The season announcements keep on coming. There will be Koerner Hall recitals for both Sondra Radvanovsky and the, hopefully fully recovered, Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Sondra appears on December 4th with pianist Anthony Manoli in a program of operatic arias and art songs. Dmitri is scheduled for Sunday 21st February next year with Ivari Ilya at the piano. Tickets in the usual Koerner Hall places.
The dates have been now been announced for MY Opera’s production of Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia. It’s scheduled for April 29th to May 1st next year in the Aki Studio at the Daniels Spectrum in Regent’s Park.
And, finally, Against the Grain Theatre are remounting their choreographed Messiah. It was a blast the first time round, especially Geoff Sirett’s sheep impersonation. This time it’s being staged at Harbourfront Centre Theatre on Dec. 16th, 17th and 18th at 8pm and Dec. 19th at 2pm. The solists will be Miriam Khalil, Andrea Ludwig, Owen McCausland and Stephen Hegedus. Joel Ivany directs with choreography by Jenn Nicholls. This time there will be an 18 piece orchestra and 16 member choir with Topher Mokrzewski conducting. Tickets here. This will probably sell out fairly quickly.