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Volume 15 Issue 8 - May 2010

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MAY'S CHILDDoes the shy smile tugyour heart-strings?This quiet person isowned by a very furry orangecat that will eat bowhairs when your back isturned. Her appetite forthe fact that she’d ratherbake than cook a meal,but her warm sweet toneis regularly heard withLes Amis, Art of TimeEnsemble, Off Centre SalonSeries, and the TSO.More strings attached?She is married to a keenamateur violinist.Think you know who nextMay’s mystery child is?Send your best guess Pleaseprovide your mailing addressjust in case yourname is drawn!Winners will be selectedby random draw amongcorrect replies received byMay 20, 2010.Espanola, Ontario, 1973APRIL'S WINNERS & PRIZES:CONGRATULATIONS!HERE'S WHAT THEY WON A pair of ticketsto attend the May 12 performanceof Mozart’s Idomeneo, as guestsof the Canadian Opera Company.Kristina Szabó will sing sing therole of Idamante, son of Idomeneo– the King of Troy. The role ofIdamante was originally sung by acastrato when Idomeneo was firstperformed in 1781, two days afterMozart’s 25th birthday. The COCWe Are All Music's ChildrenApril's Child Krisztina SzabóCOMPILED BY MJ BUELLSelf portrait by Krisztina with her daughter, Phoibe Clarke (4).She loves to dress up and to sing! She doesn’t like it when I sing,though “Too loud, mommy!” Krisztina lives in Toronto with Phoibe,and her husband Kristian Clarke.Wcast also includes Paul Groves(Idomeneo), Isabel Bayrakdarian(Ilia) and Tamara Wilson (Elettra).Conductor: Harry Bicket, Director:François de Carpentries. A pair of ticketsfor Dark Star Requiem (June12) during the opening weekendof the 2010 Luminato Festival.This world premiere productionfrom Tapestry new opera works& Luminato, features the GryphonTrio & the Elmer Iseler Singers.A dramatic oratorio from poetJill Battson and composer Andrewearing the pants (Idamantein Idomeneo withthe COC in May), orCanadian mezzo-soprano KrisztinaSzabó steals hearts andscenes of all kinds, in a widerange of opera, recital, concertand chamber repertoire, bothin Canada and internationally.She has a deep rich voice andingherself in the emotional andpsychological life of the rolesshe plays. These are corner--in a world that increasingly expectsopera singers to be com--Born and raised in Missis-tendedthe University of West--berof the Canadian Opera1998-2001.Earliest musical memory?-The King’s New Clothes. I washis altogether, his altogether…the very least the king has everworn…”Musicians in your family?----tendown the words (or at leastgarianfolk songs as he knows.commonfor people to spon-folk songs to which everyoneseemed to know the words - inever.It was pretty cool. Sadly, Iknow the words!First steps?I am told that as a child I waswas taken well before I start-edwith piano lessons at the ageof 9, and that same year I alsobegan my 6 year membership inFirst experiences singing alone?as I sang and how many peopleand the pride I felt in that.Read the full interview on lineat, Dark Star Requiem explores“the 25-year history of theAIDS pandemic with astonishingpower and hope” and featuresNeema Bickersteth (soprano),Krisztina Szabó (mezzo soprano),Peter McGillivray (baritone) andMarcus Nance (bass-baritone).: A pair of ticketsfor Beauty Disolves in a Brief Hour– A Triptych (July 29, 30 or 31st),as guests of Queen of PuddingsMusic Theatre Company. Chamberoperas on the eternal themeof love are sung in Mandarin, Englishand medieval French, commissionedfrom three Canadiancomposers: Fuhong Shi, John Reaand Pierre Klanac presented ina unified fully staged music-theatre/operawork. Xin Wang (soprano),Krisztina Szabó (mezzo-soprano),John Lettieri (accordion)and stage director Ruth Madoc-Jones team up with Queen of Puddings'co-artistic directors, DáirineNí Mheadhra and John Hess. Atthe Tank House (Distillery HistoricDistrict) in association with YoungCentre for the Performing Arts.We gratefully acknowledge Ron, Kristian, Klara, Francine, Anna, Nathalie, The Canadian Opera Company, Tapestry new opera works, Luminato, & Queen of Puddings Music Theatre.May 1 - June 7, 2010 THEWHOLENOTE.COM 51

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