Things are starting to liven up again in the Toronto scene. Here’s a look ahead to the balance of September and the first half of October. This week sees a performance of Weill’s Little Mahagonny by VOICEBOX at Gallery 345. That’s on Tuesday 25th at 7.30pm and will be followed by a wine and cheese reception. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.
The COC season opens on the 30th with Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin featuring Gordon Bintner, Joseph Kaiser and Joyce El-Khoury. There are eight performances ending on 3rd Novemeber. The companion work is the premier run of Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian which opens on October 13th. It’s a starry cast including Thomas Hampson and Karita Matilla. There are seven performances ending October 27th.
In the free concert series at the Four Seasons Centre there are a number of interesting noon hour concerts:
- September 25th: The annual opener with the Ensemble Studio.
- September 27th: Awasakwaa; Barbara Croall performs traditional Indigenous music featuring voice and native flute.
- October 2nd: Bass Oleg Tsilbulko with Russian songs.
- October 9th: The Ensemble Studio again. This time in a Rossini program.
And last but not least, Opera Pub is back at the Amsterdam Bicycle Club at 9pm on October 4th.