Streams and things

A quick reminder that tonight, tomorrow and Saturday see new streams from AtG (A Little Too Cozy prequel), The GGS Fall Opera (Seven Deadly Sins and Lucrezia) and Confluence (Purcell).  There’s also new content on the appropriate Youtube channels from Domoney Artists and Alex Hajek.

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Newly announced streamed concerts include:

  • The Upper Canada Choristers and its accomplished Latin vocal ensemble, Cantemos, present Comfort and Joy: A Holiday Offering, conducted by Laurie Evan Fraser, Friday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be live-streamed from Grace Church on-the-Hill, with Cantemos and some choristers on stage, and the rest of the choir live via the internet. It will be accessible on YouTube and Facebook.
  • VOICEBOX have announced a ticketed La voix humaine double bill.  Actress Chilina Kennedy as ‘Elle’ in the play performed in English and soprano Mariam Khalil sings the opera role in French, with Narmina Afandiyeva, at the piano. Guillermo Silva-Marin will be the dramatic advisor and the Canadian firm of Great Northern Productions – Rick and Ryan Harper – will handle the videography and audio recording.  That will go live on January 15th next year and tickets will be available after December 1st at http://www.operainconcert.com
  • Opera Atelier have announced the new date for the postponed Something Rich and Strange.  It’s December 12th at 7pm.  This one is ticketed.  Details at www.operaatelier.com.

And finally, something a bit different.  Premiering today at 8pm (but I don’t know what time zone) Alastair White’s The Drowning Shore.  It’s a 14-minute monodrama that incorporates Sholem Asch’s classic 1918 play God of Vengeance, and its contrasting themes of written holy Hebrew and everyday Yiddish vernacular, with an original Scots-English text. Scored for ‘a mezzo-soprano in a screen’, the piece is performed by Asch’s great-great granddaughter Clara Kanter, and devised in conjunction with her father David Mazower, Editorial Director at The Yiddish Book Centre (and Asch’s great-grandson).  It’s very well done (I had access to the preview) and like nothing else I’ve seen.  You can find it at http://compasspresents.com/portfolio/oracles-in-sepia/

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