April shows

orevueHere’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.

  • oftcMarch 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 TraviataAnne 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.
  • Also on April 30th March 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.

2 thoughts on “April shows

    • Should be. There definitely were last week and I think there’s still some reluctance to go back to the theatre out there. Probably especially as the RCM has ditched vaccine passports and will likely get rid of masks Monday.

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