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Volume 24 Issue 5 - February 2019

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In this issue: A prize that brings lustre to its laureates (and a laureate who brings lustre to the prize); Edwin Huizinga on the journey of Opera Atelier's "The Angel Speaks" from Versailles to the ROM; Danny Driver on playing piano in the moment; Remembering Neil Crory (a different kind of genius)' Year of the Boar, Indigeneity and Opera; all this and more in Volume 24 #5. Online in flip through, HERE and on the stands commencing Thursday Jan 31.

Photo Credits: Jessye

Photo Credits: Jessye Norman - Carol Friedman; Glenn Gould Prize Statue - Ruth Abernethy “To have been chosen to receive this auspicious recognition is quite simply breath-taking!” – Jessye Norman, Twelfth Glenn Gould Prize Laureate FEATURING UNFORGETTABLE PERFORMANCES BY: NINA STEMME Soprano SONDRA RADVANOVSKY Soprano PUMEZA MATSHIKIZA Soprano WALLIS GIUNTA Mezzo-soprano SUSAN PLATTS Mezzo-soprano RODRICK DIXON Tenor RYAN SPEEDO GREEN Bass Baritone CONDUCTORS: Donald Runnicles, Jean-Philippe Tremblay, Bernard Labadie and Johannes Debus SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE BY the Nathaniel Dett Chorale, Brainerd Blyden-Taylor; the Orchestra of The Canadian Opera Company GUEST APPEARANCE BY Glenn Gould Prize jury chair Viggo Mortensen PROGRAMME: Wagner, Verdi, Mahler, Strauss, Bizet, Mozart and more. NOW ON SALE! GLENN GOULD PRIZE GALA CONCERT HONOURING JESSYE NORMAN The greatness of music speaks for itself when Jessye Norman sings.” – Washington Post Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 7:30 p.m. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts 145 Queen St. W. Purchase Tickets From the Canadian Opera Company Box Office 416-363-8231 or visit: The Glenn Gould Foundation in partnership with the Canadian Opera Company presents the Twelfth Glenn Gould Prize Gala Concert celebrating Jessye Norman for her unparalleled artistry and life of humanitarian achievement. Be sure to join us for this once-in-a-lifetime event honouring one of the greatest singers of our time, Jessye Norman, as a stellar array of today’s top artists lift their voices in tribute, and Ms. Norman takes the stage to receive the Prize. EXCITING Glenn Gould Prize events in honour of Jessye Norman, the Glenn Gould Prize and Black History Month will take place February 11-20, 2019 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, the Toronto Reference Library and the University of Toronto Faculty of Music – Explore Opera in Film, Black Opera and hear Jessye Norman speak! Visit for details.

2018/19 Season TALES OF TWO CITIES: THE LEIPZIG-DAMASCUS COFFEE HOUSE Feb 21–24, 2019 Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre Elisa Citterio, Music Director Created by Alison Mackay Alon Nashman, Narrator with Trio Arabica ALSO THIS MONTH: “Onofri is a magician on the violin.” —The Guardian THE TEMPESTOUS VIOLIN Enrico Onofri, guest director and violin Feb 7–10, 2019 Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre Feb 12, 2019 George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts Our 2019/20 season will be announced this month. Sign up online for updates. GWRH Supported by MARGARET AND JIM FLECK

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