And rounding out February

2422-hvorostovsky_1The next couple of weeks have some items of interest. Tonight at 7pm Dmitri Hvostorovsky is singing at Koerner Hall with a program of Russian songs plus some Strauss.  This recital has been getting very good reviews in the US.  On Wednesday there is, after a fashion, a chance to see Jonas Kaufmann in concert.  It’s a cinema broadcast of a La Scala concert from last June and it’s an all Puccini program.  Curiously it’s directed by Brian Large who I had long since thought retired.  It’s being distributed by Arts Alliance who are the folks who do the ROH cinema broadcasts but the Met doesn’t seem to have got heavy on this so you can see it at your local Cineplex.  Full dates and listings are here.  Most Cineplex Odeon’s in the Toronto area have it at 7pm on Wednesday with a lunchtime repeat on March 20th.

The Marriage of Figaro continues at the COC.  Tomorrow night sees the Ensemble Studio performance, which is always fun, with the main cast on stage Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (4.30pm show and pretty much sold out; as in there are 8 seats going at a lowest price of $258!).

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