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Volume 8 Issue 1 - September 2002

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OPERA, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 For those who don't require the and fl Trovatore), OM will present its season with La Boheme, in Janu.­ In November; Opera Atelier fol- trappings of sets and costumes, there the North American premiere of the · ary they present Leo Delibes' rarelylows up its triumphant production are several notable concert perform- most popular Croatian opera Nikola performed Lakme starring Jane in 2000 of Lully's Persee with all- ances coming .up. The Toronto Subic Zrinjsld by Ivan Zajc (1832- Archibald, followed in March by other masterpiece of the French Ba- Consort continues its Monteverdi 1914) (Oct 5 to 12) sung in Croatian Donizetti'sLaFil!e'du regimeru starroque, Marc-Antoine's Charpentier's series with Oifeo ill February. Op- with English surtitles . . The princi- ring Tracy Dahl. With three per­ Medee. In May the OA revives its era in Concert has a fine IiiJ.e-up ·pals will come from the Croatian formanceseachinHamiltonand,one popular Marriage of Figaro. with Rossini's Semiramide in De- NatioHal Opera in Zagreb. in Kitchener, ,these two will be cer- Although Franz Lehar's The Land cemtJer, Rameau' s Castor et Pollux And while Opera Ontario be ins tainly worth the journey. of Smiles (Das Land des Llichelns) in February and Bellini's Beatrice di is standard repertoire in Central Euc Tenda in April. rope, it is seldom encountered in Autumn Leaf, Tapestry New Op­ North America. In December the .eraWorksandQueenofPuddings Toronto Operetta Theatre gives· us the first chances.ince'l 989 to see the' all have new operas on tap. In October for Autumn Leaf Thom work so identified with Richard Sokolowski will produce Hungarian Tauber. The TOT's spring show is its first-ever Mikado, but in Feb- composer Gyorgy $urtag's songcycle "Kafka in Love" as an opera. ruary it presents a real rarity in con- The venue will be an indoor &wimcert, the Cuban operetta Cecilia ming pool with a cast including a . Valdez by Gonzalo Roig. soprano, two synchronized swim- The University of Toronto Op- mers and two puppeteers. In April era Division presents its first-ever Tapestry brings us Facing South by full-length Baroque opera with Linda Catlin Smith starring Jean Handel's Alcina in November. In Stilwell and in June Queen of Pudfylarch it presents the Toronto Premiere of John Beckwith's 1lapto6! . dings presents Charlotte by James. Rolfe, the composer of the highly ' that received its world premiere by successfu~ Beatrice Chancey. Opera McGill in 1999. · . / Let's not forget that in May Should one-venture outside the Soundstreams will celebrate opera bounds of Toronto, there are still . for young people as part of North- more rarities. to enjoy. Opera em Encounters 2003. Included will Mississauga has so far been con- · be Harry Somers' A Midwinter tent to showcase Italian opera's great­ Night's Dream from 1988 along with est hits presented by singers from Caribou Song by Barbara Croali and provincial Italian opera houses. This works from Finland and Iceland. ' ' MUSIC THEATRE, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 . sumptuous Elgin Theatre. Expect the lamest of puns, the wisest of cracks, pretty chorus girls (and boys) in tights, and a sing-along. 9. In the year 2000 Brookstone Performing Arts decided to take a pensive look ;tt two millennia of Christianity. The resulting production, 2000 Candles, is a playwithin-a-concert, incorporating ' I readings and music of all kinds. Lest you shy away from "Christian" theatre, know that NOW Magazine's Glenn Srnp.i wrote "It'd be difficult to fmd a more entertaining or thoughtful ~oliday ,offering than 2000 Candles." It runs December 27 to January 5 in Brookstone's newly renovated ~ace. Call 416-922-1238. 10. Finally, Shakespeare thought that · "summer's lease hath all too short a date," ·SQ the Shaw and Stratford Festivals have extended the season. You ha~e until October 26 to see incoming Artistic Director Jackie , Maxwell's production of Merrily We Roll Awng at Shaw. At Stratford,. the Weill/Brecht classic The Threepenny Oper.a continues to November 2, and My Fair Lady runs to November 10. 24 year in addition to the usual suspects (La Boheme, The Barber of Seville · PLEASE JOIN us IN OUR 15TH Wolverton Hrns in the Oak Ridges Moraine, Pontypool,, .Ontario. · _Evenings Sep~. 13, 14, 19; 20, & 21, 2002 "Magical, humorous and alive with meaning." 705. 7 41.4488/888. 750.8222 www.patria.org - The Globe & Mail liiiiii.wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiim "Amici-A Chamber hard fotin ,generation o _ ,Toront0 Star

PHOTO: DEN CIUL Steven Metcafj, P.' Eng Employed by: Ellis Don.as project manager Current project: Roy Thomson Hall EnhancementProject 2002 Next project: Oshawa General Hospital BEHIND THE SCENES The .Rrn-Rebirth by Dawn Lyons I tell the little brown box on the post at the parking !of behind Roy Thomson Hall that I'm doing'an interview. The box responds, "We have a show on, there's no parking here." Oh well. It's the first day of the Royal Bank Seniors' Jubilee, there are buses for blocks along · Wellington Street and there are seniors everywhere at Roy Thomson Hall. When I talked to Glenda Richards of Richburn Productions, the Jubilee's producer last spring (see May 2001 WholeNote) she had told me there were 1,300 performers. This should be quite the shakedown show for the newly re-opened Roy Thomson Hall: Den offers to stow the van while I start the interview. I wait at the security desk for my contact, Jack Kado. He's RTH's publicity manager and he's arranged for me to talk to the project manager for the hall's acoustic makeover. I can hear the. strains of Stars and Stripes Foreyer corniug from the Hall. I imagine a nonagenarian baton twirler. CONTINUED NEXT PAGE The Wolf Trio Phoebe Tsang, Ma-an Currie-Roberts, . Gregory Millar , Works by Beethoven, Schubert, Kuzmenko Concert 2 Sunday, December 8 4:00 pm Ein Kindelein -An Advent! Christmas Celebration The Amarilli Singers, St. George's on-the-Hill Chancel Choir, Strings Karen Rymal - Director Seasonal readings and carols with music by Sweelinck,Wbeck, Mozart and Corelli. Sherry and shortbread reception follows. Concert 3 Sunday, April 6 4:00 pm A Medieval Lenten Meditation Sine Nomine Ensemble for Medieval Music Medieval readings and music for Lent. Concert 4 Sopranos and Altos Times Two Sunday, May 4 4:00 pm The Amarilli Singers (women) - Karen Rymal - Director Penthelia Singers - Mary Legge- Director Jacqueline Goring - harp A spring program for female voices and harp. Prices: Series (4 Concerts): Adults/ Students ft Seniors Single Ticket: Adults/ Students ft Seniors Concerts "t St Georae's on-tfte-41iff is also pleased to present: s'unday, March 2 2:00 pm . Marianna Humetska - piano Javier Portero - viola Romantic works for piano and viola. Reception following. Suggested donation at the door: T H E ROYAL CONSERVAT O RY OF M US I C CONCERT SEASON 2002,..,,2003 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBE.R 27, 2002, 8:00 PM The,ROYAL CONSERVATORY ORCHESTRA DAVID LLOYD-JONES conductor, Chad Heltzel piano Liszt: Orpheus I Beethoven: Piano ConcertQ No. 4 I Tchaikovskr Symphony No. 4 LOCATION: Glenn Gould Studio; CBC 250 Front Street West, Toran-to, OntariO TICKETS: Glenll' Gould Studio Box Office (416) 205-5555 ADMISSION: adults, students & seniors SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER .28, 2002, 8:00 PM IN RECITAL: ROBERT POMAKOV bass, Yulia Levin piano Music by Beethoven, Schubert, Faure, Duparc, · fbert LOCATION: Ettore Mazzoleni Concert Hall, The RCM 273 Bloor St~eet West, Toronto, Ontario TICKETS: The RCM Box Office (416) 408-2824, ext. 321_ ADMISSION: adults, students & seniors \ ';, THE GLENN GOULD SCHOOL wwW.RCMUSIC.CA www.thewholenote.com 25

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