This intimate and intriguing new double-bill brings together two of Canada’s most engaging talents — bass-baritone Stephen Hegedus and mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó — in performance of two of the most compelling song cycles ever written: Franz Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin and Olivier Messiaen’s Harawi.
Music Director Christopher Mokrzewski at the piano, staging by Artistic Director Joel Ivany, lighting by Resident Lighting Designer Jason Hand, and set and costume design by Michael Gianfrancesco.
June 2, 3, 4, 5 at 8pm
Neubacher Shor Contemporary Gallery
5 Brock Avenue, Toronto
Tickets on sale April 10 at 10am
Acclaim for Against the Grain:
“The future of opera.” – Alexander Neef, General Director, Canadian Opera Company
“Against the Grain Theatre has […] achieved that rarest of wonders: a production that succeeds on all levels.” – John Terauds, Musical Toronto
“Opera needs exciting productions like #UncleJohn […] The directness is electric.” — Maclean’s
“One of the most exciting companies in the country.” – The Charlebois Post
“The troupe has an unbroken five-year list of hits, including 2011’s La Bohème (performed in a bar) and this summer’s sumptuous Pélleas et Mélisande (sung in an outdoor courtyard).” — NOW Magazine
“…there you are sitting in the grungy basement Black Box Theatre on Queen Street, with 80 other people sitting at 20 tables arranged for a mock wedding reception, and the power of art, of opera, of storytelling and of great music smack you in the face like a bracing wake-up call to the spirit.” — The Globe & Mail
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