Back half of January

barber-1The second half of January kicks off with the COC’s revival production f Rossini’s Barber of Seville, this time starring Emily D’Angelo as Rosina.  There are eight performances running to February 7th.

.  Sunday 26th at 2pm there’s a concert in the Mazzoleni Songmasters series.  It’s called Sirens and features Leslie Ann Bradley, Allyson McHardy and Rachel Andrist in a suitably watery and alluring program.

There are two shows of interest on the 29th.  At lunchtime in the RBA the COC Orchestra Academy and members of the Ensemble Studio present Songs of Travel.  The program will include the Vaughan Williams cycle.  At 8pm Native Earth Performing Arts are presenting Keith Barker’s This is How We Got Here.  It’s not music theatre but rather a play about loss and letting go.  It’s playing at the Aki Studio until February 16th.  There’s a PWYC preview on the 28th.

On the 30th at The Great Hall at 8pm Soundstreams are presenting The Lost Karaoke Tapes; a one woman extravaganza by turntableist/composer Nicole Lizée.

Closing that last week out on Saturday 1st February at 8pm at Koerner Hall is the Lagrime di San Pietro.  27 madrigals by Orlando di Lasso sung in seven parts by the 21 members of the Los Angeles Master Chorale.  It’s staged with direction by the legendary Peter Sellars.

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