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Volume 5 Issue 7 - April 2000

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¢Aprjll 1 -( COVER STORY opera in concert: the chance to shine I a March 20 Globe & Mail review of a New York opera-in-concert production by a group called Collegiate Chorale, (Madcap plot twists snare audience in emotional web), Philip Anson contends that opera in concert as an art form is no mere "poor cousin" of conventional staged opera, but one that is distinctly superior in a number of ways. Among the benefits of opera in concert, he says, are that often the singing is better, the price of admission is lower (because production costs are significantly less), the repertoire is more diverse and exotic, and frequently "you get to hear the hottest new local and foreign singers long before their mainstream debuts." Renowned vocal coach Stuart Hamilton staked his life savings on these very points back in 1973. At that time Hamilton was working with a large number of gifted voice students, and was as frustrated as they were, because they had no place to perform. The Canadian Opera Company could not take the risk of using them, and for good reason, according to BY ALLAN PULKER brought in Ambroise Thomas' Hamlet, planning to do th.e mad scene. Never having played the piece, Hamilton asked to borrow the score to learn the piano part, and, going through it, was astonished to see how terrific the music was. "This got Hamilton. At such Opera in concert me excited, and I an early stage in ... no mere . h their careers they thought I would get my smgers toget er were not ready for , poor cousin for a soiree to do the responsibility of '---------.....J the entire opera. On a lead role in a half million second thought, however, since dollar production. So there was my place would hold only about a big need for a platform for ten people, that didn't seem these young people to prepare quite the right way of going them for that kind responsibility. about it." So he considered In the fall of 1973 renting a room at the university, Richard Bonning -- Joan but the idea of doing all that Sutherland's husband -- came to work for an audience of 35 Toronto to do auditions for the didn't seem quite right either. Vancouver Opera Company, of And at that point he thought of a which he had recently been doing an opera-in-concert appointed director. Hamilton production, "a serious producwas the accompanist for these tion in a real concert hall for a auditions, and one of the singers real audience." His entire life savings at the time amounted to 00. "Why not blow it, I thought, on something that was so needed." So he went ahead, spent his 00 and did a production of Hamlet with his young proteges at the St. Lawrence Centre. Opera in Concert (OiC) was born. That first production was so successful that the various arts councils immediately became very interested and have helped fund OiC ever since. The Canada Council has also used OiC as a model of what can be done with very little money - "one way we kept costs down was by not paying me for the first eight seasons for playing the orchestral part on the piano!" Hamilton wryly commented. History has shown that Hamilton did the right thing. Continues, next page CJi!(~ TORONTO 2000-01 SEASON + CHAMBER MUSIC DOWNTOWN Quartets Oct. 5 Nov. 9 Dec. 7 Jan. 11 Feb. 1 Feb. 15 Mar. 1 Mar. 22 THURSDAYS Emerson Quartet Carmina Quartet Colorado Quartet St. Lawrence Quartet Arnernet Quartet Tokyo Quartet Mir6 Quartet Keller Quartet George Weston Discovery THURSDAYS Jan. 25 Modern Quartet Mar. 8 Duo Turgeon, duo pianists Apr. 19 Daniel Taylor, counter-tenor with Bruce Ubukata, pianist and Sylvain Bergeron, lutenist Ensembles-in-Residence Oct. 17 Gryphon Trio Nov. 28 Jan. 16 Feb. 20 Piano Nov. 14 Dec. 12 ' Feb. 6 Mar. 13 Apr. 24 TUESDAYS with Jean Stilwell, mezzo and Ma1yem Tollar, vocalist Toronto String Quartet Toronto String Quartet Gryphon Trio with Jean Stilwell, mezzo and James Campbell, clarinetist Michel Dalberto David Owen Norris Arthur Ozolins Angela Cheng Grigory Sokolov TUESDAYS AFFORDABLE + ACCESSIBLE + INTIMATE + EXHILARATING GREAT CLASSICAL MUSIC IN A PERFECT SMALL CONCERT HALL DOWNTOWN. SUBSCRIPfIONS FROM

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