Hanns Eisler’s life was the story of exile. The brilliant Austrian, Jewish, Marxist composer fled to Hollywood in 1938, only to be deported a decade later, an early casualty of the McCarthy era. Between film scores, he wrote these passionate songs of nostalgia, horror and longing, adapting lyrics by Brecht, Goethe and Shakespeare. Despite his […]Find out more »
A frothy blend of whimsical comedy, romance and the delights of the Parisian Belle Époque in all its effervescent splendor, The Merry Widow is popular ballet at its finest. Based on the 1905 operetta of the same name by Franz Lehár, The Merry Widow sets out to entertain and amuse at every step and never puts a foot […]Find out more »
Esteemed Scottish conductor Donald Runnicles leads the TSO, a cast of outstanding soloists, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and the Toronto Children’s Chorus in Orff’s Carmina Burana, a choral extravaganza celebrating many of life’s greatest pleasures—from springtime and love to food and wine. Master violinist James Ehnes presents the gorgeous melodies and high-flying emotions of the concerto […]Find out more »
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