I guess it’s starting to quieten down a bit. Next week there are a couple of things of interest. On Monday the Faculty Artists at UoT have a concert in Walter Hall with Uri Mayer conducting. It’s an all Mahler program with the Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and the Fourth Symphony. The vocal soloists are Monica Whicher and Darryl Edwards. Later in the week the UoT Opera has its main fall production. This time it’s Don Giovanni conducted by Uri Mayer and directed by Marilyn Gronsdale. That’s in the MacMillan Theatre at 7.30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a matinée on Sunday. There will, as usual be two casts; one on Thurs/Sat and the other Fri/Sun. On Friday there’s another Whose Opera is is Anyway? from LooseTEA Theatre; Toronto’s opera improv. That’s at 7.30pm at the Comedy Bar. They are moving from there (good!) to Bad Dog Theatre for their December show on the 20th which should also be hosting a monthly show in 2018.
Looking a bit further out, Toronto Masque Theatre have announced their Christmas Salon; Peace on Earth taking place on 17th & 18th December 2017 at 7.30 pm at The Atrium, 21 Shaftesbury Avenue, Toronto, across from Summerhill Subway.
Electric Messiah is back for a third year with a completely new line up of vocalists. This time it’s Adanya Dunn, Elizabeth Shepherd, Jonathan MacArthur and Justin Welsh. Adam Scime is music director again with many of the same elements as last year but expect plenty of changes. It’s presented by Soundstreams at Drake Underground on December 4th through 6th at 8pm.
Tapestry Opera’s Opera Briefs is back with Winter Shorts, running from November 30th to December 3rd. There will be scenes from eight new opera concepts developed during the 2016 LibLab. Singers are Jacqueline Woodley, Erica Iris, Keith Klassen and Alex Dobson. Location is the Dancemakers Studio at 9 Trinity Street, 3rd floor. Tickets are available from Tapestry Opera.
Ticket details for the fundraiser at Rosedale Presbyterian have been announced. See poster below:
And, finally, Koerner Hall has been named Toronto’s top concert hall in Now! magazine’s annual reader poll. I’m shocked that Roy Thomson Hall didn’t win. Shocked I tell you.