I’m having a hard time keeping up with everything that’s going on in the Toronto opera scene. The latest thing to hit my inbox is a new show from Opera Five. These are the “food and opera” guys and this time it’s tapas and sangria and Spanish opera. They are doing two pieces; de Falla’s El Retablo de maese Pedro, which features puppets, and Granados’ Goyescas, which is based on paintings by Goya. I think the only “puppet opera” I’ve seen before was the mash up of Bastien und Bastienne and Der Schaulspieldirektor that Salzburg did in 2006 so this should be fun.
The show is at Gallery 345 which is at 345 Sorauren and there are three performances on April 29th, May 1st and May 2nd. Tickets are available online at http://o5besame.eventbrite.ca or at the door (cash only).