On the radar

hoover_scruff_fight copyComing up this next week.  Tomorrow Toronto Operetta Theatre are performing Calixa Lavallée’s The Widow.  He’s the dude who wrote the music for O Canada! so no idea what to expect.  It’s at the Jane Mallett Theatre at 3pm.  Monday at 7pm at the Zoomerplex is the IRCPA Singing Stars of Tomorrow concert.  My interview with Brett Polegato about it is here.  And this is the link for ticket purchase.

There are two Barbara Hannigan events.  On Wednesday at 7pm at Mazzoleni Hall she’s giving a masterclass (free) then on Friday at 8pm at Koerner Hall she’s giving a recital with Reinbert de Leeuw at the piano (not free).  It’s an unusual and interesting program.  Check it out here.

There are two concerts of interest on Thursday.  At noon in the RBA we have Megan Quick with Stéphane Mayer performing Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen followed by Sam Pickett and Rachel Kerr with Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder.  In the evening the TSO have a Remembrance Day themed program including the premier of Jeffrey Ryan’s Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation (also on Saturday night).

Finally, not typical Operaramblings fare but plugging for a friend.  On Tuesday the noon “concert” in the RBA is a dance recital featuring flamenco star Esmeralda Enrique and kathak virtuoso Joanna de Souza.

The photo is Joanna’s cats when they were six week old fosters with us fourteen years ago!

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