As the season ramps up…

fallintoLooking ahead to the next few weeks:

  • From September 11th to 25th Crow’s Theatre has a show; The Shape of Home: Songs in Search of Al Purdy.  This is a sort of staged song cycle exploring the words and ideas of “Canada’s unofficial poet laureate”.
  • September 20th at noon sees a very welcome to the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre with the once traditional season opener featuring the Ensemble Studio.  Free but sure to be hard to get into.
  • September 23rd at 8pm at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts there’s an intriguing concert of opera arias entitled A Window to a Dream.  It’s curated by Golrokh Arminian and to celebrate the brief history of opera in Iran before it was snuffed out by the revolution it will be sung in Farsi.  There will be a chorus and orchestra and arias by, among others, Purcell, Puccini, Mozart and the rarely heard Azerbaijani composer Uzeyir Hajibeyov.
  • September 24th at 3pm and 8pm at 918 Bathurst Confluence Concerts are presenting Trio featuring the very different voices of Marion Newman, Patricia O’Callaghan and Suba Sankaran in a programme that includes the premiere of Ian Cusson and André Alexis’ The Drawing Room.
  • October 5th at noon in the RBA it’s the turn of the UoT Opera Program.  On the 11th it’s American tenor Miles Mykannen and on the 12th it’s a preview of Opera Atelier’s upcoming Dido and Aeneas.
  • And, last but not least the COC’s season opens with two revivals at the Four Seasons Centre.  On October 7th at 7.30 pm it’s Christopher Alden’s production of Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer (6 more performances closing on the 23rd) and on the 14th also at 7.30pm it’s Joel Ivany’s production of Bizet’s Carmen (7 more performances closing November 4th).

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