Pyramus and Thisbe – Beyond time and space

Back last night for a second look at Pyramus and Thisbe at the COC.  I’ve been involved in a huge amount of discussion, mostly with Katja, about this show since we saw it on Tuesday and there were many things about the Monk Feldman piece and its staging that I wanted to think about again.  Lots of thoughts and, perhaps, a slightly different perspective since I was watching from two levels higher in the house this time.

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Pyramus and Thisbe – a world premiere

The new COC creation Pyramus and Thisbe with music by Monteverdi and Barbara Monk Feldman opened last night at the Four Seasons Centre.  I was expecting abstract and cerebral, which it is, but I was rather expecting that I might admire it more than enjoy it.  As it turned out it was a remarkably satisfying show on many levels.

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La Bohème again – Rodolfo III

For my second look at La Bohème at the COC I caught the first night of what is, effectively, the third cast.  This is actually the first cast but with Eric Margiore replacing Dmitri Pittas as the third Rodolfo of the run.  So, how did it compare to Wednesday night’s effort?

Joyce El-Khoury as Musetta - Photo:Michael Cooper

Joyce El-Khoury as Musetta – Photo:Michael Cooper

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La Bohème at COC is lots of fun

La Bohème has been running at the COC for a couple of weeks now but last night was the first performance for the second cast.  There are some new faces; Michael Fabiano comes in as Rodolfo with Simone Osborne as Musetta, Tom Corbeil as Colline and Cameron McPhail as Schaunard.  There are also some change ups.  Joyce El-Khoury swaps Musetta for Mimi and  Phillip Addis swaps Schaunard for Marcello.  I’ll be back Friday to see the opening night cast with the exception of Eric Margiore coming in as Rodolfo.

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