SOLT and Classical Pursuits

soltSummer Opera Lyric Theatre has announced its 2018 season.  There are three shows.  Massenet’s Manon plays July 27th (8pm) and 29th (2pm) and August 1st (2pm) and 4th (8pm).  Handel’s Semele plays July 28th (8pm) and August 1st (8pm), 3rd (8pm) and 4th (2pm).  Mozart’s Così fan tutte plays July 28th (2pm) and 31st (8pm) and August 2nd (8pm) and 5th (2pm).  Guillermo Silva-Marin directs the young artists of SOLT and all performances are at the Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto, 214 College St. (entrance on St. George).  Subscription packages for $60 are available. Single tickets are $28, ($22 for students and seniors).  For subscription and single tickets call 416-366-7723 (Mondays to Fridays from 12 pm to 6 pm), at the door 2 hours prior to performances, or online at

Starting tomorrow, Iain Scott has a series of five lectures on operatic themes at Victoria College, UoT, in their Classical Pursuits series.  The line up is:

16th July – “Courage – Speaking Truth To Power” 
operatic characters who respectfully challenge authority.

17th July  – “Operatic Parental Power”
the tangled relationships of fathers and daughters, etc …

18th July – “Opera And The Power Of Prayer”
individual and choral pleas for divine help

19th July – “Supernatural Powers In Opera”
witches, ghosts, and things that go bump in the night

20th July – “Opera And The Power Of Love”
mutual love, unrequited love, self-sacrificing love, etc.

All lectures are at 3pm and are $25 cash at the door.

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