Monthly Archives: October 2019

The Bald Soprano

I’ve just seen the Théâtre Français de Toronto production of La Cantatrice Chauve aka The Bald Soprano by Eugène Ionesco, at the upstairs space at the Berkeley Street Theatre. I must apologize that the run is almost over, as I … Continue reading

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Opera Atelier Don Giovanni: Toronto context

Two down, one to go as far as the big operas are concerned. Robert Wilson’s Turandot and David McVicar’s Rusalka, a pair of fairy-tale operas in visually brilliant productions have finished at the Canadian Opera Company, while Opera Atelier are … Continue reading

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Skye Consort and Emma Björling: right after trick-or-treating

Within the first ten seconds of this new CD I knew I was going to like it. It’s Skye Consort & Emma Björling, and the first cut on the album is “Herr Hillebrand”, a traditional Medieval Swedish ballad, in Swedish. … Continue reading

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Singing through Centuries: TMC’s 125th

Today the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir celebrated their 125th anniversary with a gala concert at Koerner Hall, joined for the occasion by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (who haven’t yet had their centennial, and who only came into existence in 1922). Led … Continue reading

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Nightwood Theatre: Strombergs Family Realization Fund winner

Nightwood Theatre is pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural Strombergs Family Realization Fund: Dian Marie Bridge. This $10,000 cash award, established by theatre director Vinetta Strombergs in honour of her artist parents, is intended to support a woman … Continue reading

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Seventh Elizabeth Krehm Memorial Concert: Shostakovich & Strauss

Annual benefit concert for St. Michael’s Hospital  Strauss’ Four Last Songs and Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony Program includes Kol Nidrei by Bruch, The Four Last Songs by Strauss and Symphony no. 5 by Shostakovich. TORONTO—An accomplished group of musicians will assemble on Mon Nov. 25, 2019 for a special performance at … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Club: PAL fund-raiser

Welcome to the Club! Please join us at PAL’s Crest Theatre Green Room on Thursday October 24 for a star-studded evening in support of the programming at PAL’s Celebrity Club! 110 The Esplanade, Toronto Featuring: Sean Cullen David Warrack Theresa … Continue reading

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