I think it’s about time I started doing a weekly preview of upcoming Toronto events. I’m going to try and make this in a regular slot, probably Sunday, so this is a bit late. The main event this week is the opening of Tafelmusik’s season with a concert featuring mezzo Mireille Lebel. It’s a pretty mixed line up. Lebel will perform arias from Vivaldi’s Il Farnace, and Handel’s Alcina, Ariodante, and Rinaldo. Dominic Teresi performs Vivaldi’s Bassoon Concerto in F Major, RV 485, and Rodolfo Richter performs his own violin transcription of Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052. The opening bash is tomorrow night at 7pm with repeats at 8pm on Friday and Saturday and a matinée on Sunday. Trinity St. Paul’s of course.
I’ll not be at that one until Thursday as tomorrow night Robert Harris of the Globe and Mail and I are guests of the Massey College Opera Club where we shall try to be appropriately erudite. The COC fall season is in rehearsal of course with the big unknown being what will Barbara Monk Feldman’s Pyramus and Thisbe be like. I’m off to a rehearsal on Friday so hopefully I’ll have something to bring back from that. Also on Friday I’ll be chatting with Tapestry’s Michael Mori about their 15/16 season.