THE RETURN OF ULYSSES BY C. MONTEVERDI (APR. 19-28, 2018 AT THE ELGIN THEATRE) Monteverdi’s deeply moving opera recounts the return of the Greek king Ulysses to his family after a twenty-year absence fighting in the Trojan War. This production abounds with gods, goddesses, flying machines and magical transformations, and features tenor Krešimir Špicer, whose definitive performances […]Find out more »
ANNA BOLENA, Gaetano Donizetti APRIL 28 TO MAY 26, 2018 New COC Production The court of Henry VIII is in tumult as the king tires of his second wife, Anne Boleyn, who must now fight for her honour and her life. The COC completes its Tudor Trilogy by Donizetti with a sumptuous production of Anna Bolena, starring the […]Find out more »
Franz Joseph Haydn The Creation Haydn’s dramatic musical depiction of chaos and order, light and life, including a visual interpretation through live video by Sandy Rossignol. Performers Danika Lorèn, soprano Charles Sy, tenor Olivier Laquerre, bass-baritone Toronto Mozart PlayersFind out more »
BERNSTEIN’S CANDIDE The TSO makes its major contribution to the global tributes to Leonard Bernstein’s centenary. Bramwell Tovey—whose early career was given a major boost through conducting Bernstein’s music in the composer’s presence—leads a brilliant cast of vocalists, members of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and the Orchestra in Bernstein’s enchanting operetta based on Voltaire’s satirical story […]Find out more »
Against the Grain Theatre, The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Opera Columbus, and NYC’s Company XIV collaborate to present the Gluck/Berlioz masterpiece, the opera Orphée et Eurydice. We all know the original Greek myth: the musician Orpheus is grieving the death of his lover Eurydice—and gets one chance to retrieve her from the Underworld. In 2018, we […]Find out more »
LA BELLE HÉLÈNE by Jacques Offenbach St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts April 27, 28, 29, 2018 The beautiful Helen got the Golden Apple from Paris and left some rather irate goddesses ‘in the dust!’ Long before her fabled trip to Troy, there was much singing, frolicking, amusement and hanky-panky in city of Athens.Find out more »
Gautier Capuçon with Jérôme Ducros April 28, 2018 , 8:00 PM French cellist Gautier Capuçon is a true 21st-century ambassador for the cello. He is acclaimed internationally for his deeply expressive musicianship and exuberant virtuosity, as well as for the glorious sonority of his 1701 Matteo Goffriller cello, which showcases his phenomenal technical skills. “It’s the rare performer […]Find out more »
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