Three shows that might be worth a look are coming up in the GTA. Essential Opera are doing a show called Two Weddings and a Funeral which pairs Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with Donizetti’s Il campanello. It’s at Heliconian Hall on March 15th at 7.30pm. It will be semi-staged with piano accompaniment. Soup Can Theatre are also presenting a double bill of Barber’s A Hand of Bridge and Sartre’s No Exit (in English translation). The former will be accompanied by a 14 piece band and the latter, no doubt, by wailing and gnashing of teeth. The show runs March 28th to 30th at the Tapestry Opera Studio in the Distillery district. Finally, Opera Hamilton are presenting Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles at the Dofasco Theatre in Hamilton. This is a fully staged show with full orchestra and features Virginia Hatfield and Brett Polegato. There are four shows from March 9th to 16th. At time of writing no sopranos had been injured by falling scenery.