Rebecca! performance range from $30-$45. All shows can be purchased online at www.artsandculturecentre.com or at the local Arts and Culture Centre box office. 

ACC Tour Dates:

February 12 - Grand Falls-Windsor, ACC

February 14 - Stephenville, ACC

February 16 - Corner Brook, ACC



Katie Jackson | Public Relations, Arts and Culture Centre