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Volume 3 Issue 6 - March 1998

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UNDER CONSTRUCTION Of all the sections in WholeNote this seems to be the one that is perpetually under construction'! But then, what are we to make of a category potentially spanning everything from Anne of Green Gables to Anouilh's Medea with a score by Harry Somers (playing at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre this month)? Does a story ballet with a Tchaikovsky score qualify? How about the play Quartet now playing at Theatre Passe Muraille with aintegral and intricate multi-instrument score by John Gzowski? Singers and Apprentice Coaches What do we mean by music theatre? You tell us! But in the meantime, check f»}ltJl BUNYAN · The Opera Division at U. of T. 's Faculty of Music presents a Canadian premiere: Benjamin Britten's first music theatre work, Paul Bunyan. Lots has been written about this one, much of it dismissive. Opera Division director, Stephen Rails, disagrees. "It is a good piece in its own right, amazingly inventive. Stepping stone or masterpiece? MONUMENTAL L 'lncoronazione di Poppea, · by Claudio Monteverdi (1567- 1643) considered a turning point in the development of opera, was given an airing by the Royal Conservatory, Opera Ensemble in February . . Now the Toronto Consort assembles ambitious instrumental and vocal ' resources to bring us a single performance of another pivotal work--Orfeo, March 27. Toronto Consort artistic director, David Fallis, recently returned from conducting a series of performances of Gluck's Orfeo with Opera Atelier, will conduct. Renowned English tenor Paul Agnew, will sing the title role. Going by last year's Consort production, The Play of Daniel, this year's complaint is Summer Opera Training Program July 17-August 18, 1998 This program is for Singers and Apprentice Coaches covering all aspecrs of operatic training and performance, and emphasizes individual attention with some of the best professional instruction in the busihess, well-known performers and teachers such as Sruart H amilton, John Hess, Marshal! Pynkoski, Paula Suozzi, ere. Singers get an opportunity to work on a role and perform, plus have Musical and Vocal coaching as well as classes in areas such as Diction, Dance, Body Work, Working With a Conductor, Drama, Character Study & Stage Technique, Business of Singing, Staging and Performance. Operas to be announced FoR F u RTHER INFORMATION ANo AuDITION PLEASE CoNTACT Stephanie Bogle Creative Artist Productions. 226 Victor Ave Toronto Ont (416) 466-2945 likely that there was only one performance. OPERA IN CONCERT And in another one-nighter, Stephanie Bogie sings the title role in Opera in Concert's March 22 production of Giuseppe Verdi's Giovanna d'Arco at the Jane Mallett Theatre. Joining her will be tenor, John Ma:cMaster and baritone, James Westman. COMMUNITY STANDOUTS Tip of the iceberg? Yes. We're just scratching the surface of what's out there. So let us know! North Toronto Players' Mikado opens March 13. Civic Light Opera Company presents concert versions of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun and Call Me Madam March 12 to 15. The Scarborough Choral Society . brings us the "great Canadian musical", Anne of Green Gables Mar 27-29, Apr 3 & 4. OPERA MISSISSAUGA March 5 and 7 Opera Mississauga has hired the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra to perform with them in their production of Verdi's La Traviata, conducted by Dwight Bennett. AUTUMN LEAF At the new music end of the music theat~e spectrum, Autumn Leaf's new production, Down Here on Earth by Rainer W eins and Victoria Ward previews March 10 and opens March 12 at the Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street. John Gzowski 's score for Theatre Passe Muraille. Music theatre, yes or no? LISTINGS •Autumn Leaf. Down Here on Earth - a New Opera for Prepared Electric Guitars & Extended Voice. Rainer Weins, composer; Victoria Ward, librettist; Thorn Sokoloski, director; Richard Armstrong, Fides Krucker & Susanna Hood, performers. Preview March 10: 9:00pm; March 12 to 17, 19 to 21:8:00. Factory Theatre, 125.Bathurst. 504- 9971. •Caro,uael Players. The . Nightingale. Adaptation in words and music of the story

y1Hans Christian Andersen. March 28: 2:00. 2nd floor auditorium, Metro-Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor St. 469- 2878. Admission by donation. •Centuries Opera Association. Opera Magic '98: A Viennese Nig~t. Music by Strauss, Lehar & Kalman. Guest artists: Gerlinde Strangemann, Mark DuBbis, Gisele Fredette & . Bruce Kelly; . Centuries Opera OrcHestra and Wiener Lieder T afel Chorus; William Shookhoff, conductor. March 5: 8. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 872- 2222. to . •Civic Light Opera Company. Annie Get Your Gun and Call Me Madam together in concert. Scores by lrving Berlin; cast of 20 performers including Sandi Horwitz, Bob Deutsch, Pauline Helferty, Lloyd Dean & Greg Stillwell; Joe Cascone, conductor/ director. March 12, 13 & 14: 8:00; March 15: 2:00. Yorkwoods Library Theatre, 1785 Finch West. 421-1 267. .50,. •David 8t Ed Mirvish. Rent. To May 3. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St. W. 872- 1212. •David 8t Ed Mirvish. Chicago. Music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb. Limited engagement. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. W. 87,Z- 1212. .50 to .50. •Equity Showcase Theatre. Pippin. Music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; book by Roger 0. Hirson; Jordan Merkur, director. March 1: 2:00. Studio Theatre, York ·Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 53'3-9231. PWYC (suggested minimum ). •Forever Plaid. Unlimited engagement. Regal Constellation Hotel, 900 Dixon Rd. 348-0696. .50 to . •Inner Stage. Voices of Change. Integrating drama, dance, mime, music & audience participation; dramatic 'elements spoken in English, French & Cree. March 9 to 12: 1 0:30am & 1:30pm; March 13: 1 0:30am & 1 2:45pm; March 14: 2:00. Music Gallery, 179 Richmond St. W. 204-1080. •Little Red Theatre. Jelly Belly. Poems of Dennis Lee adapted in story, rhythm, sound, character, clown & mask. Jan Kudelka, actor/poet/clown; James Harper Johnstone, mandolin/percussion. For family audiences. March 14: 2:00. 2nd floor auditorium, Metro-Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor St. 469-2878. Admission by donation. •Living Arts Centre Mississauga. Donizetti: Daughter of the Regiment. Sung in English. New York ·City Opera. March 24: 8:00. Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Drive. 905-306-6000. ,. •Living Arts Centre. Bye Bye Birdie. Starring Norman Fell. March 12: 8:00. Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Drive Mississauga. 905-306 6000. ,. •Living Arts Centre. How To Succeed In Business Without Faculty of Music -University of Toronto presents Opera Division the Canadian premiere PAUL r BUNYAN of Benjamin Britten's Stepben Rails, conductor Micbael Patrick Albano, director March 13, 14, 20 & 211998 at 8pm MacMillan Theatre Tickets / Box Office (416)978-3744 Really Trying. April 7: 8:00. Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Drive Mississauga. 905- 306-6000. ,. •Living Arts Centre. The Magic School Bus - Live/ Original score by Peter Luyre. 65- minute stage performance complete with audience participation. March 8: 1:00 & 4:00. Hammerson Hall, 4141 Mississauga. 905-306-6000. ,. •Mozart Society. Versailles to Vienna: Baroque Dande from Lully to Mozart. Program tracing the evo.lution of dance frQm the glory of the French court to Mozart's Vienna; includes Mozart: Les Petits Riens ballet (fully staged). La Belle Dense musical ensemble; Mary Bells & Michelle Neville, sopranos; Michael Colvin, tenor; Daniel Gariepy, artistic director; David Greenberg, a musical John Grabb Theatre Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute 550 Markham Road, Scarborough (Just south of Lawrence Avenue) music director.March 18: 8:00. Timothy Eaton Memorial Church Auditorium, 230 St. Clair Ave. W. 324-9118. suggested donation (Mozart Society members free). •North Toronto Players. Gilbert & Sullivan: The Mikado. Mar~h 13, 14, 19,20 & 21: 8:00; March 15: 2:00. Cardinal Carter Academy, 36 Greenfield Ave. 727-2209. to . •North York Symphony. Popera - An Evening with Mark DuBois. Music from Opera to Broadway. Kerry , Stratton, conductor. March 14, 8:00. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 324- 9333. ,,student/senior discounts. •Opera in Concert. Verdi: Giovanna d'Arco. In Italian. Stephanie Bogie; John MacMaster; James Westman; Evening Performances: 8:00 PM March 27, 28 and April 3 & 4 Matinee Performances: 2:00 PM March 29 & April 4 Admission: Adults , Seniors and _Students . Lorraine Green-Kisma - Dramatic Director Judy Scott - Music Director Susan Croft - Choreographer David Adolphus -Art Director Adapted by Donald Harron Music by Norman Campbell From the Novel by L.M. Montgomery Additional Lyrics by Mavor Moore and Elaine Campbell Produced by special arrangements with Samuel French , Inc. Trcket Informatwn 416-293-3981 North Toronto Players ~~! G~~~ ~~Oivan's JVl!•~ ' ' .. ,_ Dates: March 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 8 pm March 15 at 2 pm ~\~ )~~,, More Prices: .00 for adults ' .00 for seniors on March 15 .00 for children under 12 Opening Night Friday the 13th Special: .00 for adults Location: Cardinal Carter Academy, 36 Greenfield Avenue, North York, Ontario (1 block north of Sheppard off Yonge ) For tickets cafl {905) 727-2209 TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

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