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Volume 8 Issue 1 - September 2002

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ON OPERA Hello Muddah,

ON OPERA Hello Muddah, Hello FadLluh! af- 7. Red-hot Broadway choreograter his most famous song, has al- pheriinddirectorSusanStromanhas . ready won acclaim in Chicago and strong Toronto connections. A fre­ New York. It runs at the New quent associate of director Harold Yorker Theatre from October 9 Prince and lyricist/composer team Season to November 17. Kandor and Ebb (Cabaret, Chi- 5. Preview Billed as a "water-opera", the cago), she teamed up with them to , latest offerillg from the always-cha!- choreograph the Liv Ent-developed 'by C}Jristopher Holle lenging Autumn: Leaf Opera and Kiss of the Spider Woman. She won Opera-lovers tired of Performance is Kafka in Love. Di- Tonys for l;ler choreography of the the usual warhorses have ' rector/producer· Thom Sokoloski Gershwin pastiche Crazy for You . cause for celebration. has crafted an intriguing work that and for the Toronto-lx>m Showboat. For the 2002-03' seasomehow unites Kafka's writing And since directing and choreo- son a high quantity of with synchronized swimming and graphing The Producers, she's rarities are on offer from water puppetry. It's set for a six- reached a pinnacle that few Broad- all of the opera compa- The Queen ofSpades, 'welsh National , week run beginning in October/ way directors will ever know. nies in the region. Opera production November at "an elegant post-art- Perhaps enthusiasm for that pro- ,. deco pool". duction has. somewhat overshad- The Canadian Opera Company Bradshaw has seen to it that Janacek's 6. Tapestry New . Opera Works owed her 2000 Tony-winning show opens its season with operas seldom operas are no strangers to Toronto. celebrates its 23rd anniversary with CONTACT. Judge for yourself or never staged by other companies The winter season w.ill see a revival ·a gala fundraiser featuring Louise , when this musical without dialogue of eqwvalent size. Firstis Tchaikov­ of the COC's 1995 production of Pitre (Mamma Mial) with Rebecca comes to t):le Canon Theatre from sky's second most performed work, Jenufa starring Helen Field along Hass and _TamaraHummel, plus the November 5 to December 15. The Queen of Spades (Pikovaya with Verdi's Un Balla in maschera. edible creations of chef Jamie 8. There'll be buckling of swashes Dama), not seen here for 14 years. Springs brings the COC's venerable Kennedy. Tickets are 0. and and chewing of scenery galore when · It will be presented in the p.ighly acbenefit but marvellous Madmna Butteifly in Tapestry's animal Com- Ross Petty Productions moves its claimed production from the Welsh tandem with (strange but true) the poser-Librettist Laboratory. The annual holiday Panto _to Sherwood National Opera. Second· is. the COC's first-ever production of fun takes place at 7pm on October Forest. From December 3 to Janu- COC' s own production of Rossini's L 'Italiana inAlgeri. The 27 at the Royal Ontario Museum. ary 5 kids and their attenc!ant grown- , Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex with Sym­ COC Ensemble continues its exploration For information and tickets call ups can boo the evil Sheriff and phony of Psalms fresh from perfonn­ of Benjamin Britten· with The Amy at 416-537-6066, extension cheer the exploits ofRopih and his ances at.this year's Edinburgh Fes~ Tum of the Screw in D.ecember. · 224. ·lovely Marian in Robin Hoo

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