Here’s what’s coming up that I know about in April with some adds for the end of March.
- 26th March 5pm – 7pm. Opera Revue at Castro’s PWYC. Expect a completely Weill performance.
- 27th March 2.30pm. Voicebox are doing Timothy Sullivan’s Florence: The Lady with the Lamp in concert at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. Lauren Pearl sings the title role.
- March 31st and April 1st at 8pm at the Fleck Dance Theatre, Danceworks are presenting Morphs choreographed by Lina Cruz / Fila 13 Productions. It’s an enigmatic dance piece about fairy tale chefs.
- April 1st 8pm at Crow’s Theatre. It’s the opening of Orphans for the Czar. It’s a comedy set on the eve of the 1905 revolution in Russia. Billed as “A comedy of pathos about the fragility of people in unstable times, Orphans for the Czar is a plea for the possibility of decency.” Sounds like a play for today. Preview nights are March 29th to 31st with the run extending to April 17th.
- April 19th 8pm at Koerner Hall it’s Joyce DiDonato with Il Pomo d’Oro and Maxim Emelyanychevin a staged show called Eden that explores the many aspects of nature.
- April 23rd at 7.30pm marks the COC’s return to live performance with Verdi’s La Traviata. Anne Arbus’ production is actually quite decent so it’s a bit puzzling that the COC is marketing it as being all about the frocks. There are six more performances ending on May 20th.
- April 30th 8pm also at Koerner sees the very welcome return of Bryn Terfel with Annabel Thwaite. It’s a varied programme ranging from Beethoven to Quilter but, on paper at least, nothing in Welsh. I expect/hope he chucks something in.
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April 30thMarch 26th the COC releases the Atom Egoyan film of Duke Bluebeard’s Castle as part of their digital offering.
- ETA: Confluence Concerts are presenting a concert curated by Patricia O’Callaghan at Heliconian Hall at 7.30pm on April 8th and 9th. It’s called A Twist of Fate and will feature music by Benjamin Britten, Bob Dylan, Peter Maxwell Davies, Indigo Girls, Astor Piazzolla, Joni Mitchell and more.
- ETA: April 10th at 2.30 pm VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert are presenting Samuel Barber’s Vanessa at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. It’s piano accompaniment and features Lauren Margison and Marjorie Maltais.
You may have noted a slight shift of emphasis on OR as we return to the theatres after the plague years. We are branching out a bit. There will still be extensive coverage of opera and classical vocal music; both live and recorded, but expect to see more straight theatre and some dance. The latter will likely be guest blogged by my very talented (and lovely) partner.