There is news. The COC has cancelled “in person” performances of Madama Butterfly. Instead it will be “made available as a free digital presentation to current 2021/2022 COC subscription holders who are continuing to support Canadian opera through the donation, exchange, or credit of tickets.” How that works I have no idea.
Also at the COC, they are taking a rather interesting approach to land acknowledgements. You can learn more about it in this ten minute video.
But, as things stand, Opera Atelier is going ahead with a live show at Koerner on February 19th and 20th. It’s a 75 minute staged show featuring OA regulars, Tafelmusik and the music of, among others, Purcell, Rameau and Debussy. Details and tickets here.
Finally the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company and the Likht Ensemble are presenting a Holocaust Remembrance Day concert featuring music from the ghettos of Lithuania. Most of this music has never been recorded. It’s streaming at 7.30pm on January 27th. It’s free but requires registration. Link to more info and registration.
And remember, always look on the bright side of life…